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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 69 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 68 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.48% 1.21% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.37% 5.38% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 25
Median daily rate £353 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £316 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.50% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
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
726 576 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.50% 22.51% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 355 347
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £33.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +0.14%
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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Birmingham +19 36 £366 -18.61% 4
Solihull +11 12 £325 -
Staffordshire - 8 £325 - 2
Coventry -11 7 £353 -29.50% 2
Worcestershire 0 1 £425 -19.04% 1
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 105 (95.45%) .NET
2 84 (76.36%) C#
3 79 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (70.00%) MVC
5 61 (55.45%) .NET Framework
6 60 (54.55%) Visual Studio
7 52 (47.27%) Web Services
8 51 (46.36%) HTML
9 50 (45.45%) JavaScript
10 47 (42.73%) Microsoft
11 46 (41.82%) ASP.NET
12 43 (39.09%) SQL
13 41 (37.27%) CSS
14 40 (36.36%) SQL Server
15 35 (31.82%) XML
16 34 (30.91%) Scrum
16 34 (30.91%) jQuery
17 32 (29.09%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (28.18%) Entity Framework
19 30 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 29 (26.36%) SOLID
21 26 (23.64%) OOD
22 24 (21.82%) Subversion
23 23 (20.91%) Dynamics CRM
23 23 (20.91%) CRM
23 23 (20.91%) OO
24 22 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
24 22 (20.00%) Security Cleared
25 21 (19.09%) NUnit
25 21 (19.09%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 11 (10.00%) NServiceBus
2 10 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.36%) CMS
4 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.64%) MS Office
1 4 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (20.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.73%) Power BI
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 24 (21.82%) Subversion
3 22 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (19.09%) NUnit
5 20 (18.18%) Moq
6 18 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (9.09%) CruiseControl
8 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.82%) Selenium
11 1 (0.91%) MSTest
11 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.27%) Marketing
3 4 (3.64%) Finance
4 2 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.91%) Electronics
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 99 (90.00%) Developer
2 55 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 24 (21.82%) C# Developer
4 23 (20.91%) CRM Developer
4 23 (20.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 20 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
7 13 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 11 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 11 (10.00%) Software Engineer
9 10 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (9.09%) SQL Developer
10 9 (8.18%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (7.27%) .NET Software Engineer
12 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (5.45%) C# WCF Developer
13 6 (5.45%) WCF Developer
14 5 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (95.45%) .NET
2 61 (55.45%) .NET Framework
3 52 (47.27%) Web Services
4 51 (46.36%) HTML
5 46 (41.82%) ASP.NET
6 41 (37.27%) CSS
7 35 (31.82%) XML
8 34 (30.91%) jQuery
9 32 (29.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (28.18%) Entity Framework
11 30 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (19.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
13 20 (18.18%) SOAP
14 15 (13.64%) AngularJS
15 11 (10.00%) StructureMap
16 10 (9.09%) HTML5
16 10 (9.09%) XSLT
17 9 (8.18%) RESTful
18 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.73%) Data Conversion
2 2 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (70.00%) MVC
3 34 (30.91%) Scrum
4 29 (26.36%) SOLID
5 26 (23.64%) OOD
6 23 (20.91%) CRM
6 23 (20.91%) OO
7 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (12.73%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.00%) TDD
10 10 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.27%) Service Management
12 8 (7.27%) Web Development
13 7 (6.36%) ETL
14 5 (4.55%) API Integration
14 5 (4.55%) Data Modelling
14 5 (4.55%) Data Validation
14 5 (4.55%) SOA
14 5 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 84 (76.36%) C#
2 50 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 43 (39.09%) SQL
4 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.18%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.55%) XAML
7 3 (2.73%) C++
7 3 (2.73%) XPath
8 2 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 47 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle
3 1 (0.91%) SAP
3 1 (0.91%) Sitecore