The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 179 118 86
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -32
Contract jobs citing WCF 656 870 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.76% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.54% 6.27% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 617 758
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 11
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.40 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -31.03%
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
14448 13881 13442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.11% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9902 9079 8717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 202 278
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015. 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 -44 291 £484 +13.82% 127
South East -54 111 £375 +7.14% 69
Yorkshire -24 58 £325 -4.41% 28
East of England -21 54 £375 - 33
West Midlands -18 38 £325 -5.45% 28
South West +10 37 £325 - 40
East Midlands -16 25 £375 +15.83% 16
North West -60 23 £325 - 55
North East -17 14 £305 +31.18% 9
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 1299 (88.85%) C#
2 1272 (87.00%) .NET
3 824 (56.36%) SQL Server
4 710 (48.56%) ASP.NET
5 642 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
6 619 (42.34%) MVC
7 570 (38.99%) SQL
8 527 (36.05%) Web Services
9 495 (33.86%) JavaScript
10 480 (32.83%) .NET Framework
11 431 (29.48%) WPF
12 395 (27.02%) TDD
13 378 (25.85%) HTML
14 355 (24.28%) jQuery
15 352 (24.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 345 (23.60%) Microsoft
17 336 (22.98%) CSS
18 311 (21.27%) XML
18 311 (21.27%) Entity Framework
19 266 (18.19%) Finance
20 235 (16.07%) Scrum
21 221 (15.12%) Unit Testing
22 220 (15.05%) Visual Studio
23 219 (14.98%) Team Foundation Server
24 213 (14.57%) ASP.NET Web API
25 207 (14.16%) OO
26 193 (13.20%) SQL Server 2008
27 190 (13.00%) LINQ
28 181 (12.38%) T-SQL
29 179 (12.24%) BizTalk Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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
1 179 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
2 91 (6.22%) SharePoint
3 80 (5.47%) IIS
4 79 (5.40%) CMS
5 41 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 35 (2.39%) Node.js
6 35 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.09%) Kentico
8 16 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.82%) MQSeries
10 11 (0.75%) Apache
11 9 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.55%) Confluence
12 8 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.48%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.41%) Immediacy CMS
15 5 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 116 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.03%) MS Office
3 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.27%) MS Project
4 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 64 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.068%) Endur
6 1 (0.068%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 78 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.82%) Office 365
3 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.55%) SaaS
5 4 (0.27%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) GitHub
6 2 (0.14%) IaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.068%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.60%) HTTP
2 13 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.68%) SSL
3 10 (0.68%) LDAP
3 10 (0.68%) FTP
4 9 (0.62%) Internet
5 8 (0.55%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.55%) DNS
6 4 (0.27%) SMTP
7 3 (0.21%) VPN
7 3 (0.21%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.21%) OpenVPN
7 3 (0.21%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.21%) 802.15
7 3 (0.21%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.21%) Firewall
8 2 (0.14%) Extranet
8 2 (0.14%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 824 (56.36%) SQL Server
2 193 (13.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 69 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 65 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 61 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 58 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 53 (3.63%) Oracle Database
9 47 (3.21%) NoSQL
10 32 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
13 23 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.89%) MySQL
16 12 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.48%) Couchbase
18 6 (0.41%) SQLite
19 5 (0.34%) KDB
20 4 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 220 (15.05%) Visual Studio
2 219 (14.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 87 (5.95%) NUnit
4 68 (4.65%) Subversion
5 49 (3.35%) TeamCity
6 47 (3.21%) Git (software)
7 33 (2.26%) MSBuild
8 30 (2.05%) JIRA
9 29 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
10 24 (1.64%) MSTest
11 22 (1.50%) Moq
11 22 (1.50%) SpecFlow
12 21 (1.44%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.03%) ReSharper
14 12 (0.82%) Selenium
15 11 (0.75%) Fiddler
15 11 (0.75%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.75%) StyleCop
16 8 (0.55%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 266 (18.19%) Finance
2 149 (10.19%) Banking
3 104 (7.11%) Front Office
4 78 (5.34%) Investment Banking
5 27 (1.85%) Back Office
6 25 (1.71%) Retail
7 22 (1.50%) Marketing
8 18 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.16%) Legal
10 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.62%) Advertising
12 7 (0.48%) Publishing
12 7 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.34%) Electronics
13 5 (0.34%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.27%) French Language
15 3 (0.21%) Law
16 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 1232 (84.27%) Developer
2 583 (39.88%) .NET Developer
3 461 (31.53%) C# Developer
4 224 (15.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 153 (10.47%) Senior Developer
6 93 (6.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 89 (6.09%) Architect
8 87 (5.95%) BizTalk Developer
9 83 (5.68%) Web Developer
10 71 (4.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 67 (4.58%) Software Developer
12 64 (4.38%) Applications Developer
12 64 (4.38%) Senior .NET Developer
13 59 (4.04%) Senior C# Developer
14 47 (3.21%) Analyst
15 46 (3.15%) Agile .NET Developer
15 46 (3.15%) WPF Developer
16 31 (2.12%) Programmer
17 30 (2.05%) SharePoint Developer
18 29 (1.98%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1272 (87.00%) .NET
2 710 (48.56%) ASP.NET
3 527 (36.05%) Web Services
4 480 (32.83%) .NET Framework
5 431 (29.48%) WPF
6 378 (25.85%) HTML
7 355 (24.28%) jQuery
8 352 (24.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 336 (22.98%) CSS
10 311 (21.27%) XML
10 311 (21.27%) Entity Framework
11 213 (14.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 190 (13.00%) LINQ
13 175 (11.97%) SOAP
14 141 (9.64%) HTML5
15 134 (9.17%) WinForms
16 124 (8.48%) AngularJS
17 100 (6.84%) Ajax
18 97 (6.63%) RESTful
19 95 (6.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.56%) N-Tier
3 50 (3.42%) Derivative
4 49 (3.35%) Fixed Income
5 45 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 39 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 34 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
9 31 (2.12%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (1.16%) Equities
12 15 (1.03%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.82%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.75%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.68%) Market Risk
17 9 (0.62%) Data Structures
18 8 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
18 8 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 171 (11.70%) Windows
2 34 (2.33%) UNIX
3 26 (1.78%) Linux
4 14 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.62%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.55%) Android
9 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.21%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.068%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.068%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.068%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (42.34%) MVC
3 395 (27.02%) TDD
4 235 (16.07%) Scrum
5 221 (15.12%) Unit Testing
6 207 (14.16%) OO
7 132 (9.03%) SOA
8 119 (8.14%) CRM
9 118 (8.07%) MVVM
10 117 (8.00%) BDD
11 107 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
12 91 (6.22%) SDLC
13 88 (6.02%) Multithreading
14 78 (5.34%) E-Commerce
15 77 (5.27%) OOD
16 72 (4.92%) Software Engineering
17 67 (4.58%) Workflow
18 66 (4.51%) Web Development
19 56 (3.83%) Dependency Injection
20 49 (3.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1299 (88.85%) C#
2 570 (38.99%) SQL
3 495 (33.86%) JavaScript
4 181 (12.38%) T-SQL
5 92 (6.29%) VB.NET
6 60 (4.10%) Java
7 53 (3.63%) C++
8 50 (3.42%) PL/SQL
9 46 (3.15%) VB
10 38 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.12%) VB6
12 26 (1.78%) Ruby
12 26 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.37%) PHP
14 18 (1.23%) VBScript
15 16 (1.09%) XAML
16 15 (1.03%) VBA
17 14 (0.96%) C
18 13 (0.89%) Python
19 10 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 71 (4.86%) Degree
2 56 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.55%) CISSP
7 6 (0.41%) MCITP
7 6 (0.41%) HND
8 4 (0.27%) MCTS
9 3 (0.21%) ISEB
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.21%) MCPD
10 2 (0.14%) MCAD
10 2 (0.14%) MCSD
10 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.068%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.068%) OCP
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.068%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.71%) QA
2 4 (0.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.068%) HL7
3 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.068%) EMIR
3 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 21 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.82%) vSphere
3 11 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.34%) Firmware
4 5 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.21%) XenApp
5 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.068%) Snort
7 1 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 12 (0.82%) Control-M
2 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.41%) Puppet
5 5 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.21%) SCOM
7 2 (0.14%) SCCM
7 2 (0.14%) Nagios
7 2 (0.14%) AppManager
7 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.14%) logstash
7 2 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 345 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 136 (9.30%) Oracle
3 40 (2.74%) Sitecore
4 34 (2.33%) DevExpress
5 32 (2.19%) EPiServer
6 23 (1.57%) IBM
7 22 (1.50%) Infragistics
8 17 (1.16%) VMware
9 15 (1.03%) TIBCO
10 14 (0.96%) Sybase
11 13 (0.89%) Citrix
12 12 (0.82%) Telerik
13 10 (0.68%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.62%) Facebook
14 9 (0.62%) Twitter
14 9 (0.62%) Solace
15 8 (0.55%) Symantec
15 8 (0.55%) Remedy
16 7 (0.48%) Adobe
16 7 (0.48%) HP
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Venturi
Rate: £100.00 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Merseyside
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £420 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day plus other benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago