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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 145 120 96
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -24
Contract jobs citing WCF 756 831 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.73% 2.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.59% 6.24% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 604 618
Average daily rate
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£385 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Average hourly rate £22.18 £39.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.20% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £26.60 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £93.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-43.58% +2.63%
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
13519 13322 11390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.37% 27.77% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9053 8933 7343
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 172 340
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 359 £450 +5.88% 136
South East -40 115 £349 -8.22% 71
Yorkshire -9 65 £343 +14.16% 33
North West -17 52 £338 +3.84% 68
South West +28 49 £325 -1.51% 38
West Midlands -19 41 £363 +13.72% 33
East of England -48 36 £400 +6.66% 31
East Midlands -32 32 £323 +1.57% 16
Midlands +1 3 - - 1
North East -9 3 £275 - 12
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1326 (88.22%) C#
2 1318 (87.69%) .NET
3 826 (54.96%) SQL Server
4 754 (50.17%) ASP.NET
5 660 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
6 623 (41.45%) MVC
7 610 (40.59%) SQL
8 550 (36.59%) Web Services
9 513 (34.13%) JavaScript
10 490 (32.60%) .NET Framework
11 414 (27.54%) WPF
12 394 (26.21%) HTML
13 380 (25.28%) TDD
14 373 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 369 (24.55%) Microsoft
16 368 (24.48%) jQuery
17 346 (23.02%) CSS
18 333 (22.16%) XML
19 302 (20.09%) Entity Framework
20 272 (18.10%) Visual Studio
21 267 (17.76%) Finance
21 267 (17.76%) Scrum
22 245 (16.30%) OO
23 238 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
24 204 (13.57%) LINQ
25 200 (13.31%) T-SQL
26 194 (12.91%) Windows
27 193 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
28 184 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
29 183 (12.18%) Unit Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 184 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
2 99 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 97 (6.45%) CMS
4 96 (6.39%) IIS
5 46 (3.06%) Umbraco
6 42 (2.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 38 (2.53%) Kentico
8 34 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 30 (2.00%) Node.js
10 28 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.53%) MQSeries
12 15 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.80%) Confluence
14 9 (0.60%) Immediacy CMS
14 9 (0.60%) Apache
15 7 (0.47%) Sitefinity
16 6 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.40%) DNN
17 5 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 116 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.67%) MS Office
3 8 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.27%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.067%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 86 (5.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.067%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.067%) Endur
7 1 (0.067%) RMDS
7 1 (0.067%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.67%) SaaS
5 9 (0.60%) Office 365
6 4 (0.27%) PaaS
7 3 (0.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.067%) GitHub
9 1 (0.067%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.59%) HTTP
2 18 (1.20%) FTP
3 12 (0.80%) LDAP
4 11 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.67%) Internet
6 9 (0.60%) SSL
7 6 (0.40%) VPN
7 6 (0.40%) DNS
8 5 (0.33%) 802.15
8 5 (0.33%) OpenVPN
8 5 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.33%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.27%) SMTP
10 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.20%) CTI
10 3 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.20%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.13%) Firewall
12 1 (0.067%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (0.067%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 826 (54.96%) SQL Server
2 193 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 91 (6.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 88 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (3.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 57 (3.79%) Relational Database
8 47 (3.13%) Oracle Database
9 34 (2.26%) NoSQL
10 31 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 25 (1.66%) MongoDB
12 24 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.86%) MS Access
16 12 (0.80%) MySQL
16 12 (0.80%) SQLite
17 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 272 (18.10%) Visual Studio
2 238 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 116 (7.72%) NUnit
4 48 (3.19%) Subversion
5 45 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 34 (2.26%) Git (software)
6 34 (2.26%) JIRA
7 32 (2.13%) Moq
8 30 (2.00%) MSTest
9 28 (1.86%) Rhino Mocks
10 23 (1.53%) Jenkins
11 20 (1.33%) MSBuild
12 15 (1.00%) SpecFlow
12 15 (1.00%) StyleCop
12 15 (1.00%) Fiddler
13 14 (0.93%) ReSharper
14 12 (0.80%) MSI
14 12 (0.80%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.67%) Selenium
16 9 (0.60%) ProC
General
1 267 (17.76%) Finance
2 119 (7.92%) Banking
3 85 (5.66%) Front Office
4 68 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.20%) Retail
6 25 (1.66%) Marketing
6 25 (1.66%) Back Office
7 15 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.86%) Advertising
10 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.53%) Publishing
12 7 (0.47%) Legal
12 7 (0.47%) Billing
13 6 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.13%) French Language
16 1 (0.067%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1235 (82.17%) Developer
2 601 (39.99%) .NET Developer
3 465 (30.94%) C# Developer
4 239 (15.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 162 (10.78%) Senior Developer
6 101 (6.72%) ASP.NET Developer
7 98 (6.52%) Architect
8 86 (5.72%) Web Developer
9 85 (5.66%) BizTalk Developer
10 83 (5.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 74 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 60 (3.99%) Senior C# Developer
13 57 (3.79%) Software Developer
14 53 (3.53%) Applications Developer
15 51 (3.39%) Analyst
16 37 (2.46%) Agile .NET Developer
17 32 (2.13%) WPF Developer
17 32 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.13%) SharePoint Developer
18 31 (2.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1318 (87.69%) .NET
2 754 (50.17%) ASP.NET
3 550 (36.59%) Web Services
4 490 (32.60%) .NET Framework
5 414 (27.54%) WPF
6 394 (26.21%) HTML
7 373 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 368 (24.48%) jQuery
9 346 (23.02%) CSS
10 333 (22.16%) XML
11 302 (20.09%) Entity Framework
12 204 (13.57%) LINQ
13 178 (11.84%) SOAP
14 171 (11.38%) ASP.NET Web API
15 127 (8.45%) WinForms
16 126 (8.38%) HTML5
17 112 (7.45%) AngularJS
18 103 (6.85%) KnockoutJS
19 98 (6.52%) RESTful
20 97 (6.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.46%) Derivative
3 45 (2.99%) Fixed Income
4 42 (2.79%) N-Tier
4 42 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (2.73%) Client/Server
6 40 (2.66%) Inversion of Control
7 34 (2.26%) Hedge funds
8 33 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.93%) Equities
13 12 (0.80%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.80%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.67%) Social Media
14 10 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.60%) Blog
15 9 (0.60%) Credit Risk
15 9 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 194 (12.91%) Windows
2 34 (2.26%) UNIX
3 22 (1.46%) Linux
4 16 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (0.67%) Windows XP
5 10 (0.67%) Android
5 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.33%) Windows CE
8 5 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.13%) AIX
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.067%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.067%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (41.45%) MVC
3 380 (25.28%) TDD
4 267 (17.76%) Scrum
5 245 (16.30%) OO
6 183 (12.18%) Unit Testing
7 177 (11.78%) SOA
8 139 (9.25%) CRM
9 111 (7.39%) OOD
10 107 (7.12%) Multithreading
11 106 (7.05%) BDD
12 99 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
13 98 (6.52%) E-Commerce
14 92 (6.12%) MVVM
15 86 (5.72%) SDLC
16 78 (5.19%) Software Engineering
17 68 (4.52%) Workflow
18 65 (4.32%) OOP
19 57 (3.79%) Dependency Injection
19 57 (3.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1326 (88.22%) C#
2 610 (40.59%) SQL
3 513 (34.13%) JavaScript
4 200 (13.31%) T-SQL
5 101 (6.72%) VB.NET
6 70 (4.66%) Java
7 48 (3.19%) C++
8 43 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 42 (2.79%) VB
10 37 (2.46%) PowerShell
11 27 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.66%) VB6
13 23 (1.53%) XPath
13 23 (1.53%) PHP
14 22 (1.46%) Ruby
15 17 (1.13%) XAML
16 16 (1.06%) VBA
16 16 (1.06%) Python
17 15 (1.00%) XQuery
18 14 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (5.85%) Degree
2 54 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.53%) CISSP
7 7 (0.47%) MCITP
8 5 (0.33%) HND
9 4 (0.27%) ISEB
10 2 (0.13%) MCP
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSD
10 2 (0.13%) MCTS
11 1 (0.067%) OCP
11 1 (0.067%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.067%) CFA
11 1 (0.067%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.067%) MCPD
11 1 (0.067%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.067%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.40%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) EMIR
3 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.73%) Firmware
3 7 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) vSphere
5 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.067%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 11 (0.73%) Control-M
2 8 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.47%) Puppet
4 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.20%) SCOM
6 3 (0.20%) WMI
6 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.13%) SCCM
7 2 (0.13%) Nagios
7 2 (0.13%) AppManager
7 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.13%) logstash
7 2 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 369 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 163 (10.84%) Oracle
3 56 (3.73%) Sitecore
4 39 (2.59%) DevExpress
5 33 (2.20%) EPiServer
6 23 (1.53%) IBM
6 23 (1.53%) Infragistics
7 18 (1.20%) TIBCO
8 13 (0.86%) Twitter
9 12 (0.80%) VMware
10 11 (0.73%) Telerik
11 10 (0.67%) Sybase
11 10 (0.67%) Facebook
12 9 (0.60%) Google
13 8 (0.53%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.47%) Citrix
14 7 (0.47%) Ektron
15 6 (0.40%) HP
15 6 (0.40%) SAP
15 6 (0.40%) Adobe
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day + Negotiable
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: Market Rates
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Rate: £444.44 per day
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Montash
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + Negotiable
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
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City, London
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