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 3 months to 30 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.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.72% 1.33% 3.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.78% 3.28% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £338 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 36 61 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 25.90% 40.67% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 63
Median daily rate £300 £313 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 30 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
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 £338 - 1
WCF
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) SOLID
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) React

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) React
3 3 (60.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) SOLID
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Rundeck