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 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 30 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.70% 3.57% 2.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.65% 9.71% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Median daily rate £276 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £329 £450
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 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 137 103 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 46.60% 36.79% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 57 40
Median daily rate £320 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.66% +7.14%  
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 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

WCF
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

WCF
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

WCF
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 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
Leicester -5 4 £276 -21.21% 2
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
WCF
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) HTML5
6 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
7 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (14.29%) MVVM
7 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) AngularJS

WCF
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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (14.29%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
6 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft