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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 27 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.65% 1.32% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.71% 3.33% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £325 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +17.24%
WCF
West Midlands

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
56 60 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.78% 39.47% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 26
Median daily rate £319 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 5 £325 - 4
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) Ajax
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) SOAP
6 2 (28.57%) XSLT
6 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) XHTML
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (28.57%) XPath
6 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
7 1 (14.29%) SOLID

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 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) NSubstitute
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Ajax
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) XHTML
5 2 (28.57%) XSLT
6 1 (14.29%) LINQ
6 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile First
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) XPath
5 1 (14.29%) XAML
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) DevExpress