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 3 months to 29 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.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2  
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.36% 1.63% 2.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 6.88% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 16
Median daily rate £479 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +9.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 252 247 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 24.51% 23.68% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 152 150
Median daily rate £363 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 12 £479 -4.30% 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 16 (94.12%) CSS
2 16 (94.12%) HTML
3 15 (88.24%) Visual Studio
3 15 (88.24%) SC Cleared
3 15 (88.24%) CRM
3 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 15 (88.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (88.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) Moq

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:

Business Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Visual Studio
1 15 (88.24%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Moq
General
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (88.24%) CRM Developer
2 15 (88.24%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 16 (94.12%) CSS
2 16 (94.12%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) SC Cleared
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft