Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 156 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23 -33
Contract jobs citing WCF 53 23 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.52% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.40% 2.12% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 47
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.26% -6.19% +11.50%
10th Percentile £350 £273 £313
90th Percentile £569 £524 £475
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.18% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.63 £29.50
% change year-on-year -7.77% +58.05% +24.21%

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 1,560 1,085 1,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.16% 24.74% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 736 947
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +12.24% -14.60%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.25 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.64% +8.00% +4.17%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Birmingham -9 19 £381 -10.29% 6
Wolverhampton - 10 £475 -
Staffordshire +6 9 £325 -3.70% 6
Solihull -3 8 - - 1
Coventry -26 4 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 53 (100.00%) C#
2 46 (86.79%) .NET
3 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
4 34 (64.15%) SQL Server
5 29 (54.72%) JavaScript
6 28 (52.83%) SQL
7 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
8 23 (43.40%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (41.51%) HTML
10 21 (39.62%) XML
11 20 (37.74%) Visual Studio
11 20 (37.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (33.96%) CSS
12 18 (33.96%) SOAP
13 16 (30.19%) Web Services
13 16 (30.19%) OO
14 15 (28.30%) Migration
14 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (26.42%) Data Migration
15 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (26.42%) CRM
16 13 (24.53%) Workflow
16 13 (24.53%) Dynamics CRM
16 13 (24.53%) Marketing
16 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (24.53%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (24.53%) Creative Thinking
17 12 (22.64%) .NET Framework

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 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.55%) NServiceBus
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.55%) SAP MII
3 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.53%) Dynamics 365
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.87%) PaaS
3 8 (15.09%) IaaS
4 4 (7.55%) SaaS
5 2 (3.77%) Office 365
5 2 (3.77%) Serverless
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (64.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (37.74%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.32%) MSI
2 6 (11.32%) WiX
3 4 (7.55%) Mercurial
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.77%) Moq
5 2 (3.77%) MSTest
5 2 (3.77%) NUnit
General
1 13 (24.53%) Marketing
2 10 (18.87%) Finance
3 9 (16.98%) Back Office
4 8 (15.09%) Local Government
5 3 (5.66%) Electronics
5 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (71.70%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.09%) C# Developer
4 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (11.32%) Lead Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Developer
5 6 (11.32%) UI Developer
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) CRM Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Lead .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Lead C# Developer
7 4 (7.55%) .NET Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Development Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Software Development Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Software Development Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (86.79%) .NET
2 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
3 23 (43.40%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (41.51%) HTML
5 21 (39.62%) XML
6 18 (33.96%) CSS
6 18 (33.96%) SOAP
7 16 (30.19%) Web Services
8 12 (22.64%) .NET Framework
9 11 (20.75%) Entity Framework
10 10 (18.87%) StructureMap
10 10 (18.87%) WPF
11 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
11 7 (13.21%) jQuery
12 6 (11.32%) Angular 2
12 6 (11.32%) Dapper ORM
12 6 (11.32%) MFC
12 6 (11.32%) NHibernate
13 5 (9.43%) JSON
13 5 (9.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (11.32%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) OO
2 15 (28.30%) Migration
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) CRM
3 14 (26.42%) Data Migration
4 13 (24.53%) Creative Thinking
4 13 (24.53%) Workflow
5 12 (22.64%) MVC
6 11 (20.75%) OOP
6 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
7 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
7 7 (13.21%) ERP
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 7 (13.21%) SDLC
8 5 (9.43%) Data Management
8 5 (9.43%) SOA
9 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (54.72%) JavaScript
3 28 (52.83%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.66%) XPath
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.89%) MCSD
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
1 6 (11.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) SAP
3 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 6 (11.32%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.89%) Capita
5 1 (1.89%) Mercator