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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 57 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12  
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 1.34% 2.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.51% 4.68% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 15
Median daily rate £425 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £469 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 171 235 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.80% 28.69% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 177 122
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Birmingham

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 23 (95.83%) .NET
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) HTML
3 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (70.83%) .NET Framework
4 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (70.83%) CSS
5 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
5 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (50.00%) CRM
6 12 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (33.33%) Scrum
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
8 7 (29.17%) C#
8 7 (29.17%) MVC
9 6 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
10 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (20.83%) TDD
11 4 (16.67%) Automotive
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (12.50%) Web Development
12 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (12.50%) HTML5
12 3 (12.50%) Relational Database

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 3 (12.50%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
1 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) Moq
3 2 (8.33%) NUnit
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.67%) Automotive
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) CRM Developer
3 8 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Designer
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
7 2 (8.33%) UX Designer
8 1 (4.17%) Architect
8 1 (4.17%) Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (95.83%) .NET
2 19 (79.17%) HTML
3 17 (70.83%) .NET Framework
3 17 (70.83%) CSS
4 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
6 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
9 3 (12.50%) HTML5
9 3 (12.50%) WPF
10 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
10 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
10 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (4.17%) jQuery
10 1 (4.17%) WinForms
10 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) SCADA
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) CRM
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) SOLID
6 3 (12.50%) Web Development
6 3 (12.50%) Workflow
7 2 (8.33%) Content Management
7 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.33%) Kanban
7 2 (8.33%) Planning Poker
7 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) User Stories
8 1 (4.17%) Release Management
8 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle