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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 232 185 150
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -35
Contract jobs citing WCF 466 683 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.35% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.24% 4.59% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 500 561
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.50% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -37.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.39 £37.25 £57.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
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
14382 14883 13960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.19% 29.32% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 10434 9696
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 242 161
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £50.00
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 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -64 177 £450 -5.26% 83
West Midlands +19 68 £353 -25.78% 16
South East -1 61 £429 +22.71% 61
South West -15 45 £338 -10.00% 28
East Midlands +1 39 £370 +9.62% 11
East of England -19 31 £288 -42.50% 26
North West -16 20 £350 +12.00% 47
Yorkshire -23 19 £325 - 15
North East -33 6 £325 - 4
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 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 England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 915 (92.52%) .NET
2 889 (89.89%) C#
3 600 (60.67%) SQL Server
4 516 (52.17%) MVC
5 485 (49.04%) SQL
6 476 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
7 465 (47.02%) ASP.NET
8 438 (44.29%) JavaScript
9 364 (36.80%) HTML
10 360 (36.40%) Web Services
11 345 (34.88%) Microsoft
12 335 (33.87%) .NET Framework
13 277 (28.01%) CSS
14 252 (25.48%) TDD
15 247 (24.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 247 (24.97%) XML
16 239 (24.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 233 (23.56%) jQuery
18 225 (22.75%) ASP.NET Web API
19 206 (20.83%) WPF
20 203 (20.53%) Visual Studio
21 195 (19.72%) Entity Framework
22 189 (19.11%) Scrum
23 180 (18.20%) SOAP
24 167 (16.89%) Windows
25 165 (16.68%) AngularJS
26 154 (15.57%) T-SQL
27 153 (15.47%) OO
28 138 (13.95%) Finance
29 126 (12.74%) SQL Server 2008

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
1 109 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 99 (10.01%) IIS
3 65 (6.57%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (3.34%) CMS
5 22 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (1.82%) NServiceBus
6 18 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (1.42%) Umbraco
9 10 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.81%) Confluence
11 7 (0.71%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.61%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.51%) Apache
14 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.11%) MS Office
3 6 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 100 (10.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.10%) RMDS
5 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 117 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.12%) Office 365
3 20 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.01%) PaaS
5 7 (0.71%) Boomi
6 6 (0.61%) Yammer
7 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.51%) SaaS
8 4 (0.40%) GitHub
9 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.20%) IaaS
10 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.34%) HTTP
2 14 (1.42%) Internet
3 12 (1.21%) DNS
4 11 (1.11%) Broadband
5 10 (1.01%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.71%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.61%) X.509
8 5 (0.51%) Firewall
8 5 (0.51%) LAN
8 5 (0.51%) Network Security
9 4 (0.40%) AMQP
9 4 (0.40%) Intranet
9 4 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.30%) FTP
10 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.30%) VPN
11 2 (0.20%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.20%) SMS
11 2 (0.20%) SNMP
11 2 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (60.67%) SQL Server
2 126 (12.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 83 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 40 (4.04%) NoSQL
8 33 (3.34%) Relational Database
9 28 (2.83%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.42%) Power BI
14 14 (1.42%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (1.01%) MySQL
18 8 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
18 8 (0.81%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 247 (24.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 203 (20.53%) Visual Studio
3 93 (9.40%) NUnit
4 58 (5.86%) MSTest
4 58 (5.86%) Subversion
5 52 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 49 (4.95%) Moq
7 31 (3.13%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.93%) JIRA
9 27 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (2.43%) Selenium
10 24 (2.43%) SpecFlow
11 19 (1.92%) Jenkins
12 15 (1.52%) CruiseControl
13 12 (1.21%) WiX
14 9 (0.91%) MSI
14 9 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
15 8 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.81%) ReSharper
16 7 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 138 (13.95%) Finance
2 77 (7.79%) Banking
3 45 (4.55%) Front Office
4 30 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.63%) Marketing
7 20 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.82%) Retail
9 17 (1.72%) Back Office
10 16 (1.62%) Electronics
11 10 (1.01%) Legal
12 7 (0.71%) Advertising
13 6 (0.61%) Law
14 5 (0.51%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.40%) French Language
16 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.20%) Billing
16 2 (0.20%) Military
16 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 836 (84.53%) Developer
2 501 (50.66%) .NET Developer
3 396 (40.04%) C# Developer
4 248 (25.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 142 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 124 (12.54%) WCF Developer
7 107 (10.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 102 (10.31%) C# WCF Developer
9 95 (9.61%) SQL Developer
10 85 (8.59%) Senior Developer
11 80 (8.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 63 (6.37%) Software Developer
13 61 (6.17%) CRM Developer
14 55 (5.56%) Agile Developer
14 55 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
15 51 (5.16%) WPF Developer
16 48 (4.85%) Agile .NET Developer
17 46 (4.65%) Agile C# Developer
18 45 (4.55%) Architect
19 42 (4.25%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 915 (92.52%) .NET
2 465 (47.02%) ASP.NET
3 364 (36.80%) HTML
4 360 (36.40%) Web Services
5 335 (33.87%) .NET Framework
6 277 (28.01%) CSS
7 247 (24.97%) XML
8 239 (24.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 233 (23.56%) jQuery
10 225 (22.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 206 (20.83%) WPF
12 195 (19.72%) Entity Framework
13 180 (18.20%) SOAP
14 165 (16.68%) AngularJS
15 124 (12.54%) HTML5
15 124 (12.54%) REST
16 101 (10.21%) RESTful
17 89 (9.00%) LINQ
18 85 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 82 (8.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.75%) N-Tier
3 34 (3.44%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.33%) Hedge funds
5 22 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
6 20 (2.02%) Derivative
7 17 (1.72%) User Experience
8 16 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.21%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.11%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.91%) Equities
12 9 (0.91%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.91%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.81%) Fintech
14 7 (0.71%) Clustering
15 6 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 167 (16.89%) Windows
2 18 (1.82%) Unix
3 16 (1.62%) Android
3 16 (1.62%) Linux
4 15 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.11%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.10%) MVS
12 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (52.17%) MVC
2 476 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (25.48%) TDD
4 189 (19.11%) Scrum
5 153 (15.47%) OO
6 120 (12.13%) CRM
7 113 (11.43%) Unit Testing
8 96 (9.71%) MVVM
9 94 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (8.70%) BDD
11 85 (8.59%) SOLID
12 80 (8.09%) SOA
13 79 (7.99%) SDLC
14 72 (7.28%) Software Engineering
15 70 (7.08%) OOP
16 69 (6.98%) Dependency Injection
16 69 (6.98%) OOD
17 61 (6.17%) Web Development
18 51 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (4.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 889 (89.89%) C#
2 485 (49.04%) SQL
3 438 (44.29%) JavaScript
4 154 (15.57%) T-SQL
5 78 (7.89%) VB.NET
6 40 (4.04%) PL/SQL
6 40 (4.04%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.44%) C++
7 34 (3.44%) Java
8 28 (2.83%) TypeScript
9 26 (2.63%) XAML
10 23 (2.33%) VB
11 16 (1.62%) VBA
12 15 (1.52%) Python
13 13 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.01%) PHP
15 9 (0.91%) C
16 7 (0.71%) XPath
17 6 (0.61%) VBScript
18 5 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 72 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.66%) Degree
3 51 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.01%) MCITP
7 7 (0.71%) ISEB
8 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.51%) MCTS
10 4 (0.40%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.40%) HNC
10 4 (0.40%) HND
10 4 (0.40%) MCSE
11 3 (0.30%) CCNA
11 3 (0.30%) CCNP
11 3 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.30%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.30%) MCDST
11 3 (0.30%) MCSA
12 2 (0.20%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.02%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) Basel III
2 5 (0.51%) CRD IV
2 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.40%) SLA
4 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.40%) Snort
4 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.30%) Ansible
2 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.10%) Control-M
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.10%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 345 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 113 (11.43%) Oracle
3 24 (2.43%) SAP
3 24 (2.43%) Sitecore
4 16 (1.62%) DevExpress
5 13 (1.31%) Sybase
6 10 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.01%) Telerik
7 9 (0.91%) Xamarin
8 8 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 8 (0.81%) Twitter
9 7 (0.71%) BMC
9 7 (0.71%) Dell
9 7 (0.71%) Remedy
10 6 (0.61%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.61%) Google
10 6 (0.61%) Infor
10 6 (0.61%) RedGate
10 6 (0.61%) Sencha
11 5 (0.51%) Infragistics
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