Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford 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 19 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 Yorkshire > Bradford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -17
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 1.51% 1.94% 3.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.32% 7.79% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 14
Bradford median daily rate £340 £413 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.58% +23.13% -4.29%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £338 £335
% change year-on-year +0.74% +0.75% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bradford median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bradford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 41 77 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 20.60% 24.92% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 55 58
Bradford median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £338 £231 £266
90th Percentile £588 £462 £456
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bradford median hourly rate - - £42.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - -63.55% +12.24%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Bradford

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Bradford

For the 6 months to 19 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 Bradford region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) DevExpress
2 2 (66.67%) ReSharper
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) YouTrack
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) WF
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) B2C
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Extranet
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ReSharper
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
1 2 (66.67%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) WF
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) DevExpress