Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 24 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)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 40 54
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.13% 2.66% 3.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.19% 8.17% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 17
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £288 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.09% -32.35% +30.77%
10th Percentile £317 £263 £345
90th Percentile £394 £420 £493
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £288 £375
% change year-on-year +26.09% -23.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75
10th Percentile £42.50 - £40.63
90th Percentile £47.50 - £46.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 191 208 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 26.98% 32.50% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 125 252
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £388 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.96% +4.33%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £28.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.29% -35.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.96 £15.75 £9.25
90th Percentile £97.75 £44.88 £72.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +2.86%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cambridge

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Cambridge

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Cambridge

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

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) SOLID
2 7 (87.50%) SDLC
3 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (62.50%) WPF
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) Windows

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Developer
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 6 (75.00%) SSIS Developer
2 6 (75.00%) SSRS Developer
2 6 (75.00%) WCF Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Server Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (62.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) SDLC
1 7 (87.50%) SOLID
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft