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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 93 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -3
Contract jobs citing WCF 13 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 3.28% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.99% 11.00% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 29
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £381 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.64 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
WCF
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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
435 391 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.50% 29.87% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 255 222
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.64 £19.50 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (79.55%) .NET
2 34 (77.27%) C#
3 31 (70.45%) MVC
4 26 (59.09%) JavaScript
5 24 (54.55%) jQuery
6 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
7 20 (45.45%) SQL
8 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
9 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (34.09%) HTML
10 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (31.82%) Unit Testing
11 14 (31.82%) CSS
11 14 (31.82%) Finance
12 11 (25.00%) LINQ
12 11 (25.00%) Ajax
13 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
13 10 (22.73%) JSON
13 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework
14 9 (20.45%) HTML5
14 9 (20.45%) OO
15 8 (18.18%) Web Services
15 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
16 7 (15.91%) Scrum
16 7 (15.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 6 (13.64%) CMS
17 6 (13.64%) TDD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) CMS
3 5 (11.36%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.55%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.36%) WiX
3 5 (11.36%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.27%) NUnit
4 1 (2.27%) MSTest
4 1 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.27%) Moq
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (90.91%) Developer
2 28 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 12 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 9 (20.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Architect
9 3 (6.82%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Sitecore Developer
10 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Architect
10 2 (4.55%) C Developer
11 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Consultant
11 1 (2.27%) .NET Team Leader
11 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
11 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (79.55%) .NET
2 24 (54.55%) jQuery
3 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
4 15 (34.09%) HTML
4 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (31.82%) CSS
6 11 (25.00%) LINQ
6 11 (25.00%) Ajax
7 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 10 (22.73%) JSON
7 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework
8 9 (20.45%) HTML5
9 8 (18.18%) Web Services
10 7 (15.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
12 5 (11.36%) REST
12 5 (11.36%) WPF
13 3 (6.82%) XML
13 3 (6.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.55%) DTV
2 2 (4.55%) Social Network
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) MVC
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Unit Testing
4 9 (20.45%) OO
5 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) TDD
8 5 (11.36%) Workflow
8 5 (11.36%) SOA
9 3 (6.82%) OOP
9 3 (6.82%) OOD
9 3 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (6.82%) MVVM
9 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.55%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.55%) User Stories
10 2 (4.55%) Memory Management
10 2 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) C#
2 26 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 20 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.82%) Java
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) PHP5
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
2 4 (9.09%) Twitter
3 2 (4.55%) Facebook
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) Avaya
4 1 (2.27%) Google
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