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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 130 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 65 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 2.15% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.78% 8.99% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 49 54
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £365 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -31.03%
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
826 723 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.54% 23.96% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 440 418
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -40 15 £325 - 26
Cheshire -21 3 £290 -12.78% 15
Lancashire - 3 £325 - 11
Merseyside -12 1 £313 +7.75% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (83.82%) .NET
2 54 (79.41%) C#
3 51 (75.00%) MVC
4 41 (60.29%) JavaScript
5 40 (58.82%) ASP.NET
6 36 (52.94%) jQuery
7 35 (51.47%) SQL Server
8 30 (44.12%) SQL
9 28 (41.18%) .NET Framework
10 27 (39.71%) Entity Framework
11 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (32.35%) HTML
14 21 (30.88%) Unit Testing
15 20 (29.41%) Ajax
15 20 (29.41%) CSS
16 19 (27.94%) LINQ
17 16 (23.53%) Web Services
18 14 (20.59%) Finance
18 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
19 13 (19.12%) Scrum
19 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 10 (14.71%) HTML5
20 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
20 10 (14.71%) TDD
20 10 (14.71%) JSON
20 10 (14.71%) WPF
21 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
22 8 (11.76%) OO
22 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.29%) CMS
3 6 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.94%) Node.js
5 2 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.47%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (1.47%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) PaaS
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SMTP
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (51.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.94%) Big Data
5 2 (2.94%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQLite
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.47%) SSDT
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.41%) WiX
3 3 (4.41%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.94%) MSTest
4 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.47%) Moq
5 1 (1.47%) NUnit
5 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.94%) Electronics
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (97.06%) Developer
2 41 (60.29%) .NET Developer
3 17 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (16.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.35%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Sitecore Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) CRM Developer
9 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Architect
9 2 (2.94%) C Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Architect
10 1 (1.47%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (83.82%) .NET
2 40 (58.82%) ASP.NET
3 36 (52.94%) jQuery
4 28 (41.18%) .NET Framework
5 27 (39.71%) Entity Framework
6 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (32.35%) HTML
8 20 (29.41%) CSS
8 20 (29.41%) Ajax
9 19 (27.94%) LINQ
10 16 (23.53%) Web Services
11 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 10 (14.71%) HTML5
12 10 (14.71%) JSON
12 10 (14.71%) WPF
13 8 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
14 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (8.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.94%) DTV
3 2 (2.94%) Tandem
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Social Network
3 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (75.00%) MVC
2 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.88%) Unit Testing
4 13 (19.12%) Scrum
5 10 (14.71%) TDD
6 8 (11.76%) OO
7 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.82%) Workflow
9 5 (7.35%) CRM
9 5 (7.35%) SOA
9 5 (7.35%) BDD
10 4 (5.88%) MVVM
11 3 (4.41%) Web Application Development
11 3 (4.41%) Refactoring
11 3 (4.41%) Load Balancing
11 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.41%) Dependency Injection
12 2 (2.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) C#
2 41 (60.29%) JavaScript
3 30 (44.12%) SQL
4 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.41%) ActionScript
6 3 (4.41%) Java
6 3 (4.41%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) Python
7 2 (2.94%) PHP5
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) VB6
8 1 (1.47%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle
2 4 (5.88%) Twitter
3 3 (4.41%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.94%) Facebook
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Avaya
5 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.47%) Nintex
Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago