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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 68 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs citing WCF 68 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 3.19% 2.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.48% 11.06% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 50
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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
802 841 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.86% 28.89% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 451 582
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 -4 44 £325 +2.36% 33
Cheshire -2 18 £350 +16.66% 13
Merseyside +3 5 £300 - 11
Lancashire - - - - 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 105 (89.74%) .NET
2 103 (88.03%) C#
3 80 (68.38%) ASP.NET
4 72 (61.54%) SQL Server
5 68 (58.12%) MVC
6 66 (56.41%) Web Services
7 51 (43.59%) HTML
7 51 (43.59%) JavaScript
8 46 (39.32%) CSS
9 45 (38.46%) SQL
10 36 (30.77%) WPF
11 33 (28.21%) jQuery
12 30 (25.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (24.79%) .NET Framework
14 27 (23.08%) TDD
14 27 (23.08%) HTML5
15 26 (22.22%) T-SQL
16 24 (20.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
19 21 (17.95%) Visual Studio
19 21 (17.95%) XML
20 19 (16.24%) LINQ
21 18 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
21 18 (15.38%) WinForms
21 18 (15.38%) OO
22 16 (13.68%) Windows
22 16 (13.68%) CSS3
23 15 (12.82%) Ajax
24 14 (11.97%) Finance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 11 (9.40%) IIS
2 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.27%) ArcGIS
4 5 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.56%) NServiceBus
5 3 (2.56%) CMS
5 3 (2.56%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.71%) Node.js
7 1 (0.85%) Lync
7 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Internet
2 3 (2.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.71%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) MySQL
8 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (17.95%) Visual Studio
2 18 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (11.97%) NUnit
4 8 (6.84%) MSTest
5 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.42%) Subversion
6 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.71%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.71%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.71%) Moq
8 1 (0.85%) LLBLGen Pro
8 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.85%) JMeter
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.85%) JIRA
8 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.85%) T4 Templates
General
1 14 (11.97%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Retail
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (87.18%) Developer
2 56 (47.86%) .NET Developer
3 31 (26.50%) C# Developer
4 19 (16.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (12.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.98%) Configuration Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Release Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.98%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 5 (4.27%) GIS Developer
8 5 (4.27%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (3.42%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (3.42%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Programmer
10 3 (2.56%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.56%) VB Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Sitecore Developer
11 2 (1.71%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (89.74%) .NET
2 80 (68.38%) ASP.NET
3 66 (56.41%) Web Services
4 51 (43.59%) HTML
5 46 (39.32%) CSS
6 36 (30.77%) WPF
7 33 (28.21%) jQuery
8 30 (25.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (24.79%) .NET Framework
10 27 (23.08%) HTML5
11 24 (20.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 21 (17.95%) XML
13 19 (16.24%) LINQ
14 18 (15.38%) WinForms
15 16 (13.68%) CSS3
16 15 (12.82%) Ajax
17 13 (11.11%) SOAP
17 13 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 12 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.27%) GIS
2 5 (4.27%) RIA
3 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.71%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.12%) MVC
2 27 (23.08%) TDD
3 18 (15.38%) OO
4 14 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.11%) Scrum
6 12 (10.26%) MVVM
7 10 (8.55%) Web Development
7 10 (8.55%) OOD
8 8 (6.84%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.13%) CRM
9 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.27%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.27%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.27%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.42%) User Stories
11 4 (3.42%) OOP
11 4 (3.42%) SOA
12 3 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
12 3 (2.56%) Content Management
12 3 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (88.03%) C#
2 51 (43.59%) JavaScript
3 45 (38.46%) SQL
4 26 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.98%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.13%) VB
7 5 (4.27%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.27%) Python
8 4 (3.42%) VBScript
9 3 (2.56%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.56%) Java
10 1 (0.85%) XAML
10 1 (0.85%) VB6
10 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) HL7
2 3 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.97%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.71%) Twitter
4 2 (1.71%) Telerik
5 1 (0.85%) Open Text
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