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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 122 76 98
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +22
Contract jobs citing WCF 899 1216 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 2.52% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.32% 8.59% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 879 651
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £28.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -56 374 £425 -3.13% 159
South East -13 191 £375 - 86
Yorkshire +8 73 £325 +1.56% 64
East of England -16 72 £375 -6.25% 42
North West -31 59 £325 +8.33% 69
West Midlands -35 54 £350 - 27
East Midlands -6 26 £316 +5.41% 18
South West -66 25 £331 +1.92% 35
North East -29 9 £193 - 5
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1611 (92.00%) .NET
2 1531 (87.44%) C#
3 1024 (58.48%) SQL Server
4 982 (56.08%) ASP.NET
5 826 (47.17%) MVC
6 782 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
7 642 (36.66%) SQL
8 574 (32.78%) JavaScript
9 536 (30.61%) Web Services
10 522 (29.81%) Microsoft
11 496 (28.33%) HTML
12 460 (26.27%) .NET Framework
13 451 (25.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 439 (25.07%) CSS
15 431 (24.61%) WPF
16 407 (23.24%) TDD
17 402 (22.96%) jQuery
17 402 (22.96%) XML
18 379 (21.64%) Visual Studio
19 368 (21.02%) SQL Server 2008
20 356 (20.33%) Scrum
21 346 (19.76%) Windows
22 336 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
23 322 (18.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 274 (15.65%) Finance
25 247 (14.11%) OO
26 224 (12.79%) LINQ
27 203 (11.59%) SharePoint
28 192 (10.97%) HTML5
29 188 (10.74%) Oracle

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 203 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 165 (9.42%) IIS
3 158 (9.02%) BizTalk Server
4 100 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 72 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 65 (3.71%) CMS
7 44 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
8 26 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.97%) Node.js
10 14 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.80%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.74%) NServiceBus
12 11 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.51%) Apache
14 8 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
14 8 (0.46%) ArcGIS
15 7 (0.40%) JCAPS
15 7 (0.40%) Kentico
16 6 (0.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 165 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.83%) InfoPath
3 27 (1.54%) MS Office
4 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.057%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 106 (6.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Exstream
5 2 (0.11%) Tridion
6 1 (0.057%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.057%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.057%) Line 500
6 1 (0.057%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.057%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.94%) Office 365
3 32 (1.83%) PaaS
4 21 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.74%) SaaS
7 7 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.29%) GitHub
8 5 (0.29%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.17%) IaaS
9 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.43%) Intranet
2 23 (1.31%) Internet
3 18 (1.03%) HTTP
4 15 (0.86%) LDAP
5 8 (0.46%) BIG-IP
5 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.34%) Firewall
7 5 (0.29%) FTP
7 5 (0.29%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) Extranet
8 4 (0.23%) DMZ
9 3 (0.17%) AMQP
9 3 (0.17%) SSL
10 2 (0.11%) SSH
10 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.11%) SMTP
10 2 (0.11%) DHCP
10 2 (0.11%) SAN
10 2 (0.11%) Wireless
10 2 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1024 (58.48%) SQL Server
2 368 (21.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 172 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 152 (8.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 126 (7.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 82 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 55 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 36 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.54%) NoSQL
11 24 (1.37%) MySQL
12 23 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (1.20%) MongoDB
14 19 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.91%) RavenDB
15 16 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (0.86%) DTS
16 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (0.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 379 (21.64%) Visual Studio
2 336 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 132 (7.54%) NUnit
4 66 (3.77%) Subversion
5 58 (3.31%) MSTest
6 48 (2.74%) SpecFlow
7 47 (2.68%) TeamCity
8 44 (2.51%) JIRA
9 43 (2.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 41 (2.34%) MSBuild
11 31 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
12 30 (1.71%) Jenkins
13 28 (1.60%) Git (software)
14 24 (1.37%) Selenium
14 24 (1.37%) Moq
15 22 (1.26%) CruiseControl
16 15 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
16 15 (0.86%) ReSharper
17 14 (0.80%) FxCop
18 13 (0.74%) StyleCop
General
1 274 (15.65%) Finance
2 161 (9.19%) Banking
3 116 (6.62%) Front Office
4 68 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 62 (3.54%) Retail
6 33 (1.88%) Back Office
7 26 (1.48%) Marketing
8 25 (1.43%) Advertising
9 22 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.69%) Legal
12 11 (0.63%) Electronics
13 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.46%) Publishing
14 8 (0.46%) Law
15 4 (0.23%) Billing
16 2 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.11%) Local Government
16 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1473 (84.12%) Developer
2 765 (43.69%) .NET Developer
3 492 (28.10%) C# Developer
4 294 (16.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 220 (12.56%) Senior Developer
6 147 (8.40%) ASP.NET Developer
7 135 (7.71%) Senior .NET Developer
8 115 (6.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 106 (6.05%) Web Developer
10 92 (5.25%) SharePoint Developer
11 65 (3.71%) BizTalk Developer
12 63 (3.60%) CRM Developer
13 62 (3.54%) Software Developer
14 54 (3.08%) Agile .NET Developer
15 53 (3.03%) Analyst
16 50 (2.86%) Architect
17 49 (2.80%) Senior C# Developer
18 48 (2.74%) .NET Web Developer
19 46 (2.63%) Software Engineer
20 41 (2.34%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1611 (92.00%) .NET
2 982 (56.08%) ASP.NET
3 536 (30.61%) Web Services
4 496 (28.33%) HTML
5 460 (26.27%) .NET Framework
6 451 (25.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 439 (25.07%) CSS
8 431 (24.61%) WPF
9 402 (22.96%) jQuery
9 402 (22.96%) XML
10 322 (18.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 224 (12.79%) LINQ
12 192 (10.97%) HTML5
13 165 (9.42%) Ajax
14 161 (9.19%) REST
15 146 (8.34%) SOAP
16 133 (7.60%) WinForms
16 133 (7.60%) XSLT
17 131 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 111 (6.34%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.77%) N-Tier
3 40 (2.28%) Fixed Income
4 39 (2.23%) Inversion of Control
5 37 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 35 (2.00%) Derivative
7 31 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (1.48%) User Experience
9 25 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 25 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.26%) Market Risk
11 19 (1.09%) Grid Computing
12 17 (0.97%) Credit Risk
13 15 (0.86%) Equities
14 13 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.74%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.69%) GIS
16 11 (0.63%) Open Source
16 11 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 346 (19.76%) Windows
2 41 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (1.20%) Linux
6 14 (0.80%) UNIX
7 13 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
8 11 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.51%) Android
10 8 (0.46%) Windows CE
10 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.46%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
11 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.057%) HPUX
12 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (47.17%) MVC
2 782 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (23.24%) TDD
4 356 (20.33%) Scrum
5 247 (14.11%) OO
6 169 (9.65%) SOA
7 155 (8.85%) Unit Testing
8 134 (7.65%) BDD
9 121 (6.91%) Workflow
10 117 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
11 116 (6.62%) CRM
12 111 (6.34%) Web Development
13 104 (5.94%) Multithreading
14 103 (5.88%) Software Engineering
15 102 (5.83%) MVVM
16 90 (5.14%) E-Commerce
17 79 (4.51%) OOD
18 67 (3.83%) OOP
19 61 (3.48%) Migration
20 54 (3.08%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1531 (87.44%) C#
2 642 (36.66%) SQL
3 574 (32.78%) JavaScript
4 179 (10.22%) T-SQL
5 163 (9.31%) VB.NET
6 86 (4.91%) PL/SQL
7 82 (4.68%) PowerShell
8 58 (3.31%) VB
8 58 (3.31%) C++
9 53 (3.03%) Java
10 40 (2.28%) Python
11 32 (1.83%) VBScript
12 25 (1.43%) VB6
13 24 (1.37%) XAML
14 16 (0.91%) VBA
15 12 (0.69%) PHP
16 11 (0.63%) C
17 8 (0.46%) Ruby
17 8 (0.46%) Embedded C++
18 6 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (4.80%) Degree
2 45 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.14%) MCITP
5 19 (1.09%) ISEB
6 10 (0.57%) MCSD
7 8 (0.46%) MCSE
8 7 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.40%) MCTS
9 4 (0.23%) MCPD
9 4 (0.23%) MCSA
9 4 (0.23%) MCAD
10 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.17%) MCT
10 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) CCNA
11 2 (0.11%) MCP
11 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.45%) QA
2 7 (0.40%) HL7
3 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.057%) EMIR
5 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.057%) SLA
5 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.17%) UAG
3 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.057%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (0.80%) Control-M
2 11 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.57%) SCCM
4 8 (0.46%) BladeLogic
4 8 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.23%) WMI
6 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.17%) MIIS
7 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.057%) logstash
8 1 (0.057%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 522 (29.81%) Microsoft
2 188 (10.74%) Oracle
3 31 (1.77%) Sitecore
4 29 (1.66%) DevExpress
5 23 (1.31%) Telerik
6 19 (1.09%) IBM
7 13 (0.74%) TIBCO
7 13 (0.74%) Sybase
7 13 (0.74%) SAP
8 12 (0.69%) Informatica
9 10 (0.57%) Twitter
10 9 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.46%) Altiris
11 8 (0.46%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.40%) Infragistics
13 6 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.29%) Ektron
14 5 (0.29%) Splunk
14 5 (0.29%) Sencha
14 5 (0.29%) Kofax
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £351 per annum
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Suffolk
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
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York, North Yorkshire
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