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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 135 100 79
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -21
Contract jobs citing WCF 749 868 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.62% 1.95% 2.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.95% 7.13% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 612 707
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
12588 12167 11817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.25% 27.35% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8572 7834 7621
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 258 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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
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 January 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
(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 -30 319 £485 +14.11% 144
South East -9 167 £375 - 121
East of England +11 63 £400 +6.66% 38
South West -22 55 £330 -5.71% 47
Yorkshire -11 53 £350 +9.37% 51
North West -16 38 £300 -4.76% 69
East Midlands +18 26 £373 +24.16% 27
West Midlands -38 20 £355 -5.26% 29
North East -14 2 £413 +65.00% 9
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1421 (91.09%) .NET
2 1329 (85.19%) C#
3 771 (49.42%) SQL Server
4 768 (49.23%) ASP.NET
5 717 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
6 650 (41.67%) MVC
7 615 (39.42%) SQL
8 529 (33.91%) JavaScript
9 480 (30.77%) Web Services
10 467 (29.94%) .NET Framework
11 450 (28.85%) HTML
12 447 (28.65%) Microsoft
13 397 (25.45%) TDD
14 372 (23.85%) WPF
14 372 (23.85%) CSS
15 340 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 333 (21.35%) jQuery
17 331 (21.22%) Scrum
18 319 (20.45%) XML
19 299 (19.17%) Visual Studio
20 291 (18.65%) Team Foundation Server
21 278 (17.82%) Finance
22 275 (17.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 246 (15.77%) OO
24 233 (14.94%) Windows
25 208 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
26 200 (12.82%) Oracle
27 187 (11.99%) SOA
28 173 (11.09%) T-SQL
29 164 (10.51%) CRM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 163 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 132 (8.46%) BizTalk Server
3 115 (7.37%) IIS
4 79 (5.06%) CMS
5 72 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 53 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (2.12%) Kentico
8 26 (1.67%) Node.js
9 25 (1.60%) Umbraco
10 23 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
11 18 (1.15%) MQSeries
12 13 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
13 11 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.64%) Confluence
15 9 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.51%) Sitefinity
17 5 (0.32%) NServiceBus
17 5 (0.32%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.32%) DNN
Applications
1 122 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.09%) MS Office
2 17 (1.09%) InfoPath
3 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.064%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 143 (9.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.064%) Tridion
5 1 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.064%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.064%) Endur
5 1 (0.064%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.064%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 116 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.60%) PaaS
3 12 (0.77%) SaaS
4 11 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.32%) GitHub
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.19%) Office 365
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.064%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.18%) HTTP
2 18 (1.15%) Intranet
3 14 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.77%) Internet
5 10 (0.64%) FTP
6 8 (0.51%) SSL
7 6 (0.38%) LDAP
8 5 (0.32%) DNS
8 5 (0.32%) CTI
9 4 (0.26%) Extranet
10 3 (0.19%) VPN
10 3 (0.19%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.13%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.13%) NAS
11 2 (0.13%) SSH
11 2 (0.13%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.13%) SMTP
11 2 (0.13%) DHCP
11 2 (0.13%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 771 (49.42%) SQL Server
2 208 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 120 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 67 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 62 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 55 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (2.50%) Oracle Database
10 28 (1.79%) NoSQL
11 22 (1.41%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.96%) MS Access
15 13 (0.83%) RavenDB
16 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.71%) MySQL
17 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 299 (19.17%) Visual Studio
2 291 (18.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 147 (9.42%) NUnit
4 55 (3.53%) MSTest
5 49 (3.14%) Subversion
6 48 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 45 (2.88%) Moq
8 43 (2.76%) JIRA
9 33 (2.12%) SpecFlow
10 30 (1.92%) MSBuild
11 29 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 28 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
12 28 (1.79%) Selenium
13 26 (1.67%) Git (software)
14 25 (1.60%) StyleCop
15 21 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (1.03%) ReSharper
17 14 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 13 (0.83%) MSI
18 13 (0.83%) FxCop
General
1 278 (17.82%) Finance
2 133 (8.53%) Banking
3 107 (6.86%) Front Office
4 67 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.31%) Retail
6 28 (1.79%) Marketing
7 22 (1.41%) Back Office
8 21 (1.35%) Advertising
9 16 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.90%) Publishing
11 9 (0.58%) Legal
12 8 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.45%) Billing
14 5 (0.32%) Law
14 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.26%) Electronics
16 2 (0.13%) Games
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1265 (81.09%) Developer
2 609 (39.04%) .NET Developer
3 437 (28.01%) C# Developer
4 230 (14.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 193 (12.37%) Senior Developer
6 105 (6.73%) Senior .NET Developer
7 96 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 87 (5.58%) Web Developer
9 81 (5.19%) Architect
10 74 (4.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 71 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
12 64 (4.10%) Senior C# Developer
13 60 (3.85%) CRM Developer
14 57 (3.65%) BizTalk Developer
15 49 (3.14%) Software Developer
16 47 (3.01%) Analyst
17 46 (2.95%) WPF Developer
18 42 (2.69%) Agile .NET Developer
19 40 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
19 40 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1421 (91.09%) .NET
2 768 (49.23%) ASP.NET
3 480 (30.77%) Web Services
4 467 (29.94%) .NET Framework
5 450 (28.85%) HTML
6 372 (23.85%) CSS
6 372 (23.85%) WPF
7 340 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 333 (21.35%) jQuery
9 319 (20.45%) XML
10 275 (17.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 154 (9.87%) LINQ
12 152 (9.74%) HTML5
13 133 (8.53%) SOAP
14 118 (7.56%) AngularJS
15 114 (7.31%) REST
16 108 (6.92%) Ajax
17 102 (6.54%) KnockoutJS
18 101 (6.47%) XSLT
19 96 (6.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.72%) Inversion of Control
4 57 (3.65%) Fixed Income
5 41 (2.63%) Derivative
6 30 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 25 (1.60%) Open Source
8 23 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.28%) Mathematics
12 19 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.09%) Market Risk
14 16 (1.03%) User Experience
14 16 (1.03%) Credit Risk
14 16 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
14 16 (1.03%) Equities
15 14 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.77%) GIS
17 11 (0.71%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 233 (14.94%) Windows
2 17 (1.09%) Linux
3 14 (0.90%) Android
3 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (0.77%) UNIX
5 12 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (0.51%) Windows CE
8 7 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.38%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.064%) AIX
12 1 (0.064%) HPUX
12 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (41.67%) MVC
3 397 (25.45%) TDD
4 331 (21.22%) Scrum
5 246 (15.77%) OO
6 187 (11.99%) SOA
7 164 (10.51%) CRM
8 134 (8.59%) BDD
9 130 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 127 (8.14%) Multithreading
11 106 (6.79%) Unit Testing
12 104 (6.67%) MVVM
13 98 (6.28%) OOD
14 93 (5.96%) Workflow
15 82 (5.26%) E-Commerce
16 79 (5.06%) Web Development
17 67 (4.29%) Software Engineering
18 64 (4.10%) OOP
19 51 (3.27%) Dependency Injection
20 47 (3.01%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1329 (85.19%) C#
2 615 (39.42%) SQL
3 529 (33.91%) JavaScript
4 173 (11.09%) T-SQL
5 109 (6.99%) VB.NET
6 83 (5.32%) PowerShell
7 76 (4.87%) Java
8 75 (4.81%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.27%) VB
10 48 (3.08%) C++
11 29 (1.86%) Python
12 28 (1.79%) XAML
13 27 (1.73%) XPath
14 25 (1.60%) VBScript
15 20 (1.28%) VB6
16 18 (1.15%) Ruby
16 18 (1.15%) VBA
17 15 (0.96%) XQuery
18 12 (0.77%) PHP
19 9 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (6.35%) Degree
2 46 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.15%) MCITP
6 11 (0.71%) MCTS
7 10 (0.64%) ISEB
8 4 (0.26%) MCSA
8 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.13%) CCNA
9 2 (0.13%) CFA
9 2 (0.13%) MCP
9 2 (0.13%) MCSE
9 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.064%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.49%) QA
2 4 (0.26%) HL7
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) WCAG
4 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.064%) EMIR
4 1 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.38%) Firmware
3 5 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.064%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 7 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.38%) Control-M
2 6 (0.38%) Puppet
3 4 (0.26%) WMI
4 3 (0.19%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.19%) SCCM
4 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.13%) logstash
5 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.064%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.064%) Kibana
Vendors
1 447 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 200 (12.82%) Oracle
3 31 (1.99%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.79%) DevExpress
5 21 (1.35%) TIBCO
6 19 (1.22%) Infragistics
7 15 (0.96%) IBM
7 15 (0.96%) Twitter
8 13 (0.83%) EPiServer
8 13 (0.83%) Telerik
9 12 (0.77%) Sybase
10 7 (0.45%) Informatica
10 7 (0.45%) Sencha
10 7 (0.45%) Ektron
11 6 (0.38%) Typemock
11 6 (0.38%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.32%) Appcelerator
12 5 (0.32%) Facebook
12 5 (0.32%) VMware
12 5 (0.32%) SAP
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Sussex
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £370 to £420 per day 4 Month Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £300 per day + £300 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IDPP
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
KSR Resources Ltd
Rate: Market Rates will apply
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: 3-6 months Contract - £Neg on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago