The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 245 190 128
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -62
Contract jobs citing WCF 499 649 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.25% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.37% 4.48% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 454 612
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £586 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £21.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £52.17 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -20.83%
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
14812 14498 13767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.74% 28.02% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10461 9943 9008
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 215 201
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £18.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -60 186 £445 -7.29% 82
South East -9 90 £390 +4.00% 68
East Midlands +25 48 £339 -9.66% 19
Yorkshire -14 47 £340 +4.61% 23
West Midlands -27 36 £450 +38.46% 25
South West -11 31 £350 +7.69% 19
North West +4 28 £340 +4.61% 39
East of England -19 18 £450 +20.00% 26
North East -47 5 £275 -9.83% 8
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 877 (89.58%) .NET
2 864 (88.25%) C#
3 512 (52.30%) MVC
4 507 (51.79%) SQL Server
5 460 (46.99%) ASP.NET
6 422 (43.11%) SQL
7 418 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
8 399 (40.76%) JavaScript
9 348 (35.55%) HTML
10 305 (31.15%) Web Services
11 299 (30.54%) .NET Framework
12 297 (30.34%) Microsoft
13 271 (27.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 266 (27.17%) CSS
15 239 (24.41%) TDD
16 225 (22.98%) WPF
17 218 (22.27%) ASP.NET Web API
18 216 (22.06%) jQuery
19 214 (21.86%) Team Foundation Server
20 181 (18.49%) Entity Framework
21 178 (18.18%) AngularJS
22 172 (17.57%) XML
23 160 (16.34%) HTML5
24 154 (15.73%) SOAP
25 151 (15.42%) Windows
26 147 (15.02%) Visual Studio
26 147 (15.02%) Scrum
27 141 (14.40%) T-SQL
28 139 (14.20%) Finance
29 134 (13.69%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 121 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 80 (8.17%) IIS
3 60 (6.13%) BizTalk Server
4 38 (3.88%) CMS
5 27 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (1.23%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.82%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.61%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.51%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.20%) Confluence
15 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.20%) Sitefinity
16 1 (0.10%) Kentico
16 1 (0.10%) Mule
Applications
1 72 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.74%) MS Office
3 6 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 76 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.41%) Endur
3 4 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.20%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 102 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.74%) Office 365
4 4 (0.41%) Boomi
5 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) Google Play
7 1 (0.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.98%) HTTP
2 16 (1.63%) Internet
3 15 (1.53%) DNS
4 9 (0.92%) Intranet
4 9 (0.92%) SSL
5 7 (0.72%) Kerberos
5 7 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.61%) Network Security
7 5 (0.51%) DMZ
7 5 (0.51%) Extranet
7 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.31%) SNMP
8 3 (0.31%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) FTP
9 2 (0.20%) SMS
10 1 (0.10%) Firewall
10 1 (0.10%) IPsec
10 1 (0.10%) LAN
10 1 (0.10%) SNA
10 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (7.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 52 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (3.78%) NoSQL
7 36 (3.68%) Oracle Database
8 32 (3.27%) MongoDB
9 22 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.72%) MySQL
15 7 (0.72%) Power BI
15 7 (0.72%) RavenDB
16 6 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 214 (21.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 147 (15.02%) Visual Studio
3 83 (8.48%) NUnit
4 53 (5.41%) MSTest
5 46 (4.70%) Git (software)
6 31 (3.17%) Subversion
7 29 (2.96%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.66%) Moq
9 25 (2.55%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
11 14 (1.43%) JIRA
11 14 (1.43%) Selenium
12 13 (1.33%) MSBuild
13 12 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.12%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.02%) NuGet
16 8 (0.82%) ReSharper
17 7 (0.72%) Grunt
18 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 139 (14.20%) Finance
2 80 (8.17%) Banking
3 46 (4.70%) Front Office
4 37 (3.78%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.86%) Retail
6 27 (2.76%) Marketing
7 16 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.33%) Back Office
10 10 (1.02%) Electronics
11 7 (0.72%) Law
12 5 (0.51%) Dutch Language
12 5 (0.51%) Legal
13 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Advertising
14 3 (0.31%) French Language
14 3 (0.31%) Local Government
14 3 (0.31%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 823 (84.07%) Developer
2 486 (49.64%) .NET Developer
3 433 (44.23%) C# Developer
4 278 (28.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 183 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 130 (13.28%) ASP.NET Developer
7 113 (11.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 111 (11.34%) WCF Developer
9 104 (10.62%) C# WCF Developer
10 95 (9.70%) SQL Developer
11 91 (9.30%) Senior Developer
12 69 (7.05%) Agile Developer
13 63 (6.44%) CRM Developer
14 60 (6.13%) Agile C# Developer
15 55 (5.62%) Agile .NET Developer
16 54 (5.52%) Senior .NET Developer
17 50 (5.11%) Architect
18 49 (5.01%) Software Developer
19 43 (4.39%) Senior C# Developer
20 38 (3.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (89.58%) .NET
2 460 (46.99%) ASP.NET
3 348 (35.55%) HTML
4 305 (31.15%) Web Services
5 299 (30.54%) .NET Framework
6 271 (27.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 266 (27.17%) CSS
8 225 (22.98%) WPF
9 218 (22.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 216 (22.06%) jQuery
11 181 (18.49%) Entity Framework
12 178 (18.18%) AngularJS
13 172 (17.57%) XML
14 160 (16.34%) HTML5
15 154 (15.73%) SOAP
16 131 (13.38%) REST
17 79 (8.07%) LINQ
18 73 (7.46%) Ajax
19 72 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 70 (7.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.78%) N-Tier
2 29 (2.96%) Inversion of Control
3 28 (2.86%) Derivative
4 27 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 24 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 16 (1.63%) User Experience
9 15 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.92%) Equities
13 8 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (0.61%) Swaptions
14 6 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 151 (15.42%) Windows
2 22 (2.25%) Android
3 21 (2.15%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.04%) Unix
5 18 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.92%) Linux
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (52.30%) MVC
2 418 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (24.41%) TDD
4 147 (15.02%) Scrum
5 134 (13.69%) OO
6 109 (11.13%) CRM
7 104 (10.62%) Unit Testing
8 91 (9.30%) SOA
8 91 (9.30%) Web Development
9 84 (8.58%) BDD
10 82 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (7.97%) MVVM
12 72 (7.35%) Software Engineering
13 66 (6.74%) SDLC
14 59 (6.03%) SOLID
15 57 (5.82%) Multithreading
16 50 (5.11%) Dependency Injection
17 48 (4.90%) OOD
18 47 (4.80%) OOP
19 46 (4.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 864 (88.25%) C#
2 422 (43.11%) SQL
3 399 (40.76%) JavaScript
4 141 (14.40%) T-SQL
5 51 (5.21%) PL/SQL
6 49 (5.01%) Java
7 41 (4.19%) PowerShell
7 41 (4.19%) VB.NET
8 32 (3.27%) C++
9 29 (2.96%) VB
10 27 (2.76%) Python
11 26 (2.66%) XAML
12 22 (2.25%) PHP
13 19 (1.94%) C
13 19 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 17 (1.74%) VBScript
15 16 (1.63%) Perl
16 14 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.43%) VBA
17 10 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (6.13%) Degree
2 53 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.02%) MCITP
7 7 (0.72%) MCPD
7 7 (0.72%) MCSD
8 4 (0.41%) ISEB
8 4 (0.41%) MCTS
8 4 (0.41%) PhD
9 3 (0.31%) HNC
9 3 (0.31%) HND
10 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.15%) QA
2 14 (1.43%) SLA
3 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.10%) HL7
4 1 (0.10%) MiFID
4 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (0.61%) Ansible
2 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.31%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.20%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.10%) SCCM
5 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 297 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 110 (11.24%) Oracle
3 25 (2.55%) Sitecore
4 23 (2.35%) Sybase
5 21 (2.15%) Xamarin
6 15 (1.53%) Twitter
7 14 (1.43%) SAP
8 10 (1.02%) RedGate
9 8 (0.82%) Telerik
9 8 (0.82%) VMware
10 7 (0.72%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.61%) Charles River
11 6 (0.61%) Google
11 6 (0.61%) IBM
12 5 (0.51%) Infragistics
12 5 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.51%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.41%) Dell
13 4 (0.41%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.41%) SimCorp
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