Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 +20
Contract jobs citing WCF 17 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.87% 0.84% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.17% 4.12% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Southampton median daily rate £388 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Southampton median hourly rate - - £41.25
Hampshire median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50

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 Southampton with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 99 97 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 22.55% 20.38% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 64 112
Southampton median daily rate £388 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% +20.00% -1.41%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £290
90th Percentile £538 £546 £524
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 10
Southampton median hourly rate £45.20 £27.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.10% -31.56% +58.81%
10th Percentile £42.00 £14.59 £28.95
90th Percentile £55.00 £40.66 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +20.00%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 21 January 2018, 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 17 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) .NET
3 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
3 13 (76.47%) OOD
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (58.82%) Multithreading
5 10 (58.82%) Network Security
5 10 (58.82%) OWASP
5 10 (58.82%) WiX
5 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
5 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
5 10 (58.82%) XML
5 10 (58.82%) Windows
5 10 (58.82%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (52.94%) C++
7 8 (47.06%) CTI
8 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
9 5 (29.41%) WPF
10 3 (17.65%) SOAP
10 3 (17.65%) OO
10 3 (17.65%) Degree
10 3 (17.65%) JSON
10 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
10 3 (17.65%) REST
10 3 (17.65%) MVVM
10 3 (17.65%) Moq
10 3 (17.65%) WinForms
10 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (17.65%) Test Automation

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (58.82%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Network Security
1 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) CTI
3 2 (11.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
1 10 (58.82%) WiX
2 3 (17.65%) Moq
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) C# Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) WCF Developer
6 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) WPF
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 3 (17.65%) JSON
4 3 (17.65%) REST
4 3 (17.65%) SOAP
4 3 (17.65%) WinForms
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
5 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) RESTful
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) Java EE
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) Node.js
6 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) OOD
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Multithreading
3 10 (58.82%) OWASP
4 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 3 (17.65%) MVVM
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 1 (5.88%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft