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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 145 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -17
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 66 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 2.14% 3.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 8.17% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 52 62
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.64 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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
1064 808 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.24% 26.18% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 472 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -45 13 £313 -3.84% 38
Merseyside -9 4 £300 - 6
Cheshire -23 3 £365 +4.28% 18
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 60 (82.19%) .NET
2 58 (79.45%) C#
3 53 (72.60%) MVC
4 43 (58.90%) ASP.NET
5 42 (57.53%) JavaScript
6 39 (53.42%) SQL Server
7 35 (47.95%) jQuery
8 29 (39.73%) SQL
9 27 (36.99%) .NET Framework
10 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (34.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (34.25%) Entity Framework
11 24 (32.88%) HTML
12 23 (31.51%) CSS
13 21 (28.77%) Unit Testing
14 18 (24.66%) Web Services
15 17 (23.29%) Finance
16 16 (21.92%) LINQ
16 16 (21.92%) Ajax
17 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
18 11 (15.07%) Scrum
18 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
19 10 (13.70%) OO
19 10 (13.70%) JSON
20 9 (12.33%) TDD
20 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
20 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
20 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
20 9 (12.33%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.96%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.22%) CMS
4 3 (4.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.74%) Node.js
5 2 (2.74%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.74%) IIS
5 2 (2.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.37%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) PaaS
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) IaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (53.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 2 (2.74%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.37%) SSDT
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) MySQL
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.37%) SQLite
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.85%) WiX
3 5 (6.85%) MSBuild
4 3 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.74%) NUnit
6 1 (1.37%) Subversion
6 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.37%) MSTest
6 1 (1.37%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.37%) Moq
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Electronics
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (93.15%) Developer
2 45 (61.64%) .NET Developer
3 20 (27.40%) C# Developer
4 15 (20.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (15.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.22%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) CRM Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Sitecore Developer
11 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Architect
11 2 (2.74%) C Developer
12 1 (1.37%) Team Leader
12 1 (1.37%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (82.19%) .NET
2 43 (58.90%) ASP.NET
3 35 (47.95%) jQuery
4 27 (36.99%) .NET Framework
5 25 (34.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (34.25%) Entity Framework
6 24 (32.88%) HTML
7 23 (31.51%) CSS
8 18 (24.66%) Web Services
9 16 (21.92%) Ajax
9 16 (21.92%) LINQ
10 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 10 (13.70%) JSON
12 9 (12.33%) HTML5
13 8 (10.96%) WPF
14 7 (9.59%) XML
14 7 (9.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (8.22%) REST
15 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) DTV
1 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.11%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.74%) Social Network
3 2 (2.74%) Tandem
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) UNIX
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) MVC
2 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) Unit Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Scrum
5 10 (13.70%) OO
6 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (12.33%) TDD
7 8 (10.96%) Workflow
8 6 (8.22%) CRM
8 6 (8.22%) SOA
9 5 (6.85%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.48%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.48%) MVVM
10 4 (5.48%) BDD
10 4 (5.48%) Web Application Development
10 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.11%) SDLC
11 3 (4.11%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (4.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 58 (79.45%) C#
2 42 (57.53%) JavaScript
3 29 (39.73%) SQL
4 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.48%) Ruby
5 4 (5.48%) Java
6 3 (4.11%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (4.11%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.74%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) PHP5
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 2 (2.74%) VB
8 1 (1.37%) VBScript
8 1 (1.37%) R
8 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.37%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) SAP
2 4 (5.48%) Sitecore
2 4 (5.48%) Twitter
3 2 (2.74%) Facebook
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe
4 1 (1.37%) Avaya
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Nintex
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