Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 18 December 2018 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.62% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 2.53% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Somerset median daily rate £350 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -11.50%
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.85 - £23.53

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 188 158 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 37.98% 31.79% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 110 91
Somerset median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £247 £238
90th Percentile £572 £475 £463
South West median daily rate £425 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +9.32% +3.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Somerset median hourly rate - £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.25% -6.43%
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Somerset

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Somerset

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Yeovil - 5 £350 -
Taunton 0 2 £340 -
Bath -5 1 £400 - 1
WCF
South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for WCF.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Umbraco
3 3 (37.50%) LINQ
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (25.00%) Android Development
4 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) Secure Coding
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Google
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 5 (62.50%) Umbraco
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Google Play
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (62.50%) Umbraco Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Android Developer
4 2 (25.00%) iOS Android Developer
4 2 (25.00%) iOS Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
1 3 (37.50%) LINQ
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Android Development
2 2 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (25.00%) OWASP
2 2 (25.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) B2C
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (25.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (12.50%) SAP