Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 January 2018 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 101 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -24
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.25% 0.16% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.40% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 - £390
10th Percentile £363 - £213
90th Percentile £408 - £445
South East median daily rate £368 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -8.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +17.86%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 479 496 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 39.17% 40.46% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 356 370
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.13% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £37.65 £14.13 £18.35
90th Percentile £42.35 £22.63 £42.88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +18.46%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Oxfordshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Oxfordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Oxford -6 2 £388 - 2
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Capita
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Underscore.js
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Underscore.js
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Capita