Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.41% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 2.30% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £369 £300 £281
90th Percentile £406 £420 £341
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 165 174 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 33.47% 29.19% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 111 91
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £291 £275
90th Percentile £533 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
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 Merseyside

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API

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 2 (100.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript