Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 85 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -20
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.96% 0.56% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.09% 2.19% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +32.81% -14.67%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £270
90th Percentile £618 £494 £458
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £351 £380
% change year-on-year +25.53% -7.76% +3.75%
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 453 365 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.13% 25.74% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 257 314
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £521
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +88.89% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.50 £8.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £36.30 £9.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%

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

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 14 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (50.00%) SOAP
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) ERP
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
5 6 (42.86%) SAP
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) SOA
7 4 (28.57%) Back Office
7 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 4 (28.57%) Marketing
7 4 (28.57%) CRM
7 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Workflow
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (28.57%) SAP MII
7 4 (28.57%) SaaS

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 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (28.57%) SAP MII
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Functions
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Serverless
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Moq
3 2 (14.29%) NUnit
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (7.14%) MSTest
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Local Government
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Azure Developer
4 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) SOAP
2 7 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (28.57%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) WSDL
6 3 (21.43%) XSLT
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
7 2 (14.29%) RESTful
8 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ERP
2 5 (35.71%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) Creative Thinking
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Workflow
4 3 (21.43%) Build Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Content Management
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) XPath
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) SAP
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) JD Edwards