The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Merseyside region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 25 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.58% 2.29% 2.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.84% 8.77% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £300 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
62 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.63% 26.15% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 37
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £161 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £428 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.79 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.10% -40.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
North West

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Merseyside region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Merseyside region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 3 £300 - 4
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - - 3
Birkenhead - - - - 2
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SQLPlus
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQLPlus
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik