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 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)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 30 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.95% 1.24% 5.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.94% 3.80% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Median daily rate £355 £400 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +28.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £400 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £470 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
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 Somerset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 68 79 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 32.38% 32.78% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 172 264
Median daily rate £375 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £244 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £414 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 78
Median hourly rate £52.50 £38.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -29.54%  
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Taunton - 2 £355 -
WCF
South West

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 Somerset region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Bath
Nigel Frank International
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