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 28 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)
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 129 66
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.19% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.98% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
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 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 149 307 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 26.23% 18.94% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 561 581
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 9
Median hourly rate £46.42 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.76% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £16.00 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £35.28 £16.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the North East

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the North East