Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 147 96
Rank change year-on-year -18 -51 +17
Contract jobs citing WCF 35 41 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.86% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.39% 3.16% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 57
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -0.71% -21.67%
10th Percentile £270 £313 £297
90th Percentile £525 £488 £430
England median daily rate £490 £455 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% +13.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +2.41%

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 1,466 1,298 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.17% 27.33% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 842 866
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.20% +8.66%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.34% +21.34% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32.73 £14.01 £15.70
90th Percentile £61.94 £43.75 £34.45
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -6 15 £485 +40.58%
Staffordshire -4 8 £325 - 5
Walsall - 7 £290 - 1
Birmingham +14 4 £325 -7.14% 8
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 27 (77.14%) C#
3 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 24 (68.57%) MVC
5 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
6 16 (45.71%) .NET Framework
7 15 (42.86%) SQL
8 14 (40.00%) VB.NET
8 14 (40.00%) WPF
9 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
10 12 (34.29%) CRM
11 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 10 (28.57%) Workflow
11 10 (28.57%) LINQ
11 10 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
12 9 (25.71%) XML
13 7 (20.00%) MVVM
13 7 (20.00%) Finance
14 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
14 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (14.29%) AccuRev
15 5 (14.29%) NoSQL

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 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (14.29%) AccuRev
3 5 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) Moq
4 3 (8.57%) NUnit
4 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (97.14%) Developer
2 24 (68.57%) .NET Developer
3 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET Developer
3 9 (25.71%) C# Developer
4 8 (22.86%) VB.NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) WPF Developer
5 5 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Azure Developer
6 4 (11.43%) CRM Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (8.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (2.86%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 1 (2.86%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Framework
3 14 (40.00%) WPF
4 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
5 10 (28.57%) LINQ
6 9 (25.71%) XML
7 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (14.29%) jQuery
8 5 (14.29%) WinForms
9 4 (11.43%) HTML
9 4 (11.43%) OAuth
9 4 (11.43%) Web Services
10 3 (8.57%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.71%) Ajax
11 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
11 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.86%) CSS
12 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) MVC
2 12 (34.29%) CRM
3 10 (28.57%) Workflow
4 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.00%) MVVM
6 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
8 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
9 3 (8.57%) Content Management
9 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (8.57%) Front End Development
9 3 (8.57%) Technical Leadership
10 2 (5.71%) Migration
10 2 (5.71%) OO
11 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (2.86%) OOP
11 1 (2.86%) Scrum
11 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 1 (2.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 15 (42.86%) SQL
4 14 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com