Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 113 118
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 46 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.47% 0.92% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.71% 2.61% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 37
Manchester median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £320 £250 £300
90th Percentile £389 £413 £545
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
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 1,241 996 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.59% 35.23% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 671 769
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £281
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 10
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.87% -25.13%
10th Percentile £12.31 £17.85 £14.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £49.50 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 +3 1 £330 +32.00%
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 44 (95.65%) .NET
2 40 (86.96%) C#
3 32 (69.57%) MVC
3 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (63.04%) WinForms
4 29 (63.04%) SQL
5 28 (60.87%) SQL Server
6 27 (58.70%) WPF
7 23 (50.00%) JIRA
7 23 (50.00%) NoSQL
8 22 (47.83%) E-Commerce
8 22 (47.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 21 (45.65%) AccuRev
10 20 (43.48%) Web Services
11 16 (34.78%) Computer Science
11 16 (34.78%) Degree
12 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
13 13 (28.26%) VB.NET
14 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
15 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
15 10 (21.74%) Web Application Development
16 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
16 9 (19.57%) TDD
17 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (15.22%) OOP
17 7 (15.22%) HTML
18 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
19 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
19 5 (10.87%) BDD
19 5 (10.87%) 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Basecamp
2 1 (2.17%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 22 (47.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 23 (50.00%) JIRA
2 21 (45.65%) AccuRev
3 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.35%) Clang
6 2 (4.35%) Moq
6 2 (4.35%) NUnit
6 2 (4.35%) Xcode
7 1 (2.17%) Bower
7 1 (2.17%) gulp
7 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.17%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (6.52%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (93.48%) Developer
2 30 (65.22%) .NET Developer
3 18 (39.13%) C# Developer
4 14 (30.43%) Software Developer
5 13 (28.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Developer
7 8 (17.39%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (17.39%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 8 (17.39%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (15.22%) Desktop Support
9 6 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (10.87%) WCF Developer
10 5 (10.87%) WinForms Developer
11 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
12 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 3 (6.52%) C# WCF Developer
13 2 (4.35%) iOS Developer
13 2 (4.35%) WPF Developer
14 1 (2.17%) Lead .NET Developer
14 1 (2.17%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (95.65%) .NET
2 29 (63.04%) WinForms
3 27 (58.70%) WPF
4 20 (43.48%) Web Services
5 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
6 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (15.22%) HTML
8 5 (10.87%) REST
9 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
9 4 (8.70%) CSS
9 4 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (8.70%) Node.js
9 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (6.52%) Ajax
10 3 (6.52%) DOM
10 3 (6.52%) SAX
10 3 (6.52%) SOAP
10 3 (6.52%) XML
10 3 (6.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Digital TV
2 2 (4.35%) iPad
2 2 (4.35%) iPhone
2 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (69.57%) MVC
2 22 (47.83%) E-Commerce
3 10 (21.74%) Web Application Development
4 9 (19.57%) TDD
5 7 (15.22%) OOP
6 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.52%) CRM
9 3 (6.52%) Workflow
10 2 (4.35%) Content Management
10 2 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (4.35%) iOS Development
10 2 (4.35%) Kanban
10 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.35%) Scrum
10 2 (4.35%) SOA
10 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (86.96%) C#
2 29 (63.04%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) VB.NET
4 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.17%) ES6
6 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Google