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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 119 76 60
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 25 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 2.12% 2.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 7.46% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 45
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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
799 804 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 28.39% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 454 537
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 21 £302 +0.66% 19
Cheshire -2 4 £290 -3.33% 16
Lancashire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 79 (94.05%) .NET
2 73 (86.90%) C#
3 59 (70.24%) SQL Server
4 55 (65.48%) ASP.NET
5 52 (61.90%) MVC
6 47 (55.95%) Web Services
7 36 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 33 (39.29%) HTML
8 33 (39.29%) CSS
9 31 (36.90%) SQL
10 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 24 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (28.57%) Visual Studio
12 22 (26.19%) jQuery
13 19 (22.62%) LINQ
13 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
13 19 (22.62%) XML
13 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
14 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 17 (20.24%) Web Development
15 17 (20.24%) REST
16 16 (19.05%) HTML5
16 16 (19.05%) XSLT
17 15 (17.86%) WPF
17 15 (17.86%) TDD
17 15 (17.86%) Ajax
18 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (15.48%) Finance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (13.10%) IIS
2 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (5.95%) ArcGIS
4 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.57%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.57%) CMS
5 3 (3.57%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.19%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (70.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.19%) SQLite
7 1 (1.19%) MySQL
7 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (14.29%) NUnit
4 6 (7.14%) MSTest
5 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.38%) Moq
7 2 (2.38%) JMeter
7 2 (2.38%) FxCop
7 2 (2.38%) Subversion
8 1 (1.19%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.19%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.19%) JIRA
8 1 (1.19%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.19%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.19%) T4 Templates
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (86.90%) Developer
2 35 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 20 (23.81%) C# Developer
4 15 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (13.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Release Manager
7 7 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
7 7 (8.33%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 5 (5.95%) GIS Developer
9 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Sitecore Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Web Developer
12 1 (1.19%) C# Web Developer
12 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Developer
12 1 (1.19%) .NET Technical Architect
12 1 (1.19%) .NET Architect
12 1 (1.19%) Senior Software Developer
12 1 (1.19%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (94.05%) .NET
2 55 (65.48%) ASP.NET
3 47 (55.95%) Web Services
4 33 (39.29%) HTML
4 33 (39.29%) CSS
5 24 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 24 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (26.19%) jQuery
7 19 (22.62%) LINQ
7 19 (22.62%) XML
8 18 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 17 (20.24%) REST
10 16 (19.05%) HTML5
10 16 (19.05%) XSLT
11 15 (17.86%) WPF
11 15 (17.86%) Ajax
12 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (10.71%) CSS3
13 9 (10.71%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) GIS
2 2 (2.38%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.19%) Tandem
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.90%) MVC
2 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.24%) Web Development
4 15 (17.86%) TDD
5 12 (14.29%) SOA
6 10 (11.90%) OO
7 7 (8.33%) Scrum
8 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.95%) MVVM
10 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (3.57%) Content Management
11 3 (3.57%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (3.57%) CRM
12 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.38%) Software Architecture
12 2 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 73 (86.90%) C#
2 36 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 31 (36.90%) SQL
4 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.52%) XPath
6 6 (7.14%) Python
7 3 (3.57%) VBScript
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) PHP5
8 1 (1.19%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.19%) Java
8 1 (1.19%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) C
8 1 (1.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) HL7
2 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.19%) VMware