The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 83 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 38 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.37% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.03% 5.45% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 17
Median daily rate £353 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £361 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -0.34%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
630 661 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.49% 25.07% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 316
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 West Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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
Birmingham +16 27 £350 +7.69% 7
Coventry -16 6 £435 +2.35% 4
Staffordshire -1 3 £338 - 5
Solihull -5 2 - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 102 (96.23%) .NET
2 84 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (69.81%) C#
4 70 (66.04%) MVC
5 69 (65.09%) .NET Framework
6 58 (54.72%) JavaScript
6 58 (54.72%) Visual Studio
7 56 (52.83%) HTML
8 54 (50.94%) Microsoft
9 51 (48.11%) Web Services
10 48 (45.28%) CSS
11 42 (39.62%) Scrum
12 40 (37.74%) SQL
12 40 (37.74%) Entity Framework
13 37 (34.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 37 (34.91%) SQL Server
13 37 (34.91%) ASP.NET
14 34 (32.08%) XML
14 34 (32.08%) SOLID
15 31 (29.25%) jQuery
15 31 (29.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (28.30%) NUnit
16 30 (28.30%) Subversion
17 29 (27.36%) Visual Studio Team System
17 29 (27.36%) CRM
18 28 (26.42%) OOD
18 28 (26.42%) Dynamics CRM
19 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
19 25 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (23.58%) Moq

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 15 (14.15%) NServiceBus
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (26.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) Power BI
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (54.72%) Visual Studio
2 30 (28.30%) NUnit
2 30 (28.30%) Subversion
3 29 (27.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (23.58%) Moq
5 16 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (10.38%) CruiseControl
7 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.72%) MSTest
7 5 (4.72%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.77%) ReSharper
8 4 (3.77%) Selenium
8 4 (3.77%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.83%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.83%) NCover
9 3 (2.83%) NDepend
9 3 (2.83%) NuGet
9 3 (2.83%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (11.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.89%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (0.94%) Automotive
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (89.62%) Developer
2 50 (47.17%) .NET Developer
3 28 (26.42%) CRM Developer
4 25 (23.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 22 (20.75%) C# Developer
6 18 (16.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (16.04%) Microsoft Developer
8 13 (12.26%) Senior Developer
9 11 (10.38%) Software Engineer
10 10 (9.43%) C# Software Engineer
11 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (8.49%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (7.55%) .NET Software Engineer
12 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 7 (6.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (6.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 6 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
15 5 (4.72%) Azure Developer
15 5 (4.72%) SQL Developer
16 4 (3.77%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (96.23%) .NET
2 69 (65.09%) .NET Framework
3 56 (52.83%) HTML
4 51 (48.11%) Web Services
5 48 (45.28%) CSS
6 40 (37.74%) Entity Framework
7 37 (34.91%) ASP.NET
7 37 (34.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (32.08%) XML
9 31 (29.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (29.25%) jQuery
10 19 (17.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (16.98%) KnockoutJS
12 16 (15.09%) SOAP
13 12 (11.32%) AngularJS
14 11 (10.38%) StructureMap
15 9 (8.49%) HTML5
16 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 6 (5.66%) RESTful
18 5 (4.72%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.83%) User Experience
3 2 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (66.04%) MVC
3 42 (39.62%) Scrum
4 34 (32.08%) SOLID
5 29 (27.36%) CRM
6 28 (26.42%) OOD
7 25 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (22.64%) OO
9 13 (12.26%) Software Engineering
10 11 (10.38%) TDD
11 9 (8.49%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.55%) Business Analysis
12 8 (7.55%) Service Management
13 5 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (4.72%) Domain-Driven Design
13 5 (4.72%) Front End Development
13 5 (4.72%) SOA
13 5 (4.72%) Web Development
14 4 (3.77%) BDD
14 4 (3.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 74 (69.81%) C#
2 58 (54.72%) JavaScript
3 40 (37.74%) SQL
4 17 (16.04%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.49%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.89%) XAML
7 2 (1.89%) XPath
8 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 54 (50.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.94%) SAP