Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 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 West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 115 104
Rank change year-on-year -39 -11 +51
Contract jobs citing WCF 48 91 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.85% 1.60% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.31% 5.89% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 76 87
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.50% -4.24% +12.46%
10th Percentile £301 £225 £305
90th Percentile £486 £435 £450
England median daily rate £445 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +11.25% -5.88% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
South West median hourly rate - £23.53 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.32% -23.18%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +14.48%

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 1448 1546 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.71% 27.24% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1123 1269
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £537 £525 £500
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 93
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.64 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.25 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 25 November 2017.

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
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 25 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
Wiltshire +1 22 £390 +20.00% 1
Bristol -28 12 £325 -13.33% 5
Dorset +11 8 £400 +100.00% 3
Somerset -1 5 £395 +31.67% 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 43 (89.58%) .NET
2 42 (87.50%) C#
2 42 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 35 (72.92%) ASP.NET
4 30 (62.50%) MVC
5 28 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 26 (54.17%) SQL
7 24 (50.00%) HTML
8 23 (47.92%) CSS
9 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (43.75%) .NET Framework
11 19 (39.58%) Entity Framework
12 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
14 16 (33.33%) AngularJS
14 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (29.17%) HTML5
15 14 (29.17%) TDD
16 12 (25.00%) jQuery
17 11 (22.92%) User Experience
17 11 (22.92%) KnockoutJS
18 10 (20.83%) Front End Development
18 10 (20.83%) Scrum
19 9 (18.75%) Finance
19 9 (18.75%) React
19 9 (18.75%) REST
19 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
20 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
21 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
21 7 (14.58%) Jenkins

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 4 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
3 5 (10.42%) Selenium
4 3 (6.25%) JUnit
4 3 (6.25%) Mockito
4 3 (6.25%) Moq
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) MSTest
5 2 (4.17%) NUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.08%) Grunt
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) French Language
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (87.50%) Developer
2 29 (60.42%) .NET Developer
3 14 (29.17%) Full Stack Developer
4 11 (22.92%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Sitecore Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.17%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Web UI Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (89.58%) .NET
2 35 (72.92%) ASP.NET
3 24 (50.00%) HTML
4 23 (47.92%) CSS
5 21 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 19 (39.58%) Entity Framework
7 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (29.17%) HTML5
10 12 (25.00%) jQuery
11 11 (22.92%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (18.75%) React
12 9 (18.75%) REST
13 6 (12.50%) RESTful
13 6 (12.50%) Web Services
13 6 (12.50%) WinForms
14 5 (10.42%) Durandal
14 5 (10.42%) WPF
15 3 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) MVC
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.17%) TDD
4 10 (20.83%) Front End Development
4 10 (20.83%) Scrum
5 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Data Extraction
6 6 (12.50%) MVVM
6 6 (12.50%) System Testing
6 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.25%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (6.25%) ETL
8 3 (6.25%) SOA
8 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.25%) Web Development
9 2 (4.17%) Change Control
9 2 (4.17%) RAD
9 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) C#
1 42 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 26 (54.17%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.25%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) RedGate
2 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.17%) Twitter
3 1 (2.08%) Sencha
3 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire