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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 128 86 108
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +22
Contract jobs citing WCF 35 73 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 2.08% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.90% 6.55% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 61 89
Median daily rate £425 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £355 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £351
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
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
1207 1115 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.39% 31.75% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1025 936 1374
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 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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 2 December 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 2 December 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 64 (92.75%) C#
2 61 (88.41%) .NET
3 45 (65.22%) SQL Server
4 42 (60.87%) SQL
5 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (50.72%) TDD
7 28 (40.58%) HTML
7 28 (40.58%) RESTful
8 27 (39.13%) MVC
9 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
10 22 (31.88%) T-SQL
11 21 (30.43%) .NET Framework
12 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET
12 20 (28.99%) Scrum
12 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (26.09%) WPF
14 17 (24.64%) Finance
14 17 (24.64%) Web Services
14 17 (24.64%) Windows
14 17 (24.64%) AngularJS
15 16 (23.19%) MSTest
15 16 (23.19%) CSS
15 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
15 16 (23.19%) NUnit
16 14 (20.29%) jQuery
16 14 (20.29%) OO
16 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (20.29%) NoSQL
17 13 (18.84%) Entity Framework
17 13 (18.84%) SQL Server 2012

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 4 (5.80%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.29%) NoSQL
3 13 (18.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.35%) Power BI
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) MSTest
1 16 (23.19%) NUnit
2 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (10.14%) SpecFlow
4 5 (7.25%) Selenium
4 5 (7.25%) Subversion
4 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.80%) Moq
5 4 (5.80%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.45%) Protractor
7 1 (1.45%) QUnit
7 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 9 (13.04%) Back Office
4 7 (10.14%) Legal
5 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.80%) Front Office
5 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
7 1 (1.45%) Games
7 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (89.86%) Developer
2 44 (63.77%) C# Developer
3 30 (43.48%) .NET Developer
4 22 (31.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (15.94%) Senior Developer
6 10 (14.49%) SQL Developer
7 8 (11.59%) Angular Developer
7 8 (11.59%) WCF Developer
8 7 (10.14%) .NET Applications Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Agile Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Applications Developer
8 7 (10.14%) C# Application Developer
8 7 (10.14%) C# WCF Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (8.70%) Developer in Test
9 6 (8.70%) WPF Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (7.25%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (88.41%) .NET
2 28 (40.58%) HTML
2 28 (40.58%) RESTful
3 21 (30.43%) .NET Framework
4 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET
4 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (26.09%) WPF
6 17 (24.64%) AngularJS
6 17 (24.64%) Web Services
7 16 (23.19%) CSS
8 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (20.29%) jQuery
9 13 (18.84%) Entity Framework
10 11 (15.94%) HTML5
10 11 (15.94%) XML
11 10 (14.49%) Ajax
12 9 (13.04%) SOAP
13 8 (11.59%) REST
14 7 (10.14%) Node.js
15 5 (7.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.80%) Fixed Income
2 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (5.80%) Hedge funds
3 3 (4.35%) Derivative
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (2.90%) Equities
4 2 (2.90%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.72%) TDD
3 27 (39.13%) MVC
4 20 (28.99%) Scrum
5 14 (20.29%) OO
6 13 (18.84%) OOP
6 13 (18.84%) SOA
7 12 (17.39%) BDD
8 11 (15.94%) MVVM
9 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Web Application Development
11 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.14%) Data Modelling
11 7 (10.14%) Information Security
11 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
12 6 (8.70%) Multithreading
12 6 (8.70%) SDLC
12 6 (8.70%) Web Development
13 5 (7.25%) Agile Testing
13 5 (7.25%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (92.75%) C#
2 42 (60.87%) SQL
3 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 22 (31.88%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.80%) XAML
6 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.90%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Java
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.45%) Google
4 1 (1.45%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.45%) Sybase
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