The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 36 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.18% - 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% - 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £280 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 - £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
66 96 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.88% 25.13% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 64 78
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +1.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Lancashire region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Preston - 2 £255 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOD
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft