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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 91 111 65
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -46
Contract jobs citing WCF 103 104 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.89% 1.61% 2.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.31% 5.40% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 80 148
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
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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
1633 1925 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.03% 29.72% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1439 1401
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 17
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.24% -69.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

1 192 (92.75%) C#
2 173 (83.57%) .NET
3 116 (56.04%) SQL Server
4 110 (53.14%) SQL
5 95 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (44.93%) ASP.NET
7 77 (37.20%) WPF
8 74 (35.75%) TDD
9 71 (34.30%) MVC
10 65 (31.40%) .NET Framework
11 59 (28.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 57 (27.54%) JavaScript
13 52 (25.12%) Microsoft
14 48 (23.19%) Entity Framework
15 46 (22.22%) Web Services
16 45 (21.74%) Finance
17 44 (21.26%) jQuery
18 43 (20.77%) HTML
19 42 (20.29%) OO
20 41 (19.81%) Front Office
21 37 (17.87%) Scrum
21 37 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
22 34 (16.43%) Multithreading
23 33 (15.94%) LINQ
23 33 (15.94%) CSS
24 32 (15.46%) Unit Testing
24 32 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server
25 29 (14.01%) SOA
26 28 (13.53%) CMS
26 28 (13.53%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (13.53%) CMS
2 20 (9.66%) Sitecore CMS
3 19 (9.18%) Umbraco
4 17 (8.21%) Kentico
5 13 (6.28%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.90%) Node.js
8 5 (2.42%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.97%) IIS
10 2 (0.97%) JBoss
10 2 (0.97%) Apache
10 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.97%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.48%) DNN
11 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.48%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.86%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) FTP
1 2 (0.97%) HTTP
1 2 (0.97%) Internet
1 2 (0.97%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (56.04%) SQL Server
2 37 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (5.31%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.42%) MS Access
9 3 (1.45%) KDB
9 3 (1.45%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (7.73%) NUnit
3 15 (7.25%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.31%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (3.38%) Moq
5 7 (3.38%) JIRA
6 6 (2.90%) Subversion
6 6 (2.90%) MSTest
7 4 (1.93%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.93%) Maven
8 3 (1.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.97%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.97%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.97%) ProC
10 1 (0.48%) MSI
10 1 (0.48%) JMeter
10 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
General
1 45 (21.74%) Finance
2 41 (19.81%) Front Office
3 20 (9.66%) Banking
4 8 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.90%) Advertising
6 5 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.93%) Legal
7 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.97%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) Retail
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 158 (76.33%) Developer
2 75 (36.23%) C# Developer
3 60 (28.99%) .NET Developer
4 49 (23.67%) Senior Developer
5 30 (14.49%) Senior C# Developer
6 24 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (9.66%) Architect
8 14 (6.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 14 (6.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (4.35%) Applications Developer
11 8 (3.86%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.38%) CRM Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Front Office Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Team Leader
13 6 (2.90%) SQL Developer
14 5 (2.42%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (83.57%) .NET
2 93 (44.93%) ASP.NET
3 77 (37.20%) WPF
4 65 (31.40%) .NET Framework
5 59 (28.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (23.19%) Entity Framework
7 46 (22.22%) Web Services
8 44 (21.26%) jQuery
9 43 (20.77%) HTML
10 33 (15.94%) CSS
10 33 (15.94%) LINQ
11 28 (13.53%) RESTful
12 27 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (13.04%) XML
13 24 (11.59%) WinForms
14 19 (9.18%) Razor View Engine
15 18 (8.70%) HTML5
16 17 (8.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 16 (7.73%) Ajax
17 16 (7.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Derivative
2 18 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 10 (4.83%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (3.86%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.90%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.42%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.93%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.93%) Equities
9 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.97%) User Experience
10 2 (0.97%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.97%) Statistics
10 2 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.48%) Kindle
11 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.56%) Windows
2 3 (1.45%) UNIX
3 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.97%) Windows Vista
3 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (35.75%) TDD
3 71 (34.30%) MVC
4 42 (20.29%) OO
5 37 (17.87%) Scrum
6 34 (16.43%) Multithreading
7 32 (15.46%) Unit Testing
8 29 (14.01%) SOA
9 26 (12.56%) BDD
10 24 (11.59%) OOD
11 22 (10.63%) Mentoring
12 20 (9.66%) CRM
12 20 (9.66%) E-Commerce
13 18 (8.70%) MVVM
14 16 (7.73%) Web Development
14 16 (7.73%) Pair Programming
15 15 (7.25%) Low Latency
16 13 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (5.80%) OOP
18 11 (5.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 192 (92.75%) C#
2 110 (53.14%) SQL
3 57 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.59%) T-SQL
5 16 (7.73%) VB
6 15 (7.25%) Java
7 12 (5.80%) VB6
8 10 (4.83%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.38%) VBA
10 6 (2.90%) C++
11 5 (2.42%) PHP
11 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.93%) XAML
12 4 (1.93%) XPath
12 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.97%) VBScript
14 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.80%) Degree
2 7 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) ISEB
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.97%) MCITP
4 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
1 2 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.42%) Control-M
2 2 (0.97%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 52 (25.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.56%) Sitecore
3 17 (8.21%) EPiServer
4 16 (7.73%) DevExpress
5 9 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (1.45%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.45%) Syncfusion
6 3 (1.45%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.97%) VMware
7 2 (0.97%) AppSense
7 2 (0.97%) IBM
7 2 (0.97%) Symantec
7 2 (0.97%) HP
7 2 (0.97%) Citrix
7 2 (0.97%) Tableau
8 1 (0.48%) Twitter
8 1 (0.48%) SAP
8 1 (0.48%) Reuters
8 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.48%) Telerik
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