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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 121 103 81
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.16% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.62% 4.48% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 25
Average daily rate £313 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £419 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 29 £314 +3.89% 22
Cheshire -8 6 £310 +6.89% 11
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 63 (92.65%) C#
1 63 (92.65%) .NET
2 36 (52.94%) MVC
3 34 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 32 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 32 (47.06%) .NET Framework
5 30 (44.12%) OO
6 27 (39.71%) JavaScript
7 25 (36.76%) XML
8 24 (35.29%) HTML
9 23 (33.82%) SQL
10 22 (32.35%) jQuery
11 21 (30.88%) CSS
12 20 (29.41%) Web Services
13 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (26.47%) OOP
14 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (25.00%) JSON
15 17 (25.00%) SOAP
16 16 (23.53%) C++
17 15 (22.06%) HTML5
18 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
19 13 (19.12%) Unit Testing
20 11 (16.18%) TDD
20 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
20 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
20 11 (16.18%) Windows
20 11 (16.18%) Front End Development
20 11 (16.18%) Degree
21 10 (14.71%) CSS3

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (11.76%) CMS
2 6 (8.82%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.41%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.47%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 9 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.35%) Moq
4 4 (5.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (5.88%) Xcode
5 3 (4.41%) MSBuild
5 3 (4.41%) NUnit
5 3 (4.41%) Subversion
5 3 (4.41%) WiX
6 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.47%) MSTest
7 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Games
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (88.24%) Developer
2 36 (52.94%) C# Developer
3 31 (45.59%) .NET Developer
4 16 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Applications Developer
8 4 (5.88%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (4.41%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (4.41%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Real Time Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.41%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (92.65%) .NET
2 32 (47.06%) .NET Framework
2 32 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 25 (36.76%) XML
4 24 (35.29%) HTML
5 22 (32.35%) jQuery
6 21 (30.88%) CSS
7 20 (29.41%) Web Services
8 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (25.00%) JSON
9 17 (25.00%) SOAP
10 15 (22.06%) HTML5
11 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
12 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (14.71%) CSS3
13 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 8 (11.76%) WPF
14 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
15 5 (7.35%) LINQ
15 5 (7.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.47%) Physics
4 1 (1.47%) SCADA
4 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) Android
4 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) MVC
2 30 (44.12%) OO
3 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) OOP
4 13 (19.12%) Unit Testing
5 11 (16.18%) Front End Development
5 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
5 11 (16.18%) TDD
6 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
6 7 (10.29%) OOD
6 7 (10.29%) Scrum
6 7 (10.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (10.29%) Use Case
7 6 (8.82%) Content Management
7 6 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (8.82%) SOA
8 5 (7.35%) Web Development
9 4 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (5.88%) MVVM
10 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (92.65%) C#
2 27 (39.71%) JavaScript
3 23 (33.82%) SQL
4 16 (23.53%) C++
5 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 9 (13.24%) VB.NET
7 6 (8.82%) Java
8 4 (5.88%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.94%) VC++
10 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) EPiServer
3 4 (5.88%) Appcelerator
3 4 (5.88%) OpenText
3 4 (5.88%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe
5 1 (1.47%) BEA
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Wonderware
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + free parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago