The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 71 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 64 80 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 2.92% 2.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.56% 10.04% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 56 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
748 797 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 29.13% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 421 565
Average daily rate £325 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WCF
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +15 45 £325 - 34
Cheshire -1 15 £340 +21.42% 18
Merseyside -3 1 £290 -3.33% 11
Lancashire - - - - 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 114 (90.48%) .NET
2 111 (88.10%) C#
3 88 (69.84%) ASP.NET
4 81 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 69 (54.76%) Web Services
5 69 (54.76%) MVC
6 60 (47.62%) SQL
7 54 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 52 (41.27%) HTML
9 45 (35.71%) CSS
10 43 (34.13%) WPF
11 37 (29.37%) jQuery
12 35 (27.78%) .NET Framework
13 33 (26.19%) T-SQL
13 33 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (25.40%) TDD
15 29 (23.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (22.22%) OO
17 27 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 26 (20.63%) XML
19 25 (19.84%) HTML5
20 23 (18.25%) LINQ
21 21 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
22 20 (15.87%) Visual Studio
23 19 (15.08%) Windows
23 19 (15.08%) Scrum
24 18 (14.29%) WinForms
24 18 (14.29%) OOD
24 18 (14.29%) MVVM
25 17 (13.49%) Microsoft

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (9.52%) IIS
2 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.38%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.38%) Node.js
4 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.59%) CMS
4 2 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.79%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) HTTP
2 3 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 29 (23.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.38%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (15.87%) Visual Studio
3 14 (11.11%) NUnit
4 8 (6.35%) MSTest
5 7 (5.56%) Moq
6 6 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.97%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.97%) ReSharper
8 4 (3.17%) Subversion
9 3 (2.38%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.79%) WiX
10 1 (0.79%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.79%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.79%) JIRA
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (10.32%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Retail
3 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (91.27%) Developer
2 72 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 39 (30.95%) C# Developer
4 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET Developer
4 25 (19.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (15.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 9 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
7 9 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
8 5 (3.97%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 5 (3.97%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 5 (3.97%) Configuration Manager
8 5 (3.97%) Release Manager
9 3 (2.38%) VB Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Programmer
9 3 (2.38%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.59%) Software Engineer
10 2 (1.59%) Software Programmer
10 2 (1.59%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (90.48%) .NET
2 88 (69.84%) ASP.NET
3 69 (54.76%) Web Services
4 52 (41.27%) HTML
5 45 (35.71%) CSS
6 43 (34.13%) WPF
7 37 (29.37%) jQuery
8 35 (27.78%) .NET Framework
9 33 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 26 (20.63%) XML
12 25 (19.84%) HTML5
13 23 (18.25%) LINQ
14 18 (14.29%) WinForms
15 16 (12.70%) SOAP
15 16 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 14 (11.11%) Ajax
16 14 (11.11%) CSS3
17 11 (8.73%) REST
17 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) N-Tier
1 9 (7.14%) RIA
2 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.59%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.79%) SCADA
5 1 (0.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (54.76%) MVC
2 32 (25.40%) TDD
3 28 (22.22%) OO
4 19 (15.08%) Scrum
5 18 (14.29%) OOD
5 18 (14.29%) MVVM
6 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.73%) CRM
8 10 (7.94%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.14%) SOA
10 8 (6.35%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.35%) User Stories
11 7 (5.56%) OOP
11 7 (5.56%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.56%) Web Development
12 5 (3.97%) Integration Testing
13 3 (2.38%) Technical Analysis
13 3 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (1.59%) Configuration Management
14 2 (1.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 111 (88.10%) C#
2 60 (47.62%) SQL
3 54 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 33 (26.19%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.32%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.76%) VB
6 6 (4.76%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.97%) Apex Code
7 5 (3.97%) Java
8 1 (0.79%) VB6
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
8 1 (0.79%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) HL7
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.90%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.38%) Twitter
4 3 (2.38%) Telerik
5 2 (1.59%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) Open Text
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £380 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago