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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 91 83
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.69% 0.72% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.90% 2.59% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
Median daily rate £375 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £269 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
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 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 473 502 392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 36.08% 27.97% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 328 246
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Manchester

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 10 (58.82%) WPF
5 9 (52.94%) MVC
5 9 (52.94%) C#
6 7 (41.18%) WinForms
6 7 (41.18%) JIRA
7 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
7 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
7 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
7 6 (35.29%) Degree
7 6 (35.29%) AccuRev
7 6 (35.29%) Web Services
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
8 5 (29.41%) HTTPS
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (23.53%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) XML
10 3 (17.65%) HTML
10 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (17.65%) Internet
10 3 (17.65%) CSS
10 3 (17.65%) SOAP
10 3 (17.65%) Android

WCF
Top Related 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 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTPS
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (17.65%) SQLite
5 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) AccuRev
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Mocha
4 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C# Developer
4 6 (35.29%) C# WCF Developer
4 6 (35.29%) WCF Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) WPF
3 7 (41.18%) WinForms
4 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) Ajax
7 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
8 1 (5.88%) Node.js
8 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Android
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Data Entry
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) API Development
6 1 (5.88%) DSDM
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) RAD
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) SOLID
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore