Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 174 178
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 -42
Contract jobs citing WCF 53 48 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.01% 2.64% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 42 52
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £264
90th Percentile £406 £405 £394
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
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 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +12.00%

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 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 1,760 1,821 2,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.40% 29.51% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,222 1,264 1,318
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £544 £525 £530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 78
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +13.84% +12.73%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.40 £16.93
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.32 £42.88
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 17 January 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 January 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 +15 38 £350 +1.82% 34
Cheshire -1 8 £388 +10.71% 19
Lancashire +12 4 £308 +9.82% 5
Merseyside +7 2 £388 +10.71%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 51 (96.23%) .NET
2 44 (83.02%) MVC
3 43 (81.13%) SQL Server
4 38 (71.70%) C#
4 38 (71.70%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (64.15%) .NET Framework
5 34 (64.15%) SQL
6 27 (50.94%) ASP.NET
7 26 (49.06%) WinForms
8 24 (45.28%) WPF
9 23 (43.40%) JIRA
10 22 (41.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
11 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
12 17 (32.08%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (32.08%) Web Services
12 17 (32.08%) AccuRev
12 17 (32.08%) NoSQL
13 16 (30.19%) Degree
13 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
14 15 (28.30%) HTML
14 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
15 14 (26.42%) CSS
15 14 (26.42%) XML
15 14 (26.42%) Web Application Development
16 13 (24.53%) JSON
17 12 (22.64%) jQuery
17 12 (22.64%) TDD
17 12 (22.64%) Finance
18 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio

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 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) PegaRULES
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Boomi
1 3 (5.66%) iPaaS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) IaaS
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (81.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (32.08%) NoSQL
2 17 (32.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) JIRA
2 17 (32.08%) AccuRev
3 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
4 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.43%) ReSharper
6 4 (7.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
6 4 (7.55%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.66%) Grunt
7 3 (5.66%) gulp
8 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.89%) FxCop
9 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.89%) T4 Templates
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Back Office
2 4 (7.55%) Law
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (77.36%) Developer
2 20 (37.74%) .NET Developer
3 18 (33.96%) Software Developer
4 13 (24.53%) Desktop Support
5 11 (20.75%) C# Developer
6 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (16.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
8 5 (9.43%) WCF Developer
8 5 (9.43%) WPF Developer
9 4 (7.55%) .NET Applications Developer
9 4 (7.55%) .NET Web Applications Developer
9 4 (7.55%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (7.55%) Applications Developer
9 4 (7.55%) Architect
9 4 (7.55%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (7.55%) Web Applications Developer
9 4 (7.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (96.23%) .NET
2 34 (64.15%) .NET Framework
3 27 (50.94%) ASP.NET
4 26 (49.06%) WinForms
5 24 (45.28%) WPF
6 22 (41.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (32.08%) Web Services
8 15 (28.30%) HTML
9 14 (26.42%) CSS
9 14 (26.42%) XML
10 13 (24.53%) JSON
11 12 (22.64%) jQuery
12 10 (18.87%) AngularJS
12 10 (18.87%) Entity Framework
13 9 (16.98%) RESTful
14 8 (15.09%) ADO.NET
14 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (15.09%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (15.09%) REST
15 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.32%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) Replication
6 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.89%) DataPower
6 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) MVC
2 38 (71.70%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
4 14 (26.42%) Web Application Development
5 12 (22.64%) TDD
6 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
7 6 (11.32%) Data Management
7 6 (11.32%) Scrum
7 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.43%) TOGAF
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) DevOps
9 4 (7.55%) SDLC
9 4 (7.55%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (5.66%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (5.66%) Prototyping
10 3 (5.66%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) C#
2 34 (64.15%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.55%) TypeScript
6 4 (7.55%) XPath
7 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.66%) XAML
8 2 (3.77%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) DevExpress
3 3 (5.66%) Informatica
3 3 (5.66%) MuleSoft
3 3 (5.66%) SnapLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.89%) CA
5 1 (1.89%) Capita
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO