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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 131 126 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -46
Contract jobs citing WCF 33 27 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.72% 2.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 3.33% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 45
Median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £282 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £362 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
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
961 812 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.93% 21.51% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 522 411
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 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 £20.78 £16.16 £20.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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 23 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 23 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 -6 24 £350 +7.69% 18
Cheshire +4 5 £338 +16.37% 7
Merseyside -4 1 £325 +4.00% 5
Lancashire -10 1 - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 61 (98.39%) .NET
2 53 (85.48%) C#
3 45 (72.58%) MVC
4 44 (70.97%) SQL Server
5 34 (54.84%) ASP.NET
6 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (38.71%) JavaScript
8 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (35.48%) HTML
10 21 (33.87%) CSS
11 20 (32.26%) jQuery
12 17 (27.42%) TDD
13 15 (24.19%) XML
13 15 (24.19%) SQL
14 14 (22.58%) OO
14 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
14 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
15 13 (20.97%) Scrum
15 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
15 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 12 (19.35%) Web Services
16 12 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (14.52%) HTML5
17 9 (14.52%) WPF
17 9 (14.52%) Entity Framework
18 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
19 7 (11.29%) OOD
19 7 (11.29%) IIS
19 7 (11.29%) CSS3
19 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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%) 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 44 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.84%) NUnit
3 3 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.23%) Moq
4 2 (3.23%) MorphX
4 2 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.61%) MSTest
5 1 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (90.32%) Developer
2 42 (67.74%) .NET Developer
3 38 (61.29%) C# Developer
4 27 (43.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (22.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (19.35%) SQL Developer
9 11 (17.74%) Senior Developer
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (16.13%) Senior .NET 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 4 (6.45%) C# WPF Developer
12 4 (6.45%) HTML Developer
12 4 (6.45%) Software Development Manager
12 4 (6.45%) Software Manager
12 4 (6.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (98.39%) .NET
2 34 (54.84%) ASP.NET
3 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (35.48%) HTML
5 21 (33.87%) CSS
6 20 (32.26%) jQuery
7 15 (24.19%) XML
8 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
9 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 12 (19.35%) Web Services
11 9 (14.52%) Entity Framework
11 9 (14.52%) HTML5
11 9 (14.52%) WPF
12 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 7 (11.29%) CSS3
14 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
14 6 (9.68%) JSON
14 6 (9.68%) SignalR
14 6 (9.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.06%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) MVC
2 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) TDD
4 14 (22.58%) OO
4 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
5 13 (20.97%) Scrum
6 7 (11.29%) OOD
7 6 (9.68%) OOP
7 6 (9.68%) Web Development
8 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.06%) BDD
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%) Front End Development
9 4 (6.45%) SDLC
9 4 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (85.48%) C#
2 24 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
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%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
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