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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / England
Rank 239 229 151
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -78
Contract jobs citing WCF 402 499 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.06% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.04% 3.69% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 389 532
Median daily rate £390 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £51.25 £29.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.72% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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
13240 13533 12805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.48% 28.73% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9259 9426 8555
Median daily rate £425 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 233 173
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 0 176 £450 -5.26% 103
South East +15 73 £394 +5.00% 54
South West +5 39 £275 -29.03% 20
East Midlands +12 37 £340 - 16
West Midlands 0 33 £355 -16.47% 25
East of England -32 19 £325 -35.00% 30
North West +11 18 £338 +8.87% 31
Yorkshire -22 5 £340 +4.61% 21
Midlands - 2 £450 -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 815 (89.27%) .NET
2 774 (84.78%) C#
3 535 (58.60%) SQL Server
4 453 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
5 421 (46.11%) MVC
6 399 (43.70%) SQL
7 379 (41.51%) Microsoft
8 369 (40.42%) JavaScript
9 368 (40.31%) ASP.NET
10 336 (36.80%) .NET Framework
11 310 (33.95%) HTML
12 309 (33.84%) Web Services
13 275 (30.12%) TDD
14 245 (26.83%) CSS
15 235 (25.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 225 (24.64%) WPF
17 222 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 204 (22.34%) Visual Studio
18 204 (22.34%) Scrum
19 182 (19.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 181 (19.82%) Entity Framework
21 175 (19.17%) XML
22 170 (18.62%) CRM
23 162 (17.74%) Windows
24 153 (16.76%) Finance
24 153 (16.76%) jQuery
25 151 (16.54%) Dynamics CRM
26 149 (16.32%) SQL Server 2008
27 146 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
28 134 (14.68%) AngularJS

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 99 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 97 (10.62%) IIS
3 71 (7.78%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (2.74%) NServiceBus
5 13 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.10%) CMS
6 10 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.77%) Confluence
7 7 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.66%) EPiServer
8 6 (0.66%) OpenROAD
8 6 (0.66%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.55%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.33%) JBoss
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 76 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.99%) MS Office
3 7 (0.77%) MS Project
4 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 151 (16.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 146 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (4.60%) PaaS
3 33 (3.61%) IaaS
4 21 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.99%) SaaS
6 8 (0.88%) Boomi
6 8 (0.88%) Office 365
7 6 (0.66%) Yammer
8 3 (0.33%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Asana
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.20%) Broadband
1 11 (1.20%) HTTP
1 11 (1.20%) HTTPS
1 11 (1.20%) Internet
2 7 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.77%) X.509
3 6 (0.66%) Firewall
3 6 (0.66%) LAN
4 5 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.55%) Network Security
5 4 (0.44%) AMQP
5 4 (0.44%) SSL
6 3 (0.33%) VoIP
6 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.22%) DNS
7 2 (0.22%) FTP
7 2 (0.22%) Intranet
7 2 (0.22%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.22%) SNMP
7 2 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (58.60%) SQL Server
2 149 (16.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (10.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 89 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (4.27%) Oracle Database
7 37 (4.05%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.10%) MS Access
14 10 (1.10%) MySQL
15 9 (0.99%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.88%) Power BI
16 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 222 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 204 (22.34%) Visual Studio
3 89 (9.75%) NUnit
4 71 (7.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 70 (7.67%) JIRA
6 66 (7.23%) MSTest
7 60 (6.57%) Moq
8 51 (5.59%) Subversion
9 49 (5.37%) Git (software)
10 25 (2.74%) TeamCity
11 22 (2.41%) ReSharper
12 20 (2.19%) CruiseControl
12 20 (2.19%) SpecFlow
13 18 (1.97%) MSBuild
14 17 (1.86%) Selenium
15 13 (1.42%) Jenkins
16 11 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.10%) StyleCop
18 9 (0.99%) NuGet
19 8 (0.88%) Cucumber
General
1 153 (16.76%) Finance
2 74 (8.11%) Banking
3 41 (4.49%) Front Office
4 25 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.64%) Back Office
7 12 (1.31%) Marketing
8 11 (1.20%) Electronics
8 11 (1.20%) Retail
9 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.66%) Advertising
11 5 (0.55%) Legal
11 5 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.22%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 761 (83.35%) Developer
2 419 (45.89%) .NET Developer
3 349 (38.23%) C# Developer
4 197 (21.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 126 (13.80%) WCF Developer
6 100 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 97 (10.62%) C# WCF Developer
8 86 (9.42%) Microsoft Developer
8 86 (9.42%) SQL Developer
9 85 (9.31%) Senior Developer
10 79 (8.65%) CRM Developer
11 72 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 70 (7.67%) ASP.NET Developer
13 67 (7.34%) WPF Developer
14 66 (7.23%) Software Developer
15 54 (5.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 54 (5.91%) Senior .NET Developer
16 49 (5.37%) Senior C# Developer
17 47 (5.15%) C# WPF Developer
18 42 (4.60%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (89.27%) .NET
2 368 (40.31%) ASP.NET
3 336 (36.80%) .NET Framework
4 310 (33.95%) HTML
5 309 (33.84%) Web Services
6 245 (26.83%) CSS
7 235 (25.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 225 (24.64%) WPF
9 182 (19.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 181 (19.82%) Entity Framework
11 175 (19.17%) XML
12 153 (16.76%) jQuery
13 134 (14.68%) AngularJS
14 115 (12.60%) SOAP
15 107 (11.72%) REST
16 83 (9.09%) RESTful
17 78 (8.54%) HTML5
17 78 (8.54%) LINQ
18 60 (6.57%) NHibernate
19 57 (6.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.40%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.29%) N-Tier
4 22 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 22 (2.41%) User Experience
5 18 (1.97%) Derivative
6 16 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.77%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.77%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.66%) Fintech
13 6 (0.66%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.66%) Replication
14 5 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 162 (17.74%) Windows
2 22 (2.41%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.86%) Unix
4 15 (1.64%) Android
5 13 (1.42%) Linux
6 12 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.10%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (46.11%) MVC
3 275 (30.12%) TDD
4 204 (22.34%) Scrum
5 170 (18.62%) CRM
6 130 (14.24%) OO
7 102 (11.17%) Unit Testing
8 94 (10.30%) MVVM
9 91 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (9.42%) SOLID
11 74 (8.11%) SOA
12 73 (8.00%) BDD
13 69 (7.56%) Software Engineering
14 68 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
15 67 (7.34%) Dependency Injection
16 55 (6.02%) SDLC
17 54 (5.91%) OOP
18 51 (5.59%) OOD
19 41 (4.49%) Multithreading
19 41 (4.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 774 (84.78%) C#
2 399 (43.70%) SQL
3 369 (40.42%) JavaScript
4 122 (13.36%) T-SQL
5 57 (6.24%) VB.NET
6 44 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 27 (2.96%) C++
7 27 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 25 (2.74%) Java
9 18 (1.97%) VBA
10 16 (1.75%) VB
11 15 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.53%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.42%) XAML
14 12 (1.31%) Python
15 7 (0.77%) VB6
15 7 (0.77%) VBScript
16 5 (0.55%) ES6
16 5 (0.55%) PHP
17 4 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.24%) Degree
3 49 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.10%) MCITP
7 8 (0.88%) MCTS
8 7 (0.77%) HNC
9 6 (0.66%) HND
9 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.66%) MCSE
10 5 (0.55%) CCNA
10 5 (0.55%) CCNP
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.55%) ISEB
10 5 (0.55%) MCDBA
10 5 (0.55%) MCDST
10 5 (0.55%) MCSA
11 3 (0.33%) CISM
11 3 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.52%) QA
2 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.55%) Basel III
3 5 (0.55%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.22%) HL7
4 2 (0.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.55%) Snort
4 2 (0.22%) Docker
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 379 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 93 (10.19%) Oracle
3 19 (2.08%) SAP
4 14 (1.53%) Telerik
5 10 (1.10%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.10%) Sybase
6 9 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.88%) Dell
7 8 (0.88%) Infragistics
8 7 (0.77%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.66%) Infor
10 5 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.55%) RedGate
10 5 (0.55%) Sourcefire
10 5 (0.55%) Twitter
10 5 (0.55%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.44%) Sencha
12 3 (0.33%) Murex
12 3 (0.33%) Solace
London
Chassam Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £350 - 375 per day + Immediate start available
Posted: 5 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talendrone.com
Rate: £350 - £370 / Day
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Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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City, London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
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Andover
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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