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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 109 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 45 61 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 1.98% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.09% 8.12% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 21
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
884 751 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.80% 24.34% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 434 332
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £155.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -26 28 £350 - 35
Cheshire -4 7 £400 -18.45% 15
Lancashire +8 5 - - 6
Merseyside -16 3 £293 -2.50% 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 70 (85.37%) .NET
2 68 (82.93%) C#
3 51 (62.20%) SQL Server
4 47 (57.32%) ASP.NET
5 46 (56.10%) MVC
6 39 (47.56%) Web Services
7 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
9 29 (35.37%) jQuery
10 28 (34.15%) .NET Framework
11 24 (29.27%) SQL
12 23 (28.05%) HTML
12 23 (28.05%) LINQ
13 22 (26.83%) XML
13 22 (26.83%) Visual Studio
13 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
13 22 (26.83%) Entity Framework
14 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (25.61%) CSS
15 20 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (24.39%) REST
16 19 (23.17%) Windows
17 18 (21.95%) SOA
17 18 (21.95%) Ajax
18 17 (20.73%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (19.51%) OO
20 14 (17.07%) Unit Testing
21 13 (15.85%) XPath
21 13 (15.85%) Scrum
21 13 (15.85%) HTTP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (20.73%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (14.63%) IIS
3 9 (10.98%) MQSeries
4 6 (7.32%) CMS
5 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.22%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.22%) Node.js
8 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) SaaS
2 4 (4.88%) PaaS
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) SMTP
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (62.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.54%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.66%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.66%) SQLite
4 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) SSDT
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.22%) MySQL
6 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Visual Studio
2 20 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.32%) NUnit
4 5 (6.10%) Moq
5 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.88%) MSTest
6 3 (3.66%) FxCop
6 3 (3.66%) StyleCop
6 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (3.66%) WiX
6 3 (3.66%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.44%) Subversion
8 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.66%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (92.68%) Developer
2 41 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 22 (26.83%) C# Developer
4 14 (17.07%) BizTalk Developer
4 14 (17.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Sitecore Developer
9 2 (2.44%) AWS Developer
9 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (1.22%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (85.37%) .NET
2 47 (57.32%) ASP.NET
3 39 (47.56%) Web Services
4 29 (35.37%) jQuery
5 28 (34.15%) .NET Framework
6 23 (28.05%) LINQ
6 23 (28.05%) HTML
7 22 (26.83%) XML
7 22 (26.83%) Entity Framework
8 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (25.61%) CSS
9 20 (24.39%) REST
10 18 (21.95%) Ajax
11 12 (14.63%) MSMQ
12 11 (13.41%) JSON
12 11 (13.41%) WPF
13 9 (10.98%) HTML5
14 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Clustering
2 3 (3.66%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Social Network
4 1 (1.22%) Tandem
4 1 (1.22%) PDA
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) DTV
4 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) MVC
2 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.95%) SOA
4 16 (19.51%) OO
5 14 (17.07%) Unit Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Scrum
7 11 (13.41%) OOP
7 11 (13.41%) Web Application Development
8 10 (12.20%) TDD
9 9 (10.98%) Release Management
9 9 (10.98%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.32%) Workflow
12 5 (6.10%) CRM
12 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.88%) MVVM
13 4 (4.88%) BDD
13 4 (4.88%) Web Development
13 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (82.93%) C#
2 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
3 24 (29.27%) SQL
4 13 (15.85%) XPath
5 10 (12.20%) XQuery
5 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.88%) Ruby
6 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.66%) ActionScript
7 3 (3.66%) Python
7 3 (3.66%) PHP5
7 3 (3.66%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (3.66%) PHP
7 3 (3.66%) Java
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
1 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle
2 4 (4.88%) Twitter
3 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.66%) VMware
4 2 (2.44%) Facebook
5 1 (1.22%) Nintex
5 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + £320 - £350 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago