Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 60 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 - +64
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.13% 0.69% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.60% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Lancashire median daily rate £300 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.78% - -
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £33.64

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 139 150 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 31.38% 25.73% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 148
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £350 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -9.39% +3.00%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £209
90th Percentile £533 £519 £548
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 33
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +8.28% +6.08%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -11.59% +26.15% +44.44%

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 February 2018. 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 - -
Blackpool - 1 £275 - 1
Chorley - 1 £300 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) WinForms
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) 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 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) WinForms
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) OOD
5 1 (20.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft