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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / England
Rank 239 197 152
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -45
Contract jobs citing WCF 397 586 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.26% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.10% 4.30% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 454 549
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
12817 13637 12804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.94% 29.30% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8871 9472 8793
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 248 167
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £56.32 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -24 182 £450 -10.00% 78
West Midlands +17 50 £340 -15.00% 23
East Midlands +4 44 £350 +2.94% 16
South East -11 40 £463 +25.85% 47
South West -7 28 £331 -11.66% 24
East of England -22 26 £313 -37.50% 29
North West -3 16 £335 +7.20% 39
Yorkshire -33 5 £330 +1.53% 22
North East -12 3 £313 -3.84% 3
Midlands - 2 £450 -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 848 (90.89%) .NET
2 817 (87.57%) C#
3 566 (60.66%) SQL Server
4 461 (49.41%) MVC
5 443 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
6 437 (46.84%) SQL
7 423 (45.34%) ASP.NET
8 400 (42.87%) JavaScript
9 353 (37.83%) Microsoft
10 338 (36.23%) HTML
11 332 (35.58%) Web Services
12 327 (35.05%) .NET Framework
13 259 (27.76%) CSS
14 258 (27.65%) TDD
15 227 (24.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 214 (22.94%) XML
16 214 (22.94%) ASP.NET Web API
17 206 (22.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 205 (21.97%) Scrum
19 202 (21.65%) jQuery
20 200 (21.44%) WPF
20 200 (21.44%) Visual Studio
21 190 (20.36%) Entity Framework
22 177 (18.97%) Windows
23 157 (16.83%) Finance
24 147 (15.76%) OO
25 145 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
26 144 (15.43%) SOAP
27 142 (15.22%) AngularJS
28 140 (15.01%) T-SQL

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
1 113 (12.11%) IIS
2 100 (10.72%) SharePoint
3 72 (7.72%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (2.36%) CMS
5 17 (1.82%) NServiceBus
5 17 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.86%) Confluence
10 7 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.64%) OpenROAD
12 5 (0.54%) Apache
12 5 (0.54%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.43%) JBoss
13 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.39%) MS Office
3 7 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.75%) MS Project
4 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 118 (12.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 135 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.11%) PaaS
3 20 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.14%) IaaS
4 13 (1.39%) Office 365
5 8 (0.86%) Boomi
6 6 (0.64%) Yammer
7 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.54%) SaaS
8 4 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.14%) HTTP
2 12 (1.29%) Internet
3 11 (1.18%) Broadband
4 9 (0.96%) DNS
4 9 (0.96%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.86%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.64%) Firewall
7 6 (0.64%) X.509
8 5 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.54%) LAN
8 5 (0.54%) Network Security
9 4 (0.43%) AMQP
9 4 (0.43%) FTP
9 4 (0.43%) SSL
10 3 (0.32%) Intranet
10 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.21%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (60.66%) SQL Server
2 145 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (10.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 91 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (5.14%) Oracle Database
7 37 (3.97%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.00%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (1.93%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.07%) MS Access
16 10 (1.07%) MySQL
17 9 (0.96%) Power BI
18 7 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 227 (24.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 200 (21.44%) Visual Studio
3 91 (9.75%) NUnit
4 60 (6.43%) MSTest
5 55 (5.89%) Subversion
6 54 (5.79%) JIRA
7 49 (5.25%) Moq
8 46 (4.93%) Git (software)
9 37 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 22 (2.36%) TeamCity
11 21 (2.25%) Selenium
12 18 (1.93%) SpecFlow
13 15 (1.61%) CruiseControl
14 14 (1.50%) Jenkins
15 13 (1.39%) WiX
16 11 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.07%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
18 8 (0.86%) ReSharper
19 7 (0.75%) MSI
19 7 (0.75%) StyleCop
General
1 157 (16.83%) Finance
2 91 (9.75%) Banking
3 42 (4.50%) Front Office
4 37 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.93%) Back Office
7 16 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.61%) Marketing
8 15 (1.61%) Retail
9 13 (1.39%) Electronics
10 7 (0.75%) Legal
11 6 (0.64%) Advertising
12 5 (0.54%) Law
13 4 (0.43%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.32%) French Language
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 774 (82.96%) Developer
2 443 (47.48%) .NET Developer
3 368 (39.44%) C# Developer
4 211 (22.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 118 (12.65%) WCF Developer
6 115 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 93 (9.97%) C# WCF Developer
8 92 (9.86%) Senior Developer
9 90 (9.65%) ASP.NET Developer
9 90 (9.65%) SQL Developer
10 70 (7.50%) Software Developer
11 68 (7.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 68 (7.29%) Microsoft Developer
12 55 (5.89%) CRM Developer
12 55 (5.89%) Senior .NET Developer
13 50 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 50 (5.36%) Senior C# Developer
13 50 (5.36%) WPF Developer
14 47 (5.04%) Agile Developer
15 45 (4.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 848 (90.89%) .NET
2 423 (45.34%) ASP.NET
3 338 (36.23%) HTML
4 332 (35.58%) Web Services
5 327 (35.05%) .NET Framework
6 259 (27.76%) CSS
7 214 (22.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 214 (22.94%) XML
8 206 (22.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 202 (21.65%) jQuery
10 200 (21.44%) WPF
11 190 (20.36%) Entity Framework
12 144 (15.43%) SOAP
13 142 (15.22%) AngularJS
14 121 (12.97%) REST
15 103 (11.04%) HTML5
16 91 (9.75%) RESTful
17 78 (8.36%) LINQ
18 71 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 70 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.50%) N-Tier
3 33 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.22%) Inversion of Control
5 17 (1.82%) User Experience
6 16 (1.71%) Derivative
6 16 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.18%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.18%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.86%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.86%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.75%) Equities
12 7 (0.75%) Fintech
13 6 (0.64%) Market Risk
14 5 (0.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 177 (18.97%) Windows
2 19 (2.04%) Unix
3 17 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.71%) Android
4 16 (1.71%) Linux
5 15 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.07%) Windows Phone
7 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) MVS
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (49.41%) MVC
2 443 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (27.65%) TDD
4 205 (21.97%) Scrum
5 147 (15.76%) OO
6 135 (14.47%) CRM
7 90 (9.65%) Unit Testing
8 88 (9.43%) MVVM
8 88 (9.43%) SOLID
9 78 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (8.25%) BDD
11 75 (8.04%) SOA
12 70 (7.50%) OOP
13 69 (7.40%) Software Engineering
14 68 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (7.29%) Dependency Injection
15 65 (6.97%) OOD
16 60 (6.43%) SDLC
17 47 (5.04%) Web Development
18 44 (4.72%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 817 (87.57%) C#
2 437 (46.84%) SQL
3 400 (42.87%) JavaScript
4 140 (15.01%) T-SQL
5 65 (6.97%) VB.NET
6 35 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 33 (3.54%) Java
8 32 (3.43%) PL/SQL
9 27 (2.89%) C++
10 21 (2.25%) VB
11 17 (1.82%) XAML
12 16 (1.71%) VBA
13 15 (1.61%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.29%) Python
16 9 (0.96%) PHP
17 7 (0.75%) C
17 7 (0.75%) VB6
17 7 (0.75%) VBScript
17 7 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.22%) Degree
3 44 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.64%) HNC
6 6 (0.64%) HND
6 6 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.64%) MCITP
7 5 (0.54%) ISEB
8 4 (0.43%) MCSE
8 4 (0.43%) MCTS
9 3 (0.32%) CCNA
9 3 (0.32%) CCNP
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.32%) CISM
9 3 (0.32%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.32%) MCDST
9 3 (0.32%) MCSA
9 3 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.04%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.54%) Basel III
3 5 (0.54%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 43 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.54%) Snort
4 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.21%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.11%) Control-M
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 353 (37.83%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.08%) Oracle
3 24 (2.57%) SAP
4 19 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 14 (1.50%) DevExpress
5 14 (1.50%) Sybase
6 11 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.96%) Telerik
9 8 (0.86%) Dell
9 8 (0.86%) Infragistics
10 7 (0.75%) BMC
10 7 (0.75%) Remedy
10 7 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.64%) Infor
12 5 (0.54%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.54%) Sencha
12 5 (0.54%) Sourcefire
12 5 (0.54%) Twitter
13 4 (0.43%) TIBCO
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Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: £650 - £950 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: Negotiable based on skill set
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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