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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 180 122 75
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -47
Contract jobs citing WCF 693 901 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.76% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.50% 6.23% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 642 887
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £23.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.40 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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
15388 14454 14542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.61% 28.25% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10621 9346 9520
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 195 255
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -40 299 £500 +11.11% 114
South East -80 108 £390 +7.58% 82
East of England -5 75 £425 +13.33% 25
Yorkshire -34 53 £325 - 25
South West +28 52 £367 +17.44% 50
West Midlands -5 35 £335 -4.28% 43
East Midlands -6 30 £350 +8.94% 22
North West -72 21 £313 -3.84% 75
North East -21 17 £305 +177.27% 15
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1288 (89.07%) C#
2 1239 (85.68%) .NET
3 868 (60.03%) SQL Server
4 675 (46.68%) ASP.NET
5 617 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
6 614 (42.46%) MVC
7 572 (39.56%) SQL
8 489 (33.82%) Web Services
9 465 (32.16%) JavaScript
10 439 (30.36%) .NET Framework
11 408 (28.22%) WPF
12 396 (27.39%) TDD
13 368 (25.45%) Microsoft
14 361 (24.97%) HTML
15 330 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 322 (22.27%) jQuery
17 315 (21.78%) CSS
18 282 (19.50%) XML
19 280 (19.36%) Entity Framework
20 271 (18.74%) Finance
21 226 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
22 219 (15.15%) Scrum
23 214 (14.80%) Unit Testing
24 213 (14.73%) ASP.NET Web API
25 205 (14.18%) OO
26 188 (13.00%) BizTalk Server
27 187 (12.93%) Visual Studio
28 186 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
29 177 (12.24%) Windows
30 173 (11.96%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 188 (13.00%) BizTalk Server
2 93 (6.43%) IIS
3 78 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 75 (5.19%) CMS
5 35 (2.42%) Umbraco
5 35 (2.42%) Node.js
6 31 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 26 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 26 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.11%) MQSeries
9 13 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.83%) Apache
11 11 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.76%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.69%) Kentico
13 8 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
15 6 (0.41%) Immediacy CMS
15 6 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 133 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.90%) MS Office
4 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.28%) MS Project
6 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 65 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.069%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 67 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.90%) Office 365
3 11 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.55%) SaaS
5 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.41%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.069%) CodePlex
8 1 (0.069%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.069%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.35%) HTTP
2 23 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.83%) Wireshark
4 10 (0.69%) LDAP
5 9 (0.62%) DNS
5 9 (0.62%) SSL
5 9 (0.62%) Internet
6 7 (0.48%) FTP
7 4 (0.28%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.28%) SMTP
8 3 (0.21%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.21%) Firewall
9 2 (0.14%) AMQP
9 2 (0.14%) Network Security
9 2 (0.14%) CTI
9 2 (0.14%) Intranet
9 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.069%) VPN
10 1 (0.069%) SAN
10 1 (0.069%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 868 (60.03%) SQL Server
2 186 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 74 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 50 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 46 (3.18%) NoSQL
9 45 (3.11%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.87%) MongoDB
11 25 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.76%) MySQL
17 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
18 6 (0.41%) Couchbase
19 4 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 226 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 187 (12.93%) Visual Studio
3 78 (5.39%) NUnit
4 65 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 59 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 59 (4.08%) Subversion
6 33 (2.28%) Rhino Mocks
6 33 (2.28%) MSBuild
6 33 (2.28%) Jenkins
7 30 (2.07%) SpecFlow
8 26 (1.80%) JIRA
9 18 (1.24%) MSTest
9 18 (1.24%) Moq
10 15 (1.04%) Fiddler
11 13 (0.90%) Selenium
12 12 (0.83%) CruiseControl
12 12 (0.83%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (0.76%) ReSharper
14 10 (0.69%) NCover
General
1 271 (18.74%) Finance
2 158 (10.93%) Banking
3 108 (7.47%) Front Office
4 78 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.01%) Back Office
6 24 (1.66%) Retail
7 23 (1.59%) Marketing
8 21 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.18%) Legal
10 12 (0.83%) Advertising
11 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.55%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.41%) Publishing
13 6 (0.41%) Electronics
13 6 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.35%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.21%) Law
17 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 1212 (83.82%) Developer
2 555 (38.38%) .NET Developer
3 428 (29.60%) C# Developer
4 186 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 143 (9.89%) Senior Developer
6 102 (7.05%) BizTalk Developer
7 88 (6.09%) Web Developer
8 85 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 78 (5.39%) Architect
10 66 (4.56%) Senior C# Developer
11 65 (4.50%) Software Developer
12 61 (4.22%) Applications Developer
13 56 (3.87%) Senior .NET Developer
13 56 (3.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 55 (3.80%) Analyst
15 47 (3.25%) Agile .NET Developer
16 43 (2.97%) WPF Developer
17 34 (2.35%) CRM Developer
18 31 (2.14%) VB.NET Developer
19 29 (2.01%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1239 (85.68%) .NET
2 675 (46.68%) ASP.NET
3 489 (33.82%) Web Services
4 439 (30.36%) .NET Framework
5 408 (28.22%) WPF
6 361 (24.97%) HTML
7 330 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 322 (22.27%) jQuery
9 315 (21.78%) CSS
10 282 (19.50%) XML
11 280 (19.36%) Entity Framework
12 213 (14.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 173 (11.96%) SOAP
14 159 (11.00%) LINQ
15 140 (9.68%) AngularJS
16 135 (9.34%) HTML5
17 125 (8.64%) WinForms
18 101 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
19 100 (6.92%) REST
20 92 (6.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.87%) Derivative
3 53 (3.67%) N-Tier
4 47 (3.25%) Fixed Income
4 47 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (2.70%) Client/Server
7 30 (2.07%) Hedge funds
7 30 (2.07%) Inversion of Control
8 24 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.04%) Market Risk
11 14 (0.97%) Equities
12 13 (0.90%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.76%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.69%) Grid Computing
14 10 (0.69%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 177 (12.24%) Windows
2 29 (2.01%) UNIX
3 20 (1.38%) Linux
4 17 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (0.62%) Windows XP
6 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.48%) Android
7 7 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.069%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.069%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.069%) AIX
11 1 (0.069%) Solaris
11 1 (0.069%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.069%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 614 (42.46%) MVC
3 396 (27.39%) TDD
4 219 (15.15%) Scrum
5 214 (14.80%) Unit Testing
6 205 (14.18%) OO
7 140 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 129 (8.92%) SOA
9 127 (8.78%) MVVM
10 126 (8.71%) BDD
11 110 (7.61%) CRM
12 89 (6.15%) Multithreading
13 84 (5.81%) SDLC
14 83 (5.74%) Software Engineering
15 70 (4.84%) OOD
16 69 (4.77%) E-Commerce
17 68 (4.70%) Web Development
18 67 (4.63%) Workflow
19 50 (3.46%) Dependency Injection
20 49 (3.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1288 (89.07%) C#
2 572 (39.56%) SQL
3 465 (32.16%) JavaScript
4 168 (11.62%) T-SQL
5 97 (6.71%) VB.NET
6 63 (4.36%) C++
7 48 (3.32%) Java
8 39 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 37 (2.56%) VB
10 32 (2.21%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.14%) XAML
12 28 (1.94%) Ruby
13 21 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.31%) VB6
15 15 (1.04%) VBScript
16 14 (0.97%) PHP
16 14 (0.97%) C
17 13 (0.90%) Python
18 11 (0.76%) XPath
19 10 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (4.98%) Degree
2 54 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.41%) HND
6 6 (0.41%) CISSP
6 6 (0.41%) MCITP
7 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.21%) MCTS
8 2 (0.14%) MCPD
8 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.069%) CFA
9 1 (0.069%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.069%) MCAD
9 1 (0.069%) MCSD
9 1 (0.069%) OCP
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.52%) QA
2 4 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.069%) HL7
3 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
System Software
1 22 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.69%) vSphere
4 5 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.21%) XenApp
5 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.069%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.069%) Firmware
7 1 (0.069%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (0.55%) Control-M
1 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.41%) SCOM
3 5 (0.35%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.14%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) logstash
5 2 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 368 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 120 (8.30%) Oracle
3 36 (2.49%) Sitecore
4 29 (2.01%) EPiServer
5 21 (1.45%) DevExpress
6 20 (1.38%) Sybase
7 16 (1.11%) IBM
8 15 (1.04%) VMware
9 13 (0.90%) Telerik
10 12 (0.83%) Infragistics
10 12 (0.83%) Citrix
11 10 (0.69%) Perforce
12 9 (0.62%) Remedy
12 9 (0.62%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.62%) HP
12 9 (0.62%) Facebook
12 9 (0.62%) Solace
13 8 (0.55%) Adobe
13 8 (0.55%) Symantec
14 7 (0.48%) SAP
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £301 - £430 per day
Posted: 7 days ago