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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 124 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs citing WCF 35 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 1.24% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.60% 5.59% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 31
Median daily rate £325 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £296 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% +3.26%
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
971 823 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.87% 22.14% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 539 407
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 8
Median hourly rate £28.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £17.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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 1 July 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 1 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
Manchester -4 21 £345 +5.34% 24
Cheshire -10 7 £325 -15.58% 10
Merseyside -1 3 £325 +8.33% 2
Lancashire -5 1 - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 62 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (85.48%) C#
3 44 (70.97%) SQL Server
3 44 (70.97%) MVC
4 32 (51.61%) ASP.NET
5 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (35.48%) HTML
6 22 (35.48%) JavaScript
6 22 (35.48%) CSS
7 19 (30.65%) TDD
7 19 (30.65%) .NET Framework
8 18 (29.03%) jQuery
9 15 (24.19%) SQL
10 13 (20.97%) OO
10 13 (20.97%) Web Services
10 13 (20.97%) Unit Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Entity Framework
11 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (19.35%) XML
11 12 (19.35%) Scrum
11 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (16.13%) AngularJS
14 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 9 (14.52%) HTML5
14 9 (14.52%) WPF
15 8 (12.90%) Finance
16 7 (11.29%) CSS3

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 7 (11.29%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
1 2 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.84%) Moq
4 3 (4.84%) NUnit
5 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.23%) MorphX
5 2 (3.23%) Subversion
6 1 (1.61%) MSTest
6 1 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (90.32%) Developer
2 43 (69.35%) .NET Developer
3 36 (58.06%) C# Developer
4 26 (41.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (32.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (20.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (20.97%) SQL Developer
8 11 (17.74%) Senior Developer
8 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (14.52%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (14.52%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (12.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 8 (12.90%) Senior SQL Developer
10 8 (12.90%) Senior SQL Server Developer
11 4 (6.45%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (6.45%) Development Manager
11 4 (6.45%) Software Development Manager
11 4 (6.45%) Software Manager
11 4 (6.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (51.61%) ASP.NET
3 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (35.48%) CSS
3 22 (35.48%) HTML
4 19 (30.65%) .NET Framework
5 18 (29.03%) jQuery
6 13 (20.97%) Entity Framework
6 13 (20.97%) Web Services
7 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 12 (19.35%) XML
8 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (14.52%) HTML5
10 9 (14.52%) WPF
11 7 (11.29%) CSS3
11 7 (11.29%) JSON
12 6 (9.68%) SignalR
12 6 (9.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.06%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.84%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.84%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Social Network
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) MVC
2 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) TDD
4 13 (20.97%) OO
4 13 (20.97%) Unit Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Scrum
6 7 (11.29%) Web Development
7 6 (9.68%) OOD
7 6 (9.68%) OOP
8 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Coaching
8 5 (8.06%) ERP
8 5 (8.06%) High Availability
8 5 (8.06%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (8.06%) Use Case
8 5 (8.06%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (6.45%) BDD
9 4 (6.45%) Front End Development
9 4 (6.45%) SDLC
9 4 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (85.48%) C#
2 22 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) C++
4 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Java
5 2 (3.23%) PHP
5 2 (3.23%) R
5 2 (3.23%) X++
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.61%) Facebook
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) SAP
2 1 (1.61%) Telerik
2 1 (1.61%) Twitter
2 1 (1.61%) Xamarin
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