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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 142 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -2
Contract jobs citing WCF 28 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.82% 1.84% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.30% 6.12% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 106 71
Median daily rate £445 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £606 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
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
1218 1781 1684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.65% 30.06% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1455 1266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WCF.

1 59 (86.76%) .NET
2 56 (82.35%) C#
3 38 (55.88%) SQL Server
4 34 (50.00%) MVC
5 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (45.59%) TDD
5 31 (45.59%) SQL
6 26 (38.24%) WPF
7 23 (33.82%) ASP.NET
8 18 (26.47%) HTML
9 17 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 17 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (23.53%) Finance
10 16 (23.53%) Scrum
11 15 (22.06%) Web Services
11 15 (22.06%) AngularJS
12 14 (20.59%) CSS
12 14 (20.59%) Banking
13 13 (19.12%) Front Office
13 13 (19.12%) Windows
13 13 (19.12%) SOA
13 13 (19.12%) RESTful
13 13 (19.12%) MVVM
14 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
14 12 (17.65%) NUnit
15 11 (16.18%) XML
15 11 (16.18%) OO
15 11 (16.18%) NoSQL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.35%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.88%) CMS
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.94%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Boomi
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Extranet
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.18%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.47%) DB2
7 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.47%) Power BI
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) NUnit
2 11 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (14.71%) MSTest
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) MSBuild
4 4 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.41%) Subversion
5 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.94%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.94%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.94%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.47%) Mocha
7 1 (1.47%) Moq
7 1 (1.47%) QUnit
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 14 (20.59%) Banking
3 13 (19.12%) Front Office
4 8 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.88%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Back Office
7 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (88.24%) Developer
2 37 (54.41%) C# Developer
3 26 (38.24%) .NET Developer
4 17 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 11 (16.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (16.18%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (13.24%) Agile Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (10.29%) WPF Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Agile .NET Developer
8 6 (8.82%) C# WPF Developer
8 6 (8.82%) WCF Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Angular Developer
9 5 (7.35%) C# WCF Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Applications Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 3 (4.41%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 3 (4.41%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (86.76%) .NET
2 26 (38.24%) WPF
3 23 (33.82%) ASP.NET
4 18 (26.47%) HTML
5 17 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 17 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (22.06%) AngularJS
7 15 (22.06%) Web Services
8 14 (20.59%) CSS
9 13 (19.12%) RESTful
10 11 (16.18%) XML
11 10 (14.71%) Entity Framework
12 8 (11.76%) jQuery
13 6 (8.82%) HTML5
14 5 (7.35%) SOAP
15 4 (5.88%) LINQ
15 4 (5.88%) Node.js
15 4 (5.88%) WinForms
16 3 (4.41%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (7.35%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.88%) Derivative
3 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.94%) Swaptions
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Contactless
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.47%) Equities
6 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.00%) MVC
2 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) TDD
3 16 (23.53%) Scrum
4 13 (19.12%) MVVM
4 13 (19.12%) SOA
5 11 (16.18%) OO
6 9 (13.24%) BDD
6 9 (13.24%) Front End Development
7 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Multithreading
9 6 (8.82%) OOP
9 6 (8.82%) Pair Programming
9 6 (8.82%) SDLC
10 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.35%) DevOps
10 5 (7.35%) Web Development
11 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (82.35%) C#
2 31 (45.59%) SQL
3 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.88%) C++
5 4 (5.88%) XAML
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.94%) Java
7 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) Korn
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) Python
8 1 (1.47%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) Sybase
4 2 (2.94%) DataSynapse
4 2 (2.94%) Murex
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.94%) Twitter
5 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) Dell
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) NetSuite
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £550 day rate
Posted: 3 days ago