The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South West / Dorset
Rank 19 27 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.13% 0.43% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.88% 2.50% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 41 40 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 43.62% 17.17% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 31
Median daily rate £325 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Dorset

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Dorset

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Bournemouth +7 1 - - 1
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Dorset region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Angular 2

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Angular 2
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET