Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 20 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 67 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.16% 0.53% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 2.36% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 25
Northamptonshire median daily rate £475 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -30.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £463 £350 £379
90th Percentile £488 £380 £600
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £368 £385
% change year-on-year -7.48% -4.55% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 211 212 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 33.98% 22.46% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 122 80
Northamptonshire median daily rate £438 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - £9.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £38.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +80.23% +7.50% -44.83%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Northamptonshire

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Northamptonshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Northampton +5 1 £475 +35.71% 2
WCF
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MFC
1 1 (100.00%) STL
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) VC++
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spotfire
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Spotfire
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) MFC
1 1 (100.00%) STL
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) VC++
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau