Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 85 76
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.14% 1.17% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 3.47% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 7
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% -10.29% +25.93%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £350
90th Percentile £369 £565 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £351
% change year-on-year +11.76% +21.26% -12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.50 -

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 353 518 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.20% 33.61% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 340 255
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £289 £285 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +16.67% +29.55%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.13% +0.91% +12.24%

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 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (100.00%) React
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) React
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET