The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 28 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)
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - 52
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.90% - 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.53% - 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 85 106 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.60% 23.50% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 108
Median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Gloucestershire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Gloucestershire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheltenham - 1 - -
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) AutoMapper
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (33.33%) StructureMap
6 1 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (33.33%) AutoMapper
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (33.33%) StructureMap
6 1 (16.67%) HTML5
6 1 (16.67%) LINQ
6 1 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (16.67%) WPF
6 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft