Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 166 138
Rank change year-on-year +16 -28 -43
Contract jobs citing WCF 46 17 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.95% 0.40% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.84% 1.13% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 57
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £268 £316 £304
90th Percentile £400 £400 £475
England median daily rate £463 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +15.63% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.63 £11.00
% change year-on-year -7.77% +323.86% -50.41%

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 1,618 1,505 1,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 33.26% 35.44% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,129 1,041 1,270
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +12.09%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £285
90th Percentile £525 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £22.50 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.22% +62.45% -65.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £42.11 £38.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.89% +8.57%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 26 £375 +10.29% 7
North Yorkshire +2 9 £313 -10.71% 3
East Yorkshire +1 5 - - 3
South Yorkshire -5 5 £285 -16.18% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 46 (100.00%) C#
2 45 (97.83%) .NET
3 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (71.74%) ASP.NET
4 26 (56.52%) Software Engineering
5 22 (47.83%) Web Services
6 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
7 20 (43.48%) SQL
8 19 (41.30%) MVC
9 18 (39.13%) WPF
10 17 (36.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
12 15 (32.61%) HTML
13 14 (30.43%) NUnit
13 14 (30.43%) RESTful
13 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
13 14 (30.43%) MSTest
13 14 (30.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (28.26%) jQuery
14 13 (28.26%) CSS
15 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
15 12 (26.09%) TDD
15 12 (26.09%) Scrum
15 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
17 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
18 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
18 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (10.87%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) Ingres
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 14 (30.43%) MSTest
2 14 (30.43%) NUnit
2 14 (30.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.87%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (13.04%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 34 (73.91%) .NET Developer
3 29 (63.04%) C# .NET Developer
3 29 (63.04%) C# Developer
4 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET Developer
4 16 (34.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (19.57%) C# Software Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Software Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (13.04%) C# WCF Developer
6 6 (13.04%) WCF Developer
7 5 (10.87%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (10.87%) SQL Developer
7 5 (10.87%) WPF Developer
8 4 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (6.52%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.52%) VB Developer
9 3 (6.52%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (97.83%) .NET
2 33 (71.74%) ASP.NET
3 22 (47.83%) Web Services
4 18 (39.13%) WPF
5 15 (32.61%) HTML
6 14 (30.43%) RESTful
7 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (28.26%) CSS
7 13 (28.26%) jQuery
8 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.22%) SOAP
11 6 (13.04%) CSS3
11 6 (13.04%) HTML5
12 5 (10.87%) Classic ASP
12 5 (10.87%) Entity Framework
12 5 (10.87%) LINQ
12 5 (10.87%) ServiceStack
12 5 (10.87%) WF
13 3 (6.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (10.87%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Software Engineering
3 19 (41.30%) MVC
4 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 12 (26.09%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (19.57%) Microservices
6 7 (15.22%) OO
7 5 (10.87%) DSDM
7 5 (10.87%) MVVM
7 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) RUP
7 5 (10.87%) SOA
7 5 (10.87%) Web Application Development
8 4 (8.70%) API Integration
8 4 (8.70%) ETL
8 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.70%) OWASP
9 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
5 8 (17.39%) VB
6 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.52%) VB6
8 2 (4.35%) C++
8 2 (4.35%) Java
8 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) MuleSoft
2 4 (8.70%) webMethods
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle