Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 August 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 > Manchester
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 111 117
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 50 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 0.94% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.75% 2.69% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 28
Manchester median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £316 £306
90th Percentile £437 £473 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year - +11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,333 1,002 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.79% 34.99% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 665 687
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.99%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £545 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 6
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.09% -12.63%
10th Percentile £12.80 £14.75 £20.56
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.00 £43.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -9.38% +16.79% -8.67%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Wigan - 1 £360 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 47 (94.00%) .NET
2 42 (84.00%) C#
3 41 (82.00%) MVC
4 34 (68.00%) SQL Server
5 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (50.00%) JIRA
7 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET
8 23 (46.00%) WPF
9 21 (42.00%) Web Services
9 21 (42.00%) TDD
10 20 (40.00%) JavaScript
11 19 (38.00%) SQL
12 18 (36.00%) WinForms
13 16 (32.00%) E-Commerce
13 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (32.00%) NoSQL
14 15 (30.00%) REST
14 15 (30.00%) AccuRev
14 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (28.00%) HTML
16 12 (24.00%) XML
17 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (22.00%) .NET Framework
18 10 (20.00%) CSS
19 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
20 8 (16.00%) Bitbucket
20 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
20 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
20 8 (16.00%) Degree
20 8 (16.00%) Computer Science

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 7 (14.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (8.00%) SaaS
4 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.00%) Boomi
4 2 (4.00%) iPaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.00%) NoSQL
2 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) JIRA
2 15 (30.00%) AccuRev
3 8 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (16.00%) Bitbucket
4 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (12.00%) eggPlant
6 5 (10.00%) SonarQube
7 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.00%) Clang
8 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.00%) Moq
8 2 (4.00%) NUnit
8 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.00%) Xcode
9 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
9 1 (2.00%) Subversion
9 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Law
2 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Developer
2 24 (48.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (28.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (24.00%) Software Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Desktop Support
5 8 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (14.00%) SQL Developer
7 6 (12.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (10.00%) WCF Developer
9 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (8.00%) C# WCF Developer
9 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (8.00%) WinForms Developer
10 3 (6.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.00%) WPF Developer
11 2 (4.00%) CRM Developer
11 2 (4.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (94.00%) .NET
2 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (46.00%) WPF
4 21 (42.00%) Web Services
5 18 (36.00%) WinForms
6 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (30.00%) REST
7 14 (28.00%) HTML
8 12 (24.00%) XML
9 11 (22.00%) .NET Framework
10 10 (20.00%) CSS
11 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
12 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (16.00%) XML Schema
13 7 (14.00%) ADO.NET
13 7 (14.00%) LINQ
13 7 (14.00%) SOAP
14 6 (12.00%) HTML5
15 5 (10.00%) JSON
15 5 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.00%) Digital TV
2 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.00%) iPad
2 2 (4.00%) iPhone
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (82.00%) MVC
2 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.00%) TDD
4 16 (32.00%) E-Commerce
5 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.00%) DevOps
6 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.00%) BDD
8 6 (12.00%) User Stories
9 5 (10.00%) ATDD
9 5 (10.00%) Code Coverage
9 5 (10.00%) CRM
9 5 (10.00%) Scrum
9 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.00%) Web Application Development
9 5 (10.00%) Workflow
10 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.00%) Data Management
10 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (84.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (38.00%) SQL
4 7 (14.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.00%) XPath
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (14.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Capita
3 2 (4.00%) Informatica
3 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.00%) Okta
3 2 (4.00%) SnapLogic
4 1 (2.00%) TIBCO