Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 17 November 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 82 86
Rank change year-on-year -28 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.28% 2.23% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.45% 8.05% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 46
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.80% -1.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £267
90th Percentile £438 £490 £600
England median daily rate £445 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.61% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £47.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +33.33%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +10.34%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 921 919 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 28.85% 27.72% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 556 510
East Midlands median daily rate £391 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £510 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +60.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £21.78 £17.03 £12.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.88 £49.13
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the East Midlands

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the East Midlands

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the East Midlands

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the East Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Nottinghamshire -26 23 £340 -7.48% 2
Leicestershire -1 9 £300 -14.29% 1
Northamptonshire +7 6 £350 -24.32% 3
Derbyshire - 3 £375 - 2
Lincolnshire -1 2 - - 4
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 39 (95.12%) C#
2 38 (92.68%) .NET
3 20 (48.78%) MVC
3 20 (48.78%) .NET Framework
4 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
4 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
5 17 (41.46%) WPF
5 17 (41.46%) TDD
6 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (36.59%) SQL
6 15 (36.59%) HTML
6 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
7 13 (31.71%) Oracle
8 11 (26.83%) XML
8 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (24.39%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (24.39%) Web Services
10 9 (21.95%) CSS
11 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (17.07%) NUnit
12 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
12 7 (17.07%) OO
12 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
13 6 (14.63%) Ajax
13 6 (14.63%) MVVM
13 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
14 5 (12.20%) Node.js
14 5 (12.20%) MSTest
14 5 (12.20%) CMS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) NUnit
2 5 (12.20%) MSTest
3 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.88%) ReSharper
5 2 (4.88%) Subversion
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) YouTrack
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (7.32%) Automotive
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Developer
2 18 (43.90%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (9.76%) WCF Developer
4 4 (9.76%) WPF Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Web Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 20 (48.78%) .NET Framework
3 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
4 17 (41.46%) WPF
5 15 (36.59%) HTML
6 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (26.83%) XML
7 10 (24.39%) Web Services
8 9 (21.95%) CSS
9 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (14.63%) Ajax
10 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
11 5 (12.20%) Node.js
11 5 (12.20%) React
12 4 (9.76%) jQuery
13 3 (7.32%) LINQ
13 3 (7.32%) RESTful
13 3 (7.32%) WinForms
14 1 (2.44%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Unix
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) MVC
2 17 (41.46%) TDD
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (17.07%) OO
5 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
6 6 (14.63%) MVVM
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) Asynchronous Programming
8 3 (7.32%) Logistics
8 3 (7.32%) Scrum
8 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.88%) Android Development
9 2 (4.88%) Change Management
9 2 (4.88%) CRM
9 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.88%) ITIL
9 2 (4.88%) SOA
9 2 (4.88%) SOLID
9 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) C#
2 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
3 15 (36.59%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.32%) C
5 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) DevExpress
3 2 (4.88%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.44%) Tableau