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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 55 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing WCF 34 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.52% 4.14% 3.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.44% 13.65% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £405
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 £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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
403 359 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.85% 30.32% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 221 269
Average daily rate £325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 23
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 October 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 October 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 +1 2 £325 -15.58%
Bolton - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 63 (94.03%) C#
1 63 (94.03%) .NET
2 50 (74.63%) SQL Server
3 47 (70.15%) MVC
4 43 (64.18%) ASP.NET
5 42 (62.69%) Web Services
6 35 (52.24%) CSS
7 32 (47.76%) HTML
8 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
9 22 (32.84%) jQuery
10 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (26.87%) TDD
11 18 (26.87%) SQL
11 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (25.37%) WPF
12 17 (25.37%) HTML5
12 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio
13 16 (23.88%) XML
13 16 (23.88%) .NET Framework
14 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (20.90%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (19.40%) Ajax
16 13 (19.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 13 (19.40%) CSS3
16 13 (19.40%) XSLT
16 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
17 12 (17.91%) Finance
17 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET Web API
18 11 (16.42%) Web Development
19 10 (14.93%) LINQ

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (14.93%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 3 (4.48%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
4 1 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (74.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio
2 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (14.93%) NUnit
4 5 (7.46%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.46%) MSTest
5 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.99%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) LLBLGen Pro
6 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 56 (83.58%) Developer
2 32 (47.76%) .NET Developer
3 15 (22.39%) C# Developer
4 13 (19.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (14.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Release Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Sitecore Developer
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Programmer
9 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Team Leader
9 2 (2.99%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Systems Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Developer
10 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (94.03%) .NET
2 43 (64.18%) ASP.NET
3 42 (62.69%) Web Services
4 35 (52.24%) CSS
5 32 (47.76%) HTML
6 22 (32.84%) jQuery
7 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (25.37%) WPF
8 17 (25.37%) HTML5
9 16 (23.88%) XML
9 16 (23.88%) .NET Framework
10 13 (19.40%) Ajax
10 13 (19.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 13 (19.40%) CSS3
10 13 (19.40%) XSLT
11 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (14.93%) LINQ
12 10 (14.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (14.93%) WSDL
13 9 (13.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) RIA
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) MVC
2 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.87%) TDD
4 11 (16.42%) Web Development
5 10 (14.93%) OO
6 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.96%) Scrum
7 5 (7.46%) MVVM
8 4 (5.97%) OOD
9 3 (4.48%) CRM
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (2.99%) User Stories
10 2 (2.99%) Performance Testing
10 2 (2.99%) Domain-Driven Design
11 1 (1.49%) SOA
11 1 (1.49%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.49%) Web Design
11 1 (1.49%) Workflow
11 1 (1.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (94.03%) C#
2 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.87%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.97%) XPath
6 2 (2.99%) VB
6 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) HL7
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.49%) Telerik
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter
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