Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 6 months to 21 November 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - +21 +29
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.13% - 6.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.54% - 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 18
Luton median daily rate £450 - £588
10th Percentile £425 - £526
90th Percentile £480 - £625
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 - £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 82 68 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 25.00% 23.53% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 47
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -19.05% +27.27%
10th Percentile £329 £322 £318
90th Percentile £575 £529 £613
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £389
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.32% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Luton median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -8.86% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Luton

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Luton region with a requirement for WCF.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SOAP
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 6 (85.71%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) REST
1 7 (100.00%) SOAP
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 6 (85.71%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#