The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 June 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.92% - 2.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% - 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £325 - £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 149 123 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 45.57% 41.98% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 93 94
Median daily rate £425 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +11.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Oxford region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) VB6
5 1 (20.00%) WPF
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (20.00%) MSTest
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) Underscore.js
5 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (20.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB6