The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 71 69 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.61% 2.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.11% 3.14% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
Average daily rate
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£393 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-43.58% +2.63%
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
289 159 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.13% 19.30% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 93 78
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.27% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 5 £400 - 4
Crewe - 1 £275 - 1
Warrington - 1 £450 - 6
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) Web Services
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
4 9 (52.94%) MVC
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) CSS
5 7 (41.18%) HTML
5 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 6 (35.29%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (23.53%) SQLite
7 4 (23.53%) jQuery
7 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
7 4 (23.53%) XML
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 4 (23.53%) CRM
7 4 (23.53%) SOA
7 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (17.65%) Ninject
8 3 (17.65%) Moq
8 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
8 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) LINQ

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SMTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQLite
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Moq
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) NUnit
2 3 (17.65%) FxCop
2 3 (17.65%) StyleCop
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (17.65%) CRM Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
6 3 (17.65%) Ninject
6 3 (17.65%) LINQ
6 3 (17.65%) EDI
6 3 (17.65%) JMS
6 3 (17.65%) EDIFACT
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5
7 2 (11.76%) CSS3
8 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.88%) SignalR
8 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) MVC
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) MVVM
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (5.88%) R
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
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