The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 79 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 0.70% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.56% 2.39% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Median daily rate £318 £400 £491
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% -18.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £385 £481
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £425 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
WCF
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
307 293 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.83% 29.33% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 201 92
Median daily rate £401 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.16 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.17% -60.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 5 £325 -18.75%
Crewe - 2 £374 -
Warrington -12 1 - - 3
Congleton - 1 - -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (35.00%) IIS
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) jQuery
6 7 (35.00%) TDD
7 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (25.00%) OO
8 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
8 5 (25.00%) SLA
8 5 (25.00%) WPF
8 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
8 5 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
8 5 (25.00%) High Availability
8 5 (25.00%) Coaching
8 5 (25.00%) Driving Licence
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (15.00%) OOP
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) C++

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Moq
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 15 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 10 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Developer
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (20.00%) Development Manager
7 4 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (20.00%) Senior SQL Developer
7 4 (20.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 4 (20.00%) Software Development Manager
7 4 (20.00%) Software Manager
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
9 2 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (35.00%) jQuery
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
5 5 (25.00%) WPF
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) JSON
7 3 (15.00%) SOAP
7 3 (15.00%) XML
8 2 (10.00%) CSS3
8 2 (10.00%) HTML5
8 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 5 (25.00%) High Availability
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) OOP
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 2 (10.00%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (10.00%) Typography
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP