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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14  
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.26% 2.94% 4.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.33% 7.37% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 7
Median daily rate £400 £343 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.78% +3.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 120 190 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 39.60% 39.92% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 153 43
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £318 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 +14 5 - - 1
Maidstone +3 5 £375 +3.44% 1
West Malling +5 2 £400 +5.26%
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) Oracle
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 22 (100.00%) WPF
1 22 (100.00%) MVVM
2 20 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (90.91%) Unit Testing
2 20 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 17 (77.27%) MVC
3 17 (77.27%) LINQ
4 15 (68.18%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 15 (68.18%) ReSharper
4 15 (68.18%) WinForms
4 15 (68.18%) NUnit
4 15 (68.18%) Client/Server
4 15 (68.18%) ADO.NET
4 15 (68.18%) SQL
4 15 (68.18%) VB.NET
4 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (68.18%) MSBuild
4 15 (68.18%) Caliburn.Micro
4 15 (68.18%) Moq
4 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (68.18%) Prototyping
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Virtual Team
6 5 (22.73%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (22.73%) Mobile App

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (68.18%) Moq
2 15 (68.18%) MSBuild
2 15 (68.18%) NUnit
2 15 (68.18%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
1 22 (100.00%) WPF Developer
2 15 (68.18%) WinForms Developer
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle Developer
3 13 (59.09%) SQL Developer
4 10 (45.45%) WCF Developer
5 6 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (27.27%) C# Developer
5 6 (27.27%) C# WPF Developer
6 4 (18.18%) C# WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) WPF
2 20 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 17 (77.27%) LINQ
4 15 (68.18%) ADO.NET
4 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (68.18%) Caliburn.Micro
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 15 (68.18%) WinForms
5 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
5 5 (22.73%) RESTful
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Client/Server
2 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 5 (22.73%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) MVVM
2 20 (90.91%) Unit Testing
3 17 (77.27%) MVC
4 15 (68.18%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (68.18%) Prototyping
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (22.73%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (22.73%) Multithreading
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) VB.NET
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Infragistics
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft