The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 244 167 124
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -43
Contract jobs citing WCF 489 748 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.99% 1.47% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.42% 5.27% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 537 600
Median daily rate £400 £386 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £22.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.17 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -1.04%
WCF
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14288 14202 13460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.02% 27.92% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10187 9700 8897
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 200 194
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -99 176 £450 -2.70% 101
South East -32 80 £393 +12.14% 63
Yorkshire -14 50 £340 +4.61% 19
East Midlands +26 47 £396 +19.17% 18
West Midlands -32 37 £430 +22.85% 19
North West -25 35 £325 -0.76% 39
South West -17 32 £350 +7.69% 21
East of England 0 23 £450 +12.50% 23
North East -61 3 - - 11
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 888 (89.34%) .NET
2 877 (88.23%) C#
3 517 (52.01%) MVC
4 504 (50.70%) SQL Server
5 462 (46.48%) ASP.NET
6 410 (41.25%) SQL
7 406 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
8 378 (38.03%) JavaScript
9 343 (34.51%) HTML
10 300 (30.18%) .NET Framework
11 298 (29.98%) Web Services
12 291 (29.28%) Microsoft
13 279 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 271 (27.26%) TDD
15 263 (26.46%) CSS
16 228 (22.94%) WPF
17 218 (21.93%) jQuery
18 208 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
19 186 (18.71%) Entity Framework
20 185 (18.61%) Team Foundation Server
21 177 (17.81%) AngularJS
22 169 (17.00%) XML
23 161 (16.20%) Windows
24 155 (15.59%) Finance
24 155 (15.59%) HTML5
25 152 (15.29%) Visual Studio
26 149 (14.99%) SOAP
27 144 (14.49%) OO
28 137 (13.78%) Scrum
29 130 (13.08%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 99 (9.96%) SharePoint
2 87 (8.75%) IIS
3 66 (6.64%) BizTalk Server
4 39 (3.92%) CMS
5 21 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 16 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.70%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.50%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.50%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.30%) Confluence
13 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.20%) EPiServer CMS
14 2 (0.20%) Kentico
14 2 (0.20%) Mule
14 2 (0.20%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 69 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.71%) MS Office
3 6 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 70 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.50%) Endur
4 4 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.20%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 93 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.21%) Office 365
4 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.60%) SaaS
5 4 (0.40%) Boomi
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) GitHub
7 1 (0.10%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.32%) HTTP
2 16 (1.61%) DNS
3 15 (1.51%) Internet
4 10 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.91%) Intranet
5 9 (0.91%) SSL
6 6 (0.60%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.50%) DMZ
7 5 (0.50%) Extranet
7 5 (0.50%) Network Security
7 5 (0.50%) VPN
7 5 (0.50%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.40%) Firewall
9 3 (0.30%) SNMP
10 2 (0.20%) FTP
10 2 (0.20%) SMS
11 1 (0.10%) IPsec
11 1 (0.10%) Skype
11 1 (0.10%) SNA
11 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (50.70%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 62 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 56 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 47 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (3.92%) NoSQL
8 38 (3.82%) Oracle Database
9 28 (2.82%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.60%) Big Data
16 6 (0.60%) HBase
16 6 (0.60%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 185 (18.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 152 (15.29%) Visual Studio
3 86 (8.65%) NUnit
4 49 (4.93%) MSTest
5 44 (4.43%) Git (software)
6 29 (2.92%) Subversion
7 26 (2.62%) SpecFlow
7 26 (2.62%) TeamCity
8 25 (2.52%) Moq
9 16 (1.61%) MSBuild
9 16 (1.61%) Selenium
10 14 (1.41%) JIRA
10 14 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
11 13 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (0.91%) ReSharper
14 7 (0.70%) Jenkins
14 7 (0.70%) NuGet
15 6 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.50%) CruiseControl
General
1 155 (15.59%) Finance
2 83 (8.35%) Banking
3 49 (4.93%) Front Office
4 38 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.92%) Retail
6 22 (2.21%) Marketing
7 16 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.01%) Back Office
10 8 (0.80%) Electronics
11 7 (0.70%) Advertising
11 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.60%) Law
13 5 (0.50%) Legal
14 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.30%) Local Government
15 3 (0.30%) Military
16 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.10%) Billing
17 1 (0.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 832 (83.70%) Developer
2 507 (51.01%) .NET Developer
3 455 (45.77%) C# Developer
4 298 (29.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 196 (19.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 136 (13.68%) ASP.NET Developer
7 126 (12.68%) WCF Developer
8 124 (12.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 115 (11.57%) C# WCF Developer
9 115 (11.57%) SQL Developer
10 97 (9.76%) Senior Developer
11 63 (6.34%) Agile Developer
12 62 (6.24%) Senior .NET Developer
13 55 (5.53%) Agile C# Developer
13 55 (5.53%) CRM Developer
13 55 (5.53%) Senior C# Developer
14 53 (5.33%) Architect
15 51 (5.13%) Agile .NET Developer
16 48 (4.83%) SQL Server Developer
17 46 (4.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (89.34%) .NET
2 462 (46.48%) ASP.NET
3 343 (34.51%) HTML
4 300 (30.18%) .NET Framework
5 298 (29.98%) Web Services
6 279 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 263 (26.46%) CSS
8 228 (22.94%) WPF
9 218 (21.93%) jQuery
10 208 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 186 (18.71%) Entity Framework
12 177 (17.81%) AngularJS
13 169 (17.00%) XML
14 155 (15.59%) HTML5
15 149 (14.99%) SOAP
16 122 (12.27%) REST
17 79 (7.95%) LINQ
18 74 (7.44%) Ajax
19 73 (7.34%) RESTful
20 66 (6.64%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.12%) N-Tier
2 36 (3.62%) Inversion of Control
3 34 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.11%) Derivative
7 19 (1.91%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.51%) User Experience
10 13 (1.31%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.21%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.11%) Digital Media
13 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.80%) Clustering
14 8 (0.80%) Data Integration
14 8 (0.80%) Equities
15 6 (0.60%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 161 (16.20%) Windows
2 26 (2.62%) Android
3 25 (2.52%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.01%) Unix
6 9 (0.91%) Linux
7 6 (0.60%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (52.01%) MVC
2 406 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (27.26%) TDD
4 144 (14.49%) OO
5 137 (13.78%) Scrum
6 110 (11.07%) Unit Testing
7 107 (10.76%) SOA
8 103 (10.36%) CRM
9 97 (9.76%) Web Development
10 90 (9.05%) BDD
11 77 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (7.24%) MVVM
12 72 (7.24%) Software Engineering
13 58 (5.84%) SOLID
14 57 (5.73%) Multithreading
15 56 (5.63%) SDLC
16 48 (4.83%) Workflow
17 46 (4.63%) OOD
18 45 (4.53%) Dependency Injection
18 45 (4.53%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 877 (88.23%) C#
2 410 (41.25%) SQL
3 378 (38.03%) JavaScript
4 130 (13.08%) T-SQL
5 49 (4.93%) Java
6 44 (4.43%) PL/SQL
7 42 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 37 (3.72%) VB.NET
9 30 (3.02%) C++
10 28 (2.82%) VB
11 27 (2.72%) Python
12 23 (2.31%) XAML
13 21 (2.11%) PHP
14 17 (1.71%) VBScript
15 16 (1.61%) Perl
16 15 (1.51%) C
16 15 (1.51%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.51%) TypeScript
17 14 (1.41%) VBA
18 12 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (5.84%) Degree
2 38 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.21%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.91%) MCPD
6 9 (0.91%) MCSD
7 7 (0.70%) MCITP
8 4 (0.40%) MCTS
8 4 (0.40%) PhD
9 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.20%) ISEB
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) MCSA
9 2 (0.20%) MCSE
10 1 (0.10%) CCNP
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.10%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.10%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.81%) QA
2 12 (1.21%) SLA
3 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.30%) MiFID
4 2 (0.20%) EMIR
4 2 (0.20%) HL7
4 2 (0.20%) WCAG
5 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 27 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.50%) Ansible
2 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.10%) Control-M
3 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.10%) Kibana
3 1 (0.10%) logstash
3 1 (0.10%) SCCM
3 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 291 (29.28%) Microsoft
2 102 (10.26%) Oracle
3 25 (2.52%) Sitecore
4 24 (2.41%) Xamarin
5 22 (2.21%) Sybase
6 15 (1.51%) DevExpress
7 14 (1.41%) Twitter
8 13 (1.31%) SAP
9 8 (0.80%) RedGate
10 7 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.70%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.70%) VMware
11 6 (0.60%) Charles River
11 6 (0.60%) IBM
11 6 (0.60%) Telerik
12 5 (0.50%) Infragistics
12 5 (0.50%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.40%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.40%) Sencha
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £447 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Initial 3 month contract, market rates, great team
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 days ago