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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 34 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.23% - 3.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.30% - 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.63%  
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 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 93 93 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 28.70% 27.60% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 78 22
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 4 £325 - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WCF.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) CRM
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) UML
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related 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 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) CRM Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (33.33%) CSS3
5 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore