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 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 53 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.72% 4.03% 3.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.25% 12.89% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
400 380 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.37% 31.28% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 258
Average daily rate £325 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 September 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 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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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 0 2 £325 -15.58%
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 68 (94.44%) C#
2 67 (93.06%) .NET
3 51 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 49 (68.06%) MVC
5 46 (63.89%) ASP.NET
6 45 (62.50%) Web Services
7 38 (52.78%) CSS
8 35 (48.61%) HTML
9 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
10 25 (34.72%) jQuery
11 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (29.17%) WPF
13 20 (27.78%) SQL
14 19 (26.39%) XML
14 19 (26.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (26.39%) HTML5
14 19 (26.39%) TDD
15 18 (25.00%) .NET Framework
16 17 (23.61%) Visual Studio
17 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (19.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 14 (19.44%) CSS3
19 13 (18.06%) Ajax
19 13 (18.06%) XSLT
19 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
20 12 (16.67%) Finance
20 12 (16.67%) OO
20 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
21 11 (15.28%) LINQ

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (13.89%) IIS
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
2 3 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) Lync
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.78%) SQLPlus
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Visual Studio
2 15 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (13.89%) NUnit
4 5 (6.94%) MSTest
4 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.78%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.39%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (84.72%) Developer
2 35 (48.61%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.61%) C# Developer
4 14 (19.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (15.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (11.11%) Release Manager
6 8 (11.11%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Programmer
8 3 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (2.78%) .NET Team Leader
9 2 (2.78%) Software Programmer
9 2 (2.78%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.39%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.39%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (93.06%) .NET
2 46 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 45 (62.50%) Web Services
4 38 (52.78%) CSS
5 35 (48.61%) HTML
6 25 (34.72%) jQuery
7 21 (29.17%) WPF
8 19 (26.39%) XML
8 19 (26.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (26.39%) HTML5
9 18 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 14 (19.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (19.44%) CSS3
11 13 (18.06%) Ajax
11 13 (18.06%) XSLT
12 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (15.28%) LINQ
14 10 (13.89%) WSDL
14 10 (13.89%) SOAP
14 10 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) RIA
2 2 (2.78%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) MVC
2 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) TDD
4 12 (16.67%) OO
5 9 (12.50%) Web Development
6 8 (11.11%) Scrum
7 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.33%) MVVM
7 6 (8.33%) OOD
8 4 (5.56%) CRM
9 3 (4.17%) User Stories
9 3 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.78%) Performance Testing
10 2 (2.78%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.78%) Migration
10 2 (2.78%) Line Management
10 2 (2.78%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 68 (94.44%) C#
2 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 20 (27.78%) SQL
4 10 (13.89%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.17%) XPath
7 2 (2.78%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) XAML
8 1 (1.39%) Java
8 1 (1.39%) Apex Code
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) HL7
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.78%) Telerik
5 1 (1.39%) Twitter
5 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
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