Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 November 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 159 101
Rank change year-on-year +3 -58 +9
Contract jobs citing WCF 50 26 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.55% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.20% 2.24% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 57
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.10% -4.67%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £303
90th Percentile £588 £483 £475
England median daily rate £500 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -
England median hourly rate £44.42 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.18% +6.25%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,561 1,162 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.61% 24.42% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 769 981
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
Coventry -17 13 £500 +47.06%
Birmingham +12 12 £450 +5.88% 12
Wolverhampton - 10 £475 - 1
Staffordshire 0 9 £331 +10.42% 8
Walsall - 2 £290 - 1
Warwickshire +11 1 - - 1
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 47 (94.00%) C#
2 43 (86.00%) .NET
3 29 (58.00%) JavaScript
4 28 (56.00%) SQL
5 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
5 24 (48.00%) CRM
6 23 (46.00%) MVC
7 22 (44.00%) Workflow
7 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
7 22 (44.00%) ASP.NET
7 22 (44.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 22 (44.00%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (34.00%) .NET Framework
10 16 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (28.00%) Marketing
12 14 (28.00%) Data Migration
12 14 (28.00%) Migration
12 14 (28.00%) Creative Thinking
13 13 (26.00%) OO
14 12 (24.00%) OOP
14 12 (24.00%) XML
14 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
15 11 (22.00%) WPF
15 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
15 11 (22.00%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (18.00%) Back Office
16 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (22.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (4.00%) SAP MII
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (44.00%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) PaaS
4 2 (4.00%) Azure Functions
4 2 (4.00%) Office 365
4 2 (4.00%) SaaS
4 2 (4.00%) Serverless
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.00%) AccuRev
3 6 (12.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) Moq
4 2 (4.00%) NUnit
4 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
General
1 14 (28.00%) Marketing
2 9 (18.00%) Back Office
3 8 (16.00%) Local Government
4 6 (12.00%) Finance
5 3 (6.00%) Electronics
5 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (84.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (16.00%) CRM Developer
5 7 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Software Developer
6 6 (12.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (12.00%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Azure Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) WPF Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (86.00%) .NET
2 22 (44.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (34.00%) .NET Framework
5 12 (24.00%) XML
6 11 (22.00%) WPF
7 8 (16.00%) LINQ
8 7 (14.00%) jQuery
8 7 (14.00%) SOAP
9 6 (12.00%) WinForms
10 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (10.00%) HTML
10 5 (10.00%) Web Services
11 4 (8.00%) OAuth
12 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
13 2 (4.00%) Ajax
13 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
13 2 (4.00%) REST
13 2 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) CRM
2 23 (46.00%) MVC
3 22 (44.00%) Workflow
4 14 (28.00%) Creative Thinking
4 14 (28.00%) Data Migration
4 14 (28.00%) Migration
5 13 (26.00%) OO
6 12 (24.00%) OOP
6 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
7 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.00%) Build Automation
10 5 (10.00%) Change Management
10 5 (10.00%) ERP
10 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 5 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (94.00%) C#
2 29 (58.00%) JavaScript
3 28 (56.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Mercator