Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 64 79
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.89% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.45% 0.64% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Lancashire median daily rate £308 £451 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.74% +38.62% +3.17%
10th Percentile £301 £450 £313
90th Percentile £320 £451 £338
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 - -
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 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 116 157 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.72% 23.86% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 114 153
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £540 £465 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.67
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
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 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

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 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
Blackburn - 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £300 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft