The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 70 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 1.20% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £478 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
197 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 22.10% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 88 109
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £33.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -15 1 £300 -14.28% 1
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Winsford - - - -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (96.00%) C#
2 22 (88.00%) .NET
3 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
4 16 (64.00%) .NET Framework
5 15 (60.00%) MVC
5 15 (60.00%) Windows
6 14 (56.00%) SQL
6 14 (56.00%) TDD
7 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (52.00%) OO
8 12 (48.00%) HTML
9 11 (44.00%) WPF
9 11 (44.00%) Silverlight
9 11 (44.00%) jQuery
10 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
10 10 (40.00%) WinForms
10 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (36.00%) N-Tier
11 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (36.00%) HTML5
12 8 (32.00%) Multithreading
12 8 (32.00%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (24.00%) SOA
13 6 (24.00%) Razor View Engine
13 6 (24.00%) MVVM
14 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
14 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
14 5 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) FileNet
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Moq
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) WiX
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Software Engineer
4 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (16.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (8.00%) WPF Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
9 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 1 (4.00%) FileNet Developer
9 1 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Umbraco Developer
9 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (64.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (48.00%) HTML
5 11 (44.00%) WPF
5 11 (44.00%) Silverlight
5 11 (44.00%) jQuery
6 10 (40.00%) WinForms
7 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (36.00%) HTML5
8 6 (24.00%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 5 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (12.00%) SOAP
10 3 (12.00%) Web Services
10 3 (12.00%) WSDL
10 3 (12.00%) Itk
10 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (12.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (32.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) MVC
2 14 (56.00%) TDD
3 13 (52.00%) OO
4 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (32.00%) Multithreading
6 6 (24.00%) SOA
6 6 (24.00%) MVVM
7 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) OOP
9 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (12.00%) Information Security
10 1 (4.00%) Project Management
10 1 (4.00%) OOD
10 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Web Development
10 1 (4.00%) Document Management
10 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
10 1 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
1 3 (12.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
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