The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 June 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 115 85
Rank change year-on-year +22 -30  
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.38% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.87% 1.81% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 24
Median daily rate £475 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.43% -5.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 383 498 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.88% 21.07% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 302 305
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.57% -46.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Berkshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Berkshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Reading +16 7 £475 +26.66%
Slough - 1 £400 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (52.38%) C#
5 9 (42.86%) CRM
5 9 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 8 (38.10%) Web Services
7 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 7 (33.33%) ERP
8 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 6 (28.57%) Windows
8 6 (28.57%) PaaS
8 6 (28.57%) IaaS
9 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (23.81%) MSF
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (19.05%) Contact Management
10 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 4 (19.05%) HTML
10 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
11 3 (14.29%) Web Development
11 3 (14.29%) C++
11 3 (14.29%) CSS
11 3 (14.29%) MVC

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) IaaS
2 6 (28.57%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 19 (90.48%) .NET Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Integration Developer
4 6 (28.57%) Azure Developer
5 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (14.29%) WCF Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (4.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.76%) HTML5
7 1 (4.76%) jQuery
7 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) CRM
2 7 (33.33%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) MSF
4 4 (19.05%) Contact Management
4 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Complex ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Logistics
6 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) OOD
6 1 (4.76%) Physics
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft