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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 93 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 1.61% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 6.40% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 20
Median daily rate £338 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £383 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
554 484 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.23% 25.14% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 282 311
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 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +166.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 5 December 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
Bolton -2 2 £325 - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 34 (100.00%) C#
2 32 (94.12%) .NET
3 28 (82.35%) SQL Server
4 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (67.65%) MVC
5 23 (67.65%) ASP.NET
6 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
7 16 (47.06%) jQuery
8 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (38.24%) SQL
9 13 (38.24%) HTML
9 13 (38.24%) CSS
10 12 (35.29%) XML
10 12 (35.29%) Scrum
10 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (32.35%) TDD
11 11 (32.35%) Web Services
11 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
12 10 (29.41%) BDD
13 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
14 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
15 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
15 7 (20.59%) Windows
16 6 (17.65%) OO
16 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
16 6 (17.65%) NUnit
16 6 (17.65%) WinForms
16 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 5 (14.71%) Front End Development

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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.65%) NUnit
3 5 (14.71%) Moq
4 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.88%) MorphX
6 2 (5.88%) WiX
7 1 (2.94%) Subversion
7 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 26 (76.47%) .NET Developer
3 17 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 14 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 11 (32.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (14.71%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (14.71%) HTML Developer
7 4 (11.76%) C# WCF Developer
7 4 (11.76%) SQL Developer
7 4 (11.76%) WCF Developer
8 3 (8.82%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
8 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Angular Developer
9 2 (5.88%) T-SQL Developer
10 1 (2.94%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 1 (2.94%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (94.12%) .NET
2 23 (67.65%) ASP.NET
3 16 (47.06%) jQuery
4 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (38.24%) CSS
5 13 (38.24%) HTML
6 12 (35.29%) XML
7 11 (32.35%) Web Services
8 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
8 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
10 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (17.65%) WinForms
11 5 (14.71%) CSS3
11 5 (14.71%) HTML5
11 5 (14.71%) WPF
12 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
12 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (11.76%) NHibernate
12 4 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
1 3 (8.82%) Physics
2 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.94%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) MVC
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
4 11 (32.35%) TDD
5 10 (29.41%) BDD
6 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
7 6 (17.65%) OO
8 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
8 5 (14.71%) OOD
9 3 (8.82%) SDLC
9 3 (8.82%) SEO
9 3 (8.82%) User Stories
10 2 (5.88%) ERP
11 1 (2.94%) DSDM
11 1 (2.94%) OOP
11 1 (2.94%) Project Management
11 1 (2.94%) RAD
11 1 (2.94%) SOA
11 1 (2.94%) Validation
11 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 13 (38.24%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) VB6
6 2 (5.88%) X++
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Facebook
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter
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