Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 17 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 109 116
Rank change year-on-year -73 +7 -29
Contract jobs citing WCF 67 187 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.82% 1.90% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.16% 7.33% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 99 85
Midlands median daily rate £340 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £231
90th Percentile £464 £488 £583
England median daily rate £445 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.61% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Midlands median hourly rate - £47.50 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +107.65% -21.12%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +10.34%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2118 2551 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.92% 25.90% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1558 1196
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £270 £263 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 21 38
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £24.00 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.52% -18.21% -12.53%
10th Percentile £20.62 £8.75 £11.53
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.50 £45.38
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the Midlands

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the Midlands

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the Midlands

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands -28 41 £340 -7.80% 12
West Midlands -58 26 £350 -2.10% 8
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 63 (94.03%) .NET
2 58 (86.57%) C#
3 34 (50.75%) MVC
4 32 (47.76%) SQL Server
5 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.78%) SQL
7 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
8 27 (40.30%) HTML
9 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET
9 26 (38.81%) WPF
10 24 (35.82%) .NET Framework
11 21 (31.34%) TDD
11 21 (31.34%) Oracle
12 20 (29.85%) Web Services
13 19 (28.36%) CSS
14 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (22.39%) XML
15 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
16 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (16.42%) Dependency Injection
17 11 (16.42%) CRM
18 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
18 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
18 10 (14.93%) Entity Framework
19 9 (13.43%) Node.js
19 9 (13.43%) jQuery
19 9 (13.43%) Ajax
20 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 10g
20 8 (11.94%) OO
20 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 11g

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (7.46%) CMS
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) ThingWorx
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) SaaS
2 3 (4.48%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (47.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.49%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) NUnit
2 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.46%) MSTest
3 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.48%) Artifactory
5 3 (4.48%) GoCD
5 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.99%) NuGet
6 2 (2.99%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.99%) Subversion
6 2 (2.99%) YouTrack
7 1 (1.49%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.46%) Automotive
1 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.97%) Advertising
3 3 (4.48%) Back Office
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (64.18%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.93%) C# Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Designer
4 9 (13.43%) Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) WCF Developer
8 4 (5.97%) WPF Developer
9 3 (4.48%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (94.03%) .NET
2 27 (40.30%) HTML
3 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET
3 26 (38.81%) WPF
4 24 (35.82%) .NET Framework
5 20 (29.85%) Web Services
6 19 (28.36%) CSS
7 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (22.39%) XML
9 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (14.93%) Entity Framework
11 9 (13.43%) Ajax
11 9 (13.43%) jQuery
11 9 (13.43%) Node.js
12 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (11.94%) RESTful
13 6 (8.96%) HTML5
13 6 (8.96%) REST
13 6 (8.96%) SOAP
14 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) User Experience
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.99%) DataPower
3 2 (2.99%) SCADA
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Unix
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) MVC
2 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) TDD
4 11 (16.42%) CRM
4 11 (16.42%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
6 8 (11.94%) OO
7 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.45%) Data Management
8 6 (8.96%) MVVM
8 6 (8.96%) SOA
8 6 (8.96%) Web Application Development
9 5 (7.46%) BDD
9 5 (7.46%) ETL
9 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (86.57%) C#
2 30 (44.78%) SQL
3 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.46%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.48%) C
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.99%) COBOL
8 2 (2.99%) Korn
8 2 (2.99%) VBA
9 1 (1.49%) C++
9 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.49%) VC++
9 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Oracle
2 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe
3 2 (2.99%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.99%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.49%) Remedy
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.49%) Tableau