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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 59 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.13% 3.03% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.04% 11.45% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £356
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 £22.00 £38.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-42.48% -7.83%
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
343 332 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.62% 26.43% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 198 145
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +3.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 - 9 £338 - 3
Altrincham -1 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 3
Wigan - 1 - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (85.71%) .NET
2 33 (78.57%) C#
3 30 (71.43%) MVC
4 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
4 23 (54.76%) jQuery
5 22 (52.38%) JavaScript
6 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 19 (45.24%) SQL
8 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (35.71%) Unit Testing
9 15 (35.71%) Ajax
10 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 14 (33.33%) LINQ
10 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (30.95%) Entity Framework
11 13 (30.95%) HTML
12 11 (26.19%) Finance
13 10 (23.81%) Scrum
13 10 (23.81%) CSS
13 10 (23.81%) Web Services
13 10 (23.81%) JSON
14 9 (21.43%) HTML5
14 9 (21.43%) TDD
15 8 (19.05%) OO
15 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
16 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (14.29%) WPF
17 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 6 (14.29%) CMS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.38%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) PaaS
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
2 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Couchbase
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) MSBuild
3 3 (7.14%) NUnit
3 3 (7.14%) MSTest
3 3 (7.14%) WiX
4 2 (4.76%) Moq
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (92.86%) Developer
2 24 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Architect
7 2 (4.76%) C Developer
7 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.38%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (85.71%) .NET
2 23 (54.76%) jQuery
3 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (35.71%) Ajax
5 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 14 (33.33%) LINQ
5 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (30.95%) Entity Framework
6 13 (30.95%) HTML
7 10 (23.81%) CSS
7 10 (23.81%) Web Services
7 10 (23.81%) JSON
8 9 (21.43%) HTML5
9 6 (14.29%) WPF
9 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (11.90%) AngularJS
10 5 (11.90%) CSS3
10 5 (11.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Social Network
2 2 (4.76%) DTV
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) MVC
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 10 (23.81%) Scrum
5 9 (21.43%) TDD
6 8 (19.05%) OO
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.90%) SOA
9 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.14%) Workflow
10 3 (7.14%) OOP
10 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.14%) MVVM
10 3 (7.14%) BDD
11 2 (4.76%) Memory Management
11 2 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (4.76%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) C#
2 22 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 19 (45.24%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) PHP
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) PHP5
6 2 (4.76%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Twitter
3 3 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Facebook
5 1 (2.38%) Avaya
5 1 (2.38%) EPiServer
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