Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 147 134
Rank change year-on-year -17 -13 -28
Contract jobs citing WCF 40 30 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.67% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% 2.74% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 47
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £351 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.53% -7.76% +2.70%
10th Percentile £319 £270 £297
90th Percentile £550 £474 £475
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.42 £46.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.01% +9.71% +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 1,524 1,094 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.26% 24.57% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 712 1,003
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £250
90th Percentile £574 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.83 £39.58 £39.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 14 £450 +5.88% 6
Staffordshire +5 10 £338 - 15
Wolverhampton - 10 £475 -
Coventry -20 2 £450 +32.35% 3
Warwickshire +5 1 - - 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 40 (100.00%) C#
2 32 (80.00%) .NET
3 22 (55.00%) SQL
3 22 (55.00%) ASP.NET
3 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
5 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
7 15 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (32.50%) XML
9 13 (32.50%) CRM
9 13 (32.50%) Workflow
9 13 (32.50%) Migration
9 13 (32.50%) Marketing
9 13 (32.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (32.50%) Data Migration
9 13 (32.50%) Creative Thinking
9 13 (32.50%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (30.00%) OO
11 11 (27.50%) OOP
11 11 (27.50%) MVC
11 11 (27.50%) WPF
11 11 (27.50%) Problem Management
12 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
12 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (25.00%) Web Services
12 10 (25.00%) HTML
13 9 (22.50%) SOAP

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 14 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (10.00%) SAP MII
3 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.00%) PaaS
4 4 (10.00%) IaaS
4 4 (10.00%) SaaS
5 2 (5.00%) Azure Functions
5 2 (5.00%) Office 365
5 2 (5.00%) Serverless
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.00%) AccuRev
3 4 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) Moq
4 2 (5.00%) MSI
4 2 (5.00%) NUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (5.00%) WiX
5 1 (2.50%) MSTest
General
1 13 (32.50%) Marketing
2 9 (22.50%) Back Office
3 8 (20.00%) Local Government
4 6 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (7.50%) Electronics
5 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (82.50%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (12.50%) CRM Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Azure Developer
8 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.00%) UI Developer
8 2 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (80.00%) .NET
2 22 (55.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (32.50%) XML
5 11 (27.50%) WPF
6 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 10 (25.00%) HTML
6 10 (25.00%) Web Services
7 9 (22.50%) SOAP
8 6 (15.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (15.00%) jQuery
9 5 (12.50%) CSS
10 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (10.00%) REST
10 4 (10.00%) WinForms
11 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (7.50%) WSDL
11 3 (7.50%) XSLT
12 2 (5.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Creative Thinking
1 13 (32.50%) CRM
1 13 (32.50%) Data Migration
1 13 (32.50%) Migration
1 13 (32.50%) Workflow
2 12 (30.00%) OO
3 11 (27.50%) MVC
3 11 (27.50%) OOP
3 11 (27.50%) Problem Management
4 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
4 7 (17.50%) ERP
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 5 (12.50%) Build Automation
5 5 (12.50%) Change Management
5 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 5 (12.50%) SOA
5 5 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) C#
2 22 (55.00%) SQL
3 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) XPath
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) SAP
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Mercator