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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 37 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.17% - 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.05% - 4.46%
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 £304 - £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +103.07%

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
74 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.79% 27.80% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 75
Median daily rate £300 £424 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% +26.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

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
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Banking

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 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft