The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - - 78
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - - 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 256 322 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 28.80% 21.25% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 184 158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £290 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Edinburgh

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Edinburgh

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) DevExpress
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow Management
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Report Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) DevExpress