Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 70 78
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 +13
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.75% 1.77% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.01% 6.43% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £360 £303 £312
90th Percentile £420 £433 £535
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £394
% change year-on-year +23.08% -17.46% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £55.00 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year +27.17% - -

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 366 342 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.09% 27.51% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 241 161
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £290
90th Percentile £559 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +54.64% -30.71%
10th Percentile £12.28 £19.25 £8.63
90th Percentile £56.25 £38.75 £41.25
East of England median hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% -2.31%

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 25 June 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 -4 10 £400 - 2
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 10 (90.91%) Web Services
3 9 (81.82%) SOAP
3 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) TDD
3 9 (81.82%) NUnit
3 9 (81.82%) ReSharper
3 9 (81.82%) Refactoring
3 9 (81.82%) Velocity
3 9 (81.82%) REST
3 9 (81.82%) SOLID
4 4 (36.36%) Asynchronous Programming
4 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (9.09%) API Development
7 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) RequireJS
7 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server

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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 9 (81.82%) NUnit
2 9 (81.82%) ReSharper
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (90.91%) C# .NET Developer
2 10 (90.91%) C# Developer
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (54.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (36.36%) C# WCF Developer
4 4 (36.36%) WCF Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (90.91%) Web Services
3 9 (81.82%) REST
3 9 (81.82%) SOAP
3 9 (81.82%) Velocity
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (9.09%) RequireJS
5 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Refactoring
2 9 (81.82%) SOLID
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Asynchronous Programming
3 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) API Development
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft