Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 134 156
Rank change year-on-year -47 +22 -48
Contract jobs citing WCF 29 69 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.58% 1.41% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.02% 4.79% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 71 26
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -15.94% +7.81%
10th Percentile £349 £300 £312
90th Percentile £445 £475 £553
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 -
England median hourly rate £42.42 £46.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.01% +9.71% +9.68%

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 1,434 1,441 1,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.47% 29.46% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 886 760
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 36
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £19.50 £26.44 £30.75
90th Percentile £58.13 £63.75 £45.25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -21 15 £400 +10.34% 12
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £413 +13.79% 6
Suffolk -14 7 £365 -12.57% 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 28 (96.55%) C#
2 26 (89.66%) .NET
3 22 (75.86%) MVC
3 22 (75.86%) ASP.NET
4 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (62.07%) REST
7 17 (58.62%) Web Services
8 15 (51.72%) SOAP
9 14 (48.28%) Windows
9 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
10 13 (44.83%) TDD
10 13 (44.83%) SOLID
11 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (41.38%) NUnit
12 11 (37.93%) Velocity
12 11 (37.93%) ReSharper
12 11 (37.93%) Refactoring
13 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
13 10 (34.48%) CSS
14 8 (27.59%) HTML
14 8 (27.59%) Scrum
14 8 (27.59%) Asynchronous Programming
15 6 (20.69%) Multithreading
15 6 (20.69%) SQL
16 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
16 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
16 5 (17.24%) NHibernate
16 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (17.24%) AngularJS

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 (3.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.45%) npm
2 1 (3.45%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.90%) Blockchain
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
2 12 (41.38%) NUnit
3 11 (37.93%) ReSharper
4 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) Bower
5 1 (3.45%) gulp
5 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (3.45%) MSTest
5 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.45%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 22 (75.86%) .NET Developer
3 21 (72.41%) C# Developer
4 18 (62.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (41.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (13.79%) C# WCF Developer
7 4 (13.79%) WCF Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Blockchain Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (6.90%) SSRS Developer
9 1 (3.45%) .NET Architect
9 1 (3.45%) Angular Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Azure Architect
9 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
9 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) ASP.NET
3 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (62.07%) REST
5 17 (58.62%) Web Services
6 15 (51.72%) SOAP
7 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (37.93%) Velocity
9 10 (34.48%) CSS
10 8 (27.59%) HTML
11 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
11 5 (17.24%) NHibernate
12 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
12 4 (13.79%) jQuery
13 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
13 3 (10.34%) WPF
14 2 (6.90%) JSON
14 2 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (6.90%) React
14 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) MVS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) MVC
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) SOLID
3 13 (44.83%) TDD
4 11 (37.93%) Refactoring
5 8 (27.59%) Asynchronous Programming
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Multithreading
7 4 (13.79%) OO
7 4 (13.79%) RAD
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
9 2 (6.90%) Change Control
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (6.90%) MVVM
9 2 (6.90%) OOD
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.45%) ES6
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) VMware