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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 79 51 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing WCF 59 94 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 3.18% 2.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.53% 10.60% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 65 46
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
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
784 887 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.16% 30.03% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 481 586
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 -17 37 £325 +4.83% 32
Cheshire -6 15 £375 +25.00% 20
Merseyside -1 5 £300 - 7
Lancashire -33 1 £315 +3.70% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 97 (90.65%) .NET
2 94 (87.85%) C#
3 71 (66.36%) ASP.NET
4 67 (62.62%) SQL Server
5 62 (57.94%) MVC
6 59 (55.14%) Web Services
7 45 (42.06%) HTML
7 45 (42.06%) JavaScript
8 41 (38.32%) CSS
9 39 (36.45%) SQL
10 33 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (28.04%) WPF
12 27 (25.23%) jQuery
12 27 (25.23%) HTML5
13 26 (24.30%) TDD
14 25 (23.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (21.50%) .NET Framework
16 22 (20.56%) T-SQL
17 20 (18.69%) Visual Studio
17 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
18 17 (15.89%) Finance
18 17 (15.89%) XML
18 17 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (15.89%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (15.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 16 (14.95%) CSS3
20 15 (14.02%) LINQ
21 14 (13.08%) Ajax
21 14 (13.08%) WinForms
21 14 (13.08%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12 (11.21%) IIS
2 8 (7.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.67%) ArcGIS
3 5 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.80%) CMS
4 3 (2.80%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.80%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.80%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.87%) Node.js
6 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (62.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.87%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Visual Studio
2 17 (15.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (12.15%) NUnit
4 6 (5.61%) MSTest
5 5 (4.67%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.87%) Subversion
6 2 (1.87%) JMeter
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.93%) FxCop
7 1 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.93%) T4 Templates
7 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (15.89%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Retail
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (85.98%) Developer
2 45 (42.06%) .NET Developer
3 27 (25.23%) C# Developer
4 16 (14.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (13.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (11.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 8 (7.48%) Configuration Manager
7 8 (7.48%) Release Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.67%) GIS Developer
10 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.74%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (2.80%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Programmer
11 3 (2.80%) Sitecore Developer
12 2 (1.87%) Team Leader
12 2 (1.87%) SQL Developer
12 2 (1.87%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (90.65%) .NET
2 71 (66.36%) ASP.NET
3 59 (55.14%) Web Services
4 45 (42.06%) HTML
5 41 (38.32%) CSS
6 30 (28.04%) WPF
7 27 (25.23%) jQuery
7 27 (25.23%) HTML5
8 25 (23.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (21.50%) .NET Framework
10 17 (15.89%) XML
10 17 (15.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (14.95%) CSS3
12 15 (14.02%) LINQ
13 14 (13.08%) Ajax
13 14 (13.08%) WinForms
14 13 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (11.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (11.21%) XSLT
16 10 (9.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.67%) GIS
3 4 (3.74%) RIA
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) Tandem
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (57.94%) MVC
2 33 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.30%) TDD
4 14 (13.08%) OO
5 12 (11.21%) Scrum
6 11 (10.28%) Web Development
6 11 (10.28%) MVVM
7 8 (7.48%) OOD
8 6 (5.61%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.67%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.67%) SOA
9 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.74%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.74%) CRM
10 4 (3.74%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.80%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (2.80%) Content Management
11 3 (2.80%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 94 (87.85%) C#
2 45 (42.06%) JavaScript
3 39 (36.45%) SQL
4 22 (20.56%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.67%) Python
7 4 (3.74%) VB
8 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.80%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) XAML
9 1 (0.93%) Java
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
9 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) HL7
2 3 (2.80%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.15%) Oracle
3 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.87%) Twitter
4 2 (1.87%) Telerik
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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