Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 86 102
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 -28
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.90% 0.82% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.54% 3.20% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.75% +1.79%
10th Percentile £345 £263 £268
90th Percentile £510 £388 £393
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £319
% change year-on-year +3.57% +9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £34.00

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 339 375 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.39% 25.60% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 285 354
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.40 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Cheshire

WCF
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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Chester - 5 £463 - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 9 (75.00%) MVC
3 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (58.33%) jQuery
5 7 (58.33%) Entity Framework
5 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (50.00%) TDD
6 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (41.67%) SOA
7 5 (41.67%) Finance
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (41.67%) JSON
7 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (41.67%) DevExpress
7 5 (41.67%) RESTful
7 5 (41.67%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (41.67%) .NET Core
8 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (33.33%) CSS
8 4 (33.33%) Web Services
9 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio

WCF
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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) PegaRULES
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) FxCop
2 3 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) T4 Templates
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Moq
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (58.33%) Entity Framework
3 7 (58.33%) jQuery
4 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (41.67%) .NET Core
5 5 (41.67%) JSON
5 5 (41.67%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (41.67%) RESTful
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (25.00%) REST
8 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (16.67%) Express
8 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (16.67%) DataPower
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) SOLID
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) DevExpress
3 2 (16.67%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Pega
4 1 (8.33%) Telerik