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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 68 43 61
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs citing WCF 30 50 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% 3.62% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.96% 12.79% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.27%
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
377 391 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.90% 28.27% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 245 148
Average daily rate £350 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +328.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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
Bolton +3 6 £350 - 2
Altrincham 0 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 2
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Wigan - 1 - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 36 (81.82%) C#
3 31 (70.45%) MVC
4 27 (61.36%) SQL Server
5 24 (54.55%) ASP.NET
6 22 (50.00%) jQuery
7 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
8 18 (40.91%) SQL
9 16 (36.36%) HTML
9 16 (36.36%) Web Services
9 16 (36.36%) LINQ
9 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (34.09%) Ajax
10 15 (34.09%) .NET Framework
10 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (31.82%) CSS
12 13 (29.55%) Entity Framework
13 12 (27.27%) JSON
14 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
14 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (22.73%) Finance
15 9 (20.45%) Scrum
15 9 (20.45%) TDD
15 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
15 9 (20.45%) REST
15 9 (20.45%) HTML5
16 8 (18.18%) WPF
16 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
16 8 (18.18%) OO
16 8 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (13.64%) CMS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.55%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.27%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
2 3 (6.82%) SaaS
2 3 (6.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (61.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.82%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.09%) MSTest
4 3 (6.82%) WiX
4 3 (6.82%) NUnit
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (6.82%) MSBuild
5 2 (4.55%) Moq
5 2 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (95.45%) Developer
2 26 (59.09%) .NET Developer
3 14 (31.82%) C# Developer
4 9 (20.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (4.55%) AWS Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Architect
9 1 (2.27%) C# Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Consultant
9 1 (2.27%) .NET Technical Architect
9 1 (2.27%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 24 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 22 (50.00%) jQuery
4 16 (36.36%) HTML
4 16 (36.36%) Web Services
4 16 (36.36%) LINQ
4 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (34.09%) Ajax
5 15 (34.09%) .NET Framework
6 14 (31.82%) CSS
7 13 (29.55%) Entity Framework
8 12 (27.27%) JSON
9 9 (20.45%) REST
9 9 (20.45%) HTML5
10 8 (18.18%) WPF
10 8 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (15.91%) AngularJS
11 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (15.91%) XML
12 5 (11.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) Social Network
3 1 (2.27%) DTV
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) MVC
2 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
4 9 (20.45%) TDD
5 8 (18.18%) OO
6 7 (15.91%) SOA
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.09%) Web Development
8 4 (9.09%) MVVM
9 3 (6.82%) BDD
9 3 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (6.82%) Workflow
9 3 (6.82%) OOP
10 2 (4.55%) User Stories
10 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.55%) Software Architecture
11 1 (2.27%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) C#
2 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 18 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.82%) PHP5
5 3 (6.82%) XPath
5 3 (6.82%) Ruby
5 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 3 (6.82%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Twitter
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.55%) Facebook
4 1 (2.27%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.27%) Avaya
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
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