The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 70 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 2.94% 2.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.11% 9.83% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 23
Average daily rate
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£302 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
411 346 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.25% 29.96% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 211 267
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 55 (94.83%) C#
1 55 (94.83%) .NET
2 48 (82.76%) SQL Server
3 39 (67.24%) MVC
4 35 (60.34%) Web Services
5 32 (55.17%) ASP.NET
5 32 (55.17%) CSS
6 25 (43.10%) HTML
7 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 20 (34.48%) SQL
7 20 (34.48%) Visual Studio
8 19 (32.76%) XML
9 17 (29.31%) .NET Framework
9 17 (29.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (27.59%) jQuery
10 16 (27.59%) XSLT
11 15 (25.86%) T-SQL
11 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (25.86%) Ajax
11 15 (25.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (24.14%) LINQ
12 14 (24.14%) TDD
13 13 (22.41%) WPF
13 13 (22.41%) Web Development
14 12 (20.69%) REST
14 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (17.24%) HTML5
15 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (17.24%) NUnit

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (15.52%) IIS
2 3 (5.17%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (5.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.72%) Lync
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (82.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (34.48%) Visual Studio
2 17 (29.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (17.24%) NUnit
4 6 (10.34%) MSTest
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.45%) JMeter
7 2 (3.45%) Subversion
8 1 (1.72%) Moq
8 1 (1.72%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (86.21%) Developer
2 26 (44.83%) .NET Developer
3 15 (25.86%) C# Developer
4 13 (22.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (17.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 7 (12.07%) Configuration Manager
6 7 (12.07%) Release Manager
7 6 (10.34%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Sitecore Developer
9 1 (1.72%) C# Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Software Programmer
9 1 (1.72%) CRM Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (1.72%) .NET Technical Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (1.72%) .NET Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (94.83%) .NET
2 35 (60.34%) Web Services
3 32 (55.17%) ASP.NET
3 32 (55.17%) CSS
4 25 (43.10%) HTML
5 19 (32.76%) XML
6 17 (29.31%) .NET Framework
6 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (27.59%) jQuery
7 16 (27.59%) XSLT
8 15 (25.86%) Ajax
8 15 (25.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 14 (24.14%) LINQ
10 13 (22.41%) WPF
11 12 (20.69%) REST
12 10 (17.24%) HTML5
12 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (15.52%) WSDL
13 9 (15.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (15.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) MVC
2 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.14%) TDD
4 13 (22.41%) Web Development
5 9 (15.52%) OO
6 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) SOA
7 3 (5.17%) MVVM
7 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.17%) CRM
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.45%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (3.45%) Software Architecture
8 2 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
9 1 (1.72%) BDD
9 1 (1.72%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.72%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.72%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 55 (94.83%) C#
2 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 15 (25.86%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.79%) XPath
5 1 (1.72%) PHP5
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) HL7
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Sitecore
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle