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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / South West
Rank 99 107 108
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing WCF 39 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.52% 1.14% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.28% 4.65% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 23
Median daily rate £313 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +16.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +272.72% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 738 710 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.67% 24.47% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Bristol +16 20 £475 +26.66% 8
Devon - 7 £220 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Dorset +8 2 - - 2
Wiltshire -8 2 - - 2
Somerset -6 1 - - 4
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 72 (93.51%) .NET
2 55 (71.43%) C#
3 54 (70.13%) ASP.NET
4 49 (63.64%) JavaScript
5 47 (61.04%) MVC
6 46 (59.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 44 (57.14%) SQL Server
8 41 (53.25%) HTML
9 40 (51.95%) CSS
10 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
11 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (33.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (32.47%) Visual Studio
14 22 (28.57%) Web Services
14 22 (28.57%) jQuery
15 21 (27.27%) .NET Framework
15 21 (27.27%) AngularJS
16 18 (23.38%) SQL
17 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (19.48%) REST
18 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
18 14 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (18.18%) TDD
19 13 (16.88%) Dynamics CRM
19 13 (16.88%) WPF
19 13 (16.88%) Scrum
19 13 (16.88%) CRM
19 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
20 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
20 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio Team System

WCF
Top Related 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 10 (12.99%) IIS
2 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.90%) MS Project
2 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
1 5 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (5.19%) Network Security
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.30%) MS Access
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.60%) JIRA
5 2 (2.60%) Subversion
6 1 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.30%) Moq
6 1 (1.30%) MSI
6 1 (1.30%) NUnit
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) WiX
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (85.71%) Developer
2 45 (58.44%) .NET Developer
3 15 (19.48%) C# Developer
4 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 13 (16.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (15.58%) .NET Software Developer
6 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (15.58%) C# Software Developer
6 12 (15.58%) CRM Developer
6 12 (15.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 12 (15.58%) Software Developer
7 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (11.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (11.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Angular Developer
10 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Consultant
10 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (3.90%) HTML Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Security Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (93.51%) .NET
2 54 (70.13%) ASP.NET
3 46 (59.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 41 (53.25%) HTML
5 40 (51.95%) CSS
6 26 (33.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (28.57%) jQuery
7 22 (28.57%) Web Services
8 21 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 21 (27.27%) AngularJS
9 15 (19.48%) REST
10 13 (16.88%) WPF
11 11 (14.29%) SOAP
12 9 (11.69%) Entity Framework
13 8 (10.39%) JSON
13 8 (10.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (10.39%) XML
14 6 (7.79%) AppFabric
14 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (7.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.04%) MVC
2 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.18%) TDD
4 13 (16.88%) CRM
4 13 (16.88%) Scrum
5 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.79%) Data Protection
7 6 (7.79%) Microservices
7 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.79%) Test Planning
8 5 (6.49%) Defect Management
8 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.49%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (5.19%) ETL
9 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.19%) OO
9 4 (5.19%) OOD
9 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 55 (71.43%) C#
2 49 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 18 (23.38%) SQL
4 7 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.60%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.49%) ISEB
3 3 (3.90%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (3.90%) CISM
3 3 (3.90%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Sourcefire
3 2 (2.60%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.60%) Sencha
3 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.30%) Dell
4 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.30%) RedGate
4 1 (1.30%) Telerik
4 1 (1.30%) Twitter