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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 82 43 53
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.87% 3.82% 2.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.77% 13.17% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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
371 357 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.94% 29.00% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 226 210
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 £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
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 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 31 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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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 +2 4 £325 +58.53% 5
Wigan - 1 - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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#
3 32 (74.42%) MVC
4 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
4 25 (58.14%) jQuery
5 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
6 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
6 20 (46.51%) SQL
7 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (32.56%) Unit Testing
9 14 (32.56%) Ajax
9 14 (32.56%) Finance
10 13 (30.23%) HTML
10 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
10 13 (30.23%) LINQ
10 13 (30.23%) Entity Framework
11 12 (27.91%) CSS
12 10 (23.26%) HTML5
12 10 (23.26%) JSON
13 9 (20.93%) Scrum
13 9 (20.93%) 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%) WPF
15 7 (16.28%) OO
15 7 (16.28%) CMS
15 7 (16.28%) TDD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) 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%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.33%) Moq
5 1 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
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%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (4.65%) C Developer
8 2 (4.65%) BizTalk 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%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.33%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) .NET
2 25 (58.14%) 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 12 (27.91%) CSS
8 10 (23.26%) JSON
8 10 (23.26%) HTML5
9 9 (20.93%) Web Services
10 8 (18.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (16.28%) WPF
12 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (9.30%) REST
14 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 32 (74.42%) MVC
2 18 (41.86%) 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 20 (46.51%) 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
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