Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 128 111
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17 -43
Contract jobs citing WCF 30 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.01% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.76% 3.23% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 33
Manchester median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £250 £300 £282
90th Percentile £426 £395 £445
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate - - £34.00
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £34.00

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 1087 1082 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.72% 30.71% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 772 562
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £269
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 28
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £16.55 £14.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

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 21 November 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

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 21 November 2017. 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 -1 4 £250 -20.00%
Altrincham - 3 £338 - 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 24 (80.00%) MVC
3 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (73.33%) .NET Framework
5 21 (70.00%) C#
6 18 (60.00%) SQL
7 16 (53.33%) WPF
8 15 (50.00%) WinForms
9 14 (46.67%) ASP.NET
10 12 (40.00%) JIRA
11 11 (36.67%) Degree
11 11 (36.67%) CSS
11 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
11 11 (36.67%) HTML
11 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
11 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (33.33%) AccuRev
12 10 (33.33%) NoSQL
12 10 (33.33%) Web Services
12 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (30.00%) Web Application Development
14 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
15 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
15 7 (23.33%) CSS3
15 7 (23.33%) HTML5
16 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (20.00%) Finance
16 6 (20.00%) Windows
16 6 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 4 (13.33%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) JIRA
2 10 (33.33%) AccuRev
3 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.00%) Grunt
5 3 (10.00%) gulp
5 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.67%) ReSharper
6 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Law
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Desktop Support
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
5 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Applications Developer
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Web Applications Developer
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Applications Developer
6 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Web Applications Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
7 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (10.00%) WCF Developer
7 3 (10.00%) WPF Developer
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (73.33%) .NET Framework
3 16 (53.33%) WPF
4 15 (50.00%) WinForms
5 14 (46.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (36.67%) CSS
6 11 (36.67%) HTML
7 10 (33.33%) Web Services
8 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
8 7 (23.33%) CSS3
8 7 (23.33%) HTML5
9 5 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 5 (16.67%) JSON
9 5 (16.67%) NHibernate
9 5 (16.67%) XML
10 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (13.33%) Gherkin
10 4 (13.33%) jQuery
11 3 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (80.00%) MVC
2 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 9 (30.00%) Web Application Development
4 5 (16.67%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Data Management
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Management
6 3 (10.00%) Prototyping
6 3 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.67%) SDLC
7 2 (6.67%) Service Management
7 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) TypeScript
4 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.00%) XAML
6 2 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft