Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 113 127
Rank change year-on-year -38 +14 -31
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 63 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.35% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.76% 5.38% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 58
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.15% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £309
90th Percentile £488 £425 £525
England median daily rate £463 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +12.80% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £50.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.06% +35.00% +69.07%

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 1,343 1,171 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.16% 25.01% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 749 768
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +7.34% +4.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +19.05% -30.46%
10th Percentile £18.20 £16.50 £13.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.00 £43.63
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.61% +5.16% +10.71%

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 April 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 April 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
Solihull -2 12 - - 2
Staffordshire +9 9 £325 +1.96% 12
Birmingham -51 6 £350 -1.06% 7
Coventry -7 4 - - 4
Warwickshire - 3 £448 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 36 (97.30%) C#
2 34 (91.89%) .NET
3 33 (89.19%) SQL Server
4 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
5 22 (59.46%) SQL
6 21 (56.76%) CSS
6 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (54.05%) Visual Studio
7 20 (54.05%) HTML
8 19 (51.35%) XML
9 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (45.95%) SOAP
11 15 (40.54%) MVC
11 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (37.84%) StructureMap
13 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
14 11 (29.73%) jQuery
15 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
15 10 (27.03%) Web Services
16 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
16 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (24.32%) WPF
16 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
16 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (21.62%) Entity Framework
17 8 (21.62%) NServiceBus
17 8 (21.62%) KnockoutJS
18 7 (18.92%) IaaS
18 7 (18.92%) PaaS
18 7 (18.92%) Windows

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 8 (21.62%) NServiceBus
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.70%) Sonic ESB
3 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (18.92%) IaaS
2 7 (18.92%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (89.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Visual Studio
2 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.51%) MSI
3 5 (13.51%) WiX
4 4 (10.81%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.70%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) MSTest
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) .NET Developer
3 12 (32.43%) C# Developer
4 10 (27.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (24.32%) Lead Developer
6 8 (21.62%) Lead .NET Developer
6 8 (21.62%) Lead C# Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (13.51%) UI Developer
8 4 (10.81%) .NET Project Manager
8 4 (10.81%) Development Manager
8 4 (10.81%) Development Project Manager
8 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
8 4 (10.81%) Software Development Manager
8 4 (10.81%) Software Development Project Manager
8 4 (10.81%) Software Project Manager
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Azure Consultant
10 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (91.89%) .NET
2 21 (56.76%) CSS
3 20 (54.05%) HTML
4 19 (51.35%) XML
5 17 (45.95%) SOAP
6 14 (37.84%) StructureMap
7 11 (29.73%) jQuery
8 10 (27.03%) Web Services
9 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
9 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
9 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (24.32%) WPF
10 8 (21.62%) Entity Framework
10 8 (21.62%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (13.51%) Angular 2
11 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
11 5 (13.51%) Dapper ORM
11 5 (13.51%) LINQ
11 5 (13.51%) MFC
11 5 (13.51%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (16.22%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) MVC
3 6 (16.22%) OO
3 6 (16.22%) SDLC
4 5 (13.51%) DevOps
5 4 (10.81%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (10.81%) Data Management
5 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 2 (5.41%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (5.41%) MVVM
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.70%) SOLID
8 1 (2.70%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (97.30%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
5 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) MCSD
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
1 5 (13.51%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle