The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / North East
Rank - - 55
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.44%  
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 the North East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 286 259 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 39.67% 29.70% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 175 87
Median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £538 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £11.00
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the North East

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the North East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (20.00%) OOD
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Lead C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SOA Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft