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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 91 93 75
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18  
Contract jobs citing WCF 24 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.58% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.36% 6.30% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 28
Median daily rate £379 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +4.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 550 667 590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.13% 25.14% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 407 364
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.45% -40.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 18 £379 +16.53% 5
Coventry -21 4 £563 +32.35% 2
Staffordshire +3 1 £338 - 3
Solihull +2 1 £325 +1.56%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 76 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (67.05%) .NET Framework
4 58 (65.91%) C#
5 55 (62.50%) JavaScript
6 54 (61.36%) Visual Studio
7 52 (59.09%) Microsoft
7 52 (59.09%) MVC
8 50 (56.82%) HTML
9 45 (51.14%) CSS
10 37 (42.05%) Web Services
11 36 (40.91%) Scrum
12 35 (39.77%) SQL
13 32 (36.36%) Entity Framework
14 31 (35.23%) ASP.NET
14 31 (35.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 29 (32.95%) SOLID
15 29 (32.95%) CRM
15 29 (32.95%) SQL Server
15 29 (32.95%) jQuery
15 29 (32.95%) Visual Studio Team System
16 28 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
17 25 (28.41%) XML
17 25 (28.41%) NUnit
17 25 (28.41%) Subversion
18 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
18 24 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
19 23 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (23.86%) OOD
21 20 (22.73%) Moq

WCF
Top Related 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 15 (17.05%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (61.36%) Visual Studio
2 29 (32.95%) Visual Studio Team System
3 25 (28.41%) NUnit
3 25 (28.41%) Subversion
4 20 (22.73%) Moq
5 15 (17.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (12.50%) CruiseControl
7 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.55%) MSTest
8 4 (4.55%) ReSharper
8 4 (4.55%) Selenium
8 4 (4.55%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.41%) MSBuild
9 3 (3.41%) NCover
9 3 (3.41%) NDepend
9 3 (3.41%) NuGet
9 3 (3.41%) StyleCop
10 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.14%) Automotive
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (86.36%) Developer
2 38 (43.18%) .NET Developer
3 28 (31.82%) CRM Developer
4 25 (28.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 19 (21.59%) C# Developer
6 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Developer
7 16 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (14.77%) Senior Developer
9 12 (13.64%) Software Engineer
10 10 (11.36%) C# Software Engineer
11 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (10.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
12 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 7 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
15 4 (4.55%) Azure Developer
15 4 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
16 3 (3.41%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
16 3 (3.41%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 59 (67.05%) .NET Framework
3 50 (56.82%) HTML
4 45 (51.14%) CSS
5 37 (42.05%) Web Services
6 32 (36.36%) Entity Framework
7 31 (35.23%) ASP.NET
7 31 (35.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (32.95%) jQuery
9 25 (28.41%) XML
10 24 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (17.05%) KnockoutJS
11 15 (17.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (12.50%) SOAP
12 11 (12.50%) StructureMap
13 7 (7.95%) AngularJS
14 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 5 (5.68%) HTML5
15 4 (4.55%) NHibernate
16 3 (3.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.41%) User Experience
2 2 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Fintech
3 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (59.09%) MVC
3 36 (40.91%) Scrum
4 29 (32.95%) CRM
4 29 (32.95%) SOLID
5 23 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (23.86%) OOD
7 19 (21.59%) OO
8 14 (15.91%) Software Engineering
9 13 (14.77%) TDD
10 8 (9.09%) Service Management
10 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.68%) BDD
11 5 (5.68%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (5.68%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (5.68%) Front End Development
11 5 (5.68%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (5.68%) SOA
12 4 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 58 (65.91%) C#
2 55 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 35 (39.77%) SQL
4 17 (19.32%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 52 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.14%) SAP
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