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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South West / Bristol
Rank 50 66 63
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.43% 0.89% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.62% 4.04% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Median daily rate £475 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £368 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £404 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 232 198 191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.19% 21.93% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 138 137
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Bristol

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (93.75%) .NET
2 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (62.50%) C#
3 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 19 (59.38%) Visual Studio
4 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
6 17 (53.13%) HTML
7 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 16 (50.00%) CSS
8 15 (46.88%) MVC
9 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
10 12 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (37.50%) CRM
11 9 (28.13%) TDD
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (21.88%) Scrum
14 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
15 5 (15.63%) SQL
16 4 (12.50%) Finance
16 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (12.50%) jQuery
17 3 (9.38%) HTML5
17 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration

WCF
Top Related 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 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Visual Studio
2 12 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (3.13%) MSI
6 1 (3.13%) WiX
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (93.75%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 12 (37.50%) CRM Developer
3 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (3.13%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (53.13%) HTML
4 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 16 (50.00%) CSS
5 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
6 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
8 4 (12.50%) jQuery
9 3 (9.38%) HTML5
9 3 (9.38%) Web Services
10 2 (6.25%) Durandal
10 2 (6.25%) JSON
10 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (6.25%) Middleware
10 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (6.25%) REST
10 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (6.25%) WPF
10 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) MVC
3 12 (37.50%) CRM
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) Microservices
7 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Change Data Capture
8 1 (3.13%) Full Text Search
8 1 (3.13%) OWASP
8 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (3.13%) Release Management
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) C#
1 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.13%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.13%) Telerik