The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 108 91 63
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Contract jobs citing WCF 46 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 1.44% 2.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.60% 6.44% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 42
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
WCF
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
822 683 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.12% 22.28% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 413 344
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Manchester -21 24 £328 +0.76% 32
Cheshire -8 10 £385 +18.46% 18
Lancashire - 5 £325 - 7
Merseyside - 4 £300 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 75 (84.27%) .NET
2 73 (82.02%) C#
3 57 (64.04%) MVC
4 52 (58.43%) ASP.NET
5 50 (56.18%) SQL Server
6 43 (48.31%) JavaScript
7 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (39.33%) jQuery
9 31 (34.83%) .NET Framework
9 31 (34.83%) Web Services
10 30 (33.71%) SQL
11 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
11 27 (30.34%) Entity Framework
12 24 (26.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (26.97%) HTML
13 21 (23.60%) Unit Testing
13 21 (23.60%) CSS
14 20 (22.47%) LINQ
14 20 (22.47%) Ajax
15 18 (20.22%) Windows
15 18 (20.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (19.10%) XML
16 17 (19.10%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (17.98%) SOA
17 16 (17.98%) OO
17 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio
18 15 (16.85%) REST
19 14 (15.73%) Scrum
20 13 (14.61%) HTTP
20 13 (14.61%) Finance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (19.10%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (13.48%) IIS
3 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.11%) MQSeries
5 7 (7.87%) CMS
6 3 (3.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.25%) Node.js
7 2 (2.25%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.12%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.12%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) SaaS
2 4 (4.49%) PaaS
3 2 (2.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) HTTP
2 3 (3.37%) SMTP
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (56.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.87%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.25%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.25%) SQLite
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) SSDT
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.37%) NUnit
3 3 (3.37%) WiX
3 3 (3.37%) MSBuild
3 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.25%) Moq
4 2 (2.25%) MSTest
5 1 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.12%) FxCop
5 1 (1.12%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (93.26%) Developer
2 48 (53.93%) .NET Developer
3 22 (24.72%) C# Developer
4 15 (16.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (15.73%) BizTalk Developer
6 7 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Sitecore Developer
10 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Architect
10 2 (2.25%) C Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (84.27%) .NET
2 52 (58.43%) ASP.NET
3 35 (39.33%) jQuery
4 31 (34.83%) .NET Framework
4 31 (34.83%) Web Services
5 27 (30.34%) Entity Framework
6 24 (26.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (26.97%) HTML
7 21 (23.60%) CSS
8 20 (22.47%) Ajax
8 20 (22.47%) LINQ
9 17 (19.10%) XML
10 15 (16.85%) REST
11 13 (14.61%) WPF
11 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 12 (13.48%) HTML5
13 11 (12.36%) MSMQ
14 10 (11.24%) JSON
15 8 (8.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.37%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Social Network
4 2 (2.25%) Tandem
4 2 (2.25%) DTV
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) PDA
5 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.49%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (64.04%) MVC
2 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.60%) Unit Testing
4 16 (17.98%) OO
4 16 (17.98%) SOA
5 14 (15.73%) Scrum
6 12 (13.48%) Web Application Development
7 10 (11.24%) TDD
7 10 (11.24%) OOP
8 9 (10.11%) Release Management
9 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.87%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (6.74%) Workflow
12 5 (5.62%) CRM
12 5 (5.62%) BDD
12 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
13 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.49%) MVVM
14 3 (3.37%) Refactoring
14 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 73 (82.02%) C#
2 43 (48.31%) JavaScript
3 30 (33.71%) SQL
4 10 (11.24%) XQuery
4 10 (11.24%) XPath
5 6 (6.74%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.49%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.49%) Ruby
7 3 (3.37%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (3.37%) ActionScript
7 3 (3.37%) Java
8 2 (2.25%) C
8 2 (2.25%) C++
8 2 (2.25%) Python
8 2 (2.25%) PHP
8 2 (2.25%) PHP5
9 1 (1.12%) VB6
9 1 (1.12%) VBScript
9 1 (1.12%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) Degree
1 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) Twitter
3 3 (3.37%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.25%) Facebook
4 2 (2.25%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Avaya
5 1 (1.12%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.12%) Nintex
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