Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 106 129
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 -21
Contract jobs citing WCF 43 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.47% 1.35% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.06% 3.61% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 21
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £315 £250 £300
90th Percentile £388 £419 £394
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +12.00%
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 1,059 1,054 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.22% 37.50% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 729 710
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +6.16%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £288
90th Percentile £551 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £408 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 7
Manchester median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -32.26% -6.27%
10th Percentile £12.37 £17.00 £14.95
90th Percentile £43.25 £44.00 £46.85
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.13 £38.75
% change year-on-year -4.98% -1.61% +14.58%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 0 1 £330 +32.00%
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 42 (97.67%) C#
3 35 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (76.74%) WinForms
5 31 (72.09%) SQL
6 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
7 27 (62.79%) MVC
8 23 (53.49%) WPF
8 23 (53.49%) NoSQL
9 21 (48.84%) JIRA
10 20 (46.51%) E-Commerce
10 20 (46.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 19 (44.19%) VB.NET
11 19 (44.19%) AccuRev
12 17 (39.53%) Computer Science
12 17 (39.53%) Degree
13 16 (37.21%) .NET Framework
13 16 (37.21%) Web Services
14 12 (27.91%) Web Application Development
15 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
15 11 (25.58%) OOP
16 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
17 7 (16.28%) Front End Development
18 6 (13.95%) Back Office
18 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
19 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
19 5 (11.63%) N-Tier
19 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
20 4 (9.30%) MySQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (53.49%) NoSQL
3 20 (46.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (9.30%) MySQL
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (48.84%) JIRA
2 19 (44.19%) AccuRev
3 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.33%) Bower
5 1 (2.33%) gulp
5 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.33%) PhantomJS
5 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (13.95%) Back Office
2 3 (6.98%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (90.70%) Developer
2 31 (72.09%) .NET Developer
3 24 (55.81%) C# Developer
4 18 (41.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (30.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 13 (30.23%) VB.NET Developer
6 10 (23.26%) C# Software Developer
6 10 (23.26%) Software Developer
7 5 (11.63%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (11.63%) SQL Developer
8 4 (9.30%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (9.30%) WCF Developer
8 4 (9.30%) WinForms Developer
9 2 (4.65%) C# WCF Developer
9 2 (4.65%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (4.65%) WPF Developer
10 1 (2.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) WinForms
3 23 (53.49%) WPF
4 16 (37.21%) .NET Framework
4 16 (37.21%) Web Services
5 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
7 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.98%) JSON
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.65%) RESTful
9 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.65%) XSLT
10 1 (2.33%) jQuery
10 1 (2.33%) LINQ
10 1 (2.33%) Node.js
10 1 (2.33%) React
10 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.33%) Digital TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (62.79%) MVC
3 20 (46.51%) E-Commerce
4 17 (39.53%) Computer Science
5 12 (27.91%) Web Application Development
6 11 (25.58%) OOP
7 7 (16.28%) Front End Development
8 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum
9 3 (6.98%) SOA
10 2 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (4.65%) CRM
10 2 (4.65%) Document Management
10 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Web Development
11 1 (2.33%) API Development
11 1 (2.33%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 42 (97.67%) C#
2 31 (72.09%) SQL
3 19 (44.19%) VB.NET
4 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) ES6
6 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Google
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft