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 March 2017 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / North West
Rank 115 134 115
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.78% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.21% 2.81% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 22
Median daily rate £338 £313 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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
815 1068 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.49% 27.89% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 691 539
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 52 26
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £46.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 1 March 2017.

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 March 2017. 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 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 0 11 £356 +9.61% 18
Merseyside - 3 - - 3
Cheshire +19 2 £350 +20.68% 5
Lancashire - 2 £295 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 38 (95.00%) .NET
2 31 (77.50%) C#
3 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (67.50%) SQL Server
5 26 (65.00%) SQL
6 24 (60.00%) MVC
7 23 (57.50%) .NET Framework
8 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (45.00%) HTML
9 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (45.00%) CSS
10 17 (42.50%) Web Services
11 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
12 14 (35.00%) Entity Framework
13 13 (32.50%) TDD
13 13 (32.50%) Scrum
14 12 (30.00%) XML
15 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (25.00%) Ajax
16 10 (25.00%) WPF
17 9 (22.50%) jQuery
17 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
17 9 (22.50%) BDD
17 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio
18 8 (20.00%) WinForms
18 8 (20.00%) SOAP
18 8 (20.00%) NHibernate
18 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 7 (17.50%) Degree

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 2 (5.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (67.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (7.50%) SQLite
7 1 (2.50%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.50%) MySQL
7 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 4 (10.00%) AccuRev
5 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (5.00%) Moq
6 2 (5.00%) NUnit
7 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.50%) Mocha
7 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.50%) Selenium
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.50%) WiX
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (92.50%) Developer
2 25 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 12 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
5 7 (17.50%) WCF Developer
6 6 (15.00%) C# WCF Developer
7 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) CRM Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (95.00%) .NET
2 23 (57.50%) .NET Framework
3 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 18 (45.00%) CSS
4 18 (45.00%) HTML
5 17 (42.50%) Web Services
6 14 (35.00%) Entity Framework
7 12 (30.00%) XML
8 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (25.00%) Ajax
9 10 (25.00%) WPF
10 9 (22.50%) jQuery
11 8 (20.00%) NHibernate
11 8 (20.00%) SOAP
11 8 (20.00%) WinForms
12 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
14 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Blog
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Android
2 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) MVC
3 13 (32.50%) Scrum
3 13 (32.50%) TDD
4 9 (22.50%) BDD
4 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
7 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (7.50%) Data Entry
8 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Validation
9 2 (5.00%) OOD
9 2 (5.00%) OOP
9 2 (5.00%) SOA
9 2 (5.00%) UML
9 2 (5.00%) Web Application Development
10 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (77.50%) C#
2 26 (65.00%) SQL
3 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.50%) MCAD
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSD
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Sitecore