Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 134 90
Rank change year-on-year -26 -44 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 38 48 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.82% 1.07% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.92% 3.66% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 80
East of England median daily rate £450 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -35.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £320 £250 £308
90th Percentile £600 £400 £650
England median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 - £43.75
10th Percentile £43.50 - £40.63
90th Percentile £56.50 - £46.88
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% -9.44%

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 1,303 1,312 1,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.09% 29.36% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 790 846
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £294 £258 £273
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 65
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% +3.31%
10th Percentile £21.54 £15.30 £29.80
90th Percentile £85.00 £44.42 £58.40
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Bedfordshire - 14 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire -9 12 £375 +11.11% 4
Cambridgeshire -29 7 £388 +34.78% 8
Suffolk +7 4 £458 +40.77% 7
Essex +4 3 £588 +79.39% 6
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 38 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (65.79%) Web Services
4 23 (60.53%) .NET
5 18 (47.37%) TDD
5 18 (47.37%) MVC
5 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (44.74%) Git (software)
7 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (42.11%) REST
7 16 (42.11%) SOAP
8 14 (36.84%) Windows
8 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 14 (36.84%) TeamCity
8 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (36.84%) .NET Framework
9 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (34.21%) Software Delivery
9 13 (34.21%) SQL
9 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
10 12 (31.58%) HTML
10 12 (31.58%) CSS
10 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 12 (31.58%) jQuery
11 11 (28.95%) SDLC
11 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
12 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
12 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (23.68%) WPF

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 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) IMAP
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
1 4 (10.53%) SMTP
2 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.42%) Relational Database
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Git (software)
2 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (36.84%) TeamCity
4 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 19 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 10 (26.32%) .NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Development Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Scrum Master
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Development Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum Master
6 4 (10.53%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Software Manager
7 3 (7.89%) C# WCF Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.89%) WCF Developer
7 3 (7.89%) WPF Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Silverlight Developer
8 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (65.79%) Web Services
2 23 (60.53%) .NET
3 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (42.11%) REST
4 16 (42.11%) SOAP
5 14 (36.84%) .NET Framework
5 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (31.58%) CSS
7 12 (31.58%) HTML
7 12 (31.58%) jQuery
8 9 (23.68%) Entity Framework
8 9 (23.68%) WPF
9 8 (21.05%) XML
10 7 (18.42%) Ajax
10 7 (18.42%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (18.42%) LINQ
10 7 (18.42%) RequireJS
11 6 (15.79%) LINQ to SQL
12 4 (10.53%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) W3C
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) MVC
2 18 (47.37%) TDD
3 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (34.21%) Software Delivery
5 11 (28.95%) SDLC
6 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.79%) API Development
7 6 (15.79%) MVVM
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.53%) Web Application Development
9 3 (7.89%) OO
9 3 (7.89%) SOLID
9 3 (7.89%) UML
10 2 (5.26%) BDD
10 2 (5.26%) Mathematical Modelling
10 2 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
10 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.53%) XAML
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PhD
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) MCSD
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Xamarin