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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 79 87
Rank change year-on-year -24 +8  
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.03% 1.95% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.55% 7.92% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 37
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 620 619 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.14% 24.62% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 374 432
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 26
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +4 7 £338 -23.29% 12
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £275 -19.11% 14
Suffolk +1 5 £325 -25.71% 2
Essex -31 3 £313 -13.79% 5
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 48 (100.00%) C#
2 43 (89.58%) .NET
3 29 (60.42%) MVC
4 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 25 (52.08%) ASP.NET
6 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (43.75%) SQL
7 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (41.67%) .NET Framework
9 15 (31.25%) TDD
10 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (25.00%) Entity Framework
11 12 (25.00%) LINQ
11 12 (25.00%) Scrum
11 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (25.00%) XML
11 12 (25.00%) XSLT
11 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.92%) HTML
13 10 (20.83%) CSS
13 10 (20.83%) WPF
13 10 (20.83%) NHibernate
14 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (18.75%) SOAP
14 9 (18.75%) SOLID
15 8 (16.67%) Finance
15 8 (16.67%) REST
15 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
17 6 (12.50%) 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 6 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) NFC
2 1 (2.08%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.17%) Biml
5 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) SSDT
6 1 (2.08%) GIS
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (10.42%) FxCop
3 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) ReSharper
3 5 (10.42%) StyleCop
4 4 (8.33%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) Moq
4 4 (8.33%) MSTest
4 4 (8.33%) NUnit
5 3 (6.25%) Selenium
6 2 (4.17%) JMeter
6 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Electronics
3 3 (6.25%) Marketing
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (93.75%) Developer
2 33 (68.75%) C# Developer
3 31 (64.58%) .NET Developer
4 22 (45.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (16.67%) WCF Developer
6 7 (14.58%) C# WCF Developer
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Angular Developer
9 4 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (8.33%) UI Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Web UI Developer
10 3 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
10 3 (6.25%) WPF Developer
11 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
11 2 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (89.58%) .NET
2 25 (52.08%) ASP.NET
3 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 12 (25.00%) LINQ
6 12 (25.00%) XML
6 12 (25.00%) XSLT
7 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 10 (20.83%) CSS
8 10 (20.83%) NHibernate
8 10 (20.83%) WPF
9 9 (18.75%) SOAP
10 8 (16.67%) REST
11 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
11 6 (12.50%) XSL
12 5 (10.42%) ADO.NET
12 5 (10.42%) jQuery
12 5 (10.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Contactless
1 4 (8.33%) EMV
2 3 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) MVC
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) TDD
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) SOLID
6 6 (12.50%) BDD
6 6 (12.50%) OO
6 6 (12.50%) OOP
7 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.42%) Code Coverage
7 5 (10.42%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (10.42%) Multithreading
7 5 (10.42%) Refactoring
7 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.33%) DevOps
8 4 (8.33%) Release Management
8 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (43.75%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.50%) VBScript
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Atlassian
2 5 (10.42%) Telerik
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Siemens
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