Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 88 122
Rank change year-on-year -62 +34 -25
Contract jobs citing WCF 33 117 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 2.16% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.68% 8.31% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 64 54
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £353 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -21.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £306
90th Percentile £488 £434 £600
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +12.00%

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 1,230 1,408 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.05% 26.02% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 859 727
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% +4.35% -22.69%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 January 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 January 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
Coventry -8 11 £340 -7.48% 8
Warwickshire +8 6 £420 -
Kingswinford - 5 £460 -
Solihull 0 4 - - 6
Staffordshire +2 3 £313 -3.85% 2
Birmingham -61 2 £450 +28.57% 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (93.94%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) C#
3 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (66.67%) SQL
6 19 (57.58%) MVC
7 16 (48.48%) HTML
8 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
9 14 (42.42%) CSS
10 12 (36.36%) SOAP
10 12 (36.36%) Web Services
11 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
12 10 (30.30%) XML
12 10 (30.30%) jQuery
13 9 (27.27%) WPF
13 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
13 9 (27.27%) CRM
14 8 (24.24%) Oracle
14 8 (24.24%) REST
15 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (21.21%) SaaS
15 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
15 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
16 6 (18.18%) PL/SQL
16 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (18.18%) Data Management
16 6 (18.18%) Degree
16 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008

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 5 (15.15%) NServiceBus
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) SaaS
2 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) IaaS
3 2 (6.06%) PaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.09%) Artifactory
4 3 (9.09%) GoCD
5 2 (6.06%) NuGet
6 1 (3.03%) AccuRev
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) MSI
6 1 (3.03%) WiX
General
1 4 (12.12%) Advertising
2 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 3 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 10 (30.30%) C# Developer
4 8 (24.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Architect
5 6 (18.18%) Designer
6 5 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Lead .NET Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Lead C# Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Lead Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Angular Developer
8 3 (9.09%) CRM Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle Architect
10 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Administrator
10 1 (3.03%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (93.94%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) HTML
3 14 (42.42%) CSS
4 12 (36.36%) SOAP
4 12 (36.36%) Web Services
5 10 (30.30%) jQuery
5 10 (30.30%) XML
6 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 9 (27.27%) WPF
7 8 (24.24%) REST
8 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (18.18%) Entity Framework
10 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
10 5 (15.15%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (15.15%) StructureMap
11 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (12.12%) CSS3
11 4 (12.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) User Experience
1 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.06%) DataPower
2 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) MVC
3 9 (27.27%) CRM
4 6 (18.18%) Data Management
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
5 5 (15.15%) SOA
5 5 (15.15%) Web Application Development
6 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) OOP
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) Web Development
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 22 (66.67%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.12%) Ruby
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
7 2 (6.06%) COBOL
7 2 (6.06%) Korn
7 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) Java
8 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) VMware