The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 30 April 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 55
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - - 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.53% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 213 239 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 40.57% 24.46% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 165 106
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 £27.25 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.97% +73.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WCF.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Angular Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) HTML Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SOA Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL