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 3 months to 28 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 49 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 17 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.74% 1.04% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.44% 4.93% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £400 £338 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -2.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £413 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 180 142 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.99% 21.16% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 100 122
Median daily rate £390 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Birmingham

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 53 (100.00%) .NET
2 51 (96.23%) .NET Framework
3 46 (86.79%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (81.13%) JavaScript
5 37 (69.81%) Visual Studio
6 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
7 34 (64.15%) HTML
8 29 (54.72%) CSS
8 29 (54.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 28 (52.83%) CRM
9 28 (52.83%) Dynamics CRM
10 24 (45.28%) Entity Framework
11 23 (43.40%) C#
12 22 (41.51%) MVC
13 21 (39.62%) Scrum
13 21 (39.62%) Web Services
14 17 (32.08%) NUnit
14 17 (32.08%) Moq
15 16 (30.19%) Subversion
15 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
15 16 (30.19%) OOD
16 15 (28.30%) SOLID
17 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
17 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
17 13 (24.53%) SQL
18 10 (18.87%) OO
18 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
19 9 (16.98%) DV Cleared

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (52.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) Visual Studio
2 29 (54.72%) Visual Studio Team System
3 17 (32.08%) Moq
3 17 (32.08%) NUnit
4 16 (30.19%) Subversion
5 8 (15.09%) CruiseControl
6 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Automotive
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (98.11%) Developer
2 28 (52.83%) CRM Developer
3 25 (47.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 22 (41.51%) .NET Developer
5 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Developer
6 11 (20.75%) C# Developer
7 9 (16.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
8 6 (11.32%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (11.32%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 2 (3.77%) Lead Developer
11 2 (3.77%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (100.00%) .NET
2 51 (96.23%) .NET Framework
3 34 (64.15%) HTML
4 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 29 (54.72%) CSS
5 24 (45.28%) Entity Framework
6 21 (39.62%) Web Services
7 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
8 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (16.98%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) jQuery
11 7 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 1 (1.89%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) iPad
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Fintech
2 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (86.79%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) CRM
3 22 (41.51%) MVC
4 21 (39.62%) Scrum
5 16 (30.19%) OOD
6 15 (28.30%) SOLID
7 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.87%) OO
8 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Front End Development
9 5 (9.43%) Service Management
10 4 (7.55%) TDD
11 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
11 3 (5.66%) Web Development
12 2 (3.77%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
12 2 (3.77%) Content Management
12 2 (3.77%) Kanban
12 2 (3.77%) Planning Poker
12 2 (3.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (81.13%) JavaScript
2 23 (43.40%) C#
3 13 (24.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) SAP