The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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)
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 19 23 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 0.85% 0.87% 6.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.69% 5.88% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -20.00%  
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 Solihull with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13 17 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 11.02% 14.78% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 5
Median daily rate £325 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.13% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £299 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £442 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Solihull

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

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 Solihull region with a requirement for WCF.

1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 12 (92.31%) MVC
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) XML
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) KnockoutJS
3 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
3 11 (84.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (84.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (84.62%) Broadband
3 11 (84.62%) StructureMap
3 11 (84.62%) NServiceBus
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) SOAP
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
3 11 (84.62%) jQuery
4 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.69%) MVVM
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull 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 11 (84.62%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (84.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (76.92%) Software Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) KnockoutJS
2 12 (92.31%) XML
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) jQuery
3 11 (84.62%) SOAP
3 11 (84.62%) StructureMap
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) Breeze.js
4 1 (7.69%) Durandal
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) MVC
2 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
3 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft