Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 113 125
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12 -28
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 1.41% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £403 £335 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.15% +1.06% +2.79%
10th Percentile £388 £301 £276
90th Percentile £419 £403 £498
Scotland median daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £46.13 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £46.13 -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 734 569 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 24.84% 26.71% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 335 353
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £265 £264 £269
90th Percentile £538 £488 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £49.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.56% +98.50% -37.50%
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% +1.58%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) JSON
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Complex Event Processing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

WCF
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Redis
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Redmine
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (100.00%) JSON
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) LESS
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) SignalR
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) WSDL
2 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Complex Event Processing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) MCSD
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle