The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 24 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.59% 1.41% 4.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.08% 3.13% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £338 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.82% -
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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
59 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.22% 45.07% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 45
Median daily rate £293 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
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 £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -2 3 £338 - 2
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 10 (90.91%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) SQL
4 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
4 8 (72.73%) HTML
4 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 8 (72.73%) CSS
4 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (63.64%) jQuery
5 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
6 6 (54.55%) OO
6 6 (54.55%) Scrum
6 6 (54.55%) HTML5
6 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (54.55%) SOLID
7 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) TeamCity
7 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
7 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (45.45%) Subversion
7 5 (45.45%) XML
8 4 (36.36%) Web Services
9 3 (27.27%) Selenium
9 3 (27.27%) Web Development
9 3 (27.27%) PowerShell

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
1 5 (45.45%) TeamCity
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 6 (54.55%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (54.55%) C# Developer
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (36.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (18.18%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
6 2 (18.18%) WCF Developer
6 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (63.64%) jQuery
4 6 (54.55%) HTML5
5 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (45.45%) XML
6 4 (36.36%) Web Services
7 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
7 3 (27.27%) React
7 3 (27.27%) RESTful
7 3 (27.27%) SOAP
8 2 (18.18%) Ajax
8 2 (18.18%) XHTML
8 2 (18.18%) XSLT
9 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) SOLID
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile First
6 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Rundeck