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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 103 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 1.79% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.86% 7.09% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 34
Median daily rate £400 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
WCF
England

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
700 677 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.43% 25.25% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 445 334
Median daily rate £388 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 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
Coventry +10 24 £425 - 3
Birmingham -14 6 £325 +4.00% 8
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £400 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 67 (98.53%) C#
2 65 (95.59%) .NET
3 47 (69.12%) MVC
4 44 (64.71%) ASP.NET
5 40 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.12%) Web Services
7 28 (41.18%) SQL
8 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
8 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (36.76%) CSS
9 25 (36.76%) HTML
9 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
10 22 (32.35%) Scrum
11 21 (30.88%) XML
12 19 (27.94%) jQuery
13 18 (26.47%) TDD
13 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
14 17 (25.00%) .NET Framework
15 15 (22.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (19.12%) WPF
16 13 (19.12%) XSLT
16 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET Web API
17 12 (17.65%) AngularJS
17 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 11 (16.18%) SOAP
19 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
20 9 (13.24%) XSD
20 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2012
20 9 (13.24%) REST

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 5 (7.35%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (7.35%) CMS
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
1 6 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.94%) Moq
3 2 (2.94%) NUnit
3 2 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
4 1 (1.47%) Log4j
4 1 (1.47%) Log4Net
4 1 (1.47%) Mockito
4 1 (1.47%) MSTest
4 1 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (89.71%) Developer
2 47 (69.12%) .NET Developer
3 24 (35.29%) C# Developer
4 19 (27.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (14.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (11.76%) SQL Developer
9 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (7.35%) Lead Developer
11 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
11 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
11 4 (5.88%) WCF Developer
12 3 (4.41%) .NET Architect
12 3 (4.41%) .NET Technical Architect
12 3 (4.41%) Lead .NET Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Lead C# Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (95.59%) .NET
2 44 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 30 (44.12%) Web Services
4 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (36.76%) CSS
5 25 (36.76%) HTML
6 21 (30.88%) XML
7 19 (27.94%) jQuery
8 17 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (19.12%) WPF
9 13 (19.12%) XSLT
10 12 (17.65%) AngularJS
10 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 11 (16.18%) SOAP
12 9 (13.24%) CSS3
12 9 (13.24%) REST
12 9 (13.24%) XSD
13 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 8 (11.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Data Conversion
2 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (69.12%) MVC
2 40 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.35%) Scrum
4 18 (26.47%) TDD
5 8 (11.76%) SOA
6 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.29%) ETL
6 7 (10.29%) Migration
6 7 (10.29%) Web Development
7 6 (8.82%) SOLID
7 6 (8.82%) Web Application Development
8 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.35%) Data Transformation
8 5 (7.35%) Logical Data Model
9 4 (5.88%) API Integration
9 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.88%) OO
9 4 (5.88%) OOD
9 4 (5.88%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (98.53%) C#
2 28 (41.18%) SQL
3 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.88%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) XAML
6 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.41%) XPath
7 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.94%) XQuery
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.94%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.94%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.47%) Apple
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
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