The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing WCF 45 27 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.61% 2.37% 4.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.30% 7.54% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 45
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
366 358 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.33% 31.40% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 206 242
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 22
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -14.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WCF
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 - 5 £325 -
Bolton - 1 £205 - 1
Bury - 1 £325 - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 4
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 87 (91.58%) .NET
2 84 (88.42%) C#
3 67 (70.53%) ASP.NET
4 62 (65.26%) SQL Server
5 58 (61.05%) MVC
6 57 (60.00%) Web Services
7 41 (43.16%) CSS
7 41 (43.16%) HTML
8 40 (42.11%) JavaScript
9 36 (37.89%) SQL
10 34 (35.79%) WPF
11 33 (34.74%) jQuery
12 27 (28.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (27.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (25.26%) TDD
14 24 (25.26%) XML
14 24 (25.26%) OO
15 23 (24.21%) .NET Framework
16 19 (20.00%) HTML5
17 18 (18.95%) T-SQL
17 18 (18.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 17 (17.89%) OOD
18 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
19 16 (16.84%) LINQ
19 16 (16.84%) SOAP
19 16 (16.84%) Scrum
20 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
22 13 (13.68%) Windows
22 13 (13.68%) NUnit

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (8.42%) IIS
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.11%) Node.js
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.11%) CMS
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (65.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (28.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQLPlus
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.05%) MySQL
7 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.68%) NUnit
3 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.37%) MSTest
5 6 (6.32%) SpecFlow
6 5 (5.26%) ReSharper
6 5 (5.26%) Moq
6 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.16%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.05%) JIRA
8 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.05%) LLBLGen Pro
8 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (10.53%) Retail
2 9 (9.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (89.47%) Developer
2 58 (61.05%) .NET Developer
3 28 (29.47%) C# Developer
4 22 (23.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (17.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (10.53%) Web Developer
8 9 (9.47%) .NET Web Developer
9 8 (8.42%) C# Web Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Configuration and Release Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Release Manager
11 3 (3.16%) Programmer
12 2 (2.11%) Sitecore Developer
12 2 (2.11%) Software Developer
12 2 (2.11%) Software Programmer
12 2 (2.11%) .NET Team Leader
12 2 (2.11%) Team Leader
13 1 (1.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (91.58%) .NET
2 67 (70.53%) ASP.NET
3 57 (60.00%) Web Services
4 41 (43.16%) CSS
4 41 (43.16%) HTML
5 34 (35.79%) WPF
6 33 (34.74%) jQuery
7 26 (27.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (25.26%) XML
9 23 (24.21%) .NET Framework
10 19 (20.00%) HTML5
11 18 (18.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 16 (16.84%) LINQ
12 16 (16.84%) SOAP
13 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 13 (13.68%) CSS3
15 12 (12.63%) WinForms
16 10 (10.53%) Ajax
16 10 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) RIA
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.11%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.05%) SCADA
4 1 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.05%) MVC
2 24 (25.26%) TDD
2 24 (25.26%) OO
3 17 (17.89%) OOD
4 16 (16.84%) Scrum
5 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.58%) MVVM
6 8 (8.42%) Business Analysis
6 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.42%) User Stories
7 7 (7.37%) CRM
8 6 (6.32%) Web Development
9 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.26%) OOP
10 3 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.16%) SOA
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (2.11%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 84 (88.42%) C#
2 40 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 36 (37.89%) SQL
4 18 (18.95%) T-SQL
5 12 (12.63%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.26%) Apex Code
6 5 (5.26%) Java
7 2 (2.11%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.05%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) HL7
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.63%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.16%) Telerik
5 2 (2.11%) Twitter
5 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.05%) Open Text
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