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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 67 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 3.08% 3.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.13% 10.86% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -22.58%
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
429 313 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.63% 28.38% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 199 258
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Bolton - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 6
Wigan - - - - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 61 (93.85%) C#
1 61 (93.85%) .NET
2 52 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 46 (70.77%) MVC
4 40 (61.54%) Web Services
5 39 (60.00%) ASP.NET
6 34 (52.31%) CSS
7 27 (41.54%) HTML
8 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
9 22 (33.85%) Visual Studio
10 20 (30.77%) SQL
10 20 (30.77%) XML
10 20 (30.77%) .NET Framework
10 20 (30.77%) jQuery
11 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (27.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (26.15%) XSLT
13 16 (24.62%) TDD
13 16 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (24.62%) WPF
14 15 (23.08%) LINQ
15 14 (21.54%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (21.54%) Ajax
15 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
16 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
16 13 (20.00%) Web Development
17 11 (16.92%) Finance
17 11 (16.92%) HTML5
17 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET Web API

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (15.38%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) CMS
2 3 (4.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.54%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (21.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.54%) MySQL
7 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Visual Studio
2 16 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (15.38%) NUnit
4 6 (9.23%) MSTest
5 5 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.08%) JMeter
7 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.54%) JIRA
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.54%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (86.15%) Developer
2 33 (50.77%) .NET Developer
3 18 (27.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 18 (27.69%) C# Developer
4 12 (18.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Configuration Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Release Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Programmer
9 1 (1.54%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Software Programmer
9 1 (1.54%) SQL Developer
9 1 (1.54%) .NET Web Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Systems Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (93.85%) .NET
2 40 (61.54%) Web Services
3 39 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 34 (52.31%) CSS
5 27 (41.54%) HTML
6 20 (30.77%) XML
6 20 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 20 (30.77%) jQuery
7 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (27.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 17 (26.15%) XSLT
9 16 (24.62%) WPF
10 15 (23.08%) LINQ
11 14 (21.54%) Ajax
12 11 (16.92%) HTML5
12 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (15.38%) REST
13 10 (15.38%) CSS3
13 10 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (15.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) RIA
1 2 (3.08%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (3.08%) User Experience
1 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) MVC
2 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) TDD
4 13 (20.00%) Web Development
5 10 (15.38%) OO
6 7 (10.77%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) MVVM
8 4 (6.15%) CRM
8 4 (6.15%) SOA
9 3 (4.62%) Scrum
9 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.08%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (3.08%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.54%) Workflow
11 1 (1.54%) Migration
11 1 (1.54%) Web Design
11 1 (1.54%) OOD
11 1 (1.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 61 (93.85%) C#
2 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 20 (30.77%) SQL
4 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (12.31%) XPath
6 3 (4.62%) VB
7 1 (1.54%) XAML
7 1 (1.54%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) HL7
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Sitecore
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