The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 30 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.54% - 4.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.48% - 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 73 67 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 28.19% 26.91% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 61 17
Median daily rate £350 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Liverpool

WCF
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) CRM Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore