The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 21 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.34% 3.85% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.57% 11.90% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £390 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
WCF
London

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 Canary Wharf region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
35 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 27.34% 32.31% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 22
Average daily rate £575 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £570 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Canary Wharf region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
3 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) XAML
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) MDX

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) HBase
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Spotfire
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WCF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (25.00%) MDX
3 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Spring.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Data Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) XAML
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Infragistics
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase