Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 39 17
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.15% 2.12% 7.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.45% 7.30% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 28
Suffolk median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £408 £381 £325
90th Percentile £493 £495 £479
East of England median daily rate £363 £349 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% -17.94% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 94 137 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 28.92% 29.09% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 119
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £302 £294 £290
90th Percentile £500 £535 £530
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £8.50
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Ipswich - 3 £500 - 2
Bury St Edmunds +7 2 £415 -13.54% 1
WCF
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) XAML
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Silverlight
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 3 (42.86%) Workflow
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) MVVM
5 3 (42.86%) WPF
6 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (28.57%) REST
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (28.57%) CRM
6 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (28.57%) Data Protection

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 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Silverlight Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
5 1 (14.29%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Silverlight
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) WPF
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Ajax
6 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) JSON
6 1 (14.29%) LINQ
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) MVVM
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) XAML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCSD
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft