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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / East Midlands
Rank 68 73 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Contract jobs citing WCF 32 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.14% 1.48% 2.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.61% 5.91% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 22
Median daily rate £359 £295 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.61% -14.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £384 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 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 484 406 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 32.42% 25.08% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 238 193
Median daily rate £363 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Nottinghamshire +15 24 £368 - 4
Leicestershire -9 5 £276 +0.27% 2
Derbyshire -8 2 £356 -5.00% 2
Northamptonshire -1 1 £350 - 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 76 (97.44%) .NET
2 74 (94.87%) C#
3 44 (56.41%) WPF
4 39 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 38 (48.72%) .NET Framework
6 28 (35.90%) TDD
6 28 (35.90%) ASP.NET
7 27 (34.62%) Web Services
8 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 25 (32.05%) MVVM
10 24 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (30.77%) Oracle
11 21 (26.92%) SQL
11 21 (26.92%) XML
11 21 (26.92%) OO
11 21 (26.92%) MVC
11 21 (26.92%) Dependency Injection
12 19 (24.36%) HTML
13 18 (23.08%) PL/SQL
14 15 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (19.23%) Oracle Database
15 13 (16.67%) Entity Framework
15 13 (16.67%) Unix
15 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (16.67%) Shell Script
15 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (15.38%) CRM
17 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
17 11 (14.10%) Degree

WCF
Top Related 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 3 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) OLAP
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (12.82%) MSTest
3 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.56%) Subversion
5 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.28%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (66.67%) Developer
2 27 (34.62%) .NET Developer
3 21 (26.92%) C# Developer
4 17 (21.79%) WPF Developer
5 16 (20.51%) Architect
6 14 (17.95%) WCF Developer
7 11 (14.10%) Software Developer
8 10 (12.82%) Designer
9 9 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (8.97%) Analyst
11 6 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
11 6 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
12 5 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (5.13%) .NET Architect
13 4 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
13 4 (5.13%) C# Software Developer
13 4 (5.13%) Technical Support
13 4 (5.13%) Technical Support Analyst
14 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (97.44%) .NET
2 44 (56.41%) WPF
3 38 (48.72%) .NET Framework
4 28 (35.90%) ASP.NET
5 27 (34.62%) Web Services
6 21 (26.92%) XML
7 19 (24.36%) HTML
8 13 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.41%) jQuery
11 4 (5.13%) AngularJS
11 4 (5.13%) JSON
12 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (3.85%) CSS
12 3 (3.85%) HTML5
12 3 (3.85%) RESTful
13 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (2.56%) MSMQ
13 2 (2.56%) SOAP
13 2 (2.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) Unix
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Android
3 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) TDD
2 25 (32.05%) MVVM
3 21 (26.92%) Dependency Injection
3 21 (26.92%) MVC
3 21 (26.92%) OO
4 15 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (15.38%) CRM
6 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
7 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.41%) Change Management
9 5 (6.41%) Data Management
9 5 (6.41%) ITIL
9 5 (6.41%) Scrum
10 2 (2.56%) B2B
10 2 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.56%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.56%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (94.87%) C#
2 39 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (26.92%) SQL
4 18 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 13 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.13%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) XAML
8 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) HNC
2 5 (6.41%) HND
3 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Oracle
2 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Telerik
4 1 (1.28%) Apigee
4 1 (1.28%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.28%) Informatica
4 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.28%) Sitecore