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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 82 76 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing WCF 24 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.29% 1.17% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.73% 5.18% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 32
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £356 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
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
507 367 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.23% 22.63% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 254 213
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 - 2
Bolton -4 2 £300 -7.69% 1
Bury - 1 £281 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 31 (88.57%) C#
3 25 (71.43%) MVC
4 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (65.71%) ASP.NET
6 21 (60.00%) SQL Server
7 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (40.00%) jQuery
8 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 13 (37.14%) HTML
9 13 (37.14%) CSS
9 13 (37.14%) XML
10 12 (34.29%) Scrum
11 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
11 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
11 11 (31.43%) OO
12 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
12 8 (22.86%) SQL
12 8 (22.86%) TDD
13 7 (20.00%) OOD
13 7 (20.00%) Entity Framework
13 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 6 (17.14%) HTML5
15 5 (14.29%) BDD
15 5 (14.29%) CSS3
15 5 (14.29%) Finance
15 5 (14.29%) JSON

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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) NUnit
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) MorphX
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Moq
4 1 (2.86%) MSTest
4 1 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Developer
2 24 (68.57%) .NET Developer
3 19 (54.29%) C# Developer
4 12 (34.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (25.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (11.43%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (11.43%) HTML Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
8 3 (8.57%) C# Application Developer
8 3 (8.57%) C# WCF Developer
8 3 (8.57%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (8.57%) WCF Developer
8 3 (8.57%) WPF Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Angular Developer
9 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
10 1 (2.86%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 23 (65.71%) ASP.NET
3 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (40.00%) jQuery
5 13 (37.14%) CSS
5 13 (37.14%) HTML
5 13 (37.14%) XML
6 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
7 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (20.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (17.14%) HTML5
9 5 (14.29%) CSS3
9 5 (14.29%) JSON
10 4 (11.43%) Ajax
10 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
10 4 (11.43%) SOAP
10 4 (11.43%) Web Services
10 4 (11.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) MVC
2 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 11 (31.43%) OO
4 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
5 8 (22.86%) TDD
6 7 (20.00%) OOD
7 5 (14.29%) BDD
8 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
8 4 (11.43%) OOP
8 4 (11.43%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (11.43%) Use Case
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
9 3 (8.57%) SEO
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
10 2 (5.71%) ERP
10 2 (5.71%) MVVM
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.71%) X++
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Facebook
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Telerik
2 1 (2.86%) Twitter