The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 27 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.59% 0.31% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 1.47% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 Swindon with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 90 68 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 26.39% 21.05% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 43
Median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Swindon

WCF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region with a requirement for WCF.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) IIS
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (75.00%) AppFabric
2 6 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (62.50%) Threat Modelling
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Sourcefire
3 5 (62.50%) Snort
3 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (37.50%) CREST Certified
5 3 (37.50%) CISM

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 6 (75.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) AppFabric
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Ext JS
4 2 (25.00%) Node.js
4 2 (25.00%) React
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) Threat Modelling
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) MVVM
5 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Web Design
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Sourcefire
3 2 (25.00%) Sencha