The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 46 40
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.23% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.00% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 100 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.10% 22.83% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 65 56
Median daily rate £325 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Classic ASP
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (100.00%) Classic ASP
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft