Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 73 91
Rank change year-on-year -25 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 1.71% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% 6.98% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 47 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83% -20.00%
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £288
% change year-on-year +10.34% +26.09% -36.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 427 387 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.67% 24.48% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 210 205
Hertfordshire median daily rate £436 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £261 £280 £265
90th Percentile £569 £575 £545
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £40.75 - £41.13
10th Percentile £16.50 - £29.91
90th Percentile £52.50 - £44.34
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% +21.53% -4.00%

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 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 9 December 2018. 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
Hemel Hempstead -2 6 £420 +24.44%
Watford -3 1 £350 -3.45% 2
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Asynchronous Programming
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) NUnit
4 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) ReSharper
4 4 (57.14%) Refactoring
4 4 (57.14%) Velocity
4 4 (57.14%) SOLID
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Retail
7 1 (14.29%) RequireJS
7 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) HTML
7 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (14.29%) CSS

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) REST
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Velocity
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (14.29%) RequireJS
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Asynchronous Programming
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
3 4 (57.14%) Refactoring
3 4 (57.14%) SOLID
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft