The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 25 April 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 37 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.78% 1.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +256.81% -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 Southampton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 72 80 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 27.80% 28.78% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 73
Median daily rate £363 £349 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -42.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Southampton

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Southampton

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

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) STL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) NuGet
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) SignalR
2 1 (50.00%) STL
2 1 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
1 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Xamarin