Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 August 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 163 151
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 -45
Contract jobs citing WCF 34 20 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.69% 0.47% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.97% 1.37% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 50
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.37% +1.12%
10th Percentile £268 £340 £300
90th Percentile £394 £385 £420
England median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.05% +8.13% +17.65%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,722 1,455 1,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 34.81% 34.39% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,208 1,050 1,422
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £307 £297 £300
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +304.41% -70.86%
10th Percentile £15.24 £36.13 £9.72
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.38 £15.10
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -2.70%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Yorkshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Yorkshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Yorkshire

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Yorkshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
West Yorkshire 0 23 £350 +2.94% 11
South Yorkshire -1 7 £285 -16.18% 2
North Yorkshire +1 3 £388 +10.71% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 34 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (88.24%) C#
4 20 (58.82%) Web Services
5 19 (55.88%) ASP.NET
5 19 (55.88%) Software Engineering
5 19 (55.88%) Scrum
6 17 (50.00%) SQL
7 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (41.18%) jQuery
8 12 (35.29%) WPF
8 12 (35.29%) HTML
8 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 12 (35.29%) CSS
9 9 (26.47%) TDD
9 9 (26.47%) NUnit
9 9 (26.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (26.47%) RESTful
9 9 (26.47%) MSTest
10 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (23.53%) MuleSoft
10 8 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (23.53%) Retail
10 8 (23.53%) MVC
10 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
10 8 (23.53%) VB
10 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 7 (20.59%) Classic ASP
11 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MSTest
1 9 (26.47%) NUnit
1 9 (26.47%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.94%) FxCop
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium
6 1 (2.94%) StyleCop
General
1 8 (23.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (85.29%) .NET Developer
1 29 (85.29%) Developer
2 17 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 17 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) C# WCF Developer
3 7 (20.59%) C# WPF Developer
3 7 (20.59%) SQL Developer
3 7 (20.59%) WCF Developer
3 7 (20.59%) WPF Developer
4 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Lead .NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Classic ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (58.82%) Web Services
3 19 (55.88%) ASP.NET
4 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (41.18%) jQuery
5 12 (35.29%) CSS
5 12 (35.29%) HTML
5 12 (35.29%) WPF
6 9 (26.47%) RESTful
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (20.59%) Classic ASP
8 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (11.76%) WF
10 3 (8.82%) LINQ
10 3 (8.82%) SOAP
11 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
11 2 (5.88%) CSS3
11 2 (5.88%) HTML5
11 2 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Scrum
2 19 (55.88%) Software Engineering
3 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) MVC
5 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 6 (17.65%) Microservices
7 5 (14.71%) OO
8 4 (11.76%) ETL
9 3 (8.82%) DSDM
9 3 (8.82%) RUP
10 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
10 2 (5.88%) SOLID
10 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Web Development
11 1 (2.94%) BDD
11 1 (2.94%) Coaching
11 1 (2.94%) Kanban
11 1 (2.94%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) C#
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 8 (23.53%) VB
5 4 (11.76%) C++
6 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) VB6
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) MuleSoft
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) webMethods
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle