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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 74 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 65 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.35% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.16% 5.12% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 32
Average daily rate £338 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
797 645 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 26.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 337 506
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 37
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 50 £350 +27.27% 38
Cheshire -2 7 £402 +21.20% 11
Merseyside 0 3 £300 - 12
Lancashire -24 3 £285 - 3
Cumbria - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 106 (90.60%) C#
1 106 (90.60%) .NET
2 87 (74.36%) ASP.NET
3 68 (58.12%) SQL Server
3 68 (58.12%) SQL
4 57 (48.72%) MVC
5 53 (45.30%) Web Services
6 49 (41.88%) JavaScript
6 49 (41.88%) HTML
7 44 (37.61%) WPF
8 42 (35.90%) jQuery
9 39 (33.33%) CSS
10 37 (31.62%) .NET Framework
11 36 (30.77%) OO
11 36 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (28.21%) TDD
13 30 (25.64%) T-SQL
14 29 (24.79%) Windows
15 28 (23.93%) Scrum
16 25 (21.37%) HTML5
17 24 (20.51%) XML
18 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
19 22 (18.80%) Silverlight
19 22 (18.80%) LINQ
19 22 (18.80%) SOAP
19 22 (18.80%) WinForms
20 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
21 19 (16.24%) OOD
22 18 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 15 (12.82%) Enterprise Software

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (5.98%) CMS
2 6 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.27%) IIS
3 5 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (0.85%) FileNet
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) HTTP
2 3 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.85%) DSL
3 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (58.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.42%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.84%) NUnit
4 7 (5.98%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.98%) Moq
5 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.13%) Subversion
6 5 (4.27%) ReSharper
6 5 (4.27%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.42%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.56%) MSTest
9 2 (1.71%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.85%) JIRA
10 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.85%) WiX
10 1 (0.85%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (6.84%) Retail
2 5 (4.27%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (88.89%) Developer
2 61 (52.14%) .NET Developer
3 38 (32.48%) C# Developer
4 24 (20.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (18.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (8.55%) Software Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Web Developer
9 8 (6.84%) .NET Web Developer
10 7 (5.98%) C# Web Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 5 (4.27%) WPF Developer
11 5 (4.27%) Sitecore Developer
12 4 (3.42%) Integration Engineer
13 3 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
13 3 (2.56%) Senior Developer
14 2 (1.71%) Software Developer
14 2 (1.71%) Applications Developer
14 2 (1.71%) VB.NET Developer
14 2 (1.71%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (90.60%) .NET
2 87 (74.36%) ASP.NET
3 53 (45.30%) Web Services
4 49 (41.88%) HTML
5 44 (37.61%) WPF
6 42 (35.90%) jQuery
7 39 (33.33%) CSS
8 37 (31.62%) .NET Framework
9 36 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (21.37%) HTML5
11 24 (20.51%) XML
12 22 (18.80%) Silverlight
12 22 (18.80%) LINQ
12 22 (18.80%) SOAP
12 22 (18.80%) WinForms
13 18 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (12.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (12.82%) REST
14 15 (12.82%) Ajax
15 9 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.98%) RIA
4 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.85%) SCADA
5 1 (0.85%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.85%) EPoS
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.79%) Windows
2 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) UNIX
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.72%) MVC
2 36 (30.77%) OO
3 33 (28.21%) TDD
4 28 (23.93%) Scrum
5 19 (16.24%) OOD
6 15 (12.82%) MVVM
7 13 (11.11%) OOP
7 13 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 13 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (10.26%) CRM
9 11 (9.40%) E-Commerce
9 11 (9.40%) SOA
10 10 (8.55%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.84%) Web Development
12 7 (5.98%) User Stories
12 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
13 4 (3.42%) Web Application Development
14 3 (2.56%) Information Security
14 3 (2.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (90.60%) C#
2 68 (58.12%) SQL
3 49 (41.88%) JavaScript
4 30 (25.64%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.97%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.69%) Java
7 8 (6.84%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.98%) Apex Code
9 6 (5.13%) VB
10 4 (3.42%) C++
11 2 (1.71%) VBScript
11 2 (1.71%) VB6
12 1 (0.85%) XAML
12 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) HL7
2 3 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Oracle
3 7 (5.98%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.27%) DevExpress
6 4 (3.42%) Telerik
7 3 (2.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.85%) Open Text
8 1 (0.85%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.85%) IBM
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