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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 124 101 112
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 38 107 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 1.95% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.38% 6.55% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 104 80
Median daily rate £488 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £358 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
1123 1634 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.48% 29.82% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 1285 1414
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £17.65 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 78 (87.64%) C#
1 78 (87.64%) .NET
2 50 (56.18%) SQL Server
3 49 (55.06%) SQL
4 46 (51.69%) WPF
5 40 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (44.94%) MVC
6 39 (43.82%) TDD
7 37 (41.57%) ASP.NET
8 30 (33.71%) .NET Framework
8 30 (33.71%) Multithreading
9 29 (32.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (25.84%) NUnit
10 23 (25.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (25.84%) MVVM
10 23 (25.84%) AngularJS
11 22 (24.72%) Entity Framework
11 22 (24.72%) Front Office
11 22 (24.72%) T-SQL
12 21 (23.60%) Finance
12 21 (23.60%) Banking
13 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
13 19 (21.35%) Windows
14 17 (19.10%) CSS
14 17 (19.10%) Scrum
14 17 (19.10%) BDD
15 16 (17.98%) jQuery
15 16 (17.98%) HTML
16 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
16 15 (16.85%) LINQ

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 6 (6.74%) IIS
2 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.25%) CMS
4 2 (2.25%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.12%) Boomi
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) DNS
1 1 (1.12%) Extranet
1 1 (1.12%) Firewall
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
1 1 (1.12%) Intranet
1 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (56.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.48%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.99%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.37%) Big Data
6 3 (3.37%) HBase
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.12%) DB2
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (25.84%) NUnit
1 23 (25.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.36%) Jasmine
2 11 (12.36%) NSubstitute
3 10 (11.24%) TeamCity
4 9 (10.11%) MSTest
4 9 (10.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
5 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.99%) NCrunch
5 8 (8.99%) Selenium
6 6 (6.74%) MSBuild
6 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.49%) CruiseControl
7 4 (4.49%) JIRA
8 3 (3.37%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.37%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.37%) Subversion
9 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (24.72%) Front Office
2 21 (23.60%) Banking
2 21 (23.60%) Finance
3 12 (13.48%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (84.27%) Developer
2 52 (58.43%) C# Developer
3 30 (33.71%) .NET Developer
4 28 (31.46%) Senior Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Senior C# Developer
6 14 (15.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (15.73%) Senior .NET Developer
7 11 (12.36%) WPF Developer
8 10 (11.24%) C# WPF Developer
9 9 (10.11%) Front Office Developer
10 7 (7.87%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 6 (6.74%) .NET Designer
11 6 (6.74%) Agile Developer
11 6 (6.74%) Designer
11 6 (6.74%) Senior Designer
11 6 (6.74%) Senior UI Designer
11 6 (6.74%) UI Designer
12 5 (5.62%) Agile .NET Developer
12 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (5.62%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (87.64%) .NET
2 46 (51.69%) WPF
3 37 (41.57%) ASP.NET
4 30 (33.71%) .NET Framework
5 29 (32.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (25.84%) AngularJS
7 22 (24.72%) Entity Framework
8 17 (19.10%) CSS
9 16 (17.98%) HTML
9 16 (17.98%) jQuery
10 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (16.85%) LINQ
11 10 (11.24%) HTML5
12 9 (10.11%) CSS3
12 9 (10.11%) Kendo UI
12 9 (10.11%) Web Services
13 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 7 (7.87%) JSON
14 7 (7.87%) SOAP
15 6 (6.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (6.74%) User Experience
3 5 (5.62%) Clustering
4 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.25%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.12%) Contactless
7 1 (1.12%) Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) Equities
7 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (44.94%) MVC
2 39 (43.82%) TDD
3 30 (33.71%) Multithreading
4 23 (25.84%) MVVM
5 17 (19.10%) BDD
5 17 (19.10%) Scrum
6 13 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.48%) Pair Programming
8 11 (12.36%) SOA
9 10 (11.24%) OO
10 7 (7.87%) OOP
10 7 (7.87%) SDLC
10 7 (7.87%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.74%) Data Modelling
11 6 (6.74%) Front End Development
11 6 (6.74%) SOLID
11 6 (6.74%) Web Development
12 4 (4.49%) Integration Testing
12 4 (4.49%) UML
Programming Languages
1 78 (87.64%) C#
2 49 (55.06%) SQL
3 22 (24.72%) T-SQL
4 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.62%) XAML
7 3 (3.37%) C
7 3 (3.37%) C++
7 3 (3.37%) Java
8 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.12%) Korn
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Python
8 1 (1.12%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) CCNA
1 1 (1.12%) CCNP
1 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.12%) MCDBA
1 1 (1.12%) MCDST
1 1 (1.12%) MCITP
1 1 (1.12%) MCSA
1 1 (1.12%) MCSE
1 1 (1.12%) MCTS
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) HL7
3 1 (1.12%) MiFID
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) Sybase
3 3 (3.37%) Twitter
4 2 (2.25%) DataSynapse
4 2 (2.25%) Murex
5 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) Dell
5 1 (1.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
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