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 3 months to 25 April 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 55 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9  
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.20% 0.53% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 1.74% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 17
Median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +256.81% -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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 256 172 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 43.76% 30.34% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 133 132
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +309.09% -24.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -1 5 £325 - 2
Abingdon - 1 £450 -
Witney - 1 £275 - 1
WCF
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) WPF
7 1 (12.50%) jQuery
7 1 (12.50%) LINQ
7 1 (12.50%) Telerik
7 1 (12.50%) VB6
7 1 (12.50%) Subversion
7 1 (12.50%) Ajax
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) VB
7 1 (12.50%) IIS

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 (12.50%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) MSTest
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (62.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (37.50%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (12.50%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) Ajax
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) DHTML
6 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) API Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (12.50%) MVVM
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) LabWare
1 1 (12.50%) Telerik