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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 119 152 86
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -66
Contract jobs citing WCF 36 16 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.36% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.76% 1.47% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 47
Median daily rate £350 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £457 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +17.24%
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
957 1090 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 24.24% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 708 473
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £524 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +2 24 £350 +13.82% 31
Cheshire +11 9 £375 +11.94% 10
Merseyside +5 2 £325 +13.04% 7
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 68 (97.14%) .NET
2 66 (94.29%) C#
3 55 (78.57%) MVC
4 54 (77.14%) SQL Server
5 46 (65.71%) ASP.NET
6 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
8 27 (38.57%) HTML
9 26 (37.14%) TDD
9 26 (37.14%) CSS
9 26 (37.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (34.29%) jQuery
11 23 (32.86%) SQL
12 22 (31.43%) Scrum
13 19 (27.14%) XML
14 18 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (24.29%) .NET Framework
15 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
15 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 16 (22.86%) Entity Framework
17 15 (21.43%) Windows
18 14 (20.00%) BDD
18 14 (20.00%) Unit Testing
19 13 (18.57%) Web Services
20 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 9 (12.86%) Ajax
21 9 (12.86%) NUnit
21 9 (12.86%) WinForms
21 9 (12.86%) OO
21 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET Web API

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 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.43%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (77.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) MySQL
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.86%) NUnit
3 6 (8.57%) Moq
4 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (4.29%) Subversion
5 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.86%) MorphX
6 2 (2.86%) WiX
7 1 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (98.57%) Developer
2 58 (82.86%) .NET Developer
3 38 (54.29%) C# Developer
4 32 (45.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (41.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 27 (38.57%) ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (21.43%) Senior Developer
8 15 (21.43%) SQL Developer
9 13 (18.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (17.14%) SQL Server Developer
11 10 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 10 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
12 8 (11.43%) Senior SQL Server Developer
13 7 (10.00%) WCF Developer
14 6 (8.57%) C# WCF Developer
14 6 (8.57%) HTML CSS Developer
14 6 (8.57%) HTML Developer
15 4 (5.71%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (97.14%) .NET
2 46 (65.71%) ASP.NET
3 27 (38.57%) HTML
4 26 (37.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (37.14%) CSS
5 24 (34.29%) jQuery
6 19 (27.14%) XML
7 17 (24.29%) .NET Framework
7 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 16 (22.86%) Entity Framework
9 13 (18.57%) Web Services
10 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 9 (12.86%) Ajax
11 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (12.86%) WinForms
12 8 (11.43%) HTML5
13 7 (10.00%) SignalR
14 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
14 6 (8.57%) CSS3
14 6 (8.57%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.29%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.29%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.29%) Physics
3 1 (1.43%) Blog
3 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (78.57%) MVC
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (37.14%) TDD
4 22 (31.43%) Scrum
5 14 (20.00%) BDD
5 14 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 9 (12.86%) OO
7 8 (11.43%) OOD
8 7 (10.00%) User Stories
9 6 (8.57%) Front End Development
10 5 (7.14%) ERP
10 5 (7.14%) Web Development
11 3 (4.29%) Project Management
11 3 (4.29%) SEO
11 3 (4.29%) UML
12 2 (2.86%) CRM
12 2 (2.86%) ITIL
12 2 (2.86%) OOP
12 2 (2.86%) SDLC
12 2 (2.86%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (94.29%) C#
2 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 23 (32.86%) SQL
4 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.57%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.14%) VB
7 3 (4.29%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) Java
8 2 (2.86%) PHP
8 2 (2.86%) R
8 2 (2.86%) VB6
8 2 (2.86%) X++
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) MCAD
3 1 (1.43%) MCP
3 1 (1.43%) MCSD
3 1 (1.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) Facebook
3 1 (1.43%) Telerik
3 1 (1.43%) Twitter
3 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
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