The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 125 114
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.87% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 13
Median daily rate £320 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 519 575 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.61% 22.18% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 335 357
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Scotland

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Scotland

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Fife - 2 £320 -
Glasgow -8 1 - - 3
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WCF.

1 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) Visual Studio
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 8 (57.14%) Web Services
5 8 (57.14%) WPF
6 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
6 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (35.71%) SQL
8 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
9 4 (28.57%) HTML
9 4 (28.57%) CSS
9 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (21.43%) CSS3
10 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (21.43%) Kendo UI
10 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (21.43%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) WPF
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (21.43%) CSS3
6 3 (21.43%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) Kendo UI
7 2 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) DevExpress