Period
to 23 February 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 23 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 125 108
Rank change year-on-year +22 -17 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 35 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.28% 0.83% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.49% 2.40% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 40
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £260
90th Percentile £446 £394 £397
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate - - £33.64
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 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 1,002 1,040 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.74% 34.51% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 716 626
Manchester median daily rate £388 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.16% +12.31%
10th Percentile £290 £285 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 29
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +27.12% -9.23%
10th Percentile £13.86 £15.03 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.08 £40.20
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.07
% change year-on-year -6.25% +20.96% +46.98%

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 23 February 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 23 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
Bolton +2 3 £250 -23.08% 4
Altrincham - 1 £338 - 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (94.29%) MVC
3 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
4 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (71.43%) JIRA
6 24 (68.57%) C#
7 22 (62.86%) SQL
7 22 (62.86%) WPF
8 21 (60.00%) WinForms
9 18 (51.43%) E-Commerce
10 17 (48.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (48.57%) AccuRev
10 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
10 17 (48.57%) NoSQL
11 15 (42.86%) ASP.NET
12 13 (37.14%) Web Services
12 13 (37.14%) Degree
12 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
13 12 (34.29%) XML
14 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (28.57%) VB.NET
15 10 (28.57%) JSON
16 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
16 8 (22.86%) CSS
16 8 (22.86%) HTML
16 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
16 8 (22.86%) ADO.NET
16 8 (22.86%) LINQ
16 8 (22.86%) Web Application Development
16 8 (22.86%) REST

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 2 (5.71%) Confluence
1 2 (5.71%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Boomi
1 3 (8.57%) iPaaS
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (48.57%) NoSQL
2 17 (48.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (71.43%) JIRA
2 17 (48.57%) AccuRev
3 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
4 6 (17.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (17.14%) Bitbucket
5 5 (14.29%) SonarQube
6 4 (11.43%) ReSharper
7 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.71%) eggPlant
7 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.86%) Grunt
8 1 (2.86%) gulp
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Legal
3 4 (11.43%) Law
4 2 (5.71%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 13 (37.14%) Desktop Support
2 13 (37.14%) Software Developer
3 9 (25.71%) .NET Developer
4 6 (17.14%) WPF Developer
5 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (14.29%) WCF Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Architect
6 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Web Applications Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Web Developer
7 3 (8.57%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (62.86%) WPF
3 21 (60.00%) WinForms
4 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
5 15 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 13 (37.14%) Web Services
7 12 (34.29%) XML
8 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (28.57%) JSON
10 8 (22.86%) ADO.NET
10 8 (22.86%) CSS
10 8 (22.86%) HTML
10 8 (22.86%) LINQ
10 8 (22.86%) REST
11 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (17.14%) XML Schema
12 5 (14.29%) XSLT
13 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
13 4 (11.43%) jQuery
13 4 (11.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) MVC
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (51.43%) E-Commerce
4 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
4 8 (22.86%) Web Application Development
5 7 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.14%) TDD
7 5 (14.29%) Data Management
7 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.43%) BDD
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.43%) DevOps
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
8 4 (11.43%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (8.57%) Code Coverage
9 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (8.57%) Master Data Management
10 2 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) C#
2 22 (62.86%) SQL
3 10 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.29%) XPath
6 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.57%) XAML
7 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Informatica
2 3 (8.57%) MuleSoft
2 3 (8.57%) SnapLogic
3 2 (5.71%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) Capita
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO