Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 114 120
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -24
Contract jobs citing WCF 54 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.76% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 2.01% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 26
Manchester median daily rate £355 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +3.32% +1.50%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £274
90th Percentile £429 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £29.50
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £29.50

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 1,180 897 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.41% 33.76% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 577 641
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.93% -22.67%
10th Percentile £12.77 £14.75 £15.87
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £39.60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +64.44%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 53 (98.15%) .NET
2 49 (90.74%) MVC
3 44 (81.48%) SQL Server
3 44 (81.48%) C#
4 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (64.81%) JIRA
6 28 (51.85%) WPF
7 26 (48.15%) ASP.NET
8 24 (44.44%) SQL
9 23 (42.59%) WinForms
10 22 (40.74%) E-Commerce
10 22 (40.74%) SQL Server 2000
11 21 (38.89%) AccuRev
11 21 (38.89%) NoSQL
12 19 (35.19%) .NET Framework
12 19 (35.19%) Web Services
12 19 (35.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (33.33%) TDD
14 17 (31.48%) XML
14 17 (31.48%) REST
15 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
16 13 (24.07%) Visual Studio
16 13 (24.07%) ADO.NET
16 13 (24.07%) LINQ
17 12 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (22.22%) Degree
17 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
17 12 (22.22%) Bitbucket
17 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
17 12 (22.22%) HTML

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 9 (16.67%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.96%) SaaS
3 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.26%) Boomi
3 5 (9.26%) iPaaS
4 4 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.70%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (40.74%) SQL Server 2000
3 21 (38.89%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 35 (64.81%) JIRA
2 21 (38.89%) AccuRev
3 13 (24.07%) Visual Studio
4 12 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (22.22%) Bitbucket
5 8 (14.81%) eggPlant
5 8 (14.81%) SonarQube
6 3 (5.56%) ReSharper
6 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.85%) Moq
7 1 (1.85%) NUnit
7 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.96%) Games
2 6 (11.11%) Legal
3 5 (9.26%) Law
4 3 (5.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Developer
2 19 (35.19%) .NET Developer
3 15 (27.78%) Software Developer
4 13 (24.07%) Desktop Support
5 12 (22.22%) C# Developer
6 10 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (12.96%) WPF Developer
9 6 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (11.11%) SQL Developer
9 6 (11.11%) WCF Developer
9 6 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
10 5 (9.26%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (7.41%) C# WCF Developer
11 4 (7.41%) C# WPF Developer
12 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
12 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (98.15%) .NET
2 28 (51.85%) WPF
3 26 (48.15%) ASP.NET
4 23 (42.59%) WinForms
5 19 (35.19%) .NET Framework
5 19 (35.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (35.19%) Web Services
6 17 (31.48%) REST
6 17 (31.48%) XML
7 13 (24.07%) ADO.NET
7 13 (24.07%) LINQ
8 12 (22.22%) HTML
9 11 (20.37%) CSS
10 10 (18.52%) JSON
10 10 (18.52%) XML Schema
11 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (11.11%) HTML5
12 6 (11.11%) SOAP
12 6 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (90.74%) MVC
2 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.74%) E-Commerce
4 18 (33.33%) TDD
5 12 (22.22%) DevOps
5 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.52%) Data Modelling
7 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
8 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 8 (14.81%) Code Coverage
9 8 (14.81%) Data Management
9 8 (14.81%) User Stories
10 7 (12.96%) ATDD
10 7 (12.96%) Data Analysis
11 5 (9.26%) BDD
11 5 (9.26%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (9.26%) Master Data Management
11 5 (9.26%) Web Application Development
12 4 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) C#
2 24 (44.44%) SQL
3 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) VB.NET
5 6 (11.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
2 2 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 5 (9.26%) Capita
3 5 (9.26%) Informatica
3 5 (9.26%) MuleSoft
3 5 (9.26%) Okta
3 5 (9.26%) SnapLogic
4 2 (3.70%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.70%) TIBCO