The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 June 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.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 82 70
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12  
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 40 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.28% 1.97% 2.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 5.61% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 30 39
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £314 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £464 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 532 713 544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 37.36% 35.14% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 518 381
Median daily rate £400 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £314 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £13.85 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in West Yorkshire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in West Yorkshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Bradford +4 2 - - 1
Leeds -11 2 £375 +10.29% 7
WCF
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) MVC
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (20.00%) REST
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (20.00%) WinForms
8 2 (20.00%) XML
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (20.00%) Intranet
8 2 (20.00%) Extranet
8 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (20.00%) SOA

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Extranet
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) OLAP
2 2 (20.00%) OLTP
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (10.00%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (30.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Architect
6 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Lead Architect
6 2 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (20.00%) SSAS Developer
6 2 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (20.00%) WCF Developer
7 1 (10.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) WF
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (20.00%) WinForms
6 2 (20.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) B2B
3 2 (20.00%) B2C
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) DevExpress