The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 22 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 27 29
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.03% 3.73% 2.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.97% 9.90% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Median daily rate £300 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £330 £320
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 134 101 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 50.76% 37.69% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 67
Median daily rate £313 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Leicestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Leicestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Leicester +7 8 £300 - 3
WCF
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) MVC
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) NUnit
7 4 (30.77%) jQuery
7 4 (30.77%) Web Services
7 4 (30.77%) XML
8 3 (23.08%) CMS
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (23.08%) MSTest
8 3 (23.08%) Ajax
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (23.08%) LINQ
8 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
8 3 (23.08%) Node.js
8 3 (23.08%) React
9 2 (15.38%) Asynchronous Programming
9 2 (15.38%) WPF

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 3 (23.08%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) NUnit
2 3 (23.08%) MSTest
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Moq
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
6 3 (23.08%) LINQ
6 3 (23.08%) Node.js
6 3 (23.08%) React
7 2 (15.38%) WPF
8 1 (7.69%) HTML5
8 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (15.38%) Asynchronous Programming
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Logistics
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) MVVM
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) C
5 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
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