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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 105 81 67
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.51% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 6.61% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 33
Median daily rate £450 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £400 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
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
795 545 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.34% 22.86% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 329 327
Median daily rate £375 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 19
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.55 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -8 16 £450 +136.84% 6
Birmingham -17 12 £455 +21.33% 3
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 11
Warwickshire -10 1 - -
Solihull -11 1 £325 -18.75% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 71 (93.42%) .NET
2 63 (82.89%) C#
3 52 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (64.47%) MVC
5 41 (53.95%) ASP.NET
6 36 (47.37%) HTML
7 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
8 32 (42.11%) CSS
9 29 (38.16%) Web Services
10 28 (36.84%) SQL
10 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
12 26 (34.21%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (31.58%) SQL Server
13 24 (31.58%) .NET Framework
14 23 (30.26%) Visual Studio
15 21 (27.63%) Scrum
16 16 (21.05%) XML
16 16 (21.05%) jQuery
17 15 (19.74%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (18.42%) TDD
19 13 (17.11%) CRM
20 12 (15.79%) XSLT
20 12 (15.79%) Marketing
20 12 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
20 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
20 12 (15.79%) WPF
20 12 (15.79%) REST
20 12 (15.79%) AngularJS

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 9 (11.84%) CMS
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 6 (7.89%) MS Office
1 6 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Google Play
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (30.26%) Visual Studio
2 15 (19.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) Moq
5 2 (2.63%) MSTest
5 2 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.32%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
6 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (15.79%) Marketing
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (93.42%) Developer
2 46 (60.53%) .NET Developer
3 20 (26.32%) C# Developer
4 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 17 (22.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (15.79%) CRM Developer
7 10 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (13.16%) Senior Developer
8 9 (11.84%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (9.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (6.58%) Lead Developer
12 4 (5.26%) SQL Developer
13 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Developer
13 3 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 3 (3.95%) Lead C# Developer
13 3 (3.95%) Senior C# Developer
13 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Developer
13 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (93.42%) .NET
2 41 (53.95%) ASP.NET
3 36 (47.37%) HTML
4 32 (42.11%) CSS
5 29 (38.16%) Web Services
6 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (34.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (31.58%) .NET Framework
9 16 (21.05%) jQuery
9 16 (21.05%) XML
10 12 (15.79%) AngularJS
10 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 12 (15.79%) REST
10 12 (15.79%) WPF
10 12 (15.79%) XSLT
11 9 (11.84%) SOAP
12 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 8 (10.53%) XSD
13 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.32%) Life Science
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Android
1 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (64.47%) MVC
3 21 (27.63%) Scrum
4 14 (18.42%) TDD
5 13 (17.11%) CRM
6 8 (10.53%) SOLID
7 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
7 7 (9.21%) ETL
7 7 (9.21%) SOA
7 7 (9.21%) Web Development
8 6 (7.89%) Migration
8 6 (7.89%) Web Application Development
9 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.58%) Data Transformation
9 5 (6.58%) Logical Data Model
9 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.26%) API Integration
10 4 (5.26%) Regression Testing
11 3 (3.95%) Front End Development
11 3 (3.95%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (82.89%) C#
2 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
3 28 (36.84%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.58%) XAML
6 4 (5.26%) Java
7 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.63%) XPath
9 1 (1.32%) PHP
9 1 (1.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.32%) Apple
4 1 (1.32%) CODA
4 1 (1.32%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.32%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago