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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
London / City of London
Rank 101 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 53 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.80% 2.08% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.93% 6.50% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 94
Median daily rate £425 £513 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £436 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
1074 985 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.47% 32.06% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 821 1252
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, 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 82 (95.35%) C#
2 67 (77.91%) SQL Server
3 61 (70.93%) .NET
4 54 (62.79%) TDD
5 51 (59.30%) SQL
6 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (46.51%) Scrum
8 37 (43.02%) Finance
8 37 (43.02%) Microsoft
9 36 (41.86%) Windows
10 33 (38.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (34.88%) HTML
12 28 (32.56%) Web Services
12 28 (32.56%) .NET Framework
13 27 (31.40%) T-SQL
14 25 (29.07%) ASP.NET
14 25 (29.07%) RESTful
15 24 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 23 (26.74%) MVC
16 23 (26.74%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (25.58%) WPF
17 22 (25.58%) Banking
18 21 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
19 20 (23.26%) Logistics
19 20 (23.26%) Entity Framework
19 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET Web API
20 19 (22.09%) SQL Server 2008
21 18 (20.93%) NUnit

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 18 (20.93%) BizTalk Server
1 18 (20.93%) IIS
2 17 (19.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.65%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (18.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (38.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (18.60%) IaaS
2 16 (18.60%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (77.91%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (22.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (16.28%) NoSQL
6 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.33%) Power BI
10 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (20.93%) JIRA
2 18 (20.93%) NUnit
3 17 (19.77%) MSTest
4 6 (6.98%) SpecFlow
5 5 (5.81%) Selenium
5 5 (5.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.65%) Subversion
7 3 (3.49%) Moq
7 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (43.02%) Finance
2 22 (25.58%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Back Office
4 5 (5.81%) Legal
5 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Front Office
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (87.21%) Developer
2 48 (55.81%) C# Developer
3 22 (25.58%) .NET Developer
4 18 (20.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Developer
5 17 (19.77%) Senior Developer
6 16 (18.60%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 15 (17.44%) Senior C# Developer
8 11 (12.79%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Agile C# Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Agile Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.81%) C# WCF Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Developer in Test
9 5 (5.81%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.81%) WCF Developer
10 4 (4.65%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 4 (4.65%) Senior C# Software Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (70.93%) .NET
2 30 (34.88%) HTML
3 28 (32.56%) .NET Framework
3 28 (32.56%) Web Services
4 25 (29.07%) ASP.NET
4 25 (29.07%) RESTful
5 22 (25.58%) WPF
6 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 20 (23.26%) Entity Framework
7 16 (18.60%) CSS
8 15 (17.44%) HTML5
9 14 (16.28%) jQuery
9 14 (16.28%) REST
10 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
12 10 (11.63%) Ajax
13 9 (10.47%) XML
14 8 (9.30%) LINQ
14 8 (9.30%) SOAP
15 7 (8.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (4.65%) Hedge funds
1 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (2.33%) Derivative
3 2 (2.33%) Equities
3 2 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (62.79%) TDD
2 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (46.51%) Scrum
4 23 (26.74%) MVC
5 21 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (23.26%) Logistics
7 17 (19.77%) CRM
8 16 (18.60%) ERP
8 16 (18.60%) OO
8 16 (18.60%) OOP
8 16 (18.60%) SOA
9 13 (15.12%) Multithreading
9 13 (15.12%) MVVM
10 10 (11.63%) BDD
10 10 (11.63%) Data Modelling
11 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (6.98%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
13 6 (6.98%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (95.35%) C#
2 51 (59.30%) SQL
3 27 (31.40%) T-SQL
4 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Infragistics
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (2.33%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.16%) Sybase
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago