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 3 months to 28 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)
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 29 23
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 0.47% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 5.00% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 20 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 17.65% 9.43% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Median daily rate £400 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (100.00%) SAML
1 2 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V

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 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (100.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware