Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 59 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.52% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 0.95% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Northamptonshire median daily rate £331 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.26% +35.71% -30.00%
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £365
% change year-on-year +10.29% -6.85% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £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 265 211 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 34.19% 33.71% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 133 120
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £313
90th Percentile £579 £550 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +5.81% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.37 - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +21.95% +53.75%

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 16 January 2019. 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 -4 3 £338 -28.95% 2
Kettering - 1 £325 -
WCF
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Billing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL

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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) API Development
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET