The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 41 39
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 1.20% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 5.19% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 132 77 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.88% 23.12% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 49 32
Median daily rate £388 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) CRM Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore