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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 78 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 3.17% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.02% 9.77% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 20
Average daily rate
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£320 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £365 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +6.20%
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
364 389 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.58% 32.50% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 239 176
Average daily rate £338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +5 1 - - 7
Stockport +4 1 - - 7
Oldham - 1 - - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Wigan - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (94.29%) C#
3 30 (85.71%) SQL Server
4 26 (74.29%) MVC
5 23 (65.71%) ASP.NET
6 19 (54.29%) Web Services
7 17 (48.57%) SQL
7 17 (48.57%) CSS
8 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
8 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (42.86%) jQuery
9 15 (42.86%) HTML
10 14 (40.00%) T-SQL
11 13 (37.14%) XML
11 13 (37.14%) Ajax
11 13 (37.14%) .NET Framework
11 13 (37.14%) LINQ
12 12 (34.29%) REST
13 11 (31.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 10 (28.57%) Web Development
15 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
15 9 (25.71%) XSLT
16 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (22.86%) XPath
16 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (20.00%) TDD
18 6 (17.14%) JSON
18 6 (17.14%) SOA
18 6 (17.14%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.86%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
1 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
2 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (14.29%) NUnit
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (8.57%) MSTest
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Moq
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Developer
2 17 (48.57%) .NET Developer
3 13 (37.14%) C# Developer
4 10 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (17.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Architect
7 1 (2.86%) C# Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Architect
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (65.71%) ASP.NET
3 19 (54.29%) Web Services
4 17 (48.57%) CSS
5 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (42.86%) HTML
6 15 (42.86%) jQuery
7 13 (37.14%) Ajax
7 13 (37.14%) .NET Framework
7 13 (37.14%) XML
7 13 (37.14%) LINQ
8 12 (34.29%) REST
9 11 (31.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (25.71%) XSLT
11 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (17.14%) JSON
12 6 (17.14%) WPF
13 5 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
14 4 (11.43%) CSS3
14 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (5.71%) User Experience
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) MVC
2 10 (28.57%) Web Development
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.00%) TDD
5 6 (17.14%) SOA
6 4 (11.43%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 1 (2.86%) OOP
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.86%) MVVM
9 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.86%) CRM
9 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
3 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (22.86%) XPath
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) PHP5
7 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Twitter
3 1 (2.86%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
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