The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 27 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)
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.80% 3.59% 2.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.51% 12.30% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 4
Median daily rate £322 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.22% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £349 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
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 Coventry with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 57 122 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 22.80% 29.19% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 72 55
Median daily rate £351 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £23.75
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 Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Coventry

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 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 Coventry region with a requirement for WCF.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) NUnit
4 4 (57.14%) ReSharper
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (57.14%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (57.14%) MSTest
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) NServiceBus
4 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) SOLID
5 3 (42.86%) YAGNI
5 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
5 3 (42.86%) NuGet
5 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 3 (42.86%) User Experience
5 3 (42.86%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 3 (42.86%) ATDD
5 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
5 3 (42.86%) NDepend
5 3 (42.86%) NCover
5 3 (42.86%) StyleCop
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MSTest
1 4 (57.14%) NUnit
1 4 (57.14%) ReSharper
1 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
2 3 (42.86%) NCover
2 3 (42.86%) NDepend
2 3 (42.86%) NuGet
2 3 (42.86%) StyleCop
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Senior Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Azure Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) NHibernate
3 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
5 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Domain-Driven Design
2 4 (57.14%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (57.14%) SOLID
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) ATDD
3 3 (42.86%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) YAGNI
4 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft