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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 98 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 50 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.72% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.06% 7.42% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 30
Average daily rate
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£344 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £446
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 £22.00 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-45.67% +3.84%
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
825 701 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 23.18% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 420 332
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £20.40 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.40 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -18 29 £350 - 38
Cheshire -10 8 £400 +23.07% 17
Lancashire +14 7 £325 +14.03% 8
Merseyside - 3 £293 - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 76 (86.36%) .NET
2 74 (84.09%) C#
3 54 (61.36%) SQL Server
4 52 (59.09%) ASP.NET
4 52 (59.09%) MVC
5 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (44.32%) JavaScript
7 36 (40.91%) Web Services
8 34 (38.64%) jQuery
9 32 (36.36%) .NET Framework
10 28 (31.82%) SQL
11 26 (29.55%) Entity Framework
12 25 (28.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (28.41%) HTML
12 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
13 24 (27.27%) LINQ
14 23 (26.14%) CSS
15 21 (23.86%) Ajax
16 20 (22.73%) Unit Testing
16 20 (22.73%) XML
16 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (21.59%) Visual Studio
17 19 (21.59%) Windows
18 18 (20.45%) SOA
19 17 (19.32%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (19.32%) Scrum
19 17 (19.32%) REST
20 15 (17.05%) OO
21 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
21 13 (14.77%) HTTP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (19.32%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (13.64%) IIS
3 9 (10.23%) MQSeries
4 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.82%) CMS
6 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.27%) Node.js
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.14%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) SaaS
2 4 (4.55%) PaaS
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) HTTP
2 3 (3.41%) SMTP
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (61.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.41%) Couchbase
6 3 (3.41%) SQLite
6 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.14%) Big Data
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.14%) SSDT
8 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.14%) MySQL
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (21.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.82%) NUnit
4 5 (5.68%) Moq
4 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.41%) WiX
5 3 (3.41%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.41%) FxCop
5 3 (3.41%) StyleCop
5 3 (3.41%) MSTest
5 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.41%) Subversion
6 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (93.18%) Developer
2 46 (52.27%) .NET Developer
3 24 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 14 (15.91%) BizTalk Developer
4 14 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Sitecore Developer
9 3 (3.41%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Architect
10 2 (2.27%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (86.36%) .NET
2 52 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 36 (40.91%) Web Services
4 34 (38.64%) jQuery
5 32 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 26 (29.55%) Entity Framework
7 25 (28.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (28.41%) HTML
8 24 (27.27%) LINQ
9 23 (26.14%) CSS
10 21 (23.86%) Ajax
11 20 (22.73%) XML
12 17 (19.32%) REST
13 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (13.64%) MSMQ
14 12 (13.64%) JSON
15 11 (12.50%) HTML5
16 10 (11.36%) WPF
17 8 (9.09%) AngularJS
17 8 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) Tandem
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.27%) Social Network
5 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) DTV
5 1 (1.14%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) MVC
2 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 18 (20.45%) SOA
5 17 (19.32%) Scrum
6 15 (17.05%) OO
7 12 (13.64%) Web Application Development
8 11 (12.50%) OOP
9 10 (11.36%) TDD
9 10 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (10.23%) Release Management
11 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.82%) CRM
12 6 (6.82%) Workflow
13 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.68%) BDD
13 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
14 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce
15 3 (3.41%) MVVM
15 3 (3.41%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 74 (84.09%) C#
2 39 (44.32%) JavaScript
3 28 (31.82%) SQL
4 11 (12.50%) XPath
5 10 (11.36%) XQuery
6 9 (10.23%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.68%) Ruby
8 4 (4.55%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.41%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (3.41%) PHP5
9 3 (3.41%) ActionScript
9 3 (3.41%) PHP
9 3 (3.41%) Java
9 3 (3.41%) Python
10 1 (1.14%) R
10 1 (1.14%) C++
10 1 (1.14%) VBScript
10 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.14%) Degree
1 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.55%) Twitter
3 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.41%) VMware
4 2 (2.27%) Facebook
5 1 (1.14%) Nintex
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) Avaya
5 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
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Rate: £380 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
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