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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 107 88 70
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing WCF 29 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.64% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.19% 7.06% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 34
Median daily rate £400 £356 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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
692 595 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.03% 23.28% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 382 318
Median daily rate £383 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +36.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 28 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 28 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 17 £438 +2.94% 7
Birmingham -9 5 £300 -4.00% 12
Staffordshire +7 1 - - 10
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 66 (98.51%) C#
2 63 (94.03%) .NET
3 46 (68.66%) MVC
4 45 (67.16%) ASP.NET
5 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.78%) SQL
6 30 (44.78%) Web Services
7 27 (40.30%) HTML
7 27 (40.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (38.81%) SQL Server
9 25 (37.31%) CSS
10 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
11 22 (32.84%) Scrum
12 19 (28.36%) XML
13 18 (26.87%) jQuery
14 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
15 16 (23.88%) .NET Framework
15 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (22.39%) TDD
17 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
18 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 12 (17.91%) Visual Studio
18 12 (17.91%) XSLT
19 11 (16.42%) SOAP
20 10 (14.93%) XSD
20 10 (14.93%) WPF
20 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
20 10 (14.93%) 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 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (7.46%) CMS
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
1 6 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Google Play
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (17.91%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.48%) NUnit
4 2 (2.99%) Moq
4 2 (2.99%) MSTest
5 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (1.49%) Log4j
5 1 (1.49%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.49%) Mockito
5 1 (1.49%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.49%) Subversion
5 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (89.55%) Developer
2 44 (65.67%) .NET Developer
3 24 (35.82%) C# Developer
4 19 (28.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (14.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (11.94%) SQL Developer
9 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (7.46%) Lead Developer
11 4 (5.97%) BizTalk Developer
11 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
11 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
12 3 (4.48%) .NET Architect
12 3 (4.48%) .NET Technical Architect
12 3 (4.48%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (4.48%) Lead .NET Developer
12 3 (4.48%) Lead C# Developer
12 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (4.48%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (94.03%) .NET
2 45 (67.16%) ASP.NET
3 30 (44.78%) Web Services
4 27 (40.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (40.30%) HTML
5 25 (37.31%) CSS
6 19 (28.36%) XML
7 18 (26.87%) jQuery
8 16 (23.88%) .NET Framework
9 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
9 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 12 (17.91%) XSLT
11 11 (16.42%) SOAP
12 10 (14.93%) REST
12 10 (14.93%) WPF
12 10 (14.93%) XSD
13 9 (13.43%) Entity Framework
14 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 8 (11.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Data Conversion
2 3 (4.48%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.49%) Life Science
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (68.66%) MVC
2 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.84%) Scrum
4 15 (22.39%) TDD
5 9 (13.43%) SOA
6 8 (11.94%) Migration
6 8 (11.94%) Web Development
7 7 (10.45%) Data Modelling
7 7 (10.45%) ETL
8 6 (8.96%) SOLID
8 6 (8.96%) Web Application Development
9 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.46%) Data Transformation
9 5 (7.46%) Logical Data Model
9 5 (7.46%) OOD
9 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.97%) API Integration
10 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (98.51%) C#
2 30 (44.78%) SQL
3 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.46%) XAML
6 4 (5.97%) Java
7 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.99%) XPath
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) DevExpress
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
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