Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 18 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -36 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.19% 3.13% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 9.64% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 29
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -10.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £388 £277 £313
90th Percentile £463 £444 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £358 £375
% change year-on-year -2.10% -4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £22.00

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 Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 392 498 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.08% 32.51% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 323 186
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +2.04%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £257
90th Percentile £524 £513 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Birmingham

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SCADA
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) ThingWorx
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) ThingWorx
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
1 2 (66.67%) UX Designer
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) SCADA
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft