The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 1.67% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% 5.87% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 14
Median daily rate £330 £325 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £378 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
448 545 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.51% 28.37% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 329 286
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Manchester region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Manchester region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 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
Bolton +2 2 £325 - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 23 (95.83%) .NET
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 14 (58.33%) SQL
5 13 (54.17%) MVC
6 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
7 10 (41.67%) Web Services
8 9 (37.50%) XML
8 9 (37.50%) Windows
8 9 (37.50%) TDD
8 9 (37.50%) .NET Framework
8 9 (37.50%) jQuery
9 8 (33.33%) Scrum
9 8 (33.33%) CSS
9 8 (33.33%) HTML
9 8 (33.33%) BDD
9 8 (33.33%) Entity Framework
10 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (29.17%) WPF
11 6 (25.00%) WinForms
11 6 (25.00%) NUnit
11 6 (25.00%) SOAP
11 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (20.83%) NHibernate
12 5 (20.83%) Moq
12 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
13 4 (16.67%) Cucumber

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (8.33%) NServiceBus
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
1 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQLite
3 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) NUnit
3 5 (20.83%) Moq
4 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.33%) WiX
6 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 12 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
6 6 (25.00%) WCF Developer
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Developer
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
9 3 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (8.33%) Angular Developer
10 2 (8.33%) HTML Developer
10 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (8.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (8.33%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (95.83%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 9 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 9 (37.50%) jQuery
4 9 (37.50%) XML
5 8 (33.33%) CSS
5 8 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 8 (33.33%) HTML
6 7 (29.17%) WPF
7 6 (25.00%) SOAP
7 6 (25.00%) WinForms
8 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.83%) NHibernate
9 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
10 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (12.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 3 (12.50%) Physics
2 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Android
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) MVC
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Data Entry
6 3 (12.50%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.33%) OOD
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (4.17%) DSDM
8 1 (4.17%) OOP
8 1 (4.17%) RAD
8 1 (4.17%) SDLC
8 1 (4.17%) SOA
8 1 (4.17%) SOLID
8 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (58.33%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore