Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 33 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.20% 1.12% 2.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 3.70% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Staffordshire median daily rate £331 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £288
90th Percentile £366 £336 £347
West Midlands median daily rate £344 £350 £353
% change year-on-year -1.79% -0.71% -21.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 96 81 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 38.40% 30.34% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 84
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.72% +2.96%
10th Percentile £318 £275 £263
90th Percentile £464 £438 £434
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -7.14%

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 22 January 2019. 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 +4 2 £338 +12.50% 3
Lichfield - 2 - -
WCF
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) WinForms
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 6 (75.00%) AccuRev
2 6 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (75.00%) WPF
3 5 (62.50%) Web Application Development
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (25.00%) XML

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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) AccuRev
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Software Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (25.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) WinForms
2 6 (75.00%) WPF
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA