Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 146 146
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 -60
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.41% 1.09% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.45% 3.74% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 65 23
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +26.09% -32.35%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £250
90th Percentile £463 £475 £435
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £47.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.88% +1.18% +2.41%

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 1,381 1,469 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.11% 29.00% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 876 764
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £311 £294 £260
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 42
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +19.05% -2.00%
10th Percentile £22.00 £26.13 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.29 £73.38 £44.43
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Cambridgeshire +13 8 £413 +13.79% 7
Suffolk -6 6 £363 -20.77% 2
Hertfordshire -28 6 £395 +8.97% 10
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 20 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (60.00%) MVC
4 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (50.00%) REST
6 10 (50.00%) CSS
6 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (45.00%) Web Services
8 8 (40.00%) HTML
9 7 (35.00%) SQL
9 7 (35.00%) SOAP
9 7 (35.00%) Scrum
10 6 (30.00%) SOLID
10 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
10 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (25.00%) Windows
11 5 (25.00%) OO
11 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (25.00%) Asynchronous Programming
11 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (20.00%) NHibernate
12 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 4 (20.00%) jQuery
12 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
12 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (20.00%) RAD

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) npm
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.00%) Blockchain
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) NUnit
2 3 (15.00%) ReSharper
3 2 (10.00%) Bower
3 2 (10.00%) gulp
3 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (10.00%) PhantomJS
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (60.00%) .NET Developer
4 9 (45.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (35.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Blockchain Architect
6 2 (10.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (10.00%) WPF Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Azure Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (50.00%) CSS
4 10 (50.00%) REST
5 9 (45.00%) Web Services
6 8 (40.00%) HTML
7 7 (35.00%) SOAP
8 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (20.00%) jQuery
9 4 (20.00%) NHibernate
10 3 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (15.00%) React
10 3 (15.00%) Velocity
10 3 (15.00%) WinForms
10 3 (15.00%) WPF
11 2 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) MVC
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) SOLID
5 5 (25.00%) Asynchronous Programming
5 5 (25.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) RAD
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Change Control
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) DevOps
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) MVVM
8 2 (10.00%) OOD
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (10.00%) ES6
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft