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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 69 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.44% 2.67% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.55% 9.97% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 10
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £283 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £389 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
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
336 331 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.93% 26.82% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 205 171
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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
Bolton +1 6 £331 +61.58% 4
Wigan - 1 - - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 36 (83.72%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) C#
2 33 (76.74%) MVC
3 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
4 24 (55.81%) jQuery
5 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
6 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
7 19 (44.19%) SQL
7 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (32.56%) Unit Testing
9 14 (32.56%) Ajax
10 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
10 13 (30.23%) LINQ
10 13 (30.23%) Entity Framework
10 13 (30.23%) Finance
10 13 (30.23%) HTML
11 11 (25.58%) CSS
12 10 (23.26%) HTML5
12 10 (23.26%) JSON
13 9 (20.93%) Scrum
14 8 (18.60%) Web Services
14 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
14 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (18.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 7 (16.28%) OO
15 7 (16.28%) CMS
15 7 (16.28%) TDD
16 6 (13.95%) Microsoft

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.28%) CMS
3 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.65%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.33%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) PaaS
2 2 (4.65%) IaaS
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Big Data
3 2 (4.65%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.98%) WiX
3 3 (6.98%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.65%) NUnit
4 2 (4.65%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.33%) Moq
5 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (95.35%) Developer
2 26 (60.47%) .NET Developer
3 11 (25.58%) C# Developer
4 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (4.65%) C Developer
8 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) .NET
2 24 (55.81%) jQuery
3 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
4 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (32.56%) Ajax
6 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
6 13 (30.23%) HTML
6 13 (30.23%) Entity Framework
6 13 (30.23%) LINQ
7 11 (25.58%) CSS
8 10 (23.26%) JSON
8 10 (23.26%) HTML5
9 8 (18.60%) Web Services
9 8 (18.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
11 6 (13.95%) WPF
12 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (9.30%) REST
13 4 (9.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.65%) DTV
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Social Network
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) MVC
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Unit Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) OO
5 7 (16.28%) TDD
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) SOA
8 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.98%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (6.98%) MVVM
8 3 (6.98%) BDD
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.65%) User Stories
9 2 (4.65%) ATDD
9 2 (4.65%) Memory Management
9 2 (4.65%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) C#
2 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 19 (44.19%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.65%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) PHP5
5 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) C++
5 2 (4.65%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Twitter
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.65%) Facebook
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Avaya
5 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago