Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 162 126
Rank change year-on-year +12 -36 -45
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 26 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.90% 0.56% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.09% 1.70% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 67
Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £259 £297
90th Percentile £416 £483 £404
England median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.63% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% -24.55%

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 1,329 1,530 1,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 29.27% 33.05% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1,032 1,225
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +12.59%
10th Percentile £291 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £14.87 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.82% -54.26% -18.75%
10th Percentile £24.07 £13.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.40 £43.75 £44.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.59
% change year-on-year - +3.65% +10.26%

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 February 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 18 February 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 +7 26 £375 +10.29% 23
North Yorkshire +12 10 £313 -30.56% 2
East Yorkshire - 5 - - 5
South Yorkshire -4 1 £340 - 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 40 (97.56%) C#
1 40 (97.56%) .NET
2 35 (85.37%) ASP.NET
3 25 (60.98%) SQL Server
4 21 (51.22%) MVC
5 20 (48.78%) Web Services
6 19 (46.34%) Software Engineering
7 18 (43.90%) HTML
8 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
9 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (39.02%) SQL
10 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
10 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (31.71%) T-SQL
12 11 (26.83%) CSS
12 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
14 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
14 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
14 9 (21.95%) Scrum
15 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (19.51%) WPF
16 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
17 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (14.63%) API Integration
17 6 (14.63%) HTML5
17 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
17 6 (14.63%) REST
17 6 (14.63%) CSS3

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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
1 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (12.20%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (60.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Ingres
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
2 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.20%) MSTest
3 5 (12.20%) NUnit
3 5 (12.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (75.61%) Developer
2 26 (63.41%) .NET Developer
3 24 (58.54%) C# Developer
4 23 (56.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (41.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (21.95%) C# WCF Developer
6 9 (21.95%) WCF Developer
7 6 (14.63%) SQL Developer
8 5 (12.20%) C# Software Engineer
8 5 (12.20%) Lead Developer
8 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
9 4 (9.76%) Angular Developer
9 4 (9.76%) Cloud Developer
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Leader
10 3 (7.32%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (7.32%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (7.32%) HTML CSS Developer
10 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (7.32%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (97.56%) .NET
2 35 (85.37%) ASP.NET
3 20 (48.78%) Web Services
4 18 (43.90%) HTML
5 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (26.83%) CSS
7 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
7 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (19.51%) WPF
9 6 (14.63%) CSS3
9 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
9 6 (14.63%) HTML5
9 6 (14.63%) REST
10 5 (12.20%) RESTful
10 5 (12.20%) ServiceStack
11 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
11 4 (9.76%) SOAP
12 3 (7.32%) XML
13 2 (4.88%) AppFabric
13 2 (4.88%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) MVS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) MVC
2 19 (46.34%) Software Engineering
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 6 (14.63%) API Integration
5 6 (14.63%) TDD
6 5 (12.20%) Matrix Management
6 5 (12.20%) MVVM
6 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) SOA
6 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) Microservices
8 3 (7.32%) OWASP
9 2 (4.88%) DSDM
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) RUP
10 1 (2.44%) CRM
10 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
4 13 (31.71%) T-SQL
5 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.32%) VB
6 3 (7.32%) VB6
7 2 (4.88%) C++
7 2 (4.88%) Java
7 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) DevExpress