The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 24 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)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 82 81
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.18% 1.93% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 4.74% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 22
Median daily rate £375 £340 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +5.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £323 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £364 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 431 612 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 39.83% 40.75% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 457 310
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £13.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -63.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Leeds

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for WCF.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 1 (14.29%) YouTrack
7 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
7 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (14.29%) DevExpress
7 1 (14.29%) Use Case
7 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
7 1 (14.29%) Subversion
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (28.57%) C# WCF Developer
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SSAS Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SSRS Developer
4 2 (28.57%) WCF Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL Developer
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) DevExpress
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft