Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 90 90
Rank change year-on-year +19 0 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.96% 0.29% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.18% 1.23% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 1 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -2.91%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £313
90th Percentile £394 £350 £631
East of England median daily rate £363 £349 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% -17.94% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 379 325 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.99% 23.23% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 194 205
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £508
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £34.81 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.91% +66.29% -49.55%
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 Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Hertfordshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Hertfordshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Hertfordshire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Hertfordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Watford - 8 £363 -
Stevenage - 7 £363 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 4 £350 - 7
St Albans - 4 £325 -
Hertford - 1 £325 -
WCF
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (87.10%) C#
3 26 (83.87%) SQL Server
4 25 (80.65%) MVC
5 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
7 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
7 18 (58.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (54.84%) HTML
8 17 (54.84%) CSS
8 17 (54.84%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (51.61%) .NET Framework
10 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
11 13 (41.94%) TDD
11 13 (41.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (41.94%) SDLC
11 13 (41.94%) SOLID
12 12 (38.71%) Finance
13 11 (35.48%) SQL
13 11 (35.48%) jQuery
14 10 (32.26%) XML
15 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
15 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (22.58%) WPF
16 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
16 7 (22.58%) Entity Framework
16 7 (22.58%) IIS

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (22.58%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) IMAP
2 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (83.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
3 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) JIRA
5 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (9.68%) FxCop
5 3 (9.68%) Moq
5 3 (9.68%) ReSharper
5 3 (9.68%) StyleCop
6 2 (6.45%) InstallShield
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (6.45%) WiX
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Interactive Media
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Developer
2 17 (54.84%) .NET Developer
3 14 (45.16%) C# Developer
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Developer
5 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 11 (35.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Developer
7 9 (29.03%) C# WCF Developer
7 9 (29.03%) SSIS Developer
7 9 (29.03%) WCF Developer
8 7 (22.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (19.35%) SSRS Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Lead .NET Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Lead Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior SQL Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) ASP.NET Web API
2 17 (54.84%) CSS
2 17 (54.84%) HTML
3 16 (51.61%) .NET Framework
4 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
5 11 (35.48%) jQuery
6 10 (32.26%) XML
7 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (22.58%) Entity Framework
7 7 (22.58%) Web Services
7 7 (22.58%) WPF
8 6 (19.35%) XSL
9 5 (16.13%) HTML5
9 5 (16.13%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (16.13%) LINQ
10 4 (12.90%) CSS3
10 4 (12.90%) REST
10 4 (12.90%) RESTful
11 3 (9.68%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) W3C
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) MVC
2 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) SDLC
3 13 (41.94%) SOLID
3 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
8 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 3 (9.68%) Code Coverage
8 3 (9.68%) CRM
8 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (9.68%) Multithreading
8 3 (9.68%) OOP
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Web Application Development
9 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 11 (35.48%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.68%) VBScript
6 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Atlassian
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) VMware