Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 18 November 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 34 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.09% 0.39% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 1.72% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £331 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £297
90th Percentile £366 £325 £353
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £358
% change year-on-year +28.57% -2.10% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 108 58 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.11% 22.66% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 73
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -3.89%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £265
90th Percentile £463 £430 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Staffordshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Staffordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 3 £338 +12.50% 5
Lichfield - 2 - -
WCF
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 7 (77.78%) WPF
4 6 (66.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (66.67%) AccuRev
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (66.67%) JIRA
4 6 (66.67%) WinForms
4 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 6 (66.67%) VB.NET
5 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (55.56%) Degree
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) Web Application Development
6 3 (33.33%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) QA
7 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) Ajax
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (11.11%) IaaS
8 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
8 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (11.11%) Windows
8 1 (11.11%) HTML

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) AccuRev
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# Software Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) WPF
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) WinForms
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Ajax
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (22.22%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA