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 3 months to 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 108 94
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs citing WCF 49 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 1.07% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.78% 4.04% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 30
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £322 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 723 792 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.41% 26.44% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 547 553
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 38
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.63 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.97% -0.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.75 £55.00
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Wiltshire +16 26 £303 -19.33% 2
Bristol +1 11 £350 +3.70% 4
Gloucestershire +16 7 £330 +1.53% 1
Somerset -9 2 £355 -11.25% 5
Devon -5 1 - - 1
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 80 (91.95%) .NET
2 67 (77.01%) C#
3 48 (55.17%) JavaScript
4 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
5 43 (49.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 41 (47.13%) ASP.NET
6 41 (47.13%) MVC
7 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
8 33 (37.93%) CSS
8 33 (37.93%) SQL
8 33 (37.93%) HTML
9 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (32.18%) .NET Framework
11 27 (31.03%) Visual Studio
12 26 (29.89%) WPF
13 24 (27.59%) AngularJS
14 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (19.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (19.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (18.39%) Dynamics CRM
16 16 (18.39%) CRM
17 14 (16.09%) Web Services
18 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (14.94%) REST
18 13 (14.94%) TDD
18 13 (14.94%) Finance
19 12 (13.79%) Scrum
19 12 (13.79%) Entity Framework
19 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) IIS
3 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) AMQP
1 1 (1.15%) Internet
1 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 17 (19.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.15%) MSI
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Subversion
6 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.15%) WiX
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Advertising
3 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (89.66%) Developer
2 39 (44.83%) .NET Developer
3 29 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 16 (18.39%) CRM Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 14 (16.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Developer
7 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 10 (11.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (11.49%) Software Developer
9 8 (9.20%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (9.20%) Desktop Support
10 7 (8.05%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Angular Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Architect
11 4 (4.60%) C# WCF Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (4.60%) WCF Developer
12 3 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (91.95%) .NET
2 43 (49.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 41 (47.13%) ASP.NET
4 33 (37.93%) CSS
4 33 (37.93%) HTML
5 28 (32.18%) .NET Framework
6 26 (29.89%) WPF
7 24 (27.59%) AngularJS
8 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (16.09%) Web Services
10 13 (14.94%) REST
11 12 (13.79%) Entity Framework
12 10 (11.49%) jQuery
12 10 (11.49%) SOAP
13 8 (9.20%) React
14 7 (8.05%) HTML5
15 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (6.90%) JSON
15 6 (6.90%) XML
16 5 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) User Experience
2 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.30%) Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) DataPower
4 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) MVC
2 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.39%) CRM
4 13 (14.94%) TDD
5 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (13.79%) Scrum
6 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.90%) Microservices
8 5 (5.75%) MVVM
8 5 (5.75%) OO
8 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.60%) OOP
9 4 (4.60%) SOA
9 4 (4.60%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.45%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.45%) DevOps
10 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (3.45%) UML
10 3 (3.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 67 (77.01%) C#
2 48 (55.17%) JavaScript
3 33 (37.93%) SQL
4 11 (12.64%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.75%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) Java
8 1 (1.15%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) Degree
2 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) MCPD
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Sencha
3 3 (3.45%) Twitter
4 2 (2.30%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.30%) RedGate
5 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.15%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.15%) Software AG
5 1 (1.15%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.15%) Telerik
5 1 (1.15%) Unisys
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