The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 74 68
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.11% 0.87% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.21% 2.96% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Median daily rate £375 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -15.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £315 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £341 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 270 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.60% 29.44% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 210 181
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Warrington +22 3 £369 +9.25% 1
Chester +14 2 £463 +42.30%
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £338 - 2
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
5 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) jQuery
6 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (44.44%) Finance
6 4 (44.44%) CSS
6 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) TDD
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (33.33%) JSON
7 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (33.33%) DevExpress
7 3 (33.33%) RESTful
7 3 (33.33%) HTML
7 3 (33.33%) OO
7 3 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (22.22%) Scrum

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Moq
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) FxCop
2 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) ReSharper
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) T4 Templates
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Core
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) WPF
7 1 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (11.11%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) DevExpress
3 1 (11.11%) Telerik