Period
to 11 April 2021

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 6 months to 11 April 2021 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
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 61 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17 +1
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 10 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.70% 1.27% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.95% 4.78% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - £400 -
East of England median daily rate - £400 £438
% change year-on-year - -8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
East of England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 76 209 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.63% 26.49% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 148 157
10th Percentile £299 £356 £263
25th Percentile £335 £410 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £430
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +10.47% +10.97%
75th Percentile £521 £550 £488
90th Percentile £725 £638 £593
East of England median daily rate £464 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.06% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £44.50 £45.75
Median % change year-on-year - -2.73% +10.24%
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% -15.24% +31.25%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cambridgeshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCF in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for WCF in Cambridgeshire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCF in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 11 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +19 3 - -
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) PhD
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) MVC

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Autofac
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Physics
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) PhD
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA