Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 168 172
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 68 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 2.09% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 51
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £320 £316 £263
90th Percentile £475 £525 £438
England median daily rate £475 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.77% +16.56% +68.42%

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 2,175 1,821 2,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.13% 31.88% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,469 1,223 1,386
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.19% +1.40%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £548 £500 £518
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 65 57
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £24.15 £19.52
90th Percentile £51.40 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.67% +3.81%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +18 52 £375 - 33
Cheshire -9 7 £425 +15.25% 9
Lancashire -8 5 £275 -19.65% 4
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 61 (89.71%) .NET
2 59 (86.76%) C#
3 50 (73.53%) MVC
4 38 (55.88%) SQL Server
5 36 (52.94%) ASP.NET
6 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (42.65%) JIRA
8 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
8 26 (38.24%) SQL
9 25 (36.76%) WPF
10 24 (35.29%) TDD
11 23 (33.82%) WinForms
12 22 (32.35%) Web Services
13 20 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (26.47%) E-Commerce
14 18 (26.47%) SQL Server 2000
14 18 (26.47%) NoSQL
15 17 (25.00%) REST
15 17 (25.00%) XML
15 17 (25.00%) HTML
15 17 (25.00%) AccuRev
16 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
16 13 (19.12%) CSS
17 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
17 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
18 10 (14.71%) Bitbucket
18 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
18 10 (14.71%) DevOps
18 10 (14.71%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 9 (13.24%) Confluence
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.47%) PegaRULES
Business Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) SaaS
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.94%) Boomi
4 2 (2.94%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
1 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.47%) NoSQL
2 18 (26.47%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 29 (42.65%) JIRA
2 17 (25.00%) AccuRev
3 10 (14.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (14.71%) Bitbucket
3 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
4 8 (11.76%) eggPlant
5 6 (8.82%) SonarQube
6 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.41%) NUnit
7 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.94%) Clang
8 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.94%) Moq
8 2 (2.94%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.94%) Subversion
8 2 (2.94%) Xcode
9 1 (1.47%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.47%) T4 Templates
General
1 8 (11.76%) Games
2 4 (5.88%) Legal
2 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (67.65%) Developer
2 30 (44.12%) .NET Developer
3 19 (27.94%) Software Developer
4 18 (26.47%) C# Developer
5 16 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (19.12%) SQL Developer
7 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 10 (14.71%) .NET Software Developer
8 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (14.71%) Desktop Support
8 10 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (14.71%) WCF Developer
9 8 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (11.76%) C# WCF Developer
10 6 (8.82%) WinForms Developer
11 5 (7.35%) WPF Developer
12 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (5.88%) SSRS Developer
13 3 (4.41%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (89.71%) .NET
2 36 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 25 (36.76%) WPF
4 23 (33.82%) WinForms
5 22 (32.35%) Web Services
6 20 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (25.00%) HTML
7 17 (25.00%) REST
7 17 (25.00%) XML
8 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
8 13 (19.12%) CSS
9 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
10 9 (13.24%) ADO.NET
10 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (13.24%) LINQ
10 9 (13.24%) XML Schema
11 8 (11.76%) HTML5
11 8 (11.76%) jQuery
11 8 (11.76%) SOAP
12 6 (8.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.94%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) iPhone
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.47%) DataPower
4 1 (1.47%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (73.53%) MVC
2 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.29%) TDD
4 18 (26.47%) E-Commerce
5 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.71%) DevOps
8 9 (13.24%) CRM
8 9 (13.24%) Workflow
9 8 (11.76%) ATDD
9 8 (11.76%) User Stories
10 7 (10.29%) BDD
10 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.82%) Code Coverage
11 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
12 5 (7.35%) Data Management
12 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
12 5 (7.35%) Scrum
13 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
13 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (86.76%) C#
2 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
2 26 (38.24%) SQL
3 6 (8.82%) VB.NET
4 4 (5.88%) XPath
5 3 (4.41%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) C
6 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (11.76%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.88%) Capita
4 2 (2.94%) Informatica
4 2 (2.94%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.94%) Okta
4 2 (2.94%) SnapLogic
5 1 (1.47%) CA
5 1 (1.47%) TIBCO