Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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 West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 171 189
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 -71
Contract jobs citing WCF 50 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.85% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 2.91% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 53
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £285 £286 £265
90th Percentile £438 £401 £394
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £33.64
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +10.67%

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 1832 1889 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.25% 29.12% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1324 1330
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +14.81%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 76
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.14% -1.06%
10th Percentile £18.78 £15.35 £16.16
90th Percentile £49.80 £44.90 £45.67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +14 32 £363 +7.41% 17
Cheshire +2 10 £400 +14.29% 7
Lancashire +10 4 £308 +9.82% 1
Merseyside +4 2 £388 +10.71%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 48 (96.00%) .NET
2 39 (78.00%) MVC
2 39 (78.00%) C#
3 38 (76.00%) SQL Server
4 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (66.00%) SQL
6 32 (64.00%) .NET Framework
7 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET
8 21 (42.00%) WinForms
8 21 (42.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (36.00%) WPF
10 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
11 16 (32.00%) Web Services
11 16 (32.00%) CSS
11 16 (32.00%) HTML
11 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
12 15 (30.00%) JIRA
13 14 (28.00%) TDD
14 13 (26.00%) Degree
14 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
14 13 (26.00%) E-Commerce
15 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (24.00%) Finance
15 12 (24.00%) jQuery
15 12 (24.00%) AccuRev
15 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
15 12 (24.00%) NoSQL
15 12 (24.00%) Entity Framework
16 11 (22.00%) Web Application Development

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 4 (8.00%) NServiceBus
1 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) PegaRULES
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.00%) Boomi
1 2 (4.00%) iPaaS
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
1 2 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (76.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.00%) NoSQL
2 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) JIRA
2 12 (24.00%) AccuRev
2 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.00%) ReSharper
5 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.00%) FxCop
6 3 (6.00%) Grunt
6 3 (6.00%) gulp
6 3 (6.00%) MSBuild
6 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.00%) T4 Templates
7 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.00%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Back Office
2 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (82.00%) Developer
2 22 (44.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 12 (24.00%) C# Developer
5 10 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (20.00%) Desktop Support
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (14.00%) Senior Developer
8 6 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (12.00%) WCF Developer
9 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Applications Developer
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Web Applications Developer
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Applications Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Web Applications Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Web Developer
11 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (96.00%) .NET
2 32 (64.00%) .NET Framework
3 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET
4 21 (42.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (42.00%) WinForms
5 18 (36.00%) WPF
6 16 (32.00%) CSS
6 16 (32.00%) HTML
6 16 (32.00%) Web Services
7 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
7 12 (24.00%) Entity Framework
7 12 (24.00%) jQuery
8 11 (22.00%) XML
9 10 (20.00%) JSON
10 9 (18.00%) RESTful
11 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (14.00%) CSS3
12 7 (14.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.00%) DataPower
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (78.00%) MVC
2 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.00%) TDD
4 13 (26.00%) E-Commerce
5 11 (22.00%) Web Application Development
6 8 (16.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
8 5 (10.00%) Data Management
8 5 (10.00%) SDLC
8 5 (10.00%) SOA
8 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.00%) Project Management
9 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
10 3 (6.00%) DevOps
10 3 (6.00%) OO
10 3 (6.00%) Prototyping
10 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) C#
2 33 (66.00%) SQL
3 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.00%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.00%) XAML
8 2 (4.00%) C++
8 2 (4.00%) XPath
9 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) DevExpress
3 2 (4.00%) CA
3 2 (4.00%) Informatica
3 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.00%) SnapLogic
4 1 (2.00%) Capita
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Pega
4 1 (2.00%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.00%) TIBCO