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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 1.24% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 4.60% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £350 £258 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.92% -11.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 151 261 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.07% 27.02% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 189 160
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

WCF
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

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Cheshire

WCF
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 March 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 +28 1 - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) PhD
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

WCF
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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