Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 155 111
Rank change year-on-year -36 -44 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 43 43 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.77% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 2.95% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 74
South West median daily rate £413 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.36% +12.93% -6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £225
90th Percentile £523 £488 £436
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
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 £47.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.30% +1.18% +2.41%

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 1,807 1,459 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.93% 25.99% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,217 923 1,106
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £476 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 27
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +19.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21.35 £35.00 £18.64
90th Percentile £66.13 £58.25 £49.10
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -26 14 £385 -5.58% 2
Bristol -25 11 £450 +38.46% 7
Somerset -1 8 £350 -11.39% 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £425 - 8
Devon - 2 - - 1
Dorset -7 1 £501 +25.13% 8
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 42 (97.67%) C#
2 38 (88.37%) .NET
3 31 (72.09%) SQL
4 23 (53.49%) MVC
5 20 (46.51%) .NET Framework
5 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
6 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET
6 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
8 16 (37.21%) HTML
9 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
10 14 (32.56%) CSS
10 14 (32.56%) jQuery
10 14 (32.56%) Entity Framework
11 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (27.91%) SOAP
11 12 (27.91%) Windows
12 11 (25.58%) REST
12 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (23.26%) HTML5
13 10 (23.26%) Web Services
14 9 (20.93%) Scrum
14 9 (20.93%) LINQ
15 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
15 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
16 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
16 7 (16.28%) IIS

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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 7 (16.28%) IIS
2 5 (11.63%) Confluence
2 5 (11.63%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.65%) SAS
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.65%) Google Play
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (6.98%) SSDT
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (95.35%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) .NET Developer
3 14 (32.56%) C# Developer
4 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Umbraco Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) PowerShell Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Android Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) iOS Developer
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (88.37%) .NET
2 20 (46.51%) .NET Framework
3 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET
4 16 (37.21%) HTML
5 14 (32.56%) CSS
5 14 (32.56%) Entity Framework
5 14 (32.56%) jQuery
6 12 (27.91%) SOAP
7 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (25.58%) REST
8 10 (23.26%) HTML5
8 10 (23.26%) Web Services
9 9 (20.93%) LINQ
10 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (16.28%) JSON
11 7 (16.28%) WPF
12 6 (13.95%) ADO.NET
12 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (13.95%) XML
13 4 (9.30%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) MVC
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 7 (16.28%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.95%) TDD
6 5 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (11.63%) Server Building
7 4 (9.30%) API Design
7 4 (9.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (9.30%) Front End Development
7 4 (9.30%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (6.98%) B2C
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.98%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (6.98%) Microservices
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (97.67%) C#
2 31 (72.09%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.95%) VB.NET
6 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
7 4 (9.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Atlassian
2 5 (11.63%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Twitter
4 2 (4.65%) Apple
4 2 (4.65%) Google
4 2 (4.65%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.33%) RedGate
5 1 (2.33%) SAP