The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 90 86 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -41
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 14 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.07% 0.78% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.77% 3.35% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 34
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £290 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £431 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.71%
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
530 418 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.25% 23.39% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 273 249
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £338 -
Bolton -3 2 £300 -11.11% 1
Bury - 1 £281 - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 33 (97.06%) .NET
2 30 (88.24%) C#
3 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (67.65%) SQL Server
4 23 (67.65%) MVC
5 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
6 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (41.18%) jQuery
7 14 (41.18%) XML
7 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
8 13 (38.24%) HTML
8 13 (38.24%) CSS
8 13 (38.24%) Scrum
9 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
10 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
10 10 (29.41%) OO
10 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
11 8 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
12 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 7 (20.59%) User Stories
12 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (20.59%) TDD
12 7 (20.59%) OOD
13 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
13 6 (17.65%) SQL
13 6 (17.65%) HTML5
13 6 (17.65%) BDD
14 5 (14.71%) CSS3
14 5 (14.71%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (67.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.71%) NUnit
3 3 (8.82%) Moq
3 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.88%) MorphX
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 26 (76.47%) .NET Developer
3 17 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (32.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 10 (29.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (14.71%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (14.71%) HTML Developer
8 3 (8.82%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Applications Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# Application Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# WCF Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
8 3 (8.82%) WCF Developer
9 2 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (5.88%) WPF Developer
10 1 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) .NET
2 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
3 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (41.18%) jQuery
4 14 (41.18%) XML
5 13 (38.24%) CSS
5 13 (38.24%) HTML
6 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
8 6 (17.65%) HTML5
9 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (14.71%) CSS3
9 5 (14.71%) WPF
10 4 (11.76%) Ajax
11 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
11 3 (8.82%) JSON
11 3 (8.82%) LINQ
11 3 (8.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
1 3 (8.82%) Physics
2 2 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.94%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) MVC
3 13 (38.24%) Scrum
4 10 (29.41%) OO
4 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.59%) OOD
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) BDD
7 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
8 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.82%) OOP
8 3 (8.82%) SEO
8 3 (8.82%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (8.82%) Use Case
9 2 (5.88%) ERP
9 2 (5.88%) MVVM
9 2 (5.88%) SDLC
9 2 (5.88%) Web Development
10 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.82%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) X++
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Facebook
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Telerik
2 1 (2.94%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
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