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 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17  
Contract jobs citing WCF 13 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.06% 0.47% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.61% 2.63% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Median daily rate £348 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -5.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £350 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £390
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 114 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.93% 17.67% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 75 122
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £20.94
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Hertfordshire

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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 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
Watford - 2 £295 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 - - 3
WCF
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (95.45%) C#
3 18 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 15 (68.18%) HTML
4 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
5 14 (63.64%) CSS
6 13 (59.09%) MVC
7 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
7 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
7 12 (54.55%) jQuery
8 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
9 10 (45.45%) XML
10 9 (40.91%) SQL
10 9 (40.91%) Web Services
10 9 (40.91%) Entity Framework
10 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
11 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (27.27%) XSL
13 6 (27.27%) LINQ
13 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (22.73%) RESTful
14 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
14 5 (22.73%) IIS
15 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (18.18%) Ajax
15 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
15 4 (18.18%) VB.NET

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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 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) IMAP
2 2 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.09%) FxCop
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) Moq
4 2 (9.09%) ReSharper
4 2 (9.09%) StyleCop
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.09%) Interactive Media
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 7 (31.82%) C# Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
5 4 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (18.18%) CRM Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Lead .NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Lead Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Team Leader
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Database Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (4.55%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 15 (68.18%) HTML
4 14 (63.64%) CSS
5 12 (54.55%) jQuery
6 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (45.45%) XML
8 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
8 9 (40.91%) Entity Framework
8 9 (40.91%) Web Services
9 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (27.27%) LINQ
10 6 (27.27%) XSL
11 5 (22.73%) RESTful
12 4 (18.18%) Ajax
12 4 (18.18%) CAML
12 4 (18.18%) JSON
12 4 (18.18%) LINQ to SQL
12 4 (18.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) SCADA
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) W3C
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) SOLID
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Code Coverage
6 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.09%) OOP
6 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C#
2 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.09%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle