Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 55 62
Rank change year-on-year -28 +7 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.70% 2.18% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 6.20% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 11
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -28.13% -
10th Percentile £356 £250 £308
90th Percentile £394 £419 £488
East of England median daily rate £388 £325 £500
% change year-on-year +19.23% -35.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £43.75
10th Percentile £43.50 - £40.63
90th Percentile £56.50 - £46.88
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 - £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 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 378 371 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 29.51% 35.13% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 173 275
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £227 £305
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -65.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £28.45 £15.45 £32.43
90th Percentile £91.00 £44.00 £65.00
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.86% -1.25%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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
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 20 February 2018. 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 -20 7 £388 +34.78% 2
Peterborough -8 2 £350 +40.00% 5
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 4 (44.44%) SOLID
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (33.33%) MVVM
6 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) UML
7 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) PhD
7 2 (22.22%) XAML
7 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
7 2 (22.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) C# Developer
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (55.56%) C# WCF Developer
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Developer
3 5 (55.56%) WCF Developer
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (44.44%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Developer
4 4 (44.44%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (44.44%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (22.22%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (22.22%) WPF Developer
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) SOLID
4 3 (33.33%) MVVM
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematical Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (22.22%) Physics
5 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) XAML
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle