The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 35 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.98% - 3.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.09% - 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £366
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
97 81 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.80% 25.23% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 28
Median daily rate £360 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 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
Liverpool - 3 - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WCF.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (42.86%) Ajax
5 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) CRM
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (28.57%) UML
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET 2.0

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Moq
4 1 (14.29%) NUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) CRM Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Media Manager
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Ajax
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
6 1 (14.29%) LINQ
6 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Blog
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCAD
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSD
1 1 (14.29%) MCTS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft