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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 217 134 112
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -22
Contract jobs citing WCF 517 766 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.63% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.82% 6.01% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 567 580
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 - £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
13548 12751 12255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.69% 27.15% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9507 8607 7865
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 172 250
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.43 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -60 208 £500 - 117
South East -81 78 £375 - 50
Yorkshire -24 46 £325 -7.14% 31
East of England -13 44 £500 +29.87% 27
North West -8 40 £313 +4.16% 36
South West -17 35 £381 +10.90% 27
East Midlands 0 34 £360 +5.88% 13
West Midlands -8 32 £390 -2.50% 29
North East -26 1 - - 8
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1111 (89.60%) C#
2 1057 (85.24%) .NET
3 701 (56.53%) SQL Server
4 594 (47.90%) MVC
5 577 (46.53%) ASP.NET
6 543 (43.79%) SQL
7 482 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
8 444 (35.81%) JavaScript
9 408 (32.90%) TDD
10 381 (30.73%) .NET Framework
11 356 (28.71%) Microsoft
12 354 (28.55%) HTML
13 328 (26.45%) WPF
14 324 (26.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 315 (25.40%) Web Services
16 303 (24.44%) CSS
17 247 (19.92%) jQuery
18 232 (18.71%) Entity Framework
19 228 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
20 224 (18.06%) Finance
21 202 (16.29%) XML
22 197 (15.89%) Visual Studio
23 196 (15.81%) OO
24 195 (15.73%) SOAP
25 189 (15.24%) Windows
26 188 (15.16%) AngularJS
27 186 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
28 170 (13.71%) SOA
29 163 (13.15%) HTML5
30 154 (12.42%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 115 (9.27%) BizTalk Server
2 91 (7.34%) IIS
3 60 (4.84%) CMS
4 31 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 28 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 28 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.05%) Node.js
6 13 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (0.97%) Mule
7 12 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.89%) Confluence
9 10 (0.81%) Kentico
10 8 (0.65%) EPiServer CMS
10 8 (0.65%) NServiceBus
10 8 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (0.56%) ColdFusion
11 7 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.48%) Apache
12 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.65%) MS Office
3 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.56%) HFM
4 3 (0.24%) Endur
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.081%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.081%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.081%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 93 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (1.77%) SaaS
5 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.32%) Office 365
5 4 (0.32%) PaaS
6 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.16%) GitHub
7 2 (0.16%) Sage Pay
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.081%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.85%) Internet
3 9 (0.73%) Network Security
4 8 (0.65%) HTTP
5 6 (0.48%) CTI
5 6 (0.48%) Firewall
6 5 (0.40%) DNS
7 4 (0.32%) Intranet
7 4 (0.32%) LDAP
7 4 (0.32%) SSL
8 3 (0.24%) Extranet
8 3 (0.24%) VPN
9 2 (0.16%) AMQP
9 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.081%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.081%) LAN
10 1 (0.081%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.081%) SMTP
10 1 (0.081%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (56.53%) SQL Server
2 105 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (6.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 42 (3.39%) Oracle Database
8 34 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (2.02%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (1.61%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.97%) Big Data
15 11 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
16 10 (0.81%) MS Access
17 8 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 228 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 197 (15.89%) Visual Studio
3 122 (9.84%) NUnit
4 55 (4.44%) TeamCity
5 54 (4.35%) Moq
6 51 (4.11%) SpecFlow
7 48 (3.87%) Git (software)
8 42 (3.39%) Rhino Mocks
9 38 (3.06%) MSTest
10 29 (2.34%) Subversion
11 27 (2.18%) Jenkins
11 27 (2.18%) Selenium
12 26 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (2.02%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.69%) JIRA
15 19 (1.53%) NSubstitute
16 15 (1.21%) Cucumber
16 15 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 14 (1.13%) MSBuild
18 10 (0.81%) NCrunch
General
1 224 (18.06%) Finance
2 110 (8.87%) Banking
3 98 (7.90%) Front Office
4 60 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.66%) Back Office
6 31 (2.50%) Retail
7 14 (1.13%) Games
8 13 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.97%) Advertising
10 11 (0.89%) Marketing
11 10 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.40%) Interactive Media
14 3 (0.24%) Legal
14 3 (0.24%) Publishing
15 2 (0.16%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.16%) Electronics
15 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
15 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 978 (78.87%) Developer
2 554 (44.68%) .NET Developer
3 515 (41.53%) C# Developer
4 285 (22.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 162 (13.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 157 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 142 (11.45%) SQL Developer
8 136 (10.97%) WCF Developer
9 133 (10.73%) Senior Developer
10 126 (10.16%) Architect
11 119 (9.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 112 (9.03%) C# WCF Developer
13 83 (6.69%) BizTalk Developer
14 81 (6.53%) WPF Developer
15 79 (6.37%) Senior .NET Developer
16 73 (5.89%) Senior C# Developer
17 71 (5.73%) Web Developer
18 67 (5.40%) C# WPF Developer
19 56 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
20 50 (4.03%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1057 (85.24%) .NET
2 577 (46.53%) ASP.NET
3 381 (30.73%) .NET Framework
4 354 (28.55%) HTML
5 328 (26.45%) WPF
6 324 (26.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 315 (25.40%) Web Services
8 303 (24.44%) CSS
9 247 (19.92%) jQuery
10 232 (18.71%) Entity Framework
11 202 (16.29%) XML
12 195 (15.73%) SOAP
13 188 (15.16%) AngularJS
14 186 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 163 (13.15%) HTML5
16 146 (11.77%) REST
17 124 (10.00%) RESTful
18 115 (9.27%) MSMQ
19 112 (9.03%) WinForms
20 97 (7.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.11%) Inversion of Control
3 39 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (3.06%) N-Tier
5 35 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.82%) Derivative
6 29 (2.34%) User Experience
7 25 (2.02%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 24 (1.94%) Market Risk
9 23 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.77%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
15 12 (0.97%) Clustering
16 8 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 189 (15.24%) Windows
2 27 (2.18%) Windows Server
3 13 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 13 (1.05%) Unix
3 13 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (0.97%) Android
5 11 (0.89%) Linux
6 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.081%) CentOS
12 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.081%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (47.90%) MVC
2 482 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
3 408 (32.90%) TDD
4 196 (15.81%) OO
5 170 (13.71%) SOA
6 150 (12.10%) Scrum
7 133 (10.73%) Unit Testing
8 116 (9.35%) BDD
8 116 (9.35%) MVVM
9 113 (9.11%) Multithreading
10 108 (8.71%) Software Engineering
11 102 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
12 93 (7.50%) E-Commerce
13 81 (6.53%) SDLC
13 81 (6.53%) Web Development
14 61 (4.92%) CRM
14 61 (4.92%) SOLID
15 60 (4.84%) OOP
16 53 (4.27%) Dependency Injection
17 52 (4.19%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1111 (89.60%) C#
2 543 (43.79%) SQL
3 444 (35.81%) JavaScript
4 154 (12.42%) T-SQL
5 62 (5.00%) C++
6 61 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 42 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 39 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 38 (3.06%) XAML
10 34 (2.74%) Java
11 24 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.77%) Ruby
13 18 (1.45%) TypeScript
14 17 (1.37%) VB
15 15 (1.21%) VBA
16 14 (1.13%) XPath
17 7 (0.56%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.48%) Perl
18 6 (0.48%) VC++
19 5 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 78 (6.29%) Degree
2 31 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.56%) MCPD
6 6 (0.48%) MCSD
7 4 (0.32%) MCTS
8 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.16%) MCSA
8 2 (0.16%) MCSE
9 1 (0.081%) CCNA
9 1 (0.081%) CCNP
9 1 (0.081%) CEH
9 1 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.081%) MCAD
9 1 (0.081%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.081%) MCDST
9 1 (0.081%) MCP
9 1 (0.081%) PhD
9 1 (0.081%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.29%) QA
2 5 (0.40%) WCAG
3 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.24%) EMIR
4 3 (0.24%) MiFID
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.081%) Basel III
6 1 (0.081%) COBIT
6 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.081%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.24%) vSphere
2 3 (0.24%) XenApp
3 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (0.89%) Control-M
2 3 (0.24%) SCOM
3 1 (0.081%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.081%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.081%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.081%) Kibana
3 1 (0.081%) logstash
3 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.081%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 356 (28.71%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.15%) Oracle
3 41 (3.31%) Sitecore
4 29 (2.34%) DevExpress
5 25 (2.02%) EPiServer
6 21 (1.69%) IBM
7 17 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 10 (0.81%) Sybase
8 10 (0.81%) Xamarin
9 9 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.56%) Hyperion
10 7 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 7 (0.56%) WSO2
11 5 (0.40%) Facebook
11 5 (0.40%) Google
11 5 (0.40%) Telerik
12 4 (0.32%) Appcelerator
12 4 (0.32%) Infragistics
12 4 (0.32%) OpenText
12 4 (0.32%) Twitter
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Xcede
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + free parking
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £650 - 700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £580.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
NIIT Technologies
Posted: 26 days ago