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 3 months to 24 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 97 77
Rank change year-on-year -18 -20  
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.50% 1.71% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.38% 5.00% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 41
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £315 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £456 £424
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 727 960 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.57% 34.10% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 687 522
Median daily rate £388 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £41.88 £13.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +202.34% -65.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £10.93 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £16.77 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 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 3 months to 24 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
North Yorkshire +12 4 £350 -22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -17 4 £375 +10.29% 9
East Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) C#
3 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
4 11 (61.11%) Web Services
4 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
8 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
8 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
10 2 (11.11%) WinForms
10 2 (11.11%) Intranet
10 2 (11.11%) Extranet
10 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 2 (11.11%) SOA
10 2 (11.11%) B2B
10 2 (11.11%) B2C
10 2 (11.11%) OLTP
10 2 (11.11%) OLAP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Extranet
1 2 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.11%) OLAP
4 2 (11.11%) OLTP
4 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.56%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 13 (72.22%) .NET Developer
2 13 (72.22%) C# Developer
3 10 (55.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (38.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (27.78%) C# WCF Developer
5 5 (27.78%) WCF Developer
6 4 (22.22%) SSAS Developer
6 4 (22.22%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (22.22%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Architect
8 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
3 11 (61.11%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
5 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (11.11%) REST
7 2 (11.11%) SOAP
7 2 (11.11%) WF
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (11.11%) WinForms
7 2 (11.11%) XML
8 1 (5.56%) CSS
8 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) jQuery
8 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) B2B
3 2 (11.11%) B2C
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle