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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 93 96 74
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing WCF 101 117 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.97% 1.93% 2.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 6.40% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 141
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% -0.62%
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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
1549 1829 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.17% 30.15% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1360 1358
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Average hourly rate £27.37 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £28.05 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £190.00 £135.00
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 27 March 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 27 March 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.

1 186 (91.63%) C#
2 169 (83.25%) .NET
3 110 (54.19%) SQL Server
4 109 (53.69%) SQL
5 95 (46.80%) ASP.NET
5 95 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (37.93%) WPF
7 72 (35.47%) MVC
8 71 (34.98%) TDD
9 62 (30.54%) .NET Framework
10 58 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 55 (27.09%) JavaScript
12 53 (26.11%) Microsoft
13 42 (20.69%) Finance
13 42 (20.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 41 (20.20%) Front Office
14 41 (20.20%) Web Services
15 40 (19.70%) jQuery
16 38 (18.72%) Multithreading
17 37 (18.23%) HTML
17 37 (18.23%) Scrum
18 35 (17.24%) OO
19 33 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (15.27%) SQL Server 2008
21 29 (14.29%) CSS
22 28 (13.79%) SOA
22 28 (13.79%) RESTful
22 28 (13.79%) Unit Testing
23 27 (13.30%) ASP.NET Web API
24 26 (12.81%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (12.32%) CMS
2 17 (8.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (7.88%) Umbraco
4 14 (6.90%) Kentico
5 11 (5.42%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.46%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.48%) Node.js
10 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.99%) JBoss
10 2 (0.99%) Apache
10 2 (0.99%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.99%) IIS
10 2 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.49%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.49%) DNN
11 1 (0.49%) Confluence
11 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.94%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) Internet
1 2 (0.99%) FTP
1 2 (0.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (54.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (11.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (8.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (6.40%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (2.46%) MS Access
11 3 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.48%) KDB
11 3 (1.48%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.49%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.49%) SQLite
13 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (8.37%) NUnit
3 15 (7.39%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.94%) MSTest
5 7 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.45%) JIRA
5 7 (3.45%) Subversion
6 4 (1.97%) Maven
6 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 4 (1.97%) Moq
7 3 (1.48%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.48%) CruiseControl
7 3 (1.48%) MSI
8 2 (0.99%) ProC
8 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.99%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (20.69%) Finance
2 41 (20.20%) Front Office
3 16 (7.88%) Banking
4 6 (2.96%) Advertising
5 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.48%) Back Office
6 3 (1.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 155 (76.35%) Developer
2 76 (37.44%) C# Developer
3 54 (26.60%) .NET Developer
4 49 (24.14%) Senior Developer
5 30 (14.78%) Senior C# Developer
6 23 (11.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (8.87%) Architect
8 15 (7.39%) Senior .NET Developer
9 12 (5.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Applications Developer
11 8 (3.94%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.94%) Web Developer
11 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (3.45%) CRM Developer
12 7 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.96%) Front Office Developer
13 6 (2.96%) Java Developer
14 5 (2.46%) UI Programmer
14 5 (2.46%) WPF Developer
14 5 (2.46%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (83.25%) .NET
2 95 (46.80%) ASP.NET
3 77 (37.93%) WPF
4 62 (30.54%) .NET Framework
5 58 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 42 (20.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 41 (20.20%) Web Services
8 40 (19.70%) jQuery
9 37 (18.23%) HTML
10 29 (14.29%) CSS
11 28 (13.79%) RESTful
12 27 (13.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (12.81%) LINQ
14 24 (11.82%) WinForms
15 23 (11.33%) XML
16 16 (7.88%) Razor View Engine
17 15 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 14 (6.90%) Ajax
19 13 (6.40%) HTML5
19 13 (6.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.82%) Derivative
2 21 (10.34%) Fixed Income
3 10 (4.93%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (4.93%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.46%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.97%) Equities
6 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.48%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.99%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Statistics
8 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.99%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.33%) Windows
2 3 (1.48%) UNIX
3 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
3 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (35.47%) MVC
3 71 (34.98%) TDD
4 38 (18.72%) Multithreading
5 37 (18.23%) Scrum
6 35 (17.24%) OO
7 28 (13.79%) SOA
7 28 (13.79%) Unit Testing
8 26 (12.81%) BDD
9 23 (11.33%) Mentoring
10 20 (9.85%) OOD
11 19 (9.36%) CRM
12 18 (8.87%) MVVM
13 17 (8.37%) Low Latency
14 16 (7.88%) Pair Programming
15 15 (7.39%) Web Development
16 14 (6.90%) E-Commerce
16 14 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (5.42%) Workflow
18 9 (4.43%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 186 (91.63%) C#
2 109 (53.69%) SQL
3 55 (27.09%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 18 (8.87%) Java
6 13 (6.40%) VB
7 12 (5.91%) VB6
8 11 (5.42%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.45%) VBA
10 6 (2.96%) C++
11 4 (1.97%) XAML
11 4 (1.97%) PHP
11 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.48%) XPath
13 2 (0.99%) COBOL
14 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (6.40%) Degree
2 5 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.99%) ISEB
5 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.99%) MCITP
6 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) Control-M
Vendors
1 53 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.33%) Sitecore
3 16 (7.88%) DevExpress
4 14 (6.90%) EPiServer
5 7 (3.45%) Oracle
6 6 (2.96%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.97%) Infragistics
7 4 (1.97%) IBM
8 3 (1.48%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.48%) Syncfusion
9 2 (0.99%) Sybase
9 2 (0.99%) Tableau
10 1 (0.49%) Twitter
10 1 (0.49%) Telerik
10 1 (0.49%) SAP
10 1 (0.49%) Reuters
10 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
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