Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 June 2018 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 of England
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 142 120
Rank change year-on-year -23 -22 +2
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 56 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 1.27% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 4.06% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 53
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £337 £295 £308
90th Percentile £494 £438 £606
England median daily rate £450 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +11.80% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
East of England median hourly rate £55.00 £43.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.17% - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.63 £11.00
% change year-on-year -7.77% +323.86% -50.41%

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 of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,223 1,381 1,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.88% 31.24% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 890 795
East of England median daily rate £445 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +2.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £293 £265 £270
90th Percentile £572 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 39
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £20.55 £11.60
90th Percentile £75.00 £56.60 £59.70
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the East of England

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the East of England

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the East of England

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the East of England

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 June 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -18 9 £400 +18.52% 10
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £338 +12.50% 6
Suffolk -11 4 £488 +50.00% 5
Bedfordshire +3 3 £450 +5.88% 2
Essex +10 1 £575 +84.00% 4
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 22 (95.65%) C#
2 20 (86.96%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) SOAP
4 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (56.52%) TDD
5 12 (52.17%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
5 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
5 12 (52.17%) MVC
6 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (47.83%) REST
7 9 (39.13%) NUnit
8 8 (34.78%) ReSharper
8 8 (34.78%) Refactoring
8 8 (34.78%) Velocity
8 8 (34.78%) SOLID
9 6 (26.09%) WPF
9 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
10 5 (21.74%) Silverlight
10 5 (21.74%) MVVM
10 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
11 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
11 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
11 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 4 (17.39%) SQL
12 3 (13.04%) HTML
12 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
12 3 (13.04%) Oracle

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
2 9 (39.13%) NUnit
3 8 (34.78%) ReSharper
4 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
5 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.35%) JIRA
7 1 (4.35%) MSTest
7 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 17 (73.91%) C# Developer
3 15 (65.22%) .NET Developer
4 13 (56.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) C# WCF Developer
5 6 (26.09%) WCF Developer
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (21.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (13.04%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
7 3 (13.04%) WPF Developer
8 2 (8.70%) CRM Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) SOAP
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
5 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (47.83%) REST
6 8 (34.78%) Velocity
7 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (26.09%) WPF
8 5 (21.74%) Silverlight
9 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
10 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
10 3 (13.04%) HTML
10 3 (13.04%) HTML5
10 3 (13.04%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (8.70%) WinForms
12 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
12 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) MVS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) TDD
2 12 (52.17%) MVC
3 8 (34.78%) Refactoring
3 8 (34.78%) SOLID
4 5 (21.74%) MVVM
5 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Mathematical Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) SDLC
7 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
7 2 (8.70%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) XAML
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Capita
2 1 (4.35%) VMware