Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 October 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)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 157 118
Rank change year-on-year -29 -39 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 46 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.83% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.24% 3.26% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 81
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £275
90th Percentile £500 £431 £425
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.56% +6.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
South West median hourly rate £41.85 - £23.53
10th Percentile £31.76 - £21.96
90th Percentile £48.05 - £25.29
England median hourly rate £42.42 £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.91% +1.76% +13.33%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,650 1,413 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.30% 25.64% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 890 1,202
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £293 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 26
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +18.03% -10.29%
10th Percentile £22.70 £31.25 £18.57
90th Percentile £61.50 £58.75 £52.63
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the South West

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the South West

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the South West

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the South West

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCF in the South West

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Wiltshire -35 12 £385 +16.67% 3
Somerset 0 8 £350 -10.26% 5
Bristol -14 8 £450 +38.46% 10
Gloucestershire +2 5 £350 +7.69% 6
Devon +9 2 - -
Dorset 0 2 £501 +25.13% 7
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 South West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 37 (100.00%) C#
2 31 (83.78%) .NET
3 28 (75.68%) SQL
4 23 (62.16%) MVC
5 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
6 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
6 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (43.24%) .NET Framework
7 14 (37.84%) HTML
8 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
8 13 (35.14%) jQuery
8 13 (35.14%) Entity Framework
9 12 (32.43%) CSS
9 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
10 11 (29.73%) Windows
10 11 (29.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (24.32%) Web Services
11 9 (24.32%) Scrum
12 8 (21.62%) LINQ
12 8 (21.62%) REST
12 8 (21.62%) HTML5
13 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (18.92%) SOAP
13 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
13 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
14 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (16.22%) ADO.NET
14 6 (16.22%) T-SQL

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (16.22%) Umbraco
2 5 (13.51%) Confluence
2 5 (13.51%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Google Play
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) SQLite
4 2 (5.41%) SSDT
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (13.51%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (97.30%) Developer
2 14 (37.84%) .NET Developer
2 14 (37.84%) C# Developer
3 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Umbraco Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) PowerShell Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) iOS Android Developer
7 2 (5.41%) iOS Developer
7 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.41%) React Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Xamarin Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 16 (43.24%) .NET Framework
2 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
3 14 (37.84%) HTML
4 13 (35.14%) Entity Framework
4 13 (35.14%) jQuery
5 12 (32.43%) CSS
6 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (24.32%) Web Services
7 8 (21.62%) HTML5
7 8 (21.62%) LINQ
7 8 (21.62%) REST
8 7 (18.92%) SOAP
9 6 (16.22%) ADO.NET
9 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (16.22%) XML
10 5 (13.51%) JSON
11 4 (10.81%) Dapper ORM
11 4 (10.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) MVC
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Scrum
4 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (13.51%) Server Building
6 4 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (10.81%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) TDD
7 3 (8.11%) Front End Development
7 3 (8.11%) OO
7 3 (8.11%) OOP
7 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.11%) UML
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Web Development
8 2 (5.41%) Android Development
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (75.68%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
5 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Twitter
4 2 (5.41%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) Google
4 2 (5.41%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.70%) Axosoft
5 1 (2.70%) RedGate