The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 111 70 104
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +34
Contract jobs citing WCF 107 160 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.66% 2.57% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.62% 9.13% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 144 107
Average daily rate £475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £358 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £593 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1905 1752 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.52% 28.11% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1391 1421
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
London

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 April 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 April 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.

1 229 (95.02%) C#
2 198 (82.16%) .NET
3 135 (56.02%) SQL Server
4 102 (42.32%) ASP.NET
4 102 (42.32%) WPF
5 93 (38.59%) SQL
6 89 (36.93%) MVC
7 71 (29.46%) Multithreading
8 68 (28.22%) Banking
9 66 (27.39%) JavaScript
10 60 (24.90%) HTML
10 60 (24.90%) Finance
11 56 (23.24%) CSS
12 53 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
13 52 (21.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 51 (21.16%) TDD
14 51 (21.16%) Front Office
15 49 (20.33%) .NET Framework
16 47 (19.50%) Web Services
17 45 (18.67%) Windows
18 44 (18.26%) LINQ
19 43 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 43 (17.84%) Microsoft
20 41 (17.01%) XML
20 41 (17.01%) jQuery
21 37 (15.35%) OO
22 36 (14.94%) NUnit
23 35 (14.52%) MVVM
24 34 (14.11%) SQL Server 2008
25 33 (13.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (7.47%) IIS
2 14 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.49%) CMS
5 4 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.66%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.83%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.41%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.41%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.41%) CMS400.NET
8 1 (0.41%) Kentico
Applications
1 10 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Endur
2 1 (0.41%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.56%) SaaS
3 5 (2.07%) IaaS
3 5 (2.07%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.83%) Firewall
1 2 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) AMQP
2 1 (0.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (56.02%) SQL Server
2 43 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (14.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (10.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (4.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.41%) DTS
10 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (14.94%) NUnit
2 31 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (10.79%) Visual Studio
4 20 (8.30%) MSBuild
5 11 (4.56%) Subversion
6 8 (3.32%) JIRA
7 6 (2.49%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.07%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.66%) Moq
10 3 (1.24%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.24%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (1.24%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.24%) PhoneGap
11 2 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.83%) XMLUnit
11 2 (0.83%) JUnit
11 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.41%) jMock
General
1 68 (28.22%) Banking
2 60 (24.90%) Finance
3 51 (21.16%) Front Office
4 26 (10.79%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.90%) Retail
6 4 (1.66%) Back Office
6 4 (1.66%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) Marketing
8 2 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 199 (82.57%) Developer
2 101 (41.91%) C# Developer
3 54 (22.41%) .NET Developer
4 34 (14.11%) Senior Developer
5 16 (6.64%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (6.22%) Software Developer
7 14 (5.81%) Senior C# Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Web Developer
9 9 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (3.32%) WPF Developer
10 8 (3.32%) SharePoint Developer
11 6 (2.49%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (2.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.07%) Senior BizTalk Developer
12 5 (2.07%) Programmer
13 4 (1.66%) Designer
13 4 (1.66%) Architect
13 4 (1.66%) Software Engineer
13 4 (1.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (82.16%) .NET
2 102 (42.32%) ASP.NET
2 102 (42.32%) WPF
3 60 (24.90%) HTML
4 56 (23.24%) CSS
5 52 (21.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (20.33%) .NET Framework
7 47 (19.50%) Web Services
8 44 (18.26%) LINQ
9 41 (17.01%) XML
9 41 (17.01%) jQuery
10 33 (13.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 27 (11.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (9.96%) MSMQ
13 23 (9.54%) SOAP
13 23 (9.54%) REST
14 22 (9.13%) WinForms
15 21 (8.71%) Ajax
16 15 (6.22%) HTML5
17 12 (4.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (12.03%) Derivative
3 20 (8.30%) Fixed Income
4 11 (4.56%) Grid Computing
5 10 (4.15%) Market Risk
6 9 (3.73%) N-Tier
6 9 (3.73%) Equities
7 7 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.07%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.66%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.66%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (1.24%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.83%) W3C
13 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
13 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.67%) Windows
2 5 (2.07%) UNIX
3 3 (1.24%) Android
3 3 (1.24%) Linux
3 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (36.93%) MVC
2 71 (29.46%) Multithreading
3 53 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (21.16%) TDD
5 37 (15.35%) OO
6 35 (14.52%) MVVM
7 27 (11.20%) Scrum
8 26 (10.79%) SOA
9 22 (9.13%) Unit Testing
9 22 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (8.71%) Asset Management
11 16 (6.64%) BDD
12 13 (5.39%) CRM
12 13 (5.39%) OOD
13 12 (4.98%) Web Development
14 10 (4.15%) Workflow
15 8 (3.32%) Low Latency
15 8 (3.32%) Data Modelling
15 8 (3.32%) E-Commerce
15 8 (3.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 229 (95.02%) C#
2 93 (38.59%) SQL
3 66 (27.39%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.86%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.32%) XAML
5 8 (3.32%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.90%) VBA
6 7 (2.90%) Java
6 7 (2.90%) C++
6 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.07%) VB
8 3 (1.24%) VB6
8 3 (1.24%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.41%) PHP5
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (5.39%) Degree
2 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.24%) MCP
4 2 (0.83%) MCITP
4 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) MCTS
5 1 (0.41%) MCPD
5 1 (0.41%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.24%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) EMIR
2 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.13%) Oracle
3 8 (3.32%) TIBCO
4 5 (2.07%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.07%) DataSynapse
4 5 (2.07%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.66%) CODA
6 2 (0.83%) Sybase
6 2 (0.83%) Telerik
6 2 (0.83%) Syncfusion
7 1 (0.41%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.41%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.41%) IBM
7 1 (0.41%) Murex
7 1 (0.41%) Informatica
7 1 (0.41%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.41%) Citrix
7 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.41%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.41%) Metastorm
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago