Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 161 155
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 -34
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 24 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.43% 0.54% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.90% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 46
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74% +0.75%
10th Percentile £290 £319 £288
90th Percentile £400 £388 £483
England median daily rate £500 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.42 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.18% +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 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 1,582 1,260 1,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 32.13% 28.60% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,106 942 1,312
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £298 £283
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.17 £35.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.39% +137.29% -60.18%
10th Percentile £15.24 £17.76 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.25 £40.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 November 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 November 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 -16 14 £375 +10.29% 8
North Yorkshire +2 4 £363 +9.02% 5
South Yorkshire -6 2 £285 -16.18% 4
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) C#
3 16 (76.19%) Web Services
4 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
5 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET
6 12 (57.14%) HTML
6 12 (57.14%) SQL
6 12 (57.14%) Scrum
7 10 (47.62%) CSS
8 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
8 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
9 7 (33.33%) MVC
10 6 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
11 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
11 5 (23.81%) jQuery
12 4 (19.05%) WPF
12 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
12 4 (19.05%) TDD
12 4 (19.05%) NUnit
12 4 (19.05%) C++
12 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 4 (19.05%) RESTful
12 4 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
12 4 (19.05%) MSTest
12 4 (19.05%) Octopus Deploy

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 (4.76%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MSTest
1 4 (19.05%) NUnit
1 4 (19.05%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) FxCop
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) StyleCop
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) .NET Developer
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) C# .NET Developer
2 10 (47.62%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# WCF Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Lead .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Lead Developer
3 4 (19.05%) WCF Developer
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.52%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) Web Services
3 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET
4 12 (57.14%) HTML
5 10 (47.62%) CSS
6 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
7 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
7 5 (23.81%) jQuery
8 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
8 4 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (19.05%) RESTful
8 4 (19.05%) WPF
9 3 (14.29%) LINQ
9 3 (14.29%) WF
10 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
10 2 (9.52%) SOAP
11 1 (4.76%) COM
11 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (9.52%) B2B
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) DSDM
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Microservices
7 2 (9.52%) OO
7 2 (9.52%) RUP
8 1 (4.76%) BDD
8 1 (4.76%) Coaching
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Kanban
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) MuleSoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle