The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / South East
Rank 151 186 114
Rank change year-on-year +35 -72  
Contract jobs citing WCF 91 82 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 0.89% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.39% 3.77% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 59 107
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £583 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.57%  
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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2074 2177 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.41% 23.67% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1457 1341
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 54
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the South East

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the South East

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the South East

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +27 20 £400 +3.22% 13
Kent +13 20 £400 +16.78% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 14 £479 +14.26% 3
Surrey +13 13 £381 -10.29% 6
Berkshire +16 10 £403 -15.26% 5
West Sussex - 7 £350 - 7
East Sussex -1 4 - - 2
Oxfordshire -14 2 £400 +18.51% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for WCF.

1 140 (96.55%) .NET
2 121 (83.45%) C#
3 100 (68.97%) SQL Server
4 72 (49.66%) Microsoft
5 71 (48.97%) ASP.NET
5 71 (48.97%) SQL
6 69 (47.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (43.45%) MVC
8 62 (42.76%) JavaScript
9 59 (40.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 56 (38.62%) .NET Framework
11 50 (34.48%) HTML
12 49 (33.79%) CSS
13 43 (29.66%) Visual Studio
14 42 (28.97%) Web Services
14 42 (28.97%) XML
15 40 (27.59%) LINQ
16 39 (26.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 35 (24.14%) WPF
17 35 (24.14%) Oracle
18 30 (20.69%) Unit Testing
18 30 (20.69%) Windows
19 28 (19.31%) VB.NET
19 28 (19.31%) TDD
19 28 (19.31%) SC Cleared
19 28 (19.31%) Security Cleared
19 28 (19.31%) SQL Server 2008
19 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET MVC
20 27 (18.62%) IIS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 27 (18.62%) IIS
2 12 (8.28%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (5.52%) NServiceBus
5 6 (4.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.38%) CMS
6 2 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.69%) CICS
7 1 (0.69%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.69%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (14.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (26.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.03%) PaaS
3 11 (7.59%) IaaS
4 7 (4.83%) Boomi
4 7 (4.83%) SaaS
5 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.69%) Asana
6 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) LAN
2 2 (1.38%) DNS
2 2 (1.38%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 28 (19.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.52%) MS Access
5 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (4.83%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.14%) MySQL
7 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.76%) GIS
10 2 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.69%) Event Store
11 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (47.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (29.66%) Visual Studio
3 20 (13.79%) Moq
3 20 (13.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (11.72%) NUnit
5 15 (10.34%) Git (software)
6 14 (9.66%) MSBuild
6 14 (9.66%) ReSharper
7 12 (8.28%) MSTest
8 8 (5.52%) JIRA
8 8 (5.52%) JSUnit
9 7 (4.83%) SpecFlow
10 6 (4.14%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.14%) GoCD
10 6 (4.14%) NuGet
10 6 (4.14%) Selenium
11 5 (3.45%) webpack
12 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.38%) MSI
13 2 (1.38%) WiX
General
1 8 (5.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.76%) Electronics
2 4 (2.76%) Publishing
3 2 (1.38%) Marketing
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (91.72%) Developer
2 86 (59.31%) .NET Developer
3 46 (31.72%) C# Developer
4 35 (24.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (22.07%) WPF Developer
6 26 (17.93%) WCF Developer
7 21 (14.48%) SQL Developer
8 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Developer
9 18 (12.41%) C# WPF Developer
10 16 (11.03%) C# WCF Developer
11 15 (10.34%) CRM Developer
11 15 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 15 (10.34%) Software Developer
12 14 (9.66%) WinForms Developer
13 13 (8.97%) Azure Developer
13 13 (8.97%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (5.52%) Access Developer
16 7 (4.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (96.55%) .NET
2 71 (48.97%) ASP.NET
3 59 (40.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 56 (38.62%) .NET Framework
5 50 (34.48%) HTML
6 49 (33.79%) CSS
7 42 (28.97%) Web Services
7 42 (28.97%) XML
8 40 (27.59%) LINQ
9 35 (24.14%) WPF
10 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (15.86%) Entity Framework
12 22 (15.17%) jQuery
12 22 (15.17%) REST
13 20 (13.79%) Ajax
14 19 (13.10%) AngularJS
14 19 (13.10%) LINQ to SQL
15 16 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 15 (10.34%) ADO.NET
17 14 (9.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Client/Server
2 14 (9.66%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.14%) Replication
4 4 (2.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.76%) User Experience
4 4 (2.76%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) ASTM
6 1 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Windows
2 6 (4.14%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.38%) Android
6 1 (0.69%) MVS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
1 63 (43.45%) MVC
2 30 (20.69%) Unit Testing
3 28 (19.31%) TDD
4 22 (15.17%) CRM
5 21 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (14.48%) MVVM
6 19 (13.10%) OWASP
7 17 (11.72%) Prototyping
7 17 (11.72%) SOA
8 16 (11.03%) Scrum
9 14 (9.66%) OOP
10 13 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (8.28%) DevOps
11 12 (8.28%) Secure Coding
11 12 (8.28%) SOLID
12 11 (7.59%) Software Engineering
13 10 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
14 8 (5.52%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (5.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (83.45%) C#
2 71 (48.97%) SQL
3 62 (42.76%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.31%) VB.NET
5 25 (17.24%) T-SQL
6 12 (8.28%) C++
7 11 (7.59%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.52%) VB
8 8 (5.52%) VBA
9 7 (4.83%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.14%) Java
11 5 (3.45%) ES6
12 4 (2.76%) F#
13 3 (2.07%) C
14 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.38%) Python
15 1 (0.69%) COBOL
15 1 (0.69%) JCL
15 1 (0.69%) Ruby
15 1 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (19.31%) SC Cleared
1 28 (19.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) DV Cleared
3 9 (6.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Docker
1 1 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.14%) Oracle
3 7 (4.83%) Dell
3 7 (4.83%) Telerik
4 4 (2.76%) Infragistics
5 2 (1.38%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.38%) SAP
5 2 (1.38%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.38%) Xamarin
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