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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 137 121 115
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.98% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 4.16% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 22
Median daily rate £350 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.50% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
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
975 985 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.35% 23.53% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 599 526
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.78% -11.87%
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -19 11 £331 +6.00% 28
Cheshire +15 3 £363 +9.84% 8
Merseyside - 3 £375 - 5
Lancashire - 2 £340 - 5
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 54 (100.00%) C#
2 52 (96.30%) .NET
3 45 (83.33%) SQL Server
4 39 (72.22%) ASP.NET
4 39 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (68.52%) MVC
6 28 (51.85%) SQL
7 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
8 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (40.74%) HTML
9 22 (40.74%) CSS
10 21 (38.89%) XML
10 21 (38.89%) jQuery
11 19 (35.19%) TDD
12 18 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
13 16 (29.63%) Web Services
13 16 (29.63%) .NET Framework
14 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
15 14 (25.93%) Entity Framework
15 14 (25.93%) Scrum
16 13 (24.07%) Windows
16 13 (24.07%) BDD
17 12 (22.22%) Ajax
18 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 10 (18.52%) WinForms
20 8 (14.81%) OO
20 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
20 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008

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 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.96%) NUnit
2 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
3 6 (11.11%) Moq
4 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.70%) MorphX
6 2 (3.70%) WiX
7 1 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.85%) Subversion
7 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
1 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Advertising
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (98.15%) Developer
2 41 (75.93%) .NET Developer
3 24 (44.44%) C# Developer
4 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 19 (35.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 14 (25.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (14.81%) SQL Developer
9 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
9 7 (12.96%) WCF Developer
10 6 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
10 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
11 5 (9.26%) HTML CSS Developer
11 5 (9.26%) HTML Developer
11 5 (9.26%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (9.26%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
12 4 (7.41%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 3 (5.56%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (5.56%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (96.30%) .NET
2 39 (72.22%) ASP.NET
3 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (40.74%) CSS
4 22 (40.74%) HTML
5 21 (38.89%) jQuery
5 21 (38.89%) XML
6 16 (29.63%) .NET Framework
6 16 (29.63%) Web Services
7 14 (25.93%) Entity Framework
8 12 (22.22%) Ajax
9 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (18.52%) WinForms
11 7 (12.96%) CSS3
11 7 (12.96%) NHibernate
12 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (11.11%) SOAP
12 6 (11.11%) WPF
13 5 (9.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.56%) Physics
3 1 (1.85%) Blog
3 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.85%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (68.52%) MVC
3 19 (35.19%) TDD
4 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 14 (25.93%) Scrum
6 13 (24.07%) BDD
7 8 (14.81%) OO
8 6 (11.11%) OOD
8 6 (11.11%) Project Management
9 5 (9.26%) Front End Development
9 5 (9.26%) SDLC
9 5 (9.26%) UML
10 3 (5.56%) SEO
10 3 (5.56%) User Stories
11 2 (3.70%) ERP
11 2 (3.70%) ITIL
11 2 (3.70%) SOA
11 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.70%) Web Application Development
12 1 (1.85%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (51.85%) SQL
3 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 6 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 5 (9.26%) VB
7 3 (5.56%) C++
8 2 (3.70%) VB6
8 2 (3.70%) X++
9 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) MCAD
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSD
3 1 (1.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) SAP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Facebook
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter
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