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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 46 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing WCF 17 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 3.27% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.50% 11.02% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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
200 254 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.97% 29.71% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 126 193
Average daily rate £325 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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
Warrington -12 8 £375 +25.00% 3
Knutsford +9 1 £350 - 1
Chester +8 1 - - 4
Crewe -4 1 £290 -3.33% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £275 - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Alderley Edge - - - -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 17 (77.27%) ASP.NET
3 14 (63.64%) C#
4 13 (59.09%) SQL
5 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (45.45%) T-SQL
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
7 9 (40.91%) MVC
8 8 (36.36%) Web Services
9 7 (31.82%) WPF
9 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (27.27%) WinForms
10 6 (27.27%) TDD
10 6 (27.27%) HTML
11 5 (22.73%) GIS
11 5 (22.73%) ArcGIS
11 5 (22.73%) Python
11 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
11 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
11 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
12 4 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (18.18%) HTML5
12 4 (18.18%) MVVM
12 4 (18.18%) Windows
12 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 3 (13.64%) LINQ
13 3 (13.64%) REST
13 3 (13.64%) NServiceBus
14 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 2 (9.09%) Castle Windsor

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (22.73%) ArcGIS
2 3 (13.64%) NServiceBus
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.55%) NUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
2 7 (31.82%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) GIS Developer
4 2 (9.09%) WinForms Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 17 (77.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (36.36%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) WPF
4 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) WinForms
6 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 4 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
8 3 (13.64%) LINQ
8 3 (13.64%) REST
9 2 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (9.09%) NHibernate
9 2 (9.09%) CSS
10 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
10 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (4.55%) XSLT
10 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
1 5 (22.73%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 4 (18.18%) MVVM
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 2 (9.09%) Document Management
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) AOP
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
6 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) CQRS
6 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter