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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 149 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 736 848 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.83% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.66% 6.70% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 571 591
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +6.20%
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
12995 12650 11269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 27.37% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8020 7196
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 248 288
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 -35 304 £480 +12.94% 137
South East -14 177 £388 +3.33% 95
Yorkshire -9 56 £350 +12.90% 40
South West -1 48 £354 -3.08% 43
East of England -17 41 £400 +10.34% 36
West Midlands -23 36 £346 -7.66% 37
North West -38 36 £320 -1.53% 70
East Midlands +12 31 £350 - 18
North East +2 4 £288 +27.77% 7
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1392 (90.92%) .NET
2 1328 (86.74%) C#
3 740 (48.33%) ASP.NET
4 738 (48.20%) SQL Server
5 688 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
6 618 (40.37%) MVC
7 594 (38.80%) SQL
8 521 (34.03%) JavaScript
9 486 (31.74%) Web Services
9 486 (31.74%) .NET Framework
10 434 (28.35%) HTML
11 416 (27.17%) WPF
12 411 (26.85%) TDD
13 395 (25.80%) Microsoft
14 372 (24.30%) CSS
15 355 (23.19%) jQuery
16 350 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 317 (20.71%) XML
18 300 (19.60%) Scrum
19 294 (19.20%) Visual Studio
20 279 (18.22%) Finance
20 279 (18.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 266 (17.37%) Team Foundation Server
22 254 (16.59%) OO
23 210 (13.72%) Windows
24 192 (12.54%) Oracle
25 191 (12.48%) SOA
26 185 (12.08%) SQL Server 2008
27 184 (12.02%) T-SQL
28 172 (11.23%) LINQ

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 132 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 130 (8.49%) BizTalk Server
3 93 (6.07%) IIS
4 82 (5.36%) CMS
5 47 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 39 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 38 (2.48%) Kentico
8 27 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 24 (1.57%) Umbraco
10 21 (1.37%) Node.js
11 20 (1.31%) TIBCO EMS
12 18 (1.18%) MQSeries
13 16 (1.05%) Confluence
14 15 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.59%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.52%) Sitefinity
17 7 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 6 (0.39%) DNN
19 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
19 5 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 102 (6.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.91%) MS Office
3 10 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.065%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 124 (8.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.065%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.065%) Endur
6 1 (0.065%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.065%) RMDS
6 1 (0.065%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 108 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.85%) SaaS
3 13 (0.85%) PaaS
4 9 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.39%) GitHub
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.20%) Office 365
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.065%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.22%) HTTP
2 15 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.78%) FTP
4 7 (0.46%) SSL
4 7 (0.46%) Intranet
5 6 (0.39%) Internet
6 5 (0.33%) CTI
6 5 (0.33%) VPN
7 4 (0.26%) DNS
7 4 (0.26%) 802.15
7 4 (0.26%) OpenVPN
7 4 (0.26%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.20%) Extranet
8 3 (0.20%) LDAP
9 1 (0.065%) ATM
9 1 (0.065%) SMTP
9 1 (0.065%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.065%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.065%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.065%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (48.20%) SQL Server
2 185 (12.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 125 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 90 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 73 (4.77%) Relational Database
7 57 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (2.68%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.70%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.24%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.11%) MS Access
13 17 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (0.78%) RavenDB
17 11 (0.72%) SQLite
17 11 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 294 (19.20%) Visual Studio
2 266 (17.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 155 (10.12%) NUnit
4 51 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 49 (3.20%) Subversion
6 48 (3.14%) MSTest
7 43 (2.81%) JIRA
8 42 (2.74%) Moq
9 27 (1.76%) StyleCop
9 27 (1.76%) MSBuild
9 27 (1.76%) Git (software)
10 26 (1.70%) Rhino Mocks
11 25 (1.63%) Selenium
12 23 (1.50%) SpecFlow
13 21 (1.37%) Jenkins
14 19 (1.24%) MSI
15 16 (1.05%) ReSharper
15 16 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 12 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 279 (18.22%) Finance
2 139 (9.08%) Banking
3 109 (7.12%) Front Office
4 74 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.42%) Retail
6 27 (1.76%) Marketing
7 25 (1.63%) Back Office
8 19 (1.24%) Advertising
9 16 (1.05%) Publishing
9 16 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.59%) Legal
12 7 (0.46%) Billing
13 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Electronics
14 4 (0.26%) Law
15 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Games
15 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.065%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1234 (80.60%) Developer
2 608 (39.71%) .NET Developer
3 460 (30.05%) C# Developer
4 241 (15.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 182 (11.89%) Senior Developer
6 97 (6.34%) Architect
7 96 (6.27%) Senior .NET Developer
8 93 (6.07%) ASP.NET Developer
9 80 (5.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 78 (5.09%) Web Developer
11 57 (3.72%) Senior C# Developer
12 56 (3.66%) BizTalk Developer
13 50 (3.27%) SharePoint Developer
14 48 (3.14%) WPF Developer
15 45 (2.94%) Software Developer
16 43 (2.81%) CRM Developer
17 40 (2.61%) Analyst
17 40 (2.61%) Consultant
18 36 (2.35%) Agile .NET Developer
19 32 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1392 (90.92%) .NET
2 740 (48.33%) ASP.NET
3 486 (31.74%) Web Services
3 486 (31.74%) .NET Framework
4 434 (28.35%) HTML
5 416 (27.17%) WPF
6 372 (24.30%) CSS
7 355 (23.19%) jQuery
8 350 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 317 (20.71%) XML
10 279 (18.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 172 (11.23%) LINQ
12 144 (9.41%) HTML5
13 137 (8.95%) SOAP
14 118 (7.71%) WinForms
15 110 (7.18%) ASP.NET Web API
16 107 (6.99%) AngularJS
17 101 (6.60%) REST
17 101 (6.60%) Ajax
18 95 (6.21%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.98%) Fixed Income
4 59 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
5 54 (3.53%) Derivative
6 33 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.76%) N-Tier
8 24 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.57%) Open Source
9 22 (1.44%) Mathematics
10 21 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
10 21 (1.37%) Equities
11 20 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 16 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.05%) Market Risk
13 15 (0.98%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.91%) User Experience
15 13 (0.85%) Social Media
15 13 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 210 (13.72%) Windows
2 19 (1.24%) Linux
3 16 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (0.98%) Android
5 14 (0.91%) UNIX
6 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.26%) Windows CE
11 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.065%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (40.37%) MVC
3 411 (26.85%) TDD
4 300 (19.60%) Scrum
5 254 (16.59%) OO
6 191 (12.48%) SOA
7 156 (10.19%) CRM
8 133 (8.69%) Multithreading
9 117 (7.64%) Unit Testing
10 115 (7.51%) BDD
11 110 (7.18%) OOD
12 108 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
13 98 (6.40%) MVVM
14 83 (5.42%) E-Commerce
15 78 (5.09%) Workflow
16 72 (4.70%) Web Development
17 67 (4.38%) OOP
18 62 (4.05%) Software Engineering
19 54 (3.53%) Dependency Injection
20 45 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1328 (86.74%) C#
2 594 (38.80%) SQL
3 521 (34.03%) JavaScript
4 184 (12.02%) T-SQL
5 91 (5.94%) VB.NET
6 87 (5.68%) Java
7 66 (4.31%) PowerShell
8 57 (3.72%) PL/SQL
9 52 (3.40%) VB
10 44 (2.87%) C++
11 27 (1.76%) XPath
11 27 (1.76%) VB6
12 26 (1.70%) XAML
13 22 (1.44%) VBA
14 19 (1.24%) Python
15 18 (1.18%) VBScript
16 17 (1.11%) Ruby
17 16 (1.05%) PHP
18 15 (0.98%) XQuery
19 12 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 102 (6.66%) Degree
2 45 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.48%) VCP4
4 36 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.59%) MCTS
6 9 (0.59%) MCITP
7 8 (0.52%) ISEB
8 6 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.20%) MCSA
11 2 (0.13%) MCP
11 2 (0.13%) CFA
12 1 (0.065%) MCAD
12 1 (0.065%) MCSD
12 1 (0.065%) CISSP
12 1 (0.065%) MCPD
12 1 (0.065%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.72%) QA
2 2 (0.13%) HL7
2 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.13%) EMIR
2 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (0.65%) Firmware
2 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.065%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 11 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.65%) Puppet
3 7 (0.46%) Control-M
4 4 (0.26%) WMI
5 3 (0.20%) SCCM
6 2 (0.13%) Nagios
6 2 (0.13%) AppManager
6 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.065%) logstash
7 1 (0.065%) Kibana
7 1 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 395 (25.80%) Microsoft
2 192 (12.54%) Oracle
3 41 (2.68%) DevExpress
4 38 (2.48%) Sitecore
5 30 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 29 (1.89%) Infragistics
7 19 (1.24%) IBM
7 19 (1.24%) EPiServer
8 13 (0.85%) Twitter
9 9 (0.59%) Sybase
10 8 (0.52%) Telerik
11 7 (0.46%) Sencha
11 7 (0.46%) Ektron
11 7 (0.46%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.39%) Typemock
13 5 (0.33%) Appcelerator
13 5 (0.33%) Facebook
13 5 (0.33%) VMware
13 5 (0.33%) SAP
13 5 (0.33%) CheckPoint
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Rate: From £27 to £35 per annum Ongoing contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Robert Half
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago