Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 53 50
Rank change year-on-year +34 -3 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 72 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.51% 0.81% 2.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.58% 2.30% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 3 14
Kent median daily rate £330 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +19.40% +4.69%
10th Percentile £300 £370 £281
90th Percentile £376 £440 £379
South East median daily rate £375 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -8.54% +9.33% -
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% +23.08%

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 228 174 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.78% 35.44% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 127 219
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £245 £263
90th Percentile £500 £481 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Kent median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +18.38%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -8 10 £328 -12.67% 5
Canterbury - 5 £328 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £363 - 3
West Malling - 1 £450 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 72 (100.00%) C#
2 68 (94.44%) .NET
3 60 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 44 (61.11%) Web Services
5 38 (52.78%) SQL Server
6 32 (44.44%) TDD
6 32 (44.44%) WPF
7 31 (43.06%) MVVM
8 29 (40.28%) ASP.NET
9 27 (37.50%) MVC
10 26 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (36.11%) HL7
11 25 (34.72%) ReSharper
11 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (34.72%) NHS
12 24 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
14 22 (30.56%) Oracle
15 21 (29.17%) Windows
15 21 (29.17%) Unit Testing
16 20 (27.78%) Caliburn.Micro
16 20 (27.78%) SQL
16 20 (27.78%) NUnit
17 16 (22.22%) N-Tier
18 15 (20.83%) Web Development
18 15 (20.83%) .NET Framework
18 15 (20.83%) Scrum
18 15 (20.83%) Refactoring
19 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
20 13 (18.06%) HTML

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 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) PaaS
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) AMQP
1 5 (6.94%) HTTP
1 5 (6.94%) SMTP
1 5 (6.94%) SSL
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) ReSharper
2 20 (27.78%) NUnit
3 13 (18.06%) StyleCop
4 8 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.72%) Moq
5 7 (9.72%) MSBuild
5 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.94%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (4.17%) Legal
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (87.50%) Developer
2 41 (56.94%) C# Developer
3 35 (48.61%) .NET Developer
4 28 (38.89%) WCF Developer
5 26 (36.11%) C# WCF Developer
6 20 (27.78%) C# WPF Developer
6 20 (27.78%) WPF Developer
7 13 (18.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (9.72%) Architect
9 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
10 5 (6.94%) .NET Architect
11 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (5.56%) WinForms Developer
12 3 (4.17%) C# Architect
12 3 (4.17%) Lead Architect
12 3 (4.17%) Software Architect
12 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
13 2 (2.78%) Azure Architect
13 2 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (94.44%) .NET
2 60 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 44 (61.11%) Web Services
4 32 (44.44%) WPF
5 29 (40.28%) ASP.NET
6 26 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (27.78%) Caliburn.Micro
8 15 (20.83%) .NET Framework
9 13 (18.06%) CSS
9 13 (18.06%) HTML
10 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
10 10 (13.89%) HTML5
10 10 (13.89%) REST
11 8 (11.11%) WinForms
12 7 (9.72%) ADO.NET
12 7 (9.72%) LINQ
12 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 6 (8.33%) CSS3
13 6 (8.33%) SOAP
13 6 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.72%) NHS
2 16 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 7 (9.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) TDD
2 31 (43.06%) MVVM
3 27 (37.50%) MVC
4 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (29.17%) Unit Testing
7 15 (20.83%) Refactoring
7 15 (20.83%) Scrum
7 15 (20.83%) Web Development
8 13 (18.06%) Change Control
9 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
10 8 (11.11%) SOA
11 7 (9.72%) Prototyping
12 6 (8.33%) Microservices
12 6 (8.33%) Structured Programming
13 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
14 4 (5.56%) Big Data Analytics
14 4 (5.56%) Data Analytics
14 4 (5.56%) Matrix Management
14 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (27.78%) SQL
3 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.94%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.11%) HL7
2 1 (1.39%) PSD2
2 1 (1.39%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (30.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.39%) Capita