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 3 months to 28 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 Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 22 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 2.15% 3.27% 10.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 12.82% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Median daily rate - £460 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
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 Bradford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 24 39 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 25.81% 25.49% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 316 167
Median daily rate £438 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +45.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £313 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 50
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 28 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 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%) Intranet
2 2 (66.67%) Extranet
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) B2C
2 2 (66.67%) OLTP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) WF
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) DevExpress
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) YouTrack
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case

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