The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 57 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.60% 1.83% 2.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.28% 7.11% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 13
Median daily rate £479 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% +29.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 145 197 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 19.31% 25.72% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 119 105
Median daily rate £365 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for WCF.

1 15 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 14 (93.33%) CSS
2 14 (93.33%) HTML
3 13 (86.67%) Visual Studio
3 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (86.67%) CRM
3 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (86.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (86.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (73.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) Moq

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Business Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Visual Studio
1 13 (86.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Moq
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (86.67%) CRM Developer
2 13 (86.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 14 (93.33%) CSS
2 14 (93.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) LINQ
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft