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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 0.68% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.08% 2.55% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £350 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.38 -

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
144 235 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.09% 26.67% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 164 126
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -32.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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
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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Warrington +20 2 - - 4
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) C#
3 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
4 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) MVC
6 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (33.33%) Ajax
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (33.33%) CSS
7 4 (33.33%) C++
7 4 (33.33%) HTML
7 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (25.00%) XML
8 3 (25.00%) SAP
8 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (25.00%) VB
8 3 (25.00%) UML
8 3 (25.00%) jQuery
8 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (25.00%) WinForms

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) WCF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) Ajax
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) WinForms
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SAP