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 27 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)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 193 155
Rank change year-on-year +17 -38  
Contract jobs citing WCF 79 77 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 0.86% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.73% 3.20% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 80
Median daily rate £388 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
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 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 2118 2405 2369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.31% 26.74% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1539 1502
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £55.00 £50.00
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 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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
Kent +16 22 £350 -15.15% 7
Hampshire +8 18 £325 -13.33% 13
Surrey -3 14 £400 -16.66% 13
Berkshire +25 11 £475 +48.43% 3
East Sussex +8 6 £375 -11.76% 2
Oxfordshire -1 5 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire -19 2 £425 +25.92% 5
Middlesex +9 1 - -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for WCF.

1 163 (95.88%) .NET
2 143 (84.12%) C#
3 112 (65.88%) SQL Server
4 82 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (47.65%) ASP.NET
6 78 (45.88%) .NET Framework
7 76 (44.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 74 (43.53%) JavaScript
8 74 (43.53%) MVC
9 73 (42.94%) Microsoft
10 67 (39.41%) Web Services
11 61 (35.88%) SQL
12 59 (34.71%) HTML
12 59 (34.71%) CSS
13 58 (34.12%) WPF
14 57 (33.53%) Oracle
15 56 (32.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 46 (27.06%) Unit Testing
17 43 (25.29%) Visual Studio
18 41 (24.12%) ASP.NET MVC
19 38 (22.35%) TDD
20 36 (21.18%) LINQ
20 36 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (20.00%) Entity Framework
22 30 (17.65%) AngularJS
22 30 (17.65%) MVVM
23 28 (16.47%) REST
23 28 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
24 27 (15.88%) XML
24 27 (15.88%) T-SQL

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 15 (8.82%) NServiceBus
1 15 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.47%) IIS
3 10 (5.88%) CMS
4 7 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (13.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.06%) PaaS
3 11 (6.47%) IaaS
3 11 (6.47%) SaaS
4 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) DNS
2 3 (1.76%) LAN
2 3 (1.76%) SMTP
3 2 (1.18%) IMAP
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (65.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.71%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (3.53%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.76%) GIS
10 3 (1.76%) MySQL
10 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.59%) Event Store
12 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 56 (32.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (25.29%) Visual Studio
3 21 (12.35%) Moq
4 18 (10.59%) NUnit
4 18 (10.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (8.82%) MSBuild
5 15 (8.82%) ReSharper
6 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
6 14 (8.24%) JSUnit
7 7 (4.12%) MSTest
7 7 (4.12%) Selenium
7 7 (4.12%) SpecFlow
8 6 (3.53%) GoCD
8 6 (3.53%) JIRA
8 6 (3.53%) NuGet
8 6 (3.53%) webpack
9 5 (2.94%) PostCSS
10 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.76%) Subversion
General
1 13 (7.65%) Finance
2 4 (2.35%) Electronics
2 4 (2.35%) Publishing
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 165 (97.06%) Developer
2 123 (72.35%) .NET Developer
3 66 (38.82%) C# Developer
4 56 (32.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 50 (29.41%) WPF Developer
6 35 (20.59%) WCF Developer
7 28 (16.47%) C# WPF Developer
8 26 (15.29%) C# WCF Developer
9 23 (13.53%) SQL Developer
10 21 (12.35%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (10.00%) Software Developer
12 16 (9.41%) CRM Developer
13 15 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (8.82%) WinForms Developer
14 14 (8.24%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 13 (7.65%) Oracle Developer
16 12 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
18 9 (5.29%) Azure Developer
19 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (95.88%) .NET
2 81 (47.65%) ASP.NET
3 78 (45.88%) .NET Framework
4 76 (44.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 67 (39.41%) Web Services
6 59 (34.71%) CSS
6 59 (34.71%) HTML
7 58 (34.12%) WPF
8 41 (24.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (21.18%) LINQ
10 34 (20.00%) Entity Framework
11 30 (17.65%) AngularJS
12 28 (16.47%) REST
13 27 (15.88%) XML
14 23 (13.53%) HTML5
15 19 (11.18%) RESTful
16 17 (10.00%) WinForms
17 16 (9.41%) ADO.NET
18 15 (8.82%) Ajax
18 15 (8.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.59%) Client/Server
2 15 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 14 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (6.47%) Virtual Team
5 9 (5.29%) User Experience
6 7 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.53%) W3C
8 5 (2.94%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.76%) Replication
10 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.59%) ASTM
11 1 (0.59%) Clustering
11 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.12%) Windows
2 3 (1.76%) Linux
2 3 (1.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (43.53%) MVC
3 46 (27.06%) Unit Testing
4 38 (22.35%) TDD
5 30 (17.65%) MVVM
6 28 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (14.12%) CRM
8 21 (12.35%) Scrum
9 17 (10.00%) Prototyping
9 17 (10.00%) SOA
10 16 (9.41%) Dependency Injection
11 15 (8.82%) Domain-Driven Design
12 13 (7.65%) SDLC
12 13 (7.65%) SOLID
13 12 (7.06%) Multithreading
13 12 (7.06%) Web Development
14 11 (6.47%) Multithreaded Programming
14 11 (6.47%) Release Management
15 10 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
16 8 (4.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 143 (84.12%) C#
2 74 (43.53%) JavaScript
3 61 (35.88%) SQL
4 27 (15.88%) T-SQL
5 18 (10.59%) VB.NET
6 14 (8.24%) TypeScript
7 13 (7.65%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.88%) VB
9 8 (4.71%) C++
10 6 (3.53%) ES6
10 6 (3.53%) F#
11 3 (1.76%) C
11 3 (1.76%) ECMAScript
11 3 (1.76%) Java
12 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.18%) Python
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) Ruby
13 1 (0.59%) VB6
13 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (12.94%) SC Cleared
1 22 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.29%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.53%) Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) HL7
1 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 57 (33.53%) Oracle
3 11 (6.47%) Infragistics
4 7 (4.12%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.76%) Telerik
6 2 (1.18%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.18%) SAP
6 2 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.59%) ESRI
7 1 (0.59%) LabWare
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Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
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Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago