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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 241 192 131
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -61
Contract jobs citing WCF 534 698 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.32% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.46% 4.60% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 500 622
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.64 £36.73 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £50.43 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +17.24%
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
15432 15170 14365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.11% 28.76% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10748 10568 9507
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 £301 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 265 162
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 September 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -65 216 £465 -7.00% 98
South East +4 93 £400 - 60
South West 0 57 £350 -5.02% 25
West Midlands -12 51 £353 - 24
North West +28 35 £350 +13.82% 54
East Midlands -5 30 £350 +12.00% 17
Yorkshire -10 22 £325 - 24
East of England -47 13 £378 -11.17% 35
North East -24 7 £300 +33.33% 7
Midlands - 3 £500 -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 932 (91.10%) .NET
2 914 (89.35%) C#
3 588 (57.48%) SQL Server
4 558 (54.55%) MVC
5 503 (49.17%) ASP.NET
6 459 (44.87%) SQL
7 453 (44.28%) Agile Software Development
8 450 (43.99%) JavaScript
9 386 (37.73%) HTML
10 377 (36.85%) Web Services
11 332 (32.45%) Microsoft
12 327 (31.96%) .NET Framework
13 290 (28.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 287 (28.05%) CSS
15 257 (25.12%) TDD
16 248 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
17 241 (23.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 237 (23.17%) jQuery
19 222 (21.70%) XML
20 212 (20.72%) Entity Framework
21 203 (19.84%) WPF
22 195 (19.06%) SOAP
23 183 (17.89%) AngularJS
24 177 (17.30%) Visual Studio
25 171 (16.72%) Scrum
26 167 (16.32%) Windows
26 167 (16.32%) HTML5
27 152 (14.86%) OO
28 151 (14.76%) T-SQL
29 148 (14.47%) REST

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
1 128 (12.51%) SharePoint
2 93 (9.09%) IIS
3 65 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (4.20%) CMS
5 30 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 23 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
9 14 (1.37%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.98%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.59%) OpenROAD
11 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.49%) Apache
12 5 (0.49%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 71 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.76%) MS Office
3 10 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 91 (8.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.098%) Endur
6 1 (0.098%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 116 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.05%) Office 365
4 5 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.39%) Boomi
5 4 (0.39%) PaaS
5 4 (0.39%) SaaS
6 3 (0.29%) GitHub
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.098%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.42%) HTTP
2 19 (1.86%) Internet
3 16 (1.56%) DNS
4 12 (1.17%) Kerberos
5 11 (1.08%) Intranet
6 7 (0.68%) Network Security
7 5 (0.49%) FTP
8 4 (0.39%) DMZ
8 4 (0.39%) Extranet
9 3 (0.29%) AMQP
9 3 (0.29%) SNMP
9 3 (0.29%) SSL
9 3 (0.29%) VPN
10 2 (0.20%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.20%) LAN
10 2 (0.20%) SMS
11 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.098%) Skype
11 1 (0.098%) SMTP
11 1 (0.098%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (57.48%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 91 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (5.08%) Oracle Database
7 38 (3.71%) NoSQL
8 37 (3.62%) MongoDB
8 37 (3.62%) Relational Database
9 27 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.17%) Power BI
16 11 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.78%) RavenDB
19 7 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 248 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 177 (17.30%) Visual Studio
3 85 (8.31%) NUnit
4 55 (5.38%) Git (software)
5 42 (4.11%) MSTest
5 42 (4.11%) Subversion
6 33 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 32 (3.13%) SpecFlow
8 28 (2.74%) Moq
9 21 (2.05%) Selenium
10 15 (1.47%) Jenkins
10 15 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (1.37%) JIRA
11 14 (1.37%) WiX
12 13 (1.27%) MSBuild
13 11 (1.08%) MSI
14 10 (0.98%) NuGet
15 9 (0.88%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.88%) ReSharper
General
1 143 (13.98%) Finance
2 80 (7.82%) Banking
3 39 (3.81%) Front Office
4 37 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.03%) Marketing
6 22 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.15%) Retail
7 17 (1.66%) Electronics
7 17 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.17%) Back Office
9 11 (1.08%) Legal
10 10 (0.98%) Law
11 6 (0.59%) Advertising
11 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.49%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.39%) French Language
13 4 (0.39%) Military
14 2 (0.20%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.098%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 880 (86.02%) Developer
2 544 (53.18%) .NET Developer
3 418 (40.86%) C# Developer
4 283 (27.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 176 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 141 (13.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 115 (11.24%) WCF Developer
8 114 (11.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 104 (10.17%) C# WCF Developer
10 101 (9.87%) SQL Developer
11 97 (9.48%) Senior Developer
12 64 (6.26%) Agile Developer
12 64 (6.26%) CRM Developer
12 64 (6.26%) Senior .NET Developer
13 61 (5.96%) Software Developer
14 60 (5.87%) Agile .NET Developer
15 58 (5.67%) Agile C# Developer
16 51 (4.99%) Architect
17 44 (4.30%) Senior C# Developer
18 39 (3.81%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 932 (91.10%) .NET
2 503 (49.17%) ASP.NET
3 386 (37.73%) HTML
4 377 (36.85%) Web Services
5 327 (31.96%) .NET Framework
6 290 (28.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 287 (28.05%) CSS
8 241 (23.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 237 (23.17%) jQuery
10 222 (21.70%) XML
11 212 (20.72%) Entity Framework
12 203 (19.84%) WPF
13 195 (19.06%) SOAP
14 183 (17.89%) AngularJS
15 167 (16.32%) HTML5
16 148 (14.47%) REST
17 92 (8.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 90 (8.80%) LINQ
19 87 (8.50%) Ajax
19 87 (8.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (3.81%) N-Tier
2 38 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.93%) Inversion of Control
5 29 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.15%) Derivative
7 20 (1.96%) Hedge funds
8 19 (1.86%) User Experience
9 16 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.08%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 10 (0.98%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.88%) Credit Risk
13 9 (0.88%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.78%) Equities
15 7 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.68%) Data Conversion
15 7 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 167 (16.32%) Windows
2 29 (2.83%) Android
3 25 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.86%) Unix
6 14 (1.37%) Linux
7 11 (1.08%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.59%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.098%) AIX
12 1 (0.098%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (54.55%) MVC
2 453 (44.28%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (25.12%) TDD
4 171 (16.72%) Scrum
5 152 (14.86%) OO
6 122 (11.93%) CRM
7 107 (10.46%) Unit Testing
8 102 (9.97%) BDD
9 97 (9.48%) MVVM
10 93 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (8.21%) Web Development
12 78 (7.62%) SOA
13 73 (7.14%) SOLID
14 70 (6.84%) OOD
15 69 (6.74%) SDLC
16 62 (6.06%) Software Engineering
17 56 (5.47%) Dependency Injection
18 55 (5.38%) OOP
19 52 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (4.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 914 (89.35%) C#
2 459 (44.87%) SQL
3 450 (43.99%) JavaScript
4 151 (14.76%) T-SQL
5 64 (6.26%) VB.NET
6 48 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 42 (4.11%) Java
8 40 (3.91%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.62%) C++
10 36 (3.52%) VB
11 30 (2.93%) XAML
12 26 (2.54%) PHP
13 25 (2.44%) TypeScript
14 23 (2.25%) Python
15 15 (1.47%) C
15 15 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.17%) Perl
17 10 (0.98%) VBA
18 9 (0.88%) VBScript
19 7 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.77%) Degree
3 53 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.88%) MCITP
7 4 (0.39%) HNC
7 4 (0.39%) HND
7 4 (0.39%) MCPD
7 4 (0.39%) MCSD
7 4 (0.39%) MCTS
8 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.29%) ISEB
8 3 (0.29%) MCSE
9 2 (0.20%) CCNA
9 2 (0.20%) CCNP
9 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.20%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.96%) QA
2 8 (0.78%) SLA
3 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.59%) Ansible
1 6 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.29%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.20%) Control-M
3 2 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.098%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 332 (32.45%) Microsoft
2 125 (12.22%) Oracle
3 30 (2.93%) Sitecore
4 24 (2.35%) Xamarin
5 22 (2.15%) SAP
6 15 (1.47%) DevExpress
6 15 (1.47%) Sybase
6 15 (1.47%) Twitter
7 9 (0.88%) RedGate
8 8 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.78%) Sencha
9 7 (0.68%) BMC
9 7 (0.68%) Remedy
9 7 (0.68%) Telerik
10 6 (0.59%) Charles River
10 6 (0.59%) Google
11 5 (0.49%) Infragistics
11 5 (0.49%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.39%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.39%) SimCorp
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ark Workplace Risk
Salary: EMI Share Options
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hivedome Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 16 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
East Midlands
People Source Consulting
Posted: 14 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago