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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 92 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing WCF 110 129 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.17% 2.18% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.03% 7.48% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 103 142
Average daily rate
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£505 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.27% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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 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
1565 1724 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.83% 29.15% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1288 1369
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 173 (90.58%) C#
2 153 (80.10%) .NET
3 105 (54.97%) SQL
4 95 (49.74%) SQL Server
5 94 (49.21%) ASP.NET
6 76 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (36.13%) MVC
8 58 (30.37%) TDD
9 57 (29.84%) WPF
10 54 (28.27%) .NET Framework
11 53 (27.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 52 (27.23%) Microsoft
12 52 (27.23%) JavaScript
13 39 (20.42%) HTML
14 38 (19.90%) Web Services
14 38 (19.90%) Finance
14 38 (19.90%) jQuery
15 37 (19.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 35 (18.32%) Multithreading
16 35 (18.32%) Front Office
17 34 (17.80%) Scrum
18 28 (14.66%) XML
18 28 (14.66%) CSS
18 28 (14.66%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (12.57%) OO
19 24 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
20 23 (12.04%) Windows
20 23 (12.04%) LINQ
21 22 (11.52%) T-SQL
21 22 (11.52%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (7.85%) CMS
2 12 (6.28%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (5.24%) Umbraco
5 9 (4.71%) Kentico
6 7 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.62%) IIS
8 4 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.09%) Node.js
9 2 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (1.05%) Confluence
9 2 (1.05%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.52%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.52%) DNN
Applications
1 13 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (7.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.09%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.05%) FTP
1 2 (1.05%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.52%) Intranet
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (49.74%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (6.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.19%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.09%) MS Access
10 2 (1.05%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.05%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (10.47%) NUnit
3 17 (8.90%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.76%) MSTest
5 9 (4.71%) Subversion
5 9 (4.71%) JIRA
6 7 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.62%) MSBuild
7 5 (2.62%) Moq
7 5 (2.62%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (2.62%) CruiseControl
8 4 (2.09%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (1.57%) MSI
9 3 (1.57%) Maven
9 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.05%) ProC
10 2 (1.05%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.05%) StyleCop
General
1 38 (19.90%) Finance
2 35 (18.32%) Front Office
3 21 (10.99%) Banking
4 6 (3.14%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.14%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) Billing
5 2 (1.05%) Back Office
5 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (74.35%) Developer
2 67 (35.08%) C# Developer
3 56 (29.32%) .NET Developer
4 43 (22.51%) Senior Developer
5 25 (13.09%) Senior C# Developer
6 19 (9.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (9.42%) Architect
8 13 (6.81%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (5.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (5.24%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Web Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Applications Developer
10 8 (4.19%) CRM Developer
11 7 (3.66%) WPF Developer
12 6 (3.14%) .NET Architect
12 6 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.14%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.62%) SQL Developer
13 5 (2.62%) .NET Web Developer
13 5 (2.62%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (80.10%) .NET
2 94 (49.21%) ASP.NET
3 57 (29.84%) WPF
4 54 (28.27%) .NET Framework
5 53 (27.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 39 (20.42%) HTML
7 38 (19.90%) Web Services
7 38 (19.90%) jQuery
8 37 (19.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 28 (14.66%) XML
9 28 (14.66%) CSS
10 23 (12.04%) LINQ
11 20 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (9.95%) WinForms
13 18 (9.42%) HTML5
13 18 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 17 (8.90%) RESTful
15 12 (6.28%) Ajax
16 11 (5.76%) Razor View Engine
17 10 (5.24%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.47%) Fixed Income
2 13 (6.81%) Derivative
3 9 (4.71%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.66%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.66%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (3.14%) Credit Risk
5 6 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.62%) Market Risk
7 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.57%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.57%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.05%) Equities
9 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) Open Source
9 2 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) User Experience
10 1 (0.52%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.04%) Windows
2 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
2 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
2 2 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (36.13%) MVC
3 58 (30.37%) TDD
4 35 (18.32%) Multithreading
5 34 (17.80%) Scrum
6 24 (12.57%) OO
7 22 (11.52%) BDD
8 17 (8.90%) Unit Testing
9 16 (8.38%) CRM
9 16 (8.38%) OOD
9 16 (8.38%) SOA
9 16 (8.38%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.81%) Low Latency
11 13 (6.81%) Pair Programming
12 12 (6.28%) E-Commerce
13 10 (5.24%) Web Development
13 10 (5.24%) MVVM
14 9 (4.71%) Workflow
15 8 (4.19%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 173 (90.58%) C#
2 105 (54.97%) SQL
3 52 (27.23%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.52%) T-SQL
5 16 (8.38%) Java
6 10 (5.24%) C++
7 8 (4.19%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.66%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.14%) VB
10 5 (2.62%) VB6
11 4 (2.09%) XAML
11 4 (2.09%) VBA
12 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.05%) XPath
13 2 (1.05%) COBOL
13 2 (1.05%) PHP
14 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.52%) Python
14 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (8.90%) Degree
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.57%) MCITP
4 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.05%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 52 (27.23%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.33%) Sitecore
3 12 (6.28%) DevExpress
4 9 (4.71%) EPiServer
5 6 (3.14%) Oracle
6 4 (2.09%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.57%) Red Gate
7 3 (1.57%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.05%) Syncfusion
8 2 (1.05%) Telerik
8 2 (1.05%) Sybase
8 2 (1.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.05%) Nintex
9 1 (0.52%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) Tableau
9 1 (0.52%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £199 - £200 per day
Posted: 24 days ago