Period
to 12 November 2018

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 6 months to 12 November 2018 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
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 47 68
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.89% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.57% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Lancashire median daily rate - £308 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.74% +38.62%
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £43.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 233 112 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.78% 25.00% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 80 115
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +4.03% -12.35%
10th Percentile £299 £305 £263
90th Percentile £575 £543 £465
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.96% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.06 £37.75 £24.60
90th Percentile £69.71 £43.93 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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