Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 49 49
Rank change year-on-year +24 0 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.72% 0.80% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.58% 3.01% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 10
Kent median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £313
90th Percentile £396 £420 £375
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%

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 Kent with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 190 133 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.78% 26.65% 49.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 82 180
Kent median daily rate £350 £345 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.22% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £263
90th Percentile £438 £559 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.19% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Kent

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Kent

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Kent

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 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
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £375 - 3
Maidstone - 3 £338 -
West Malling - 1 £450 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region with a requirement for WCF.

1 41 (100.00%) C#
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (87.80%) SQL Server
3 32 (78.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (73.17%) MVC
5 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET
6 24 (58.54%) Web Services
7 23 (56.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (53.66%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (48.78%) Oracle
9 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (46.34%) TDD
11 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
12 15 (36.59%) N-Tier
12 15 (36.59%) SQL
12 15 (36.59%) Scrum
12 15 (36.59%) Web Development
12 15 (36.59%) Refactoring
13 13 (31.71%) Change Control
14 12 (29.27%) HTML
14 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
14 12 (29.27%) CSS
15 9 (21.95%) HTML5
16 7 (17.07%) CSS3
16 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
16 7 (17.07%) WPF
16 7 (17.07%) VB.NET
17 6 (14.63%) XML
17 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
17 6 (14.63%) ReSharper

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (12.20%) CMS
1 5 (12.20%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) AMQP
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
1 1 (2.44%) SMTP
1 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (87.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) ReSharper
1 6 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.20%) Moq
2 5 (12.20%) MSBuild
2 5 (12.20%) NUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.32%) Legal
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (90.24%) Developer
2 36 (87.80%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (21.95%) C# Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Sitecore Developer
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (9.76%) CMS Developer
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.76%) WCF Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) WinForms Developer
6 2 (4.88%) WPF Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (2.44%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (78.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET
4 24 (58.54%) Web Services
5 23 (56.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (29.27%) CSS
6 12 (29.27%) HTML
7 9 (21.95%) HTML5
8 7 (17.07%) CSS3
8 7 (17.07%) WPF
9 6 (14.63%) WinForms
9 6 (14.63%) XML
10 5 (12.20%) ADO.NET
10 5 (12.20%) Caliburn.Micro
10 5 (12.20%) LINQ
10 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 5 (12.20%) REST
11 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
12 3 (7.32%) SOAP
13 2 (4.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) N-Tier
2 5 (12.20%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) MVC
2 22 (53.66%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (46.34%) TDD
5 15 (36.59%) Refactoring
5 15 (36.59%) Scrum
5 15 (36.59%) Web Development
6 13 (31.71%) Change Control
7 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
8 6 (14.63%) Structured Programming
9 5 (12.20%) MVVM
9 5 (12.20%) Prototyping
10 3 (7.32%) SOA
10 3 (7.32%) SOLID
11 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.88%) Dimensional Modelling
11 2 (4.88%) ETL
11 2 (4.88%) Matrix Management
11 2 (4.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.07%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) HL7
1 1 (2.44%) PSD2
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Oracle
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Sitecore
4 3 (7.32%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.44%) Capita