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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 75 78 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.69% 0.86% 2.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.74% 3.07% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 13
Average daily rate £313 £302 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% -13.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
540 391 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.40% 27.97% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 270 221
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oldham - 6 £305 -
Bolton - 1 £325 - 1
Stockport - 1 £375 - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (94.23%) C#
2 47 (90.38%) .NET
3 31 (59.62%) MVC
4 24 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
6 22 (42.31%) OO
7 21 (40.38%) .NET Framework
8 20 (38.46%) HTML
8 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
9 18 (34.62%) XML
10 17 (32.69%) SQL
11 16 (30.77%) CSS
11 16 (30.77%) jQuery
11 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (25.00%) HTML5
14 12 (23.08%) JSON
14 12 (23.08%) SOAP
14 12 (23.08%) Web Services
15 10 (19.23%) Entity Framework
15 10 (19.23%) OOP
16 9 (17.31%) Windows
16 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
16 9 (17.31%) C++
16 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
16 9 (17.31%) TDD
16 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
17 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
17 8 (15.38%) WPF
17 8 (15.38%) Degree

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (11.54%) CMS
2 5 (9.62%) IIS
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.77%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.85%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.92%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (7.69%) Xcode
4 3 (5.77%) Moq
4 3 (5.77%) MSBuild
4 3 (5.77%) NUnit
4 3 (5.77%) Subversion
4 3 (5.77%) WiX
5 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) MSTest
6 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.92%) Publishing
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (90.38%) Developer
2 26 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 23 (44.23%) .NET Developer
4 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 4 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) HTML Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.77%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (5.77%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Real Time Developer
8 3 (5.77%) WPF Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.85%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (90.38%) .NET
2 24 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 21 (40.38%) .NET Framework
4 20 (38.46%) HTML
5 18 (34.62%) XML
6 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (30.77%) CSS
6 16 (30.77%) jQuery
7 13 (25.00%) HTML5
8 12 (23.08%) JSON
8 12 (23.08%) SOAP
8 12 (23.08%) Web Services
9 10 (19.23%) Entity Framework
10 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (15.38%) CSS3
10 8 (15.38%) WPF
11 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
11 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 5 (9.62%) LINQ
12 5 (9.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.92%) Physics
5 1 (1.92%) SCADA
5 1 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) Android
3 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) MVC
2 22 (42.31%) OO
3 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.23%) OOP
5 9 (17.31%) TDD
5 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 7 (13.46%) OOD
7 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.54%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 6 (11.54%) SOA
9 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Content Management
9 5 (9.62%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (9.62%) Use Case
10 4 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (7.69%) MVVM
10 4 (7.69%) Web Development
11 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 49 (94.23%) C#
2 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 17 (32.69%) SQL
4 9 (17.31%) C++
5 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
6 6 (11.54%) Java
6 6 (11.54%) VB.NET
7 4 (7.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) EPiServer
3 4 (7.69%) Appcelerator
3 4 (7.69%) OpenText
3 4 (7.69%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe
5 1 (1.92%) BEA
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Wonderware
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago