The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 119 80 97
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +17
Contract jobs citing WCF 857 1095 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.74% 2.35% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.23% 8.23% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 781 672
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £35.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £54.00 £42.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13762 13307 14069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.90% 28.55% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8978 8639 8735
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 265 343
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
WCF
UK

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in England

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the England region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in England

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in England

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the England region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in England

WCF
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WCF Hourly Rate Histogram in England

WCF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -52 372 £425 -3.13% 153
South East -21 162 £350 - 82
East of England -20 75 £375 +7.14% 56
North West -10 65 £325 +8.33% 73
Yorkshire +17 56 £340 +6.25% 45
West Midlands -13 53 £344 +5.76% 21
East Midlands +6 36 £324 +17.72% 22
South West -47 27 £325 +2.36% 28
North East -15 6 £233 -35.86% 8
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1553 (91.41%) .NET
2 1520 (89.46%) C#
3 1061 (62.45%) SQL Server
4 953 (56.09%) ASP.NET
5 787 (46.32%) MVC
6 628 (36.96%) SQL
7 563 (33.14%) JavaScript
8 537 (31.61%) Web Services
9 479 (28.19%) WPF
9 479 (28.19%) HTML
10 452 (26.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 440 (25.90%) Microsoft
12 420 (24.72%) CSS
13 419 (24.66%) jQuery
14 410 (24.13%) XML
15 409 (24.07%) .NET Framework
16 395 (23.25%) TDD
17 385 (22.66%) SQL Server 2008
18 365 (21.48%) Visual Studio
19 357 (21.01%) Windows
20 352 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
21 329 (19.36%) Scrum
22 295 (17.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 293 (17.25%) Team Foundation Server
24 270 (15.89%) Finance
25 242 (14.24%) OO
26 241 (14.18%) LINQ
27 203 (11.95%) T-SQL
28 193 (11.36%) HTML5
29 186 (10.95%) SOA

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 168 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 147 (8.65%) IIS
3 142 (8.36%) BizTalk Server
4 76 (4.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 66 (3.88%) CMS
6 40 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 36 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
8 28 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (1.12%) NServiceBus
10 12 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.71%) Node.js
11 11 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.41%) JCAPS
12 7 (0.41%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.41%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.35%) Apache
13 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.35%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
14 5 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 129 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.94%) MS Office
3 27 (1.59%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.059%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 85 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.35%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.12%) Exstream
7 1 (0.059%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.059%) Tridion
7 1 (0.059%) Endur
7 1 (0.059%) Summit
7 1 (0.059%) Line 500
7 1 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 96 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.88%) Office 365
3 19 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.88%) SaaS
5 14 (0.82%) PaaS
5 14 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.29%) CloudFront
6 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.059%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.24%) HTTP
1 21 (1.24%) Internet
2 15 (0.88%) Intranet
3 13 (0.77%) LDAP
4 9 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.35%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.24%) Firewall
6 4 (0.24%) FTP
6 4 (0.24%) DMZ
7 2 (0.12%) DNS
7 2 (0.12%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.12%) WEP
7 2 (0.12%) AMQP
8 1 (0.059%) SSH
8 1 (0.059%) LAN
8 1 (0.059%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1061 (62.45%) SQL Server
2 385 (22.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 185 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 165 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 150 (8.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 91 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.71%) MySQL
11 23 (1.35%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.82%) RavenDB
14 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.71%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 365 (21.48%) Visual Studio
2 293 (17.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 121 (7.12%) NUnit
4 63 (3.71%) Subversion
5 54 (3.18%) MSTest
6 46 (2.71%) SpecFlow
7 42 (2.47%) TeamCity
8 36 (2.12%) JIRA
9 33 (1.94%) MSBuild
10 32 (1.88%) Git (software)
11 30 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
12 27 (1.59%) Moq
13 21 (1.24%) ReSharper
14 20 (1.18%) CruiseControl
14 20 (1.18%) Jenkins
15 17 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.82%) Selenium
16 14 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
17 12 (0.71%) Jasmine
18 11 (0.65%) FxCop
General
1 270 (15.89%) Finance
2 171 (10.06%) Banking
3 116 (6.83%) Front Office
4 71 (4.18%) Investment Banking
5 57 (3.35%) Retail
6 32 (1.88%) Back Office
7 22 (1.29%) Advertising
8 21 (1.24%) Marketing
9 18 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.94%) Publishing
11 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.77%) Legal
13 10 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.47%) Electronics
15 7 (0.41%) Games
16 5 (0.29%) Law
17 4 (0.24%) Billing
17 4 (0.24%) Online Betting
18 3 (0.18%) German Language
18 3 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1430 (84.17%) Developer
2 765 (45.03%) .NET Developer
3 517 (30.43%) C# Developer
4 323 (19.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 198 (11.65%) Senior Developer
6 172 (10.12%) ASP.NET Developer
7 141 (8.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 126 (7.42%) Senior .NET Developer
9 115 (6.77%) Web Developer
10 63 (3.71%) Software Developer
10 63 (3.71%) SharePoint Developer
10 63 (3.71%) BizTalk Developer
11 58 (3.41%) Agile .NET Developer
11 58 (3.41%) Analyst
12 53 (3.12%) Software Engineer
13 47 (2.77%) VB.NET Developer
13 47 (2.77%) .NET Web Developer
14 45 (2.65%) Architect
15 43 (2.53%) Senior C# Developer
16 41 (2.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1553 (91.41%) .NET
2 953 (56.09%) ASP.NET
3 537 (31.61%) Web Services
4 479 (28.19%) HTML
4 479 (28.19%) WPF
5 452 (26.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 420 (24.72%) CSS
7 419 (24.66%) jQuery
8 410 (24.13%) XML
9 409 (24.07%) .NET Framework
10 295 (17.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 241 (14.18%) LINQ
12 193 (11.36%) HTML5
13 183 (10.77%) Ajax
14 168 (9.89%) REST
15 160 (9.42%) SOAP
16 129 (7.59%) WinForms
17 122 (7.18%) XSLT
18 115 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 110 (6.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 64 (3.77%) N-Tier
2 61 (3.59%) Derivative
3 43 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (2.53%) Fixed Income
4 40 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
6 30 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.59%) Grid Computing
8 20 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.12%) Market Risk
10 17 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 15 (0.88%) Credit Risk
11 15 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.82%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.82%) RIA
13 13 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (0.65%) Equities
15 9 (0.53%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (0.47%) W3C
16 8 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 357 (21.01%) Windows
2 45 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (0.82%) Linux
6 13 (0.77%) UNIX
7 7 (0.41%) Android
7 7 (0.41%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.18%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (46.32%) MVC
2 395 (23.25%) TDD
3 352 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
4 329 (19.36%) Scrum
5 242 (14.24%) OO
6 186 (10.95%) SOA
7 162 (9.54%) Unit Testing
8 136 (8.00%) Multithreading
9 117 (6.89%) Software Engineering
10 114 (6.71%) MVVM
11 110 (6.47%) BDD
12 108 (6.36%) Web Development
13 107 (6.30%) Workflow
14 103 (6.06%) CRM
15 94 (5.53%) OOD
16 85 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (4.89%) OOP
18 82 (4.83%) E-Commerce
19 62 (3.65%) Migration
20 57 (3.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1520 (89.46%) C#
2 628 (36.96%) SQL
3 563 (33.14%) JavaScript
4 203 (11.95%) T-SQL
5 149 (8.77%) VB.NET
6 54 (3.18%) C++
7 52 (3.06%) VB
8 50 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 46 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 44 (2.59%) Java
11 29 (1.71%) XAML
12 27 (1.59%) Python
13 24 (1.41%) PHP
14 23 (1.35%) VB6
15 22 (1.29%) VBA
16 19 (1.12%) VBScript
17 17 (1.00%) C
18 7 (0.41%) Apex Code
19 5 (0.29%) X++
20 4 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (4.24%) Degree
2 47 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.41%) ISEB
6 13 (0.77%) MCITP
6 13 (0.77%) MCSD
7 9 (0.53%) MCSE
8 8 (0.47%) MCTS
9 7 (0.41%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.29%) MCPD
10 5 (0.29%) MBA
10 5 (0.29%) MCAD
11 4 (0.24%) MCP
11 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.18%) CFA
12 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.12%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.36%) QA
2 4 (0.24%) HL7
3 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.18%) SLA
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.059%) EMIR
5 1 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.18%) vSphere
2 3 (0.18%) UAG
3 1 (0.059%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.71%) Control-M
3 10 (0.59%) SCCM
4 6 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.35%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.29%) Puppet
6 4 (0.24%) WMI
7 3 (0.18%) MIIS
7 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 440 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 154 (9.06%) Oracle
3 33 (1.94%) Sitecore
4 24 (1.41%) DevExpress
5 23 (1.35%) Telerik
6 18 (1.06%) IBM
7 15 (0.88%) DataSynapse
8 11 (0.65%) TIBCO
9 10 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.59%) SAP
10 9 (0.53%) Sybase
10 9 (0.53%) Informatica
11 8 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.47%) Twitter
12 7 (0.41%) Ektron
12 7 (0.41%) ESRI
12 7 (0.41%) Infragistics
13 6 (0.35%) Altiris
13 6 (0.35%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.35%) Open Text
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Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
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