Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 198 206
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -87
Contract jobs citing WCF 179 178 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.07% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.92% 3.99% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 117 127
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £335 £325 £275
90th Percentile £475 £513 £493
England median daily rate £445 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.61% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 9
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +10.34%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4566 4462 5119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.53% 26.85% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2821 2713 3305
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 127 118
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.25 £14.99
90th Percentile £50.08 £55.20 £51.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Surrey -12 46 £425 -10.99% 13
Kent +20 37 £350 +12.00% 7
Hampshire -37 35 £388 +1.64% 6
Thames Valley -8 34 £381 -8.96% 13
East Sussex +20 24 £340 -28.42% 6
Berkshire +6 19 £400 -13.51% 8
Buckinghamshire -27 12 £363 -3.33% 3
Oxfordshire +6 3 £375 - 2
West Sussex -9 3 £369 - 6
WCF
England

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 South East region with a requirement for WCF.

1 172 (96.09%) C#
2 170 (94.97%) .NET
3 131 (73.18%) SQL Server
4 117 (65.36%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (56.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 99 (55.31%) MVC
7 93 (51.96%) ASP.NET
8 92 (51.40%) Microsoft
9 75 (41.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 73 (40.78%) TDD
11 70 (39.11%) Web Services
12 61 (34.08%) JavaScript
12 61 (34.08%) SQL
13 60 (33.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (30.17%) Scrum
15 53 (29.61%) HTML
15 53 (29.61%) Oracle
16 52 (29.05%) CSS
17 49 (27.37%) Web Development
18 48 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (25.14%) Visual Studio
19 45 (25.14%) XML
20 44 (24.58%) .NET Framework
21 39 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
22 35 (19.55%) REST
23 32 (17.88%) N-Tier
23 32 (17.88%) SOLID
24 31 (17.32%) Change Control
24 31 (17.32%) Refactoring
25 27 (15.08%) Windows

WCF
Co-occurring 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 10 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
1 10 (5.59%) NServiceBus
2 9 (5.03%) CMS
3 5 (2.79%) IIS
3 5 (2.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.12%) Apache
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.79%) Firebase
2 5 (2.79%) Serverless
3 4 (2.23%) IaaS
3 4 (2.23%) PaaS
3 4 (2.23%) SaaS
4 3 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) Network Security
1 10 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.47%) CTI
3 5 (2.79%) Internet
3 5 (2.79%) SMTP
4 3 (1.68%) DNS
4 3 (1.68%) IMAP
5 2 (1.12%) AMQP
5 2 (1.12%) HTTP
5 2 (1.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (73.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (6.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.23%) GIS
7 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.12%) DocumentDB
9 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.56%) MS Access
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.56%) Power BI
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (33.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (25.14%) Visual Studio
3 24 (13.41%) Moq
4 21 (11.73%) NUnit
5 15 (8.38%) SpecFlow
6 11 (6.15%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.59%) WiX
8 8 (4.47%) MSBuild
9 7 (3.91%) ReSharper
10 6 (3.35%) JSUnit
11 5 (2.79%) PostCSS
11 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (2.23%) MSTest
12 4 (2.23%) Selenium
12 4 (2.23%) webpack
13 3 (1.68%) JIRA
14 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.56%) Fiddler
14 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.56%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Legal
3 5 (2.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (87.15%) Developer
2 114 (63.69%) .NET Developer
3 61 (34.08%) C# Developer
4 45 (25.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (17.32%) SQL Developer
6 26 (14.53%) SQL Server Developer
7 25 (13.97%) Agile .NET Developer
7 25 (13.97%) Agile Developer
7 25 (13.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 18 (10.06%) Agile C# Developer
9 16 (8.94%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (7.82%) Azure Developer
10 14 (7.82%) WCF Developer
11 11 (6.15%) C# WCF Developer
12 10 (5.59%) Software Developer
13 9 (5.03%) SSRS Developer
14 7 (3.91%) Architect
14 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET Developer
14 7 (3.91%) BizTalk Developer
14 7 (3.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (94.97%) .NET
2 102 (56.98%) ASP.NET Web API
3 93 (51.96%) ASP.NET
4 75 (41.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 70 (39.11%) Web Services
6 53 (29.61%) HTML
7 52 (29.05%) CSS
8 45 (25.14%) XML
9 44 (24.58%) .NET Framework
10 35 (19.55%) REST
11 25 (13.97%) AngularJS
12 24 (13.41%) SOAP
13 23 (12.85%) Entity Framework
13 23 (12.85%) HTML5
14 19 (10.61%) WPF
15 17 (9.50%) LINQ
16 16 (8.94%) CSS3
17 15 (8.38%) RESTful
18 14 (7.82%) JSON
19 10 (5.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.88%) N-Tier
2 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.91%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.23%) User Experience
7 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.68%) W3C
8 2 (1.12%) Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) Fintech
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.08%) Windows
2 9 (5.03%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (65.36%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (55.31%) MVC
3 73 (40.78%) TDD
4 54 (30.17%) Scrum
5 49 (27.37%) Web Development
6 48 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (17.88%) SOLID
8 31 (17.32%) Change Control
8 31 (17.32%) Refactoring
9 23 (12.85%) OOD
10 21 (11.73%) OO
11 18 (10.06%) CRM
12 16 (8.94%) API Development
12 16 (8.94%) Unit Testing
13 15 (8.38%) BDD
13 15 (8.38%) Domain-Driven Design
14 14 (7.82%) OWASP
14 14 (7.82%) SDLC
15 11 (6.15%) Multithreading
16 10 (5.59%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 172 (96.09%) C#
2 61 (34.08%) JavaScript
2 61 (34.08%) SQL
3 27 (15.08%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.15%) TypeScript
5 10 (5.59%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.03%) C++
7 7 (3.91%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.79%) XPath
9 4 (2.23%) ES6
9 4 (2.23%) F#
9 4 (2.23%) Java
10 3 (1.68%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VBA
12 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (3.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (3.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.23%) Degree
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) HL7
1 1 (0.56%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 92 (51.40%) Microsoft
2 53 (29.61%) Oracle
3 10 (5.59%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.35%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.79%) Apple
5 5 (2.79%) Google
6 4 (2.23%) Capita
6 4 (2.23%) ESRI
7 3 (1.68%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) SAP