Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - +36 +34
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 0 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.19% - 3.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.94% - 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 24
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 - £575
10th Percentile £384 - £363
90th Percentile £479 - £625
East of England median daily rate £363 £349 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% -17.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 162 133 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 24.07% 21.49% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 96 80
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.48% +1.67%
10th Percentile £320 £250 £278
90th Percentile £572 £522 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Bedfordshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Bedfordshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Bedfordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 6 £450 -
Bedford - 1 £338 -
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) SOAP
3 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 6 (75.00%) REST
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) Software Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) NUnit
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) REST
1 6 (75.00%) SOAP
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft