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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 108 116
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8  
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 4.33% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Median daily rate £403 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.26% +31.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £675 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 335 439 626
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 18.32% 17.67% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 270 376
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.28 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.51% +30.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 +8 8 £355 -11.25% 2
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
3 17 (73.91%) C#
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
5 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
6 10 (43.48%) Web Services
7 7 (30.43%) MSTest
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (26.09%) PaaS
8 6 (26.09%) XML
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
8 6 (26.09%) SOA
8 6 (26.09%) CRM
8 6 (26.09%) ERP
8 6 (26.09%) IaaS
9 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 5 (21.74%) OO
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
10 4 (17.39%) MSF
10 4 (17.39%) SOAP
10 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
10 4 (17.39%) C++
10 4 (17.39%) HTML
10 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 4 (17.39%) Middleware

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (26.09%) IaaS
2 6 (26.09%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) GIS
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MSTest
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Developer
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Azure Developer
5 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
5 5 (21.74%) WCF Developer
6 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) Support Officer
7 2 (8.70%) WPF Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
3 10 (43.48%) Web Services
4 6 (26.09%) XML
5 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
6 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) Middleware
6 4 (17.39%) REST
6 4 (17.39%) SOAP
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
8 2 (8.70%) WPF
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
9 1 (4.35%) HTML5
9 1 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) CRM
1 6 (26.09%) ERP
1 6 (26.09%) SOA
2 5 (21.74%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) MSF
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Logistics
6 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.35%) OOD
6 1 (4.35%) Physics
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) C
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
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