Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 111 102
Rank change year-on-year -47 -9 -19
Contract jobs citing WCF 26 111 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 1.79% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 7.03% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 56 49
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% -4.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £303 £180
90th Percentile £483 £475 £600
England median daily rate £445 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.61% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £22.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +10.34%

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 1158 1580 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.17% 25.43% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 970 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £514 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 18 November 2017.

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 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
Coventry +7 12 £340 -12.26% 1
Kingswinford - 5 £460 -
Warwickshire 0 4 £388 -
Birmingham -36 3 £425 +18.88% 1
Staffordshire +2 1 £300 -7.69% 5
WCF
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 25 (96.15%) .NET
2 19 (73.08%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
4 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (57.69%) SQL
6 14 (53.85%) MVC
7 12 (46.15%) HTML
8 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (38.46%) CSS
8 10 (38.46%) Web Services
9 9 (34.62%) CRM
9 9 (34.62%) WPF
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
10 8 (30.77%) Oracle
11 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (26.92%) SaaS
12 6 (23.08%) REST
12 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
12 6 (23.08%) Degree
12 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (23.08%) Data Management
12 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
12 6 (23.08%) SOAP
12 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (19.23%) ETL
13 5 (19.23%) jQuery
13 5 (19.23%) RESTful
13 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (19.23%) User Experience

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 4 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (7.69%) ThingWorx
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) SaaS
2 3 (11.54%) GitHub
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Artifactory
2 3 (11.54%) GoCD
3 2 (7.69%) NuGet
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) AccuRev
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Advertising
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 3 (11.54%) Local Government
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Designer
3 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Architect
5 5 (19.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Angular Developer
7 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (11.54%) CRM Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (7.69%) UX Designer
9 1 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
9 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.85%) DevOps Consultant
9 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) HTML
3 10 (38.46%) CSS
3 10 (38.46%) Web Services
4 9 (34.62%) WPF
5 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (23.08%) REST
7 6 (23.08%) SOAP
8 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (19.23%) HTML5
8 5 (19.23%) jQuery
8 5 (19.23%) RESTful
9 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (15.38%) Entity Framework
9 4 (15.38%) Node.js
9 4 (15.38%) XML
10 3 (11.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) User Experience
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
3 2 (7.69%) DataPower
3 2 (7.69%) SCADA
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) MVC
3 9 (34.62%) CRM
4 6 (23.08%) Data Management
5 5 (19.23%) ETL
5 5 (19.23%) Web Application Development
6 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) SOA
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Web Development
7 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) OOP
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Ruby
6 3 (11.54%) PHP
7 2 (7.69%) COBOL
7 2 (7.69%) Korn
7 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.69%) VBA
8 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Adobe