The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 113 106 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -33
Contract jobs citing WCF 98 95 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.67% 1.64% 2.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.52% 5.54% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 72 144
Average daily rate
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£447 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £624 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
WCF
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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1774 1716 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.30% 29.57% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 1288 1635
Average daily rate £450 £438 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £28.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the City of London region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 193 (91.90%) C#
2 174 (82.86%) .NET
3 122 (58.10%) SQL Server
4 111 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (47.62%) SQL
6 86 (40.95%) TDD
7 83 (39.52%) ASP.NET
8 82 (39.05%) WPF
9 67 (31.90%) .NET Framework
10 65 (30.95%) Finance
11 62 (29.52%) MVC
11 62 (29.52%) Web Services
12 55 (26.19%) JavaScript
13 54 (25.71%) Microsoft
14 50 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 49 (23.33%) HTML
16 45 (21.43%) Front Office
17 43 (20.48%) SQL Server 2008
17 43 (20.48%) Entity Framework
18 41 (19.52%) Banking
19 38 (18.10%) Multithreading
19 38 (18.10%) LINQ
19 38 (18.10%) XML
20 37 (17.62%) OO
20 37 (17.62%) Team Foundation Server
21 35 (16.67%) CSS
21 35 (16.67%) Scrum
21 35 (16.67%) Unit Testing
21 35 (16.67%) WinForms
22 33 (15.71%) jQuery

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 22 (10.48%) BizTalk Server
1 22 (10.48%) CMS
2 13 (6.19%) Umbraco
3 12 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (5.24%) Kentico
5 7 (3.33%) MQSeries
5 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.33%) IIS
6 5 (2.38%) Node.js
7 4 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.95%) JBoss
9 2 (0.95%) Apache
9 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.48%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.48%) Confluence
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.95%) MS Project
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.48%) Endur
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) HTTP
1 4 (1.90%) Internet
2 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.95%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.95%) AMQP
3 1 (0.48%) SMTP
3 1 (0.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (58.10%) SQL Server
2 43 (20.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.43%) KDB
9 3 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.48%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.48%) SQLite
11 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (17.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 14 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 14 (6.67%) NUnit
2 14 (6.67%) JIRA
3 13 (6.19%) Subversion
4 10 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (3.33%) MSBuild
6 5 (2.38%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.38%) Moq
7 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.90%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.43%) Selenium
8 3 (1.43%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.95%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.95%) Maven
9 2 (0.95%) ProC
9 2 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 65 (30.95%) Finance
2 45 (21.43%) Front Office
3 41 (19.52%) Banking
4 13 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.90%) Legal
7 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 183 (87.14%) Developer
2 80 (38.10%) C# Developer
3 61 (29.05%) .NET Developer
4 57 (27.14%) Senior Developer
5 33 (15.71%) Senior C# Developer
6 25 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
8 10 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (4.29%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.29%) CRM Developer
10 8 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 7 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
11 7 (3.33%) Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Applications Developer
12 6 (2.86%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.86%) Agile .NET Developer
13 5 (2.38%) UI Developer
13 5 (2.38%) UI Programmer
14 4 (1.90%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (82.86%) .NET
2 83 (39.52%) ASP.NET
3 82 (39.05%) WPF
4 67 (31.90%) .NET Framework
5 62 (29.52%) Web Services
6 50 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 49 (23.33%) HTML
8 43 (20.48%) Entity Framework
9 38 (18.10%) LINQ
9 38 (18.10%) XML
10 35 (16.67%) CSS
10 35 (16.67%) WinForms
11 33 (15.71%) jQuery
12 28 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (13.33%) SOAP
13 25 (11.90%) HTML5
14 21 (10.00%) AngularJS
15 20 (9.52%) RESTful
16 16 (7.62%) REST
17 14 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.52%) Derivative
2 9 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (3.81%) Fixed Income
3 8 (3.81%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 7 (3.33%) Equities
5 6 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.90%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.95%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.48%) Statistics
10 1 (0.48%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.86%) Windows
2 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.95%) Linux
3 2 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (40.95%) TDD
3 62 (29.52%) MVC
4 38 (18.10%) Multithreading
5 37 (17.62%) OO
6 35 (16.67%) Scrum
6 35 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 31 (14.76%) SOA
8 27 (12.86%) BDD
9 24 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (10.00%) MVVM
11 20 (9.52%) Mentoring
12 19 (9.05%) OOD
12 19 (9.05%) CRM
13 16 (7.62%) E-Commerce
14 15 (7.14%) Pair Programming
15 12 (5.71%) Memory Management
16 11 (5.24%) Web Development
17 10 (4.76%) OOP
17 10 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 193 (91.90%) C#
2 100 (47.62%) SQL
3 55 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 32 (15.24%) T-SQL
5 15 (7.14%) VB
6 14 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 11 (5.24%) Java
8 10 (4.76%) VB6
9 7 (3.33%) VBA
9 7 (3.33%) C++
10 4 (1.90%) PHP
10 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.90%) XPath
11 3 (1.43%) XAML
12 2 (0.95%) VBScript
12 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.95%) VC++
12 2 (0.95%) Python
13 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.33%) Degree
2 7 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.95%) MCPD
4 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MCAD
5 1 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) SLA
1 2 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
1 2 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Control-M
2 2 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 54 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.10%) Sitecore
3 14 (6.67%) DevExpress
4 13 (6.19%) Oracle
5 11 (5.24%) EPiServer
6 8 (3.81%) IBM
7 3 (1.43%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.43%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.95%) Sybase
8 2 (0.95%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) Citrix
8 2 (0.95%) Symantec
8 2 (0.95%) VMware
8 2 (0.95%) AppSense
8 2 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.95%) Ektron
9 1 (0.48%) Tableau
9 1 (0.48%) Google
9 1 (0.48%) Syncfusion
9 1 (0.48%) Perforce
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + D.O.A
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago