Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 26 50
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24 -2
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 42 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.74% 7.75% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.43% 20.39% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 4
Kent median daily rate £390 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +12.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £358 £288 £263
90th Percentile £465 £381 £420
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £411
% change year-on-year +6.67% -8.81% +5.45%
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 171 206 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.64% 38.01% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 147 97
Kent median daily rate £421 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.36% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £249
90th Percentile £488 £525 £495
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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
West Malling -4 4 £385 -14.44% 2
Tonbridge - 2 £448 -
Maidstone +13 1 £375 +11.11% 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
Dartford - 1 £380 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 7 (63.64%) RESTful
4 7 (63.64%) Entity Framework
5 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
7 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (36.36%) Web Development
7 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (36.36%) Kanban
7 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
8 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (27.27%) .NET Core
8 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 3 (27.27%) API Design
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 2 (18.18%) Code First Entity Framework
9 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) MSTest
4 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (90.91%) .NET Developer
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (27.27%) WCF Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (9.09%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (63.64%) Entity Framework
4 7 (63.64%) RESTful
5 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (27.27%) .NET Core
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (18.18%) Code First Entity Framework
8 2 (18.18%) CSS
8 2 (18.18%) jQuery
8 2 (18.18%) REST
9 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
9 1 (9.09%) Fluent NHibernate
9 1 (9.09%) HTML
9 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (9.09%) XML
9 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (36.36%) Web Development
4 3 (27.27%) API Design
4 3 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) OOP
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle