The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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 / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 84 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14  
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 1.00% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 4.01% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £314 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 410 449 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 29.99% 24.90% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 310 236
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +20.58%  
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Manchester

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Manchester

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 9 (64.29%) WinForms
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
3 9 (64.29%) WPF
4 8 (57.14%) Degree
4 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 8 (57.14%) AccuRev
4 8 (57.14%) NoSQL
5 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
8 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (21.43%) SDLC
9 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
9 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 2 (14.29%) Service Management
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (7.14%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
4 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
6 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) AccuRev
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Mocha
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Leader
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Designer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Designer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
2 9 (64.29%) WinForms
2 9 (64.29%) WPF
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.14%) COM
6 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Express
6 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 1 (7.14%) Memcached
6 1 (7.14%) NancyFx
6 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (7.14%) RESTful
6 1 (7.14%) StructureMap
6 1 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.14%) API Development
6 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.14%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
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