Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 180 159
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 -75
Contract jobs citing WCF 38 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.81% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 3.12% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 51
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £316 £263 £280
90th Percentile £525 £438 £475
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £34.00
England median hourly rate £46.63 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +16.56% +68.42% -37.91%

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1810 1987 1701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.70% 25.87% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1374 1079
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £268
90th Percentile £500 £513 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 57 43
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +12.48%
10th Percentile £24.15 £19.52 £15.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.33 £46.07
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.13
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.81% +3.21%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -9 17 £375 +8.30% 22
Cheshire +17 11 £369 +13.46% 8
Merseyside -2 4 £325 - 1
Lancashire +18 2 £342 - 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 37 (97.37%) .NET
2 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (68.42%) SQL
4 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
4 25 (65.79%) MVC
5 24 (63.16%) C#
6 23 (60.53%) .NET Framework
7 21 (55.26%) ASP.NET
8 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
9 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (31.58%) CSS
11 11 (28.95%) HTML
11 11 (28.95%) TDD
11 11 (28.95%) JIRA
11 11 (28.95%) WPF
11 11 (28.95%) AngularJS
12 10 (26.32%) NoSQL
12 10 (26.32%) Entity Framework
12 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
12 10 (26.32%) Degree
12 10 (26.32%) WinForms
12 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
12 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
12 10 (26.32%) Web Services
13 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
13 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (23.68%) AccuRev
14 8 (21.05%) Scrum
15 7 (18.42%) Finance
15 7 (18.42%) SharePoint

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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.89%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) CMS
4 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.63%) PegaRULES
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) AMQP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) NoSQL
3 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
6 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
8 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
8 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
10 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) JIRA
2 9 (23.68%) AccuRev
3 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (5.26%) FxCop
6 2 (5.26%) Moq
6 2 (5.26%) MSBuild
6 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
6 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.26%) T4 Templates
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.63%) Grunt
7 1 (2.63%) gulp
7 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.63%) Mocha
7 1 (2.63%) NUnit
7 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) .NET Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Software Developer
4 7 (18.42%) C# Developer
5 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C# WCF Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.53%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Technical Leader
6 4 (10.53%) WCF Developer
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) CRM Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (7.89%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (97.37%) .NET
2 23 (60.53%) .NET Framework
3 21 (55.26%) ASP.NET
4 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (31.58%) CSS
6 11 (28.95%) AngularJS
6 11 (28.95%) HTML
6 11 (28.95%) WPF
7 10 (26.32%) Entity Framework
7 10 (26.32%) Web Services
7 10 (26.32%) WinForms
8 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (18.42%) jQuery
9 6 (15.79%) RESTful
10 4 (10.53%) ADO.NET
10 4 (10.53%) JSON
10 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (7.89%) CSS3
11 3 (7.89%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (7.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) MVC
3 11 (28.95%) TDD
4 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
5 8 (21.05%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) BDD
6 5 (13.16%) SOA
6 5 (13.16%) Web Application Development
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) CRM
8 3 (7.89%) DevOps
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) OO
8 3 (7.89%) Service Management
8 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (5.26%) Project Management
9 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) SQL
2 24 (63.16%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) HNC
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) MCPD
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) DevExpress
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) CA
4 1 (2.63%) Pega
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik
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