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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 40 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13  
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.99% 0.84% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.85% 2.33% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £300 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.80% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 78 129 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.83% 36.24% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 357 427
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £503 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £38.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 28 June 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) NUnit
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (50.00%) XSLT
5 5 (50.00%) LINQ
5 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 5 (50.00%) MSTest
5 5 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (40.00%) MVC
7 3 (30.00%) WinForms
7 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) ISO 8583
8 2 (20.00%) OOD
8 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi

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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) NFC
2 1 (10.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) NUnit
2 5 (50.00%) MSTest
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) WPF Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 5 (50.00%) LINQ
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) XSLT
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (30.00%) WinForms
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (10.00%) RESTful
7 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (10.00%) MVVM
5 1 (10.00%) Push Notifications
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle