Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +33
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.37% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.77% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Chester median daily rate £463 - -
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.75% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Chester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 57 90 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 27.01% 29.90% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 51
Chester median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £296
90th Percentile £475 £481 £503
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £34.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Chester

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Chester

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Chester

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Chester

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 Chester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) T4 Templates
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) ReSharper
3 3 (60.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (60.00%) FxCop
3 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) MSBuild
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) CA
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Intranet
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) PegaRULES
4 2 (40.00%) DataPower
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (40.00%) PegaRULES
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) FxCop
1 3 (60.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (60.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (60.00%) T4 Templates
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (40.00%) DataPower
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Pega