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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 98 92 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing WCF 46 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 1.31% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.90% 5.86% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 32
Median daily rate £353 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +17.24%
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
780 563 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.31% 22.27% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 357 333
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £34.20 £33.55
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 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 25 September 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 25 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
Coventry +1 19 £384 +101.97% 6
Birmingham -7 11 £320 -20.00% 9
Staffordshire +3 5 £325 +8.33% 8
Warwickshire +2 4 - - 3
Worcestershire - 2 £425 - 1
Solihull 0 1 £325 -18.75%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 75 (92.59%) .NET
2 65 (80.25%) C#
3 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (59.26%) MVC
5 40 (49.38%) ASP.NET
5 40 (49.38%) Web Services
6 38 (46.91%) .NET Framework
7 35 (43.21%) Visual Studio
8 33 (40.74%) HTML
9 32 (39.51%) JavaScript
9 32 (39.51%) SQL Server
10 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
11 27 (33.33%) SQL
12 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (30.86%) XML
14 23 (28.40%) CSS
15 22 (27.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (20.99%) XSLT
18 16 (19.75%) Scrum
18 16 (19.75%) SOAP
19 15 (18.52%) AngularJS
19 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (16.05%) SOLID
20 13 (16.05%) Entity Framework
20 13 (16.05%) XSD
20 13 (16.05%) CRM
20 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
20 13 (16.05%) ETL

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 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.11%) CMS
3 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
1 10 (12.35%) MS Office
1 10 (12.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (39.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.70%) Power BI
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (43.21%) Visual Studio
2 18 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (7.41%) NUnit
5 5 (6.17%) Moq
5 5 (6.17%) Subversion
6 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.47%) MSTest
8 1 (1.23%) JIRA
8 1 (1.23%) NSubstitute
8 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (16.05%) Marketing
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Billing
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (95.06%) Developer
2 46 (56.79%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.99%) C# Developer
4 15 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.81%) CRM Developer
6 11 (13.58%) SQL Developer
7 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Senior Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (6.17%) Web Developer
12 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.94%) C# WCF Developer
12 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (4.94%) WCF Developer
13 3 (3.70%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (92.59%) .NET
2 40 (49.38%) ASP.NET
2 40 (49.38%) Web Services
3 38 (46.91%) .NET Framework
4 33 (40.74%) HTML
5 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (30.86%) XML
7 23 (28.40%) CSS
8 22 (27.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (20.99%) XSLT
10 16 (19.75%) SOAP
11 15 (18.52%) AngularJS
12 13 (16.05%) Entity Framework
12 13 (16.05%) jQuery
12 13 (16.05%) XSD
13 12 (14.81%) REST
13 12 (14.81%) RESTful
14 10 (12.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.23%) Life Science
2 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (59.26%) MVC
3 16 (19.75%) Scrum
4 13 (16.05%) CRM
4 13 (16.05%) ETL
4 13 (16.05%) SOLID
5 12 (14.81%) OOD
5 12 (14.81%) TDD
6 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.35%) Data Modelling
6 10 (12.35%) Data Transformation
6 10 (12.35%) Migration
6 10 (12.35%) OO
6 10 (12.35%) Web Development
7 9 (11.11%) API Integration
7 9 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
8 7 (8.64%) Data Validation
8 7 (8.64%) Regression Testing
8 7 (8.64%) Service Design
8 7 (8.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (80.25%) C#
2 32 (39.51%) JavaScript
3 27 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.11%) XAML
6 6 (7.41%) Java
7 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.70%) C++
8 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.70%) XPath
9 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.23%) CODA
4 1 (1.23%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
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TEKsystems
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Posted: 4 days ago
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