Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 169 182
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -43
Contract jobs citing WCF 13 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 1.26% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 11
Scotland median daily rate £360 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £294 £285
90th Percentile £444 £367 £488
UK median daily rate £435 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £46.13 -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +12.41%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1326 1194 1256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.80% 27.51% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 719 673
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% -3.86%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Scotland

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Glasgow -2 8 £333 - 2
Edinburgh -14 4 £403 +20.15%
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (69.23%) MVC
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) HTML
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
5 7 (53.85%) CSS
6 6 (46.15%) Web Services
6 6 (46.15%) XML
6 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
7 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
7 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
7 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
7 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (38.46%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
7 5 (38.46%) JSON
8 4 (30.77%) NUnit
8 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (30.77%) XSLT
8 4 (30.77%) SOAP
8 4 (30.77%) Windows
8 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing

WCF
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) PaaS
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) IaaS
4 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Redis
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) NUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) PhantomJS
3 2 (15.38%) Redmine
3 2 (15.38%) ReSharper
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) XML
6 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
6 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
6 5 (38.46%) JSON
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (30.77%) SOAP
7 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (30.77%) XSLT
8 3 (23.08%) .NET Core
8 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 3 (23.08%) REST
8 3 (23.08%) SignalR
9 2 (15.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Algorithms
2 2 (15.38%) Blog
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Complex Event Processing
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) B2B
5 2 (15.38%) B2C
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
4 2 (15.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) MCSD
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Avaya
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle