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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 93 77 50
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs citing WCF 38 49 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.80% 3.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.74% 6.36% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 48
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £355 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
802 770 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.49% 28.30% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 432 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £18.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 -18 14 £302 -4.12% 35
Merseyside +2 11 £415 +50.90% 6
Cheshire -8 9 £290 -9.37% 18
Lancashire -14 4 £318 - 10
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 73 (91.25%) .NET
2 71 (88.75%) C#
3 55 (68.75%) SQL Server
4 52 (65.00%) Web Services
5 51 (63.75%) ASP.NET
6 40 (50.00%) MVC
7 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 26 (32.50%) XML
10 25 (31.25%) CSS
10 25 (31.25%) SQL
11 24 (30.00%) HTML
11 24 (30.00%) Visual Studio
11 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 24 (30.00%) REST
12 21 (26.25%) SOA
12 21 (26.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (22.50%) jQuery
13 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (22.50%) XPath
14 17 (21.25%) .NET Framework
15 16 (20.00%) T-SQL
16 15 (18.75%) IIS
16 15 (18.75%) Windows
16 15 (18.75%) Web Development
17 13 (16.25%) LINQ
17 13 (16.25%) OO
18 12 (15.00%) XSLT
18 12 (15.00%) Ajax
18 12 (15.00%) NUnit

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 15 (18.75%) IIS
2 11 (13.75%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (11.25%) MQSeries
4 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.25%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.75%) CMS
5 3 (3.75%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.75%) SQLite
6 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 21 (26.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (15.00%) NUnit
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.00%) FxCop
5 4 (5.00%) Moq
6 3 (3.75%) StyleCop
6 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.50%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.50%) Subversion
7 2 (2.50%) JMeter
7 2 (2.50%) MSTest
8 1 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Back Office
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (85.00%) Developer
2 28 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 19 (23.75%) C# Developer
4 14 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (11.25%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (8.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Applications Developer
9 5 (6.25%) GIS Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Release Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
11 3 (3.75%) Sitecore Developer
12 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Consultant
12 2 (2.50%) Consultant
12 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
13 1 (1.25%) .NET Architect
13 1 (1.25%) .NET Technical Architect
13 1 (1.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (91.25%) .NET
2 52 (65.00%) Web Services
3 51 (63.75%) ASP.NET
4 26 (32.50%) XML
5 25 (31.25%) CSS
6 24 (30.00%) HTML
6 24 (30.00%) REST
7 18 (22.50%) jQuery
7 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (21.25%) .NET Framework
9 13 (16.25%) LINQ
10 12 (15.00%) Ajax
10 12 (15.00%) XSLT
11 11 (13.75%) WPF
12 10 (12.50%) MSMQ
12 10 (12.50%) HTML5
13 8 (10.00%) CSS3
13 8 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) GIS
1 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.25%) User Experience
3 1 (1.25%) Tandem
3 1 (1.25%) PDA
3 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) MVC
2 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (26.25%) SOA
4 15 (18.75%) Web Development
5 13 (16.25%) OO
6 10 (12.50%) TDD
6 10 (12.50%) Web Application Development
7 9 (11.25%) OOP
7 9 (11.25%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (11.25%) Release Management
8 7 (8.75%) Scrum
9 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (3.75%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (3.75%) MVVM
11 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.75%) Content Management
12 2 (2.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (88.75%) C#
2 30 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 25 (31.25%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) XPath
5 16 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 10 (12.50%) XQuery
7 6 (7.50%) Python
8 3 (3.75%) VBScript
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.25%) C
10 1 (1.25%) XAML
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) PHP5
10 1 (1.25%) VB
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) HL7
2 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) Sitecore
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