Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 19 49
Rank change year-on-year -30 +30 +2
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 64 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.40% 12.62% 2.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.23% 32.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 47 7
Kent median daily rate £414 £330 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.38% -15.92% +14.60%
10th Percentile £370 £326 £363
90th Percentile £464 £380 £400
South East median daily rate £473 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +26.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.50

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 142 200 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 33.10% 39.45% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 146 144
Kent median daily rate £443 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.43% +3.32% +0.37%
10th Percentile £298 £315 £228
90th Percentile £544 £513 £484
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.32 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.71% +5.88% +5.59%

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
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 19 March 2019. 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
West Malling +1 2 £370 -17.78% 3
Tonbridge - 2 £448 - 3
Dartford - 1 £380 - 2
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 Kent region with a requirement for WCF.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) RESTful
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Kanban
5 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) API Design
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS

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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (33.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (33.33%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) RESTful
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Core
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (33.33%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) API Design
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SimCorp