The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / Midlands
Rank 21 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.59% - 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.00% - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +103.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
25 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.84% 8.43% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 13
Median daily rate £600 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +23.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Midlands region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (100.00%) CRM
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (50.00%) MSTest
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (50.00%) SOLID
2 2 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (50.00%) MSTest
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) CRM Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) SAML
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) SOLID
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware