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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 51 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 2.52% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.61% 9.22% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
Average daily rate
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£333 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
184 206 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.26% 27.36% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 99 161
Average daily rate £335 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
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
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 25 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 1 - - 3
Warrington -24 1 £375 +50.00% 4
Northwich - 1 £290 -
Crewe - 1 £290 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £350 - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (82.35%) C#
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
3 10 (58.82%) MVC
4 9 (52.94%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) TDD
6 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
6 7 (41.18%) WPF
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (41.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) N-Tier
7 6 (35.29%) HTML5
7 6 (35.29%) MVVM
7 6 (35.29%) WinForms
8 5 (29.41%) SOA
9 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 4 (23.53%) IIS
10 3 (17.65%) jQuery
10 3 (17.65%) LINQ
10 3 (17.65%) REST
10 3 (17.65%) NServiceBus
10 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (11.76%) BDD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) NServiceBus
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Moq
2 1 (5.88%) WiX
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) WinForms Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 9 (52.94%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (41.18%) WPF
4 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) WinForms
6 3 (17.65%) LINQ
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) REST
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 1 (5.88%) XML
8 1 (5.88%) XSLT
8 1 (5.88%) Middleware
8 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) MVC
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) MVVM
4 5 (29.41%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
6 1 (5.88%) OOD
6 1 (5.88%) Document Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) AOP
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.88%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter