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 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 of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 100 116
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Contract jobs citing WCF 32 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.39% 1.00% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.40% 3.80% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 23
Median daily rate £320 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £349 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £588 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
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 of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 728 658 821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.64% 26.38% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 418 498
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -21.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
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 of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Hertfordshire +7 13 £348 -0.71% 13
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £300 -31.42% 7
Suffolk +7 4 £420 -9.67% 3
Bedfordshire -9 2 £425 -27.65% 2
Essex -14 2 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £375 - 1
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 of England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 55 (98.21%) C#
2 51 (91.07%) .NET
3 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 29 (51.79%) MVC
6 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (50.00%) SQL
7 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
8 22 (39.29%) .NET Framework
9 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
10 19 (33.93%) Visual Studio
10 19 (33.93%) TDD
10 19 (33.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (32.14%) HTML
11 18 (32.14%) XML
12 16 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (26.79%) jQuery
13 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (26.79%) CSS
14 14 (25.00%) WPF
15 13 (23.21%) Entity Framework
16 12 (21.43%) LINQ
16 12 (21.43%) Web Services
17 11 (19.64%) NHibernate
17 11 (19.64%) Scrum
17 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
18 10 (17.86%) SDLC
19 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
19 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 9 (16.07%) XSLT

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 6 (10.71%) IIS
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) IMAP
2 2 (3.57%) SMTP
2 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.79%) NFC
3 1 (1.79%) SMPP
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.57%) Biml
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.57%) SSDT
7 1 (1.79%) GIS
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (33.93%) Visual Studio
2 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.29%) NUnit
4 7 (12.50%) MSTest
5 5 (8.93%) JIRA
6 3 (5.36%) Subversion
7 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.57%) FxCop
7 2 (3.57%) GoogleTest
7 2 (3.57%) Moq
7 2 (3.57%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (3.57%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.57%) StyleCop
7 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (83.93%) Developer
2 27 (48.21%) C# Developer
3 26 (46.43%) .NET Developer
4 15 (26.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (25.00%) SQL Developer
6 9 (16.07%) C# WCF Developer
6 9 (16.07%) WCF Developer
7 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (8.93%) CRM Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Lead .NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Lead Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Angular Developer
9 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
9 4 (7.14%) UI Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (91.07%) .NET
2 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 22 (39.29%) .NET Framework
4 18 (32.14%) HTML
4 18 (32.14%) XML
5 16 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (26.79%) CSS
6 15 (26.79%) jQuery
7 14 (25.00%) WPF
8 13 (23.21%) Entity Framework
9 12 (21.43%) LINQ
9 12 (21.43%) Web Services
10 11 (19.64%) NHibernate
11 9 (16.07%) XSLT
12 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 8 (14.29%) RESTful
13 7 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (10.71%) Kendo UI
14 6 (10.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) SCADA
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) W3C
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.79%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) MVC
2 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.93%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) Scrum
5 10 (17.86%) SDLC
6 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
8 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.93%) Concurrent Programming
9 5 (8.93%) OO
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (7.14%) DevOps
10 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Release Management
10 4 (7.14%) SOLID
10 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 55 (98.21%) C#
2 28 (50.00%) SQL
3 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.14%) C++
6 4 (7.14%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) VB
7 2 (3.57%) VBScript
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) Java
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.79%) VB6
8 1 (1.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
2 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) MCP
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Telerik
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.57%) Google
4 2 (3.57%) IBM