Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 161 171
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -17
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.49% 0.69% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 1.97% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 24
Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +2.94% +0.37%
England median daily rate £438 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +8.43% -4.05% +8.13%

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 1,250 1,724 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 30.55% 34.86% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 1,209 1,055
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £313 £307 £296
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.90 £35.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.14% -15.15% +304.41%
10th Percentile £15.55 £15.24 £36.13
90th Percentile £45.68 £43.25 £43.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% +4.22% +9.59%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +20 15 £425 +21.43% 10
South Yorkshire -8 4 £525 +84.21% 5
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) XML
2 13 (65.00%) SOAP
3 12 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 12 (60.00%) REST
4 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (55.00%) JSON
5 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (40.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) WSDL
6 7 (35.00%) XML Schema
6 7 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) XSLT
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
7 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
8 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (25.00%) Local Government
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle
8 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) N-Tier
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (25.00%) DevOps

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 7 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.00%) CMS
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Serverless
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Functions
4 1 (5.00%) npm
4 1 (5.00%) NuGet
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
1 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Redis
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.00%) Maven
4 3 (15.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (5.00%) webpack
General
1 5 (25.00%) Local Government
1 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) SOAP
2 13 (65.00%) XML
3 12 (60.00%) REST
4 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (55.00%) JSON
5 8 (40.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) WSDL
6 7 (35.00%) XML Schema
6 7 (35.00%) XSLT
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
10 3 (15.00%) CSS
10 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
10 3 (15.00%) Java EE
10 3 (15.00%) JAX-WS
10 3 (15.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
2 6 (30.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) AOP
4 3 (15.00%) Microservices
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Architecture Governance
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) IBM