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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 42 38 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing WCF 44 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.33% 3.39% 3.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.08% 11.14% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £274 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £339 £403
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 £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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
397 368 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.08% 30.41% 35.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 223 248
Average daily rate £325 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 1 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 1 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 - 3 £325 -
Bolton - 1 £205 - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 76 (92.68%) C#
2 75 (91.46%) .NET
3 55 (67.07%) MVC
3 55 (67.07%) SQL Server
4 54 (65.85%) ASP.NET
5 49 (59.76%) Web Services
6 42 (51.22%) CSS
7 40 (48.78%) HTML
8 35 (42.68%) JavaScript
9 29 (35.37%) jQuery
10 27 (32.93%) WPF
11 23 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (28.05%) SQL
12 22 (26.83%) .NET Framework
13 21 (25.61%) TDD
13 21 (25.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (24.39%) HTML5
14 20 (24.39%) XML
15 18 (21.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 17 (20.73%) Visual Studio
16 17 (20.73%) OO
17 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
17 15 (18.29%) CSS3
18 14 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (15.85%) SOAP
20 12 (14.63%) Windows
20 12 (14.63%) Finance
20 12 (14.63%) WinForms
20 12 (14.63%) NUnit
20 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (12.20%) IIS
2 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) CMS
2 3 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.22%) Lync
4 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (67.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (25.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.44%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.22%) MySQL
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Visual Studio
2 14 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (14.63%) NUnit
4 7 (8.54%) MSTest
5 4 (4.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.66%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.44%) Moq
7 2 (2.44%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.22%) JMeter
8 1 (1.22%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.22%) JIRA
8 1 (1.22%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (86.59%) Developer
2 44 (53.66%) .NET Developer
3 20 (24.39%) C# Developer
4 16 (19.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (15.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Configuration Manager
6 7 (8.54%) Release Manager
6 7 (8.54%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.88%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (4.88%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Programmer
9 3 (3.66%) Sitecore Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Software Programmer
10 2 (2.44%) .NET Team Leader
10 2 (2.44%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.22%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (91.46%) .NET
2 54 (65.85%) ASP.NET
3 49 (59.76%) Web Services
4 42 (51.22%) CSS
5 40 (48.78%) HTML
6 29 (35.37%) jQuery
7 27 (32.93%) WPF
8 23 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (26.83%) .NET Framework
10 20 (24.39%) XML
10 20 (24.39%) HTML5
11 18 (21.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 15 (18.29%) CSS3
13 13 (15.85%) SOAP
14 12 (14.63%) WinForms
14 12 (14.63%) LINQ
14 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (13.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (13.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (13.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) RIA
2 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.44%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (67.07%) MVC
2 21 (25.61%) TDD
3 17 (20.73%) OO
4 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.98%) OOD
5 9 (10.98%) Scrum
6 8 (9.76%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.54%) MVVM
8 6 (7.32%) Web Development
8 6 (7.32%) CRM
9 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.88%) User Stories
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.66%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.66%) OOP
11 2 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.44%) Workflow
11 2 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (92.68%) C#
2 35 (42.68%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.05%) SQL
4 11 (13.41%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.66%) Java
6 3 (3.66%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) XAML
8 1 (1.22%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) HL7
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.44%) Telerik
5 1 (1.22%) Open Text
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
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