The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 24 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)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 63 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.33% 0.83% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.87% 3.43% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Median daily rate £350 £338 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -7.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £350 £420
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 Bristol with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 226 204 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 27.26% 24.06% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 159 227
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.74% -  
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Bristol

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Bristol over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Bristol

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 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 Bristol region with a requirement for WCF.

1 30 (96.77%) .NET
2 25 (80.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
4 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
6 18 (58.06%) CSS
6 18 (58.06%) HTML
7 17 (54.84%) .NET Framework
8 16 (51.61%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (51.61%) Dynamics CRM
8 16 (51.61%) CRM
9 15 (48.39%) C#
10 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
10 12 (38.71%) ASP.NET
11 7 (22.58%) MVC
12 6 (19.35%) SQL
12 6 (19.35%) Finance
12 6 (19.35%) Scrum
12 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
13 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (16.13%) User Experience
13 5 (16.13%) TDD
13 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
13 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
13 5 (16.13%) Web Services
14 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (12.90%) REST
14 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
2 16 (51.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (3.23%) MSI
5 1 (3.23%) WiX
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (87.10%) Developer
2 16 (51.61%) CRM Developer
2 16 (51.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (25.81%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Architect
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) C# Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Sitecore Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (96.77%) .NET
2 25 (80.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 18 (58.06%) CSS
3 18 (58.06%) HTML
4 17 (54.84%) .NET Framework
5 12 (38.71%) ASP.NET
6 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
7 5 (16.13%) Web Services
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Durandal
8 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (12.90%) REST
9 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (9.68%) React
9 3 (9.68%) RESTful
9 3 (9.68%) WinForms
9 3 (9.68%) WPF
9 3 (9.68%) XML
10 2 (6.45%) SOAP
10 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) CRM
3 7 (22.58%) MVC
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (6.45%) Microservices
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.23%) Full Text Search
7 1 (3.23%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.23%) MVVM
7 1 (3.23%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
2 15 (48.39%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) DevExpress