Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 22 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 97 90
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 -14
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 0.80% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 3.02% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 20
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -7.69% +0.31%
10th Percentile £356 £321 £300
90th Percentile £438 £475 £463
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 755 463 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 31.96% 26.47% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 246 319
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.04% +1.38%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £256
90th Percentile £525 £500 £533
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £29.00 £36.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.55% +76.97% +26.61%
10th Percentile £19.40 £24.35 £11.90
90th Percentile £68.50 £48.60 £36.90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Buckinghamshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Buckinghamshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Buckinghamshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -29 11 £375 - 2
High Wycombe - 6 £363 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) MVC
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (83.33%) SOLID
3 10 (83.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (50.00%) SDLC
5 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (41.67%) BDD
6 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (33.33%) OOP
7 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 4 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (33.33%) REST
7 4 (33.33%) NServiceBus
7 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 4 (33.33%) WPF
7 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (8.33%) MCPD

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (33.33%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) AMQP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (58.33%) C# Developer
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (50.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 6 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 6 (50.00%) SSIS Developer
4 6 (50.00%) SSRS Developer
4 6 (50.00%) WCF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Lead Web Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (33.33%) REST
2 4 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) MVC
3 10 (83.33%) SOLID
4 6 (50.00%) SDLC
5 5 (41.67%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (33.33%) OOP
7 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum
8 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCPD
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle