Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 26 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 +32 -20
Contract jobs citing WCF 40 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.37% 7.52% 2.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.33% 18.64% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 12
Kent median daily rate £330 £384 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +12.04% +7.03%
10th Percentile £326 £350 £272
90th Percentile £396 £400 £419
South East median daily rate £375 £398 £378
% change year-on-year -5.66% +5.30% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £11.00

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 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 120 220 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.10% 40.37% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 162 236
Kent median daily rate £375 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £324 £238 £261
90th Percentile £526 £438 £613
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Kent median hourly rate - - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%

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 25 May 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
Maidstone +1 10 £328 -12.67% 2
Canterbury - 6 £328 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for WCF.

1 40 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (87.50%) .NET
3 31 (77.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (62.50%) HL7
5 24 (60.00%) WPF
5 24 (60.00%) NHS
5 24 (60.00%) Web Services
5 24 (60.00%) MVVM
6 19 (47.50%) Windows
7 16 (40.00%) ReSharper
8 15 (37.50%) TDD
9 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
10 13 (32.50%) NUnit
10 13 (32.50%) Unit Testing
10 13 (32.50%) Caliburn.Micro
10 13 (32.50%) StyleCop
11 9 (22.50%) REST
11 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
11 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
12 8 (20.00%) HTML
12 8 (20.00%) CSS
12 8 (20.00%) SOA
13 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
13 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (17.50%) HTML5
13 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
15 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
15 5 (12.50%) SQL

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 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) AMQP
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
1 3 (7.50%) SMTP
1 3 (7.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) ReSharper
2 13 (32.50%) NUnit
2 13 (32.50%) StyleCop
3 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.50%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Developer
2 31 (77.50%) C# Developer
3 24 (60.00%) WCF Developer
4 22 (55.00%) C# WCF Developer
5 16 (40.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 16 (40.00%) WPF Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Architect
7 4 (10.00%) .NET Architect
7 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Lead Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Azure Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Software Architect
9 2 (5.00%) .NET Team Leader
9 2 (5.00%) Angular Developer
9 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) C# Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Software Design Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.50%) .NET Software Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (87.50%) .NET
2 31 (77.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (60.00%) Web Services
3 24 (60.00%) WPF
4 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
5 13 (32.50%) Caliburn.Micro
6 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
6 9 (22.50%) REST
7 8 (20.00%) CSS
7 8 (20.00%) HTML
8 7 (17.50%) HTML5
9 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 5 (12.50%) CSS3
10 4 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (7.50%) EDI
11 3 (7.50%) JSON
11 3 (7.50%) RESTful
11 3 (7.50%) SOAP
12 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (60.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) MVVM
2 15 (37.50%) TDD
3 13 (32.50%) Unit Testing
4 8 (20.00%) SOA
5 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.00%) Microservices
8 3 (7.50%) Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) Big Data Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
9 2 (5.00%) MVC
9 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (2.50%) Software Delivery
10 1 (2.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) TypeScript
4 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (62.50%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft