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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 159 127 91
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -36
Contract jobs citing WCF 719 829 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.44% 1.71% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.18% 6.06% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 590 686
Average daily rate
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£399 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% -45.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.90 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.30 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
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
13869 13683 12692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.73% 28.15% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9472 9020 8164
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £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 205 199 314
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £20.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -10 334 £475 +11.76% 133
South East -49 106 £350 -2.77% 92
Yorkshire -11 60 £325 -5.79% 43
South West +25 50 £323 -0.76% 41
West Midlands -17 42 £319 -1.92% 37
North West -22 42 £328 +0.76% 62
East of England -44 40 £375 - 36
East Midlands -29 28 £373 +10.37% 13
North East -6 12 £305 -14.08% 10
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 1341 (88.40%) C#
2 1330 (87.67%) .NET
3 840 (55.37%) SQL Server
4 770 (50.76%) ASP.NET
5 662 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
6 659 (43.44%) MVC
7 589 (38.83%) SQL
8 541 (35.66%) Web Services
9 516 (34.01%) JavaScript
10 497 (32.76%) .NET Framework
11 433 (28.54%) WPF
12 396 (26.10%) HTML
13 384 (25.31%) TDD
13 384 (25.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 374 (24.65%) jQuery
15 356 (23.47%) Microsoft
16 344 (22.68%) CSS
17 323 (21.29%) XML
18 319 (21.03%) Entity Framework
19 277 (18.26%) Finance
20 252 (16.61%) Visual Studio
21 243 (16.02%) Scrum
22 228 (15.03%) Team Foundation Server
22 228 (15.03%) OO
23 204 (13.45%) Unit Testing
24 199 (13.12%) LINQ
25 197 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
26 192 (12.66%) Windows
27 190 (12.52%) T-SQL
28 188 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 174 (11.47%) BizTalk Server
2 97 (6.39%) SharePoint
3 93 (6.13%) IIS
4 85 (5.60%) CMS
5 44 (2.90%) Umbraco
6 35 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 32 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
9 30 (1.98%) Node.js
10 27 (1.78%) MQSeries
11 24 (1.58%) Kentico
12 15 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.59%) Apache
13 9 (0.59%) Confluence
14 8 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.40%) Immediacy CMS
16 5 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 112 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.86%) MS Office
3 8 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.26%) MS Project
6 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 67 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.066%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.066%) Endur
6 1 (0.066%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.79%) Office 365
5 9 (0.59%) SaaS
6 4 (0.26%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.066%) CodePlex
8 1 (0.066%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.23%) HTTP
2 14 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.79%) FTP
3 12 (0.79%) LDAP
3 12 (0.79%) Internet
4 9 (0.59%) SSL
5 7 (0.46%) DNS
6 5 (0.33%) VPN
6 5 (0.33%) 802.15
6 5 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.33%) ZigBee
6 5 (0.33%) OpenVPN
7 4 (0.26%) SMTP
8 3 (0.20%) Firewall
8 3 (0.20%) Intranet
8 3 (0.20%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.13%) Network Security
9 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.13%) CTI
9 2 (0.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 840 (55.37%) SQL Server
2 188 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (6.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 86 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (3.96%) Relational Database
7 53 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (3.43%) Oracle Database
9 50 (3.30%) NoSQL
10 33 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
12 26 (1.71%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.86%) MySQL
16 9 (0.59%) SQLite
17 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (0.53%) Couchbase
18 6 (0.40%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 252 (16.61%) Visual Studio
2 228 (15.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (6.06%) NUnit
4 62 (4.09%) Subversion
5 49 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 45 (2.97%) Git (software)
7 35 (2.31%) JIRA
8 27 (1.78%) Moq
8 27 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
8 27 (1.78%) MSBuild
9 25 (1.65%) MSTest
10 22 (1.45%) Jenkins
11 17 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 16 (1.05%) ReSharper
13 14 (0.92%) StyleCop
14 12 (0.79%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.73%) Selenium
16 9 (0.59%) Fiddler
16 9 (0.59%) MSI
17 8 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 277 (18.26%) Finance
2 142 (9.36%) Banking
3 105 (6.92%) Front Office
4 71 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.04%) Retail
6 30 (1.98%) Back Office
7 26 (1.71%) Marketing
8 18 (1.19%) Legal
9 17 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.53%) Advertising
12 8 (0.53%) Publishing
13 6 (0.40%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.33%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.26%) French Language
16 3 (0.20%) Law
17 1 (0.066%) Billing
17 1 (0.066%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1268 (83.59%) Developer
2 609 (40.15%) .NET Developer
3 481 (31.71%) C# Developer
4 239 (15.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 166 (10.94%) Senior Developer
6 100 (6.59%) ASP.NET Developer
7 98 (6.46%) Architect
8 83 (5.47%) Web Developer
9 82 (5.41%) BizTalk Developer
10 78 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 74 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
12 67 (4.42%) Software Developer
13 64 (4.22%) Applications Developer
13 64 (4.22%) Senior C# Developer
14 44 (2.90%) Analyst
15 43 (2.83%) Agile .NET Developer
16 41 (2.70%) WPF Developer
17 36 (2.37%) SharePoint Developer
18 28 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
19 27 (1.78%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1330 (87.67%) .NET
2 770 (50.76%) ASP.NET
3 541 (35.66%) Web Services
4 497 (32.76%) .NET Framework
5 433 (28.54%) WPF
6 396 (26.10%) HTML
7 384 (25.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 374 (24.65%) jQuery
9 344 (22.68%) CSS
10 323 (21.29%) XML
11 319 (21.03%) Entity Framework
12 199 (13.12%) LINQ
13 197 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 165 (10.88%) SOAP
15 149 (9.82%) HTML5
16 142 (9.36%) WinForms
17 114 (7.51%) AngularJS
18 106 (6.99%) REST
19 104 (6.86%) RESTful
20 99 (6.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.49%) N-Tier
3 52 (3.43%) Derivative
4 50 (3.30%) Fixed Income
5 43 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.70%) Client/Server
7 38 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (2.18%) Inversion of Control
9 32 (2.11%) Hedge funds
10 22 (1.45%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (1.05%) Equities
13 14 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.66%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.66%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.66%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.59%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.66%) Windows
2 38 (2.50%) UNIX
3 28 (1.85%) Linux
4 18 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.46%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.40%) Android
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.33%) Windows CE
8 5 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.066%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.066%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.066%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (43.44%) MVC
3 384 (25.31%) TDD
4 243 (16.02%) Scrum
5 228 (15.03%) OO
6 204 (13.45%) Unit Testing
7 147 (9.69%) SOA
8 125 (8.24%) CRM
9 112 (7.38%) BDD
10 105 (6.92%) MVVM
11 102 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (6.72%) Multithreading
12 94 (6.20%) OOD
13 89 (5.87%) E-Commerce
14 85 (5.60%) SDLC
15 83 (5.47%) Software Engineering
16 64 (4.22%) Workflow
17 59 (3.89%) OOP
17 59 (3.89%) Web Development
17 59 (3.89%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1341 (88.40%) C#
2 589 (38.83%) SQL
3 516 (34.01%) JavaScript
4 190 (12.52%) T-SQL
5 95 (6.26%) VB.NET
6 65 (4.28%) Java
7 50 (3.30%) C++
8 46 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 44 (2.90%) VB
10 40 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 29 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 27 (1.78%) VB6
13 25 (1.65%) Ruby
14 24 (1.58%) XPath
15 19 (1.25%) PHP
16 18 (1.19%) VBA
17 16 (1.05%) C
18 15 (0.99%) VBScript
18 15 (0.99%) XQuery
19 12 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (4.81%) Degree
2 58 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.53%) CISSP
7 6 (0.40%) HND
8 3 (0.20%) MCTS
8 3 (0.20%) MCPD
9 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.13%) MCITP
9 2 (0.13%) ISEB
9 2 (0.13%) MCP
9 2 (0.13%) MCAD
9 2 (0.13%) MCSD
10 1 (0.066%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.066%) OCP
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.066%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.58%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.066%) EMIR
4 1 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.066%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.73%) Firmware
3 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.53%) vSphere
4 3 (0.20%) XenApp
4 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.066%) Snort
5 1 (0.066%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.066%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 13 (0.86%) Control-M
2 8 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.46%) Puppet
4 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.20%) SCOM
6 2 (0.13%) SCCM
6 2 (0.13%) Nagios
6 2 (0.13%) AppManager
6 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.13%) logstash
6 2 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.066%) WMI
Vendors
1 356 (23.47%) Microsoft
2 152 (10.02%) Oracle
3 43 (2.83%) Sitecore
4 38 (2.50%) DevExpress
5 33 (2.18%) EPiServer
6 24 (1.58%) IBM
7 22 (1.45%) Infragistics
8 17 (1.12%) TIBCO
9 15 (0.99%) Sybase
10 14 (0.92%) VMware
11 12 (0.79%) Telerik
12 11 (0.73%) Citrix
13 9 (0.59%) Twitter
14 8 (0.53%) Facebook
14 8 (0.53%) SAP
15 7 (0.46%) HP
15 7 (0.46%) Solace
16 6 (0.40%) Google
16 6 (0.40%) Symantec
16 6 (0.40%) Adobe
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day + £400 / Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago