The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 32 29 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.38% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 2.00% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 66 50 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 25.00% 22.42% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 23
Median daily rate £338 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Northampton

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Northampton

WCF
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Architect
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL