The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 23 June 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)
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 27 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.33% 4.20% 3.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.76% 15.07% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
Median daily rate £420 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +16.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 41 73 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 34.17% 27.86% 34.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 63
Median daily rate £400 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Suffolk

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Suffolk

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Bury St Edmunds +2 2 - -
Ipswich +8 1 - - 3
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for WCF.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Telerik
5 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) QA
5 4 (44.44%) Release Management
5 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 4 (44.44%) Kendo UI
5 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 4 (44.44%) DevOps
5 4 (44.44%) Angular 2
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (33.33%) WPF
6 3 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 2 (22.22%) Web Services
7 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 2 (22.22%) C++
7 2 (22.22%) ISEB
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) IBM
7 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) GoogleTest
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) MSTest
2 2 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Angular Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Web Developer
3 4 (44.44%) UI Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Web Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Web UI Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Angular 2
2 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 4 (44.44%) Kendo UI
2 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
3 3 (33.33%) WPF
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) WinForms
5 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 4 (44.44%) Release Management
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Data Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Telerik
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) IBM