Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 158 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 -66 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 59 37 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.14% 0.76% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.91% 2.85% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 24 92
East of England median daily rate £363 £344 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -19.12% +7.94%
10th Percentile £303 £250 £313
90th Percentile £475 £475 £606
England median daily rate £445 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +11.25% -5.49% +11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75
10th Percentile £42.50 - £40.63
90th Percentile £47.50 - £46.88
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +12.41%

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 1508 1300 1630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.22% 26.67% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 774 1024
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £298 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 71
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%
10th Percentile £25.75 £18.15 £14.75
90th Percentile £70.63 £45.55 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 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
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 23 November 2017. 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 +19 31 £363 +3.57% 12
Cambridgeshire -17 17 £363 +26.09% 6
Bedfordshire - 8 £450 -
Suffolk +11 7 £458 +7.65% 2
Essex -15 3 £600 +83.21% 5
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (93.22%) C#
2 50 (84.75%) .NET
3 42 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (69.49%) SQL Server
5 37 (62.71%) MVC
6 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
6 31 (52.54%) TDD
7 28 (47.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (42.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (38.98%) ASP.NET
9 23 (38.98%) SQL
10 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
10 22 (37.29%) .NET Framework
10 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
11 20 (33.90%) HTML
11 20 (33.90%) CSS
12 19 (32.20%) Web Services
12 19 (32.20%) SDLC
13 17 (28.81%) jQuery
14 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (25.42%) SOLID
16 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (23.73%) REST
17 12 (20.34%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (20.34%) Finance
17 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (20.34%) XML
17 12 (20.34%) SOAP
17 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
18 11 (18.64%) Windows

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 8 (13.56%) IIS
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 2 (3.39%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.69%) CMS
5 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) DNS
2 1 (1.69%) IMAP
2 1 (1.69%) SMTP
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (69.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (47.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
4 10 (16.95%) TeamCity
5 5 (8.47%) JIRA
6 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.08%) FxCop
6 3 (5.08%) Moq
6 3 (5.08%) NUnit
6 3 (5.08%) ReSharper
6 3 (5.08%) StyleCop
7 2 (3.39%) InstallShield
7 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (3.39%) WiX
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (81.36%) Developer
2 28 (47.46%) .NET Developer
3 27 (45.76%) C# Developer
4 19 (32.20%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (32.20%) SQL Developer
5 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Developer
6 15 (25.42%) C# WCF Developer
6 15 (25.42%) WCF Developer
7 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 9 (15.25%) SSIS Developer
9 7 (11.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (10.17%) SSRS Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Development Manager
12 4 (6.78%) Lead Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Senior SQL Server Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Software Development Manager
12 4 (6.78%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (84.75%) .NET
2 25 (42.37%) ASP.NET Web API
3 23 (38.98%) ASP.NET
4 22 (37.29%) .NET Framework
5 20 (33.90%) CSS
5 20 (33.90%) HTML
6 19 (32.20%) Web Services
7 17 (28.81%) jQuery
8 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (23.73%) REST
9 12 (20.34%) SOAP
9 12 (20.34%) XML
10 11 (18.64%) WPF
11 9 (15.25%) NHibernate
12 8 (13.56%) Entity Framework
12 8 (13.56%) RESTful
13 6 (10.17%) HTML5
13 6 (10.17%) LINQ
13 6 (10.17%) Silverlight
13 6 (10.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
2 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.39%) User Experience
2 2 (3.39%) W3C
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) FMCG
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (62.71%) MVC
3 31 (52.54%) TDD
4 19 (32.20%) SDLC
5 15 (25.42%) SOLID
6 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (15.25%) Scrum
7 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.17%) CRM
8 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.17%) Software Delivery
9 5 (8.47%) SOA
9 5 (8.47%) Web Development
9 5 (8.47%) Workflow
10 4 (6.78%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) OO
10 4 (6.78%) Refactoring
10 4 (6.78%) Time Management
10 4 (6.78%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (93.22%) C#
2 23 (38.98%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.78%) XAML
6 3 (5.08%) VB
6 3 (5.08%) VBScript
7 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
1 2 (3.39%) MCP
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Xamarin