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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 28 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.28% 3.49% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.54% 11.29% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £275 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.69% -16.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
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 Cambridge with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 82 124 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 26.71% 30.92% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 79 60
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
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 Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Cambridge over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Cambridge

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Cambridge

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (95.24%) .NET
3 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 11 (52.38%) SQL
5 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 8 (38.10%) MVC
7 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
8 7 (33.33%) WPF
9 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
11 4 (19.05%) XML
11 4 (19.05%) XSLT
11 4 (19.05%) NUnit
11 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 4 (19.05%) LINQ
11 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
11 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
11 4 (19.05%) Concurrent Programming
11 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (19.05%) MSTest
12 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 3 (14.29%) Selenium
12 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (14.29%) Silverlight
12 3 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (14.29%) Marketing
12 3 (14.29%) Banking

WCF
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) NFC
1 1 (4.76%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MSTest
1 4 (19.05%) NUnit
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) JMeter
3 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
3 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
1 3 (14.29%) Electronics
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 16 (76.19%) C# Developer
3 15 (71.43%) .NET Developer
4 12 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (19.05%) WCF Developer
5 4 (19.05%) WPF Developer
6 3 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
7 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
5 7 (33.33%) WPF
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (19.05%) LINQ
6 4 (19.05%) XML
6 4 (19.05%) XSLT
7 3 (14.29%) Silverlight
7 3 (14.29%) SOAP
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) WinForms
8 2 (9.52%) HTML
8 2 (9.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (9.52%) REST
9 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.76%) CSS3
9 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
9 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) MVC
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Concurrent Programming
3 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
3 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
5 2 (9.52%) MVVM
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) SOLID
5 2 (9.52%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Siemens
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