Period
to 20 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 62 61
Rank change year-on-year +32 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.20% 0.52% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.84% 1.50% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £331 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -30.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £339 £278 £463
90th Percentile £355 £356 £488
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% -7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50

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 83 267 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 29.54% 34.63% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 210 131
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £329 £310 £263
90th Percentile £495 £576 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £383 £410 £388
% change year-on-year -6.71% +5.81% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £40.00 £15.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.25% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +128.57% -54.84% +80.23%

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 2020. 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
Kettering -1 4 £350 +7.69%
Northampton +29 3 £350 +3.70% 1
WCF
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server 2014
2 8 (88.89%) Kendo UI
2 8 (88.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) JSON
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) SOAP
2 8 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
3 7 (77.78%) QA
3 7 (77.78%) Telerik
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) .NET Developer
3 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (33.33%) HTML Developer
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 9 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) JSON
2 8 (88.89%) Kendo UI
2 8 (88.89%) SOAP
2 8 (88.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 8 (88.89%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Telerik