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 3 months to 24 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 37 31
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.43% 2.29% 2.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.28% 6.41% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Median daily rate £463 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -18.75%  
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 Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 78 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 43.57% 35.78% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 74 37
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.15 £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.09% -38.88%  
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 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 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 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) FxCop
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) T4 Templates
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) FxCop
1 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) T4 Templates
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (50.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft