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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / North West
Rank 115 117 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 16 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 1.11% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 4.27% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 23
Median daily rate £335 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £283 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
790 1008 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.85% 26.02% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 633 534
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 40 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £30.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +21.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 9 £330 +1.53% 16
Cheshire +19 3 £350 +12.90% 11
Lancashire - 3 £280 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 44 (97.78%) C#
1 44 (97.78%) .NET
2 33 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 29 (64.44%) SQL
6 27 (60.00%) MVC
7 19 (42.22%) JavaScript
8 18 (40.00%) CSS
8 18 (40.00%) HTML
8 18 (40.00%) XML
8 18 (40.00%) .NET Framework
9 17 (37.78%) TDD
10 16 (35.56%) Web Services
10 16 (35.56%) Windows
11 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
11 14 (31.11%) jQuery
11 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (31.11%) Entity Framework
12 13 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (28.89%) Unit Testing
13 12 (26.67%) Ajax
13 12 (26.67%) Scrum
14 11 (24.44%) WinForms
14 11 (24.44%) BDD
15 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (20.00%) WPF
15 9 (20.00%) SOAP
16 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (17.78%) NHibernate

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) SQLite
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.56%) NUnit
3 6 (13.33%) Moq
3 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.44%) WiX
7 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.22%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (97.78%) Developer
2 35 (77.78%) .NET Developer
3 19 (42.22%) C# Developer
4 17 (37.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (24.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 9 (20.00%) SQL Developer
7 9 (20.00%) WCF Developer
8 8 (17.78%) C# WCF Developer
9 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
10 6 (13.33%) Software Developer
11 5 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (8.89%) .NET Software Developer
12 4 (8.89%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 4 (8.89%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 4 (8.89%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (8.89%) Senior C# Developer
12 4 (8.89%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (97.78%) .NET
2 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 18 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 18 (40.00%) CSS
3 18 (40.00%) HTML
3 18 (40.00%) XML
4 16 (35.56%) Web Services
5 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (31.11%) Entity Framework
5 14 (31.11%) jQuery
6 12 (26.67%) Ajax
7 11 (24.44%) WinForms
8 9 (20.00%) SOAP
8 9 (20.00%) WPF
9 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (17.78%) NHibernate
10 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.67%) Physics
4 1 (2.22%) Blog
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) MVC
3 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 13 (28.89%) Unit Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Scrum
6 11 (24.44%) BDD
7 7 (15.56%) OO
7 7 (15.56%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) UML
9 4 (8.89%) OOD
9 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.67%) Data Entry
10 3 (6.67%) SDLC
10 3 (6.67%) User Stories
10 3 (6.67%) Validation
11 2 (4.44%) Front End Development
11 2 (4.44%) ITIL
11 2 (4.44%) OOP
11 2 (4.44%) SOA
12 1 (2.22%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) C#
2 29 (64.44%) SQL
3 19 (42.22%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.11%) VB
6 4 (8.89%) C++
7 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.44%) VB6
9 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCAD
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSD
3 1 (2.22%) MCTS
3 1 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
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