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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 117 141 79
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -62
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 22 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.52% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.25% 2.15% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 51
Median daily rate £350 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £391 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
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
955 1024 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.43% 24.19% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 664 472
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +3 21 £344 +5.76% 28
Cheshire +20 9 £350 -4.10% 11
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 61 (98.39%) .NET
2 56 (90.32%) C#
3 47 (75.81%) SQL Server
4 46 (74.19%) MVC
5 38 (61.29%) ASP.NET
6 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
8 23 (37.10%) HTML
9 22 (35.48%) CSS
9 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (32.26%) jQuery
11 17 (27.42%) TDD
11 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
11 17 (27.42%) XML
12 16 (25.81%) SQL
13 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 14 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (22.58%) Scrum
15 13 (20.97%) Windows
15 13 (20.97%) Unit Testing
16 11 (17.74%) OO
17 10 (16.13%) Web Services
17 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
18 9 (14.52%) HTML5
18 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 8 (12.90%) Entity Framework
19 8 (12.90%) WPF
20 7 (11.29%) WinForms
20 7 (11.29%) OOD
20 7 (11.29%) Ajax

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 4 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
1 2 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (75.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.68%) NUnit
3 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.45%) Moq
5 3 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.23%) MorphX
6 2 (3.23%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.61%) WiX
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
1 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (95.16%) Developer
2 47 (75.81%) .NET Developer
3 37 (59.68%) C# Developer
4 27 (43.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (38.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 21 (33.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (25.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (19.35%) SQL Developer
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (16.13%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (16.13%) Senior Developer
11 8 (12.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 8 (12.90%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (12.90%) Senior SQL Developer
11 8 (12.90%) Senior SQL Server Developer
12 6 (9.68%) C# WCF Developer
12 6 (9.68%) WCF Developer
13 5 (8.06%) HTML CSS Developer
13 5 (8.06%) HTML Developer
14 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (98.39%) .NET
2 38 (61.29%) ASP.NET
3 23 (37.10%) HTML
4 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (35.48%) CSS
5 20 (32.26%) jQuery
6 17 (27.42%) XML
7 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
8 10 (16.13%) Web Services
9 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 9 (14.52%) HTML5
10 8 (12.90%) Entity Framework
10 8 (12.90%) WPF
11 7 (11.29%) Ajax
11 7 (11.29%) CSS3
11 7 (11.29%) WinForms
12 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (9.68%) SignalR
13 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.84%) Physics
3 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.61%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) MVC
2 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) TDD
4 14 (22.58%) Scrum
5 13 (20.97%) Unit Testing
6 11 (17.74%) OO
7 7 (11.29%) OOD
7 7 (11.29%) User Stories
8 6 (9.68%) BDD
9 5 (8.06%) ERP
9 5 (8.06%) Front End Development
9 5 (8.06%) Web Development
10 3 (4.84%) OOP
10 3 (4.84%) SEO
10 3 (4.84%) UML
11 2 (3.23%) CRM
11 2 (3.23%) ITIL
11 2 (3.23%) MVVM
11 2 (3.23%) Use Case
11 2 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 56 (90.32%) C#
2 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.81%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 5 (8.06%) C++
5 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.45%) VB
7 2 (3.23%) Java
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) R
7 2 (3.23%) X++
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) SAP
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Facebook
4 1 (1.61%) Telerik
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter
4 1 (1.61%) Xamarin
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