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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 69 94 96
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Contract jobs citing WCF 52 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.20% 1.07% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.64% 4.36% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 6
Median daily rate £340 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +9.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £317 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
602 597 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.52% 24.47% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 363 296
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.05 £22.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +20 33 £350 +7.69% 3
Solihull +3 9 £325 +1.56% 1
Staffordshire +7 5 £319 - 7
Coventry -16 4 £355 -17.91% 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 111 (96.52%) .NET
2 85 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (73.04%) C#
4 76 (66.09%) MVC
5 72 (62.61%) .NET Framework
6 63 (54.78%) Visual Studio
7 59 (51.30%) HTML
8 58 (50.43%) JavaScript
9 56 (48.70%) Web Services
10 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
11 48 (41.74%) CSS
12 47 (40.87%) ASP.NET
13 46 (40.00%) SQL
14 43 (37.39%) SQL Server
14 43 (37.39%) Scrum
15 41 (35.65%) Entity Framework
16 38 (33.04%) XML
17 36 (31.30%) ASP.NET Web API
18 34 (29.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (28.70%) SOLID
19 33 (28.70%) jQuery
20 30 (26.09%) Subversion
20 30 (26.09%) OOD
21 27 (23.48%) CRM
21 27 (23.48%) NUnit
21 27 (23.48%) Dynamics CRM
21 27 (23.48%) Visual Studio Team System
22 26 (22.61%) OO
23 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
23 24 (20.87%) Continuous Integration

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 (11.30%) NServiceBus
2 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.74%) CMS
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
2 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (23.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (37.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.61%) Power BI
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (54.78%) Visual Studio
2 30 (26.09%) Subversion
3 27 (23.48%) NUnit
3 27 (23.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 24 (20.87%) Moq
5 18 (15.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (8.70%) CruiseControl
7 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.61%) MSTest
8 3 (2.61%) Selenium
9 2 (1.74%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.74%) NCover
9 2 (1.74%) NDepend
9 2 (1.74%) NuGet
9 2 (1.74%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.74%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (10.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.48%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Billing
3 2 (1.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 104 (90.43%) Developer
2 58 (50.43%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.48%) CRM Developer
4 26 (22.61%) C# Developer
5 24 (20.87%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 22 (19.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Developer
8 13 (11.30%) Senior Developer
9 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 11 (9.57%) Software Engineer
11 10 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
11 10 (8.70%) SQL Developer
12 9 (7.83%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (6.96%) .NET Software Engineer
13 8 (6.96%) Full Stack Developer
14 6 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
15 5 (4.35%) Azure Developer
15 5 (4.35%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (96.52%) .NET
2 72 (62.61%) .NET Framework
3 59 (51.30%) HTML
4 56 (48.70%) Web Services
5 48 (41.74%) CSS
6 47 (40.87%) ASP.NET
7 41 (35.65%) Entity Framework
8 38 (33.04%) XML
9 36 (31.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (29.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (28.70%) jQuery
12 21 (18.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (17.39%) KnockoutJS
13 20 (17.39%) SOAP
14 15 (13.04%) AngularJS
15 12 (10.43%) HTML5
16 11 (9.57%) StructureMap
17 9 (7.83%) RESTful
18 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 8 (6.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.61%) Data Conversion
2 2 (1.74%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (1.74%) iPad
2 2 (1.74%) User Experience
3 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (66.09%) MVC
3 43 (37.39%) Scrum
4 33 (28.70%) SOLID
5 30 (26.09%) OOD
6 27 (23.48%) CRM
7 26 (22.61%) OO
8 24 (20.87%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.70%) Business Analysis
11 9 (7.83%) TDD
12 8 (6.96%) Service Management
12 8 (6.96%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.09%) ETL
14 6 (5.22%) SOA
14 6 (5.22%) Web Development
15 5 (4.35%) API Integration
15 5 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 5 (4.35%) Data Transformation
15 5 (4.35%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 84 (73.04%) C#
2 58 (50.43%) JavaScript
3 46 (40.00%) SQL
4 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.35%) XAML
7 3 (2.61%) C++
7 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.61%) XPath
8 2 (1.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.87%) SAP
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