Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 133 133
Rank change year-on-year -54 0 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 27 72 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 1.32% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 4.92% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 61
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £275 £269 £313
90th Percentile £441 £469 £438
England median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
South West median hourly rate - £41.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +272.73% -74.42%
England median hourly rate £41.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.05% +8.13% +15.94%

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 1,503 1,463 1,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.26% 26.86% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 917 1,118
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £277 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £533
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 40
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -4.76%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £20.39
90th Percentile £62.25 £54.13 £54.08
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.83% +8.84% -0.68%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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
Bristol -28 10 £325 -7.14% 9
Wiltshire -19 7 £375 +23.97% 3
Somerset +9 4 £350 -1.41% 1
Devon +7 2 - -
Dorset -1 2 £501 +25.13% 4
Gloucestershire -4 2 £350 +6.06% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (100.00%) C#
2 24 (88.89%) .NET
3 21 (77.78%) MVC
4 20 (74.07%) SQL
5 19 (70.37%) ASP.NET
6 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
6 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
7 15 (55.56%) jQuery
8 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (48.15%) CSS
8 13 (48.15%) HTML
9 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (37.04%) XML
10 10 (37.04%) .NET Framework
11 9 (33.33%) TDD
11 9 (33.33%) Scrum
11 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
11 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (29.63%) Finance
12 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
13 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
13 7 (25.93%) JSON
13 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
13 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
13 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (22.22%) React
14 6 (22.22%) REST
14 6 (22.22%) Web Services
14 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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 (14.81%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) Umbraco
3 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) NUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
7 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Angular Developer
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (7.41%) React Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Umbraco Developer
9 1 (3.70%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 19 (70.37%) ASP.NET
3 15 (55.56%) jQuery
4 13 (48.15%) CSS
4 13 (48.15%) HTML
5 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (37.04%) .NET Framework
6 10 (37.04%) XML
7 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
8 7 (25.93%) JSON
8 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (22.22%) React
9 6 (22.22%) REST
9 6 (22.22%) Web Services
10 5 (18.52%) SOAP
11 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET
11 4 (14.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Robotics
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) MVC
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Scrum
3 9 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Web Development
6 4 (14.81%) Server Building
7 3 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 3 (11.11%) SOA
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) UML
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 2 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (74.07%) SQL
3 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 5 (18.52%) TypeScript
4 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Twitter
4 1 (3.70%) Axosoft
4 1 (3.70%) Borland
4 1 (3.70%) RedGate
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore