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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 34 40
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6  
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.05% 1.26% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.63% 4.08% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Kent median daily rate £350 £413 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +29.41%  
South East median daily rate £395 £393 £350
% change year-on-year +0.63% +12.14%  
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%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 76 98 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 32.76% 30.91% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 216 348
Kent median daily rate £345 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
10th Percentile £275 £213 £305
90th Percentile £438 £775 £423
South East median daily rate £403 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +0.62% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Kent median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +12 9 £350 -15.15% 1
Maidstone - 3 - -
West Malling - 2 £400 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 43 (100.00%) C#
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (88.37%) SQL Server
3 37 (86.05%) Oracle
4 33 (76.74%) WPF
5 30 (69.77%) ASP.NET
6 29 (67.44%) MVVM
7 27 (62.79%) Unit Testing
7 27 (62.79%) MVC
8 26 (60.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (46.51%) Web Services
10 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (41.86%) LINQ
11 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
12 16 (37.21%) SQL
12 16 (37.21%) VB.NET
13 15 (34.88%) ADO.NET
13 15 (34.88%) Client/Server
13 15 (34.88%) NUnit
13 15 (34.88%) WinForms
13 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 15 (34.88%) ReSharper
13 15 (34.88%) Moq
13 15 (34.88%) MSBuild
13 15 (34.88%) Caliburn.Micro
13 15 (34.88%) Prototyping
14 11 (25.58%) Infragistics

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 (11.63%) CMS
1 5 (11.63%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (88.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 26 (60.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (34.88%) Moq
2 15 (34.88%) MSBuild
2 15 (34.88%) NUnit
2 15 (34.88%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (97.67%) Developer
2 41 (95.35%) .NET Developer
3 33 (76.74%) WPF Developer
4 15 (34.88%) WinForms Developer
5 14 (32.56%) WCF Developer
6 13 (30.23%) Oracle Developer
6 13 (30.23%) SQL Developer
7 11 (25.58%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (25.58%) C# Developer
7 11 (25.58%) C# WPF Developer
8 8 (18.60%) C# WCF Developer
9 5 (11.63%) Sitecore Developer
10 4 (9.30%) CMS Developer
11 1 (2.33%) Architect
11 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
11 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
11 1 (2.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) WPF
3 30 (69.77%) ASP.NET
4 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (46.51%) Web Services
5 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (41.86%) LINQ
7 15 (34.88%) ADO.NET
7 15 (34.88%) Caliburn.Micro
7 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 15 (34.88%) WinForms
8 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
8 11 (25.58%) RESTful
9 6 (13.95%) CSS
9 6 (13.95%) HTML
10 5 (11.63%) CSS3
10 5 (11.63%) HTML5
11 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.33%) REST
11 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Client/Server
2 11 (25.58%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (25.58%) Mobile App
2 11 (25.58%) Virtual Team
3 4 (9.30%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) MVVM
2 27 (62.79%) MVC
2 27 (62.79%) Unit Testing
3 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.88%) Prototyping
6 11 (25.58%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (25.58%) Multithreaded Programming
6 11 (25.58%) Multithreading
7 8 (18.60%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) Change Control
8 4 (9.30%) Refactoring
8 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 4 (9.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) VB.NET
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) Oracle
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) Infragistics
4 5 (11.63%) Sitecore