Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 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)
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 76 80
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.38% 0.23% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 1.09% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Essex median daily rate £600 £328 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.21% -18.13% +6.67%
East of England median daily rate £363 £328 £425
% change year-on-year +10.69% -22.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 349 183 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 44.12% 20.82% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 117 194
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £316 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £525 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 28
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +8.23%
10th Percentile £26.44 £31.00 £31.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.89 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Essex

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Essex

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Essex region over the 6 months to 24 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
Basildon - 1 - -
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin.iOS
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SignalR
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Scrum Master
1 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Android Developer
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum Master
1 1 (33.33%) Software Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) SignalR
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin.iOS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) BPEL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Push Notifications
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) SOLID
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin