Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 October 2018 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 West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 156 164
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +20
Contract jobs citing WCF 57 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.86% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.81% 2.77% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 57
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £320 £285 £300
90th Percentile £427 £438 £430
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.56% +6.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.42 £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.91% +1.76% +13.33%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,032 1,735 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.31% 30.94% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,394 1,170 1,383
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £275
90th Percentile £550 £509 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 37
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.88 £20.00 £18.67
90th Percentile £64.00 £50.00 £44.15
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the North West

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the North West

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the North West

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the North West

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 46 £350 -3.45% 39
Lancashire -16 4 - - 3
Cheshire -17 4 £425 +13.33% 5
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 51 (89.47%) C#
1 51 (89.47%) .NET
2 36 (63.16%) MVC
3 33 (57.89%) WinForms
4 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (56.14%) SQL
5 28 (49.12%) SQL Server
6 27 (47.37%) WPF
7 23 (40.35%) JIRA
7 23 (40.35%) NoSQL
8 22 (38.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 22 (38.60%) E-Commerce
9 21 (36.84%) AccuRev
10 20 (35.09%) Web Services
11 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
12 16 (28.07%) Computer Science
12 16 (28.07%) Degree
13 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
14 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
15 13 (22.81%) VB.NET
16 10 (17.54%) Web Application Development
16 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
17 9 (15.79%) TDD
17 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (12.28%) Dynamics 365
18 7 (12.28%) Workflow
18 7 (12.28%) CRM
18 7 (12.28%) HTML
18 7 (12.28%) XML

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.75%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (49.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (40.35%) NoSQL
3 22 (38.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.51%) MySQL
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 23 (40.35%) JIRA
2 21 (36.84%) AccuRev
3 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.51%) Clang
6 2 (3.51%) Moq
6 2 (3.51%) NUnit
6 2 (3.51%) Xcode
7 1 (1.75%) Bower
7 1 (1.75%) gulp
7 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.75%) PhantomJS
General
1 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (85.96%) Developer
2 33 (57.89%) .NET Developer
3 21 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 19 (33.33%) Software Developer
5 16 (28.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (21.05%) SQL Developer
7 11 (19.30%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (14.04%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 8 (14.04%) VB.NET Developer
9 8 (14.04%) WCF Developer
10 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support
11 6 (10.53%) C# WCF Developer
12 5 (8.77%) WinForms Developer
13 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Developer
14 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 3 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
14 3 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (89.47%) .NET
2 33 (57.89%) WinForms
3 27 (47.37%) WPF
4 20 (35.09%) Web Services
5 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
6 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
7 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.28%) HTML
8 7 (12.28%) XML
9 5 (8.77%) REST
10 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.02%) CSS
10 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
10 4 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (7.02%) Node.js
10 4 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (5.26%) DOM
11 3 (5.26%) SAX
11 3 (5.26%) SOAP
11 3 (5.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Digital TV
2 2 (3.51%) iPad
2 2 (3.51%) iPhone
2 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) MVC
2 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (38.60%) E-Commerce
4 10 (17.54%) Web Application Development
5 9 (15.79%) TDD
6 7 (12.28%) CRM
6 7 (12.28%) OOP
6 7 (12.28%) Workflow
7 6 (10.53%) Front End Development
8 5 (8.77%) BDD
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.02%) Case Management
9 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.02%) Process Improvement
9 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.26%) Creative Thinking
10 3 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (89.47%) C#
2 32 (56.14%) SQL
3 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 13 (22.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.26%) Java
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.75%) ES6
7 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Google