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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 48 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.12% 0.85% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.00% 3.42% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £330 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +3.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £343 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 70 117 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 21.21% 24.74% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 68 89
Median daily rate £350 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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
Cirencester - 3 £330 - 1
Gloucester - 2 £388 -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -
WCF
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (50.00%) jQuery
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (40.00%) LINQ
6 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (40.00%) HTML5
6 4 (40.00%) CSS
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework

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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) AMQP
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) LINQ
3 4 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (30.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) AutoMapper
5 2 (20.00%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (20.00%) React
5 2 (20.00%) StructureMap
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) OOP
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) MVVM
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) MCPD
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) RedGate
3 1 (10.00%) Telerik