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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 117 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 87 149 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.48% 2.11% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.95% 7.13% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 118 127
Average daily rate
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£463 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £346 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
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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
1758 2089 2130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.81% 29.52% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 1581 1631
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
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 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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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.

1 169 (92.86%) C#
2 144 (79.12%) .NET
3 95 (52.20%) SQL Server
4 82 (45.05%) ASP.NET
5 74 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (37.91%) SQL
7 65 (35.71%) MVC
8 54 (29.67%) .NET Framework
9 53 (29.12%) WPF
10 52 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 50 (27.47%) Microsoft
12 49 (26.92%) Banking
13 48 (26.37%) TDD
13 48 (26.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (25.82%) Finance
14 47 (25.82%) HTML
15 42 (23.08%) jQuery
16 41 (22.53%) CSS
17 36 (19.78%) Web Services
17 36 (19.78%) XML
17 36 (19.78%) Front Office
18 33 (18.13%) Scrum
19 30 (16.48%) Visual Studio
20 29 (15.93%) OO
20 29 (15.93%) Multithreading
21 28 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
21 28 (15.38%) LINQ
21 28 (15.38%) Windows
21 28 (15.38%) T-SQL
22 27 (14.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.40%) IIS
3 7 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.20%) CMS
5 3 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.10%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.55%) GemFire
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.55%) Node.js
7 1 (0.55%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 15 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.75%) SaaS
3 3 (1.65%) PaaS
3 3 (1.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) Intranet
1 2 (1.10%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) SSL
2 1 (0.55%) LDAP
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) SSH
2 1 (0.55%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.55%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (52.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (12.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.20%) DTS
7 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.65%) QlikView
9 2 (1.10%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.10%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.10%) MS Access
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.10%) SQLite
10 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (16.48%) Visual Studio
2 26 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.34%) NUnit
4 11 (6.04%) JIRA
5 8 (4.40%) MSTest
6 6 (3.30%) Subversion
7 5 (2.75%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (2.20%) CruiseControl
8 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (2.20%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (1.65%) NCover
9 3 (1.65%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.65%) Moq
10 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.10%) NSubstitute
10 2 (1.10%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 49 (26.92%) Banking
2 47 (25.82%) Finance
3 36 (19.78%) Front Office
4 10 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.40%) Retail
6 6 (3.30%) Advertising
7 4 (2.20%) Back Office
8 3 (1.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 152 (83.52%) Developer
2 72 (39.56%) .NET Developer
3 57 (31.32%) C# Developer
4 43 (23.63%) Senior Developer
5 20 (10.99%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (8.79%) Senior .NET Developer
7 12 (6.59%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.30%) Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Architect
10 5 (2.75%) C++ Developer
10 5 (2.75%) WPF Developer
10 5 (2.75%) CRM Developer
10 5 (2.75%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.75%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (2.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (2.75%) C++/C# Developer
11 4 (2.20%) BizTalk Developer
11 4 (2.20%) Senior BizTalk Developer
11 4 (2.20%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (79.12%) .NET
2 82 (45.05%) ASP.NET
3 54 (29.67%) .NET Framework
4 53 (29.12%) WPF
5 48 (26.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 47 (25.82%) HTML
7 42 (23.08%) jQuery
8 41 (22.53%) CSS
9 36 (19.78%) Web Services
9 36 (19.78%) XML
10 28 (15.38%) LINQ
11 27 (14.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 24 (13.19%) REST
13 23 (12.64%) WinForms
14 21 (11.54%) Ajax
15 20 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 18 (9.89%) HTML5
17 16 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
18 13 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.04%) Derivative
4 9 (4.95%) Grid Computing
5 8 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.85%) Credit Risk
7 6 (3.30%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.20%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.65%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.65%) Replication
9 3 (1.65%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.65%) Equities
10 2 (1.10%) W3C
10 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (1.65%) Linux
2 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.65%) UNIX
3 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (35.71%) MVC
3 48 (26.37%) TDD
4 33 (18.13%) Scrum
5 29 (15.93%) OO
5 29 (15.93%) Multithreading
6 17 (9.34%) BDD
6 17 (9.34%) Unit Testing
7 14 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.69%) SOA
8 13 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 12 (6.59%) OOD
10 10 (5.49%) MVVM
11 8 (4.40%) CRM
11 8 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.40%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.85%) Workflow
12 7 (3.85%) Refactoring
13 6 (3.30%) Greeks
13 6 (3.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (92.86%) C#
2 69 (37.91%) SQL
3 52 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 28 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 11 (6.04%) C++
6 9 (4.95%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.30%) VB
8 6 (3.30%) Java
9 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.65%) VBA
9 3 (1.65%) VB6
10 2 (1.10%) VBScript
10 2 (1.10%) Python
10 2 (1.10%) XAML
11 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.89%) Degree
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) MCITP
4 1 (0.55%) CFA
4 1 (0.55%) MCSD
4 1 (0.55%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.65%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (2.20%) Control-M
2 1 (0.55%) WMI
2 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 50 (27.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.69%) Oracle
3 9 (4.95%) DevExpress
4 5 (2.75%) IBM
5 4 (2.20%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.65%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.65%) Sybase
7 2 (1.10%) Informatica
7 2 (1.10%) CODA
7 2 (1.10%) SimCorp
7 2 (1.10%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.10%) Splunk
7 2 (1.10%) Nintex
8 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.55%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.55%) Telerik
8 1 (0.55%) Altiris
8 1 (0.55%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.55%) Murex
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