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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 132 99 87
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 1.41% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.31% 6.25% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 31
Median daily rate £330 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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
937 832 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.70% 22.62% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 533 407
Median daily rate £393 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.96 £27.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.50 £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -32 13 £375 +9.09% 27
Cheshire -9 11 £325 -17.19% 11
Merseyside -2 4 £325 +11.11% 5
Lancashire -5 1 - - 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 54 (85.71%) C#
3 39 (61.90%) MVC
3 39 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 27 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET
6 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
6 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (30.16%) TDD
7 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (26.98%) HTML
7 17 (26.98%) CSS
7 17 (26.98%) OO
8 16 (25.40%) XML
8 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
9 15 (23.81%) Entity Framework
10 14 (22.22%) SQL
10 14 (22.22%) jQuery
11 13 (20.63%) JSON
11 13 (20.63%) SOAP
11 13 (20.63%) Web Services
12 12 (19.05%) OOP
13 11 (17.46%) C++
14 10 (15.87%) WPF
14 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
15 9 (14.29%) Use Case
15 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
15 9 (14.29%) Finance

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 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Node.js
3 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.52%) Moq
3 4 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.76%) NUnit
4 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) MSTest
6 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.59%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (90.48%) Developer
2 42 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 39 (61.90%) .NET Developer
4 26 (41.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 15 (23.81%) SQL Developer
7 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (19.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (17.46%) Senior Developer
9 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (12.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 8 (12.70%) Senior SQL Developer
11 8 (12.70%) Senior SQL Server Developer
12 4 (6.35%) C# WPF Developer
12 4 (6.35%) Development Manager
12 4 (6.35%) Software Development Manager
12 4 (6.35%) Software Manager
12 4 (6.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET
4 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (26.98%) CSS
4 17 (26.98%) HTML
5 16 (25.40%) XML
6 15 (23.81%) Entity Framework
7 14 (22.22%) jQuery
8 13 (20.63%) JSON
8 13 (20.63%) SOAP
8 13 (20.63%) Web Services
9 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (15.87%) WPF
10 8 (12.70%) AngularJS
10 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (12.70%) HTML5
11 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (9.52%) CSS3
13 5 (7.94%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Client/Server
1 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.17%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Physics
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (61.90%) MVC
2 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) TDD
3 17 (26.98%) OO
4 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
5 12 (19.05%) OOP
6 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 9 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (14.29%) Use Case
7 8 (12.70%) Scrum
7 8 (12.70%) Web Development
8 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.94%) Coaching
9 5 (7.94%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (7.94%) High Availability
9 5 (7.94%) Web Accessibility
10 4 (6.35%) OOD
10 4 (6.35%) SOA
10 4 (6.35%) User Stories
11 3 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 54 (85.71%) C#
2 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) C++
5 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.17%) Java
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) R
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.59%) BEA
2 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle
2 1 (1.59%) SAP
2 1 (1.59%) Telerik
2 1 (1.59%) Xamarin
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: £450-£550 a day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago