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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 72 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.80% 1.01% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.70% 3.80% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Median daily rate £325 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £287 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £410 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% +3.26%
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
259 263 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.47% 26.57% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 186 99
Median daily rate £425 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £543 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -59.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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 1 July 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 -9 4 £325 -18.75% 1
Warrington -8 3 £338 -25.00% 3
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 12 (60.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) IIS
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) TDD
7 6 (30.00%) jQuery
8 5 (25.00%) Coaching
8 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
8 5 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (25.00%) High Availability
8 5 (25.00%) Driving Licence
8 5 (25.00%) WPF
8 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
8 5 (25.00%) SLA
9 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (15.00%) HTML5
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Moq
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) C# Developer
3 10 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Developer
6 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (20.00%) Development Manager
8 4 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 4 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (20.00%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (20.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 4 (20.00%) Software Development Manager
8 4 (20.00%) Software Manager
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
5 5 (25.00%) WPF
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (10.00%) CSS3
8 2 (10.00%) SignalR
8 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (5.00%) JSON
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 12 (60.00%) MVC
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Coaching
3 5 (25.00%) High Availability
3 5 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Cross-Platform Development
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Typography
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
6 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.00%) OCR
6 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP