The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 26 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 60
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.71% 0.69% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.99% 2.01% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 10
Median daily rate £300 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 167 199 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 28.55% 34.19% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 126 188
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £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 Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Cambridgeshire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Cambridgeshire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCF in Cambridgeshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Peterborough - 6 £300 - 3
Cambridge +2 3 £300 -23.80% 5
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) .NET
3 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
5 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
6 7 (41.18%) TDD
6 7 (41.18%) NUnit
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) WPF
7 6 (35.29%) SDLC
7 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
8 5 (29.41%) Concurrent Programming
8 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
8 5 (29.41%) LINQ
8 5 (29.41%) MSTest
8 5 (29.41%) NHibernate
8 5 (29.41%) XML
8 5 (29.41%) XSLT
8 5 (29.41%) MVC
9 4 (23.53%) WinForms
9 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 3 (17.65%) Banking
10 3 (17.65%) OO
11 2 (11.76%) OOD

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) NFC
2 1 (5.88%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) NUnit
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (29.41%) MSTest
4 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
6 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Developer
4 7 (41.18%) C# WCF Developer
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Developer
4 7 (41.18%) WCF Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) WPF
4 5 (29.41%) LINQ
4 5 (29.41%) NHibernate
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) XSLT
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (23.53%) WinForms
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful
7 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Concurrent Programming
4 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (11.76%) OOD
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) BDD
7 1 (5.88%) MVVM
7 1 (5.88%) Push Notifications
7 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle