The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 63 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.21% 0.68% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.38% 3.02% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 16
Median daily rate £475 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +9.09%  
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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 130 199 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.53% 22.69% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 133 127
Median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.48% -  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Reading

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

1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) C#
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) CRM
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) ERP
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) Web Development
8 3 (20.00%) PaaS
8 3 (20.00%) IaaS
9 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (13.33%) MSF
9 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 2 (13.33%) C
9 2 (13.33%) SQL
9 2 (13.33%) Management Information System

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) IaaS
2 3 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 13 (86.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Azure Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Developer
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) WCF Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) ERP
2 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Contact Management
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) MSF
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Physics
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft