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 3 months to 25 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 48 72
Rank change year-on-year -31 +24  
Contract jobs citing WCF 25 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.66% 3.03% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.29% 12.64% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 16
Median daily rate £338 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £310 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 473 364 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 31.39% 23.99% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 233 271
Median daily rate £375 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.86% +138.33%  
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Nottinghamshire -15 15 £350 -17.64% 7
Leicestershire -10 9 £300 -3.22% 2
Northamptonshire -9 1 £350 -26.31% 5
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 56 (98.25%) .NET
2 51 (89.47%) C#
3 30 (52.63%) .NET Framework
3 30 (52.63%) WPF
4 29 (50.88%) TDD
5 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 24 (42.11%) XML
6 22 (38.60%) Dependency Injection
7 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 20 (35.09%) MVC
9 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 18 (31.58%) MVVM
11 17 (29.82%) Oracle
11 17 (29.82%) SQL
12 16 (28.07%) HTML
12 16 (28.07%) OO
12 16 (28.07%) Web Services
13 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (19.30%) PL/SQL
16 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (15.79%) Entity Framework
17 9 (15.79%) Degree
17 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
17 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
18 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (14.04%) CSS
18 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 11g
18 8 (14.04%) MSTest

WCF
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 4 (7.02%) CMS
1 4 (7.02%) Confluence
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.04%) MSTest
3 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.53%) JIRA
5 5 (8.77%) NUnit
5 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.02%) Subversion
6 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.51%) NSubstitute
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.75%) Moq
9 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.75%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (71.93%) Developer
2 22 (38.60%) .NET Developer
3 13 (22.81%) C# Developer
4 11 (19.30%) WPF Developer
5 8 (14.04%) Architect
6 7 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Designer
8 5 (8.77%) WCF Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.51%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (98.25%) .NET
2 30 (52.63%) .NET Framework
2 30 (52.63%) WPF
3 24 (42.11%) XML
4 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 16 (28.07%) HTML
5 16 (28.07%) Web Services
6 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (15.79%) Entity Framework
8 8 (14.04%) CSS
9 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (10.53%) JSON
10 5 (8.77%) Ajax
10 5 (8.77%) jQuery
10 5 (8.77%) Node.js
10 5 (8.77%) React
10 5 (8.77%) RESTful
11 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
11 4 (7.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
1 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Unix
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) TDD
2 22 (38.60%) Dependency Injection
3 20 (35.09%) MVC
4 18 (31.58%) MVVM
5 16 (28.07%) OO
6 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.28%) CRM
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
9 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.26%) Change Management
10 3 (5.26%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (5.26%) ITIL
10 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.51%) Data Management
11 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.51%) Logistics
11 2 (3.51%) SOA
11 2 (3.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (89.47%) C#
2 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 17 (29.82%) SQL
4 11 (19.30%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) F#
7 1 (1.75%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) HNC
3 1 (1.75%) HND
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.51%) Informatica
4 2 (3.51%) Telerik
5 1 (1.75%) DevExpress
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