Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 58 64
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.67% 1.07% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 4.91% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +58.33% -20.00%
East Midlands median daily rate £345 £340 £343
% change year-on-year +1.47% -0.73% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £11.00 -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £11.00 -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 179 163 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 24.12% 21.73% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 134 100
Northamptonshire median daily rate £418 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +19.23% +4.84%
10th Percentile £297 £281 £213
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £113.75 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -

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 21 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
Northampton -2 1 £350 -33.33% 2
Corby - 1 £350 -
WCF
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (40.00%) Android Development
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) NUnit
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) HTML

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Applications Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Web Applications Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Android Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Xamarin Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Web Applications Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Xamarin