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 29 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 54 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.36% 0.58% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.73% 2.72% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Median daily rate £338 £440 £619
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.29% -28.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £332 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £548 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.44%  
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 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 169 147 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.79% 21.40% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 85 116
Median daily rate £360 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
Royston +3 1 £375 -
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 16 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
3 12 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 9 (56.25%) CSS
4 9 (56.25%) HTML
4 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) XML
5 8 (50.00%) XSLT
5 8 (50.00%) LINQ
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (43.75%) TDD
6 7 (43.75%) SOLID
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) REST
7 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 6 (37.50%) NHibernate
7 6 (37.50%) OOP
7 6 (37.50%) OO
7 6 (37.50%) XSL
7 6 (37.50%) VBScript
7 6 (37.50%) SOAP
7 6 (37.50%) IIS
8 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft

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 6 (37.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (31.25%) FxCop
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) ReSharper
1 5 (31.25%) StyleCop
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Moq
2 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) .NET Developer
3 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (43.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (18.75%) C# WCF Developer
7 3 (18.75%) WCF Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
3 12 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 9 (56.25%) CSS
4 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
4 9 (56.25%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (50.00%) LINQ
5 8 (50.00%) XML
5 8 (50.00%) XSLT
6 6 (37.50%) NHibernate
6 6 (37.50%) REST
6 6 (37.50%) SOAP
6 6 (37.50%) XSL
7 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET
7 5 (31.25%) AutoMapper
7 5 (31.25%) Dapper ORM
8 4 (25.00%) WF
9 3 (18.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Contactless
1 4 (25.00%) EMV
2 2 (12.50%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) SOLID
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 6 (37.50%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) OOP
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Code Coverage
5 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (31.25%) Refactoring
6 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) UML
9 1 (6.25%) Change Control
9 1 (6.25%) Migration
9 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 1 (6.25%) SDLC
9 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Telerik
Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
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