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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 29 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.06% 1.75% 4.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.51% 8.33% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £595
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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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
57 24 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 30.32% 21.05% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 68
Average daily rate £500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) WPF
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Solace
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Perforce
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) Front Office
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 2 (28.57%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) Python

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) QlikView
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (14.29%) DTS
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) MSI
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) WPF
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Perforce
1 2 (28.57%) Solace
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft