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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 128 111 82
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -29
Contract jobs citing WCF 32 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.18% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.17% 5.15% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 33
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
1008 912 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.03% 22.95% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 575 439
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 7
Median hourly rate £36.75 £42.50 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.63 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
Cheshire -3 14 £318 -20.62% 7
Manchester -20 12 £359 +2.50% 24
Merseyside +5 4 £325 +11.11% 2
Lancashire -1 1 - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 75 (100.00%) .NET
2 68 (90.67%) C#
3 45 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 42 (56.00%) MVC
5 37 (49.33%) .NET Framework
6 31 (41.33%) OO
7 28 (37.33%) XML
7 28 (37.33%) ASP.NET
8 27 (36.00%) JavaScript
9 24 (32.00%) HTML
10 22 (29.33%) OOP
10 22 (29.33%) JSON
11 21 (28.00%) jQuery
11 21 (28.00%) SOAP
11 21 (28.00%) C++
12 20 (26.67%) CSS
13 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (24.00%) Web Services
13 18 (24.00%) TDD
14 17 (22.67%) Unit Testing
14 17 (22.67%) Entity Framework
15 16 (21.33%) HTML5
16 15 (20.00%) SQL
17 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
18 12 (16.00%) Use Case
18 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
18 12 (16.00%) Translating Business Requirements
18 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 11 (14.67%) Finance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (14.67%) IIS
2 4 (5.33%) CMS
2 4 (5.33%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (1.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
1 2 (2.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.00%) Moq
3 4 (5.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (5.33%) Xcode
4 3 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.00%) Subversion
5 2 (2.67%) NUnit
5 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.33%) MSTest
6 1 (1.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (88.00%) Developer
2 51 (68.00%) C# Developer
3 35 (46.67%) .NET Developer
4 26 (34.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 14 (18.67%) SQL Developer
7 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (13.33%) Senior Developer
8 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (12.00%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (10.67%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (10.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 8 (10.67%) Senior SQL Developer
10 8 (10.67%) Senior SQL Server Developer
11 7 (9.33%) Applications Developer
12 5 (6.67%) HTML Developer
13 4 (5.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 4 (5.33%) Software Manager
13 4 (5.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (49.33%) .NET Framework
3 28 (37.33%) ASP.NET
3 28 (37.33%) XML
4 24 (32.00%) HTML
5 22 (29.33%) JSON
6 21 (28.00%) jQuery
6 21 (28.00%) SOAP
7 20 (26.67%) CSS
8 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (24.00%) Web Services
9 17 (22.67%) Entity Framework
10 16 (21.33%) HTML5
11 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (14.67%) WPF
13 10 (13.33%) CSS3
14 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
16 5 (6.67%) Ajax
16 5 (6.67%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Android
2 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.00%) MVC
2 31 (41.33%) OO
3 22 (29.33%) OOP
4 18 (24.00%) TDD
5 17 (22.67%) Unit Testing
6 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 12 (16.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 12 (16.00%) Use Case
8 9 (12.00%) Web Development
9 8 (10.67%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.67%) Coaching
10 5 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (6.67%) High Availability
10 5 (6.67%) SOA
10 5 (6.67%) Web Accessibility
11 4 (5.33%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (5.33%) OOD
12 3 (4.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (90.67%) C#
2 27 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (28.00%) C++
4 15 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.00%) Java
7 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.67%) PHP
9 2 (2.67%) VC++
10 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.33%) Appcelerator
3 4 (5.33%) EPiServer
4 3 (4.00%) OpenText
5 1 (1.33%) BEA
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Telerik
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