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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 153 98 87
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 726 918 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.96% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.38% 7.06% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 667 683
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Average hourly rate £67.50 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.45% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £22.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £36.50 £38.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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
13504 12995 12697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.24% 27.75% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9391 8465 8103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 279 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -28 325 £500 +17.64% 85
South East -27 162 £368 -0.33% 87
East of England -2 60 £400 +6.66% 25
South West -47 42 £338 -6.25% 31
Yorkshire -41 37 £325 +1.56% 33
West Midlands -16 34 £400 +10.34% 20
East Midlands +19 27 £350 +16.66% 9
North West -42 25 £300 - 31
North East - 5 £275 - 8
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1483 (91.83%) .NET
2 1355 (83.90%) C#
3 843 (52.20%) SQL Server
4 804 (49.78%) ASP.NET
5 721 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
6 696 (43.10%) MVC
7 644 (39.88%) SQL
8 545 (33.75%) JavaScript
9 480 (29.72%) HTML
10 479 (29.66%) Microsoft
11 472 (29.23%) .NET Framework
12 468 (28.98%) Web Services
13 409 (25.33%) TDD
14 400 (24.77%) CSS
15 376 (23.28%) WPF
16 364 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 343 (21.24%) jQuery
17 343 (21.24%) Scrum
18 336 (20.80%) XML
19 317 (19.63%) Team Foundation Server
20 312 (19.32%) Visual Studio
21 292 (18.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 271 (16.78%) Finance
23 254 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
24 252 (15.60%) Windows
25 236 (14.61%) OO
26 197 (12.20%) Oracle
27 177 (10.96%) SharePoint
28 174 (10.77%) HTML5
29 169 (10.46%) CRM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 177 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 127 (7.86%) IIS
2 127 (7.86%) BizTalk Server
3 80 (4.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 71 (4.40%) CMS
5 60 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (1.67%) Node.js
7 25 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
8 23 (1.42%) Kentico
9 21 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 17 (1.05%) Umbraco
11 16 (0.99%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
12 11 (0.68%) Confluence
13 10 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.56%) Apache
15 8 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
15 8 (0.50%) NServiceBus
16 6 (0.37%) Sitefinity
17 5 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 142 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.49%) MS Office
3 15 (0.93%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.062%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.062%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 151 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Tridion
5 1 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.062%) Endur
5 1 (0.062%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.062%) ZaiNet
5 1 (0.062%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 122 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.98%) PaaS
3 13 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.62%) SaaS
5 8 (0.50%) Office 365
6 5 (0.31%) GitHub
6 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.062%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.062%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.42%) HTTP
1 23 (1.42%) Intranet
2 11 (0.68%) Internet
2 11 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.62%) LDAP
4 9 (0.56%) FTP
5 8 (0.50%) BIG-IP
6 6 (0.37%) SSL
7 5 (0.31%) CTI
8 4 (0.25%) Extranet
8 4 (0.25%) DNS
9 3 (0.19%) SMTP
10 2 (0.12%) DHCP
10 2 (0.12%) Firewall
10 2 (0.12%) Wireless
10 2 (0.12%) SAN
10 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.12%) NAS
10 2 (0.12%) SSH
11 1 (0.062%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 843 (52.20%) SQL Server
2 254 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 104 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 90 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 82 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (3.90%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 38 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 24 (1.49%) NoSQL
12 20 (1.24%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.99%) DTS
15 15 (0.93%) MySQL
16 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.80%) MS Access
18 12 (0.74%) RavenDB
19 10 (0.62%) OLAP
19 10 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 317 (19.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 312 (19.32%) Visual Studio
3 141 (8.73%) NUnit
4 65 (4.02%) MSTest
5 58 (3.59%) Subversion
6 51 (3.16%) JIRA
7 46 (2.85%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.60%) Moq
9 39 (2.41%) SpecFlow
10 35 (2.17%) MSBuild
11 33 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
12 30 (1.86%) Selenium
13 27 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 27 (1.67%) Jenkins
14 24 (1.49%) StyleCop
15 23 (1.42%) Git (software)
16 19 (1.18%) ReSharper
17 16 (0.99%) CruiseControl
18 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 12 (0.74%) FxCop
General
1 271 (16.78%) Finance
2 146 (9.04%) Banking
3 115 (7.12%) Front Office
4 77 (4.77%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.72%) Retail
6 25 (1.55%) Advertising
7 24 (1.49%) Marketing
8 22 (1.36%) Back Office
9 15 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.74%) Publishing
11 8 (0.50%) Legal
11 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.43%) Law
12 7 (0.43%) Billing
13 4 (0.25%) Electronics
13 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.12%) Games
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1327 (82.17%) Developer
2 640 (39.63%) .NET Developer
3 455 (28.17%) C# Developer
4 237 (14.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 192 (11.89%) Senior Developer
6 112 (6.93%) Senior .NET Developer
7 106 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 97 (6.01%) Web Developer
9 82 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 76 (4.71%) SharePoint Developer
11 71 (4.40%) CRM Developer
12 68 (4.21%) Architect
13 59 (3.65%) Senior C# Developer
14 54 (3.34%) Software Developer
15 51 (3.16%) BizTalk Developer
16 49 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 47 (2.91%) Agile .NET Developer
17 47 (2.91%) Analyst
18 44 (2.72%) WPF Developer
19 40 (2.48%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1483 (91.83%) .NET
2 804 (49.78%) ASP.NET
3 480 (29.72%) HTML
4 472 (29.23%) .NET Framework
5 468 (28.98%) Web Services
6 400 (24.77%) CSS
7 376 (23.28%) WPF
8 364 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 343 (21.24%) jQuery
10 336 (20.80%) XML
11 292 (18.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 174 (10.77%) HTML5
13 169 (10.46%) LINQ
14 133 (8.24%) SOAP
15 125 (7.74%) Ajax
16 119 (7.37%) REST
17 118 (7.31%) AngularJS
18 114 (7.06%) XSLT
19 108 (6.69%) WinForms
20 105 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.78%) Fixed Income
4 59 (3.65%) Inversion of Control
5 41 (2.54%) Derivative
6 37 (2.29%) N-Tier
7 26 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.55%) User Experience
9 24 (1.49%) Open Source
9 24 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.18%) Mathematics
13 16 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
13 16 (0.99%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.93%) Market Risk
14 15 (0.93%) Equities
15 13 (0.80%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.74%) GIS
16 12 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 252 (15.60%) Windows
2 28 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (1.11%) Linux
4 16 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
5 14 (0.87%) Android
6 12 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 9 (0.56%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.50%) UNIX
8 8 (0.50%) Windows CE
9 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.062%) AIX
10 1 (0.062%) HPUX
10 1 (0.062%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (43.10%) MVC
3 409 (25.33%) TDD
4 343 (21.24%) Scrum
5 236 (14.61%) OO
6 169 (10.46%) CRM
7 165 (10.22%) SOA
8 135 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
8 135 (8.36%) BDD
9 118 (7.31%) Multithreading
10 114 (7.06%) Unit Testing
11 113 (7.00%) MVVM
12 110 (6.81%) Workflow
13 86 (5.33%) Web Development
14 85 (5.26%) OOD
15 83 (5.14%) E-Commerce
16 64 (3.96%) OOP
17 56 (3.47%) Software Engineering
18 45 (2.79%) Automated Testing
19 43 (2.66%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1355 (83.90%) C#
2 644 (39.88%) SQL
3 545 (33.75%) JavaScript
4 168 (10.40%) T-SQL
5 138 (8.54%) VB.NET
6 86 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 81 (5.02%) PL/SQL
8 75 (4.64%) Java
9 54 (3.34%) C++
9 54 (3.34%) VB
10 34 (2.11%) Python
11 30 (1.86%) XAML
12 28 (1.73%) VBScript
13 22 (1.36%) VB6
14 18 (1.11%) Ruby
15 16 (0.99%) PHP
16 15 (0.93%) VBA
17 11 (0.68%) XPath
18 9 (0.56%) C
19 8 (0.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 101 (6.25%) Degree
2 45 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 28 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.30%) MCITP
6 12 (0.74%) MCTS
7 10 (0.62%) ISEB
8 4 (0.25%) MCSD
8 4 (0.25%) MCSA
8 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.19%) MCPD
9 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.19%) MCAD
10 2 (0.12%) CCNA
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCSE
10 2 (0.12%) CFA
10 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.062%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.46%) QA
2 6 (0.37%) HL7
3 2 (0.12%) WCAG
4 1 (0.062%) EMIR
4 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 23 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.12%) UAG
3 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (0.62%) Control-M
2 8 (0.50%) BladeLogic
2 8 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.31%) Puppet
5 4 (0.25%) WMI
5 4 (0.25%) SCCM
6 2 (0.12%) MIIS
6 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.12%) logstash
7 1 (0.062%) Kibana
7 1 (0.062%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.062%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 479 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 197 (12.20%) Oracle
3 31 (1.92%) DevExpress
4 27 (1.67%) Sitecore
5 23 (1.42%) TIBCO
6 22 (1.36%) IBM
7 21 (1.30%) Telerik
8 18 (1.11%) Twitter
9 17 (1.05%) Infragistics
10 11 (0.68%) Sybase
11 9 (0.56%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.56%) Ektron
11 9 (0.56%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.50%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.50%) Altiris
13 7 (0.43%) Sencha
14 6 (0.37%) Typemock
14 6 (0.37%) Informatica
15 5 (0.31%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.31%) Appcelerator
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum commensurate with experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Rark Solutions
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Market rates depending
Posted: 5 days ago