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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 140 120 98
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Contract jobs citing WCF 808 848 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.60% 1.71% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.84% 6.23% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 603 608
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 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 4
Average hourly rate £22.18 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £35.80 £29.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £55.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
13840 13614 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.45% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9109 9019 7587
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 201 348
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +18 380 £450 +5.88% 161
South East -35 139 £350 -7.89% 87
Yorkshire +2 65 £350 +16.66% 39
West Midlands -12 48 £340 +4.61% 27
North West -34 48 £350 +3.70% 64
South West +27 47 £350 +6.06% 54
East of England -34 41 £400 +14.28% 32
East Midlands -19 34 £320 -1.53% 26
North East -4 4 £280 +24.44% 13
Midlands +5 3 - - 1
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1379 (88.40%) .NET
2 1364 (87.44%) C#
3 853 (54.68%) SQL Server
4 754 (48.33%) ASP.NET
5 676 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 637 (40.83%) SQL
7 615 (39.42%) MVC
8 552 (35.38%) Web Services
9 519 (33.27%) JavaScript
10 500 (32.05%) .NET Framework
11 432 (27.69%) WPF
12 421 (26.99%) HTML
13 396 (25.38%) TDD
14 380 (24.36%) jQuery
15 377 (24.17%) Microsoft
16 372 (23.85%) CSS
17 347 (22.24%) XML
18 346 (22.18%) ASP.NET MVC
19 303 (19.42%) Entity Framework
20 298 (19.10%) Visual Studio
21 278 (17.82%) Finance
21 278 (17.82%) Scrum
22 253 (16.22%) OO
23 249 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
24 213 (13.65%) LINQ
25 208 (13.33%) SOA
25 208 (13.33%) T-SQL
26 201 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
27 197 (12.63%) Windows
28 180 (11.54%) Unit Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 173 (11.09%) BizTalk Server
2 108 (6.92%) CMS
3 99 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 91 (5.83%) IIS
5 47 (3.01%) Umbraco
6 46 (2.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 42 (2.69%) Kentico
8 39 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 25 (1.60%) Node.js
10 24 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.35%) MQSeries
12 15 (0.96%) Confluence
13 12 (0.77%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.58%) Immediacy CMS
15 8 (0.51%) Sitefinity
16 7 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
17 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.38%) Apache
17 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.38%) DNN
Applications
1 107 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.58%) MS Office
3 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.26%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.064%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 100 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.064%) ZaiNet
5 1 (0.064%) RMDS
5 1 (0.064%) Endur
5 1 (0.064%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 104 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.64%) SaaS
4 7 (0.45%) Office 365
5 4 (0.26%) PaaS
6 3 (0.19%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.064%) CodePlex
8 1 (0.064%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.33%) HTTP
2 18 (1.15%) FTP
3 13 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.58%) SSL
4 9 (0.58%) Internet
5 7 (0.45%) LDAP
6 6 (0.38%) CTI
6 6 (0.38%) VPN
6 6 (0.38%) DNS
7 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.32%) ZigBee
7 5 (0.32%) 802.15
7 5 (0.32%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.26%) SMTP
9 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.19%) Intranet
10 2 (0.13%) Firewall
11 1 (0.064%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.064%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.064%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 853 (54.68%) SQL Server
2 201 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 106 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 75 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 62 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (3.33%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 28 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (1.79%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 21 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 15 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.90%) MS Access
15 12 (0.77%) MySQL
15 12 (0.77%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.71%) SQLite
17 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (0.58%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 298 (19.10%) Visual Studio
2 249 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 127 (8.14%) NUnit
4 47 (3.01%) Subversion
5 44 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 37 (2.37%) Moq
6 37 (2.37%) MSTest
7 36 (2.31%) JIRA
8 29 (1.86%) Git (software)
9 28 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
10 21 (1.35%) MSBuild
11 18 (1.15%) Jenkins
12 17 (1.09%) MSI
13 16 (1.03%) Fiddler
13 16 (1.03%) StyleCop
13 16 (1.03%) ReSharper
13 16 (1.03%) Selenium
14 13 (0.83%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 278 (17.82%) Finance
2 126 (8.08%) Banking
3 95 (6.09%) Front Office
4 73 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.12%) Retail
6 29 (1.86%) Back Office
7 25 (1.60%) Marketing
8 17 (1.09%) Publishing
9 13 (0.83%) Advertising
10 12 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.58%) Legal
11 9 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.45%) Billing
13 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.064%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1269 (81.35%) Developer
2 612 (39.23%) .NET Developer
3 482 (30.90%) C# Developer
4 254 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 173 (11.09%) Senior Developer
6 104 (6.67%) Architect
7 101 (6.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 87 (5.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 86 (5.51%) BizTalk Developer
10 85 (5.45%) Web Developer
11 82 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
12 63 (4.04%) Senior C# Developer
13 57 (3.65%) Analyst
13 57 (3.65%) Software Developer
14 50 (3.21%) Applications Developer
15 37 (2.37%) WPF Developer
16 34 (2.18%) Consultant
16 34 (2.18%) SharePoint Developer
17 33 (2.12%) CRM Developer
17 33 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1379 (88.40%) .NET
2 754 (48.33%) ASP.NET
3 552 (35.38%) Web Services
4 500 (32.05%) .NET Framework
5 432 (27.69%) WPF
6 421 (26.99%) HTML
7 380 (24.36%) jQuery
8 372 (23.85%) CSS
9 347 (22.24%) XML
10 346 (22.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 303 (19.42%) Entity Framework
12 213 (13.65%) LINQ
13 178 (11.41%) SOAP
14 156 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 134 (8.59%) HTML5
16 128 (8.21%) WinForms
17 107 (6.86%) AngularJS
18 104 (6.67%) REST
19 103 (6.60%) Ajax
20 98 (6.28%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.72%) Derivative
3 50 (3.21%) Fixed Income
4 42 (2.69%) Inversion of Control
5 41 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.50%) N-Tier
6 39 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.18%) Hedge funds
8 30 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 22 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
10 17 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 15 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.90%) Equities
12 14 (0.90%) Credit Risk
13 13 (0.83%) Open Source
14 12 (0.77%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.77%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.71%) Market Risk
15 11 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 197 (12.63%) Windows
2 24 (1.54%) UNIX
3 19 (1.22%) Linux
4 16 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (0.77%) Android
6 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.38%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.32%) Windows CE
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.064%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (39.42%) MVC
3 396 (25.38%) TDD
4 278 (17.82%) Scrum
5 253 (16.22%) OO
6 208 (13.33%) SOA
7 180 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 150 (9.62%) CRM
9 121 (7.76%) Multithreading
10 113 (7.24%) OOD
11 103 (6.60%) MVVM
12 102 (6.54%) BDD
13 100 (6.41%) E-Commerce
14 93 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
15 75 (4.81%) Workflow
16 72 (4.62%) OOP
17 71 (4.55%) Web Development
18 70 (4.49%) Software Engineering
19 54 (3.46%) Dependency Injection
20 47 (3.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1364 (87.44%) C#
2 637 (40.83%) SQL
3 519 (33.27%) JavaScript
4 208 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 100 (6.41%) VB.NET
6 81 (5.19%) Java
7 57 (3.65%) VB
8 50 (3.21%) C++
9 41 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.99%) VB6
12 27 (1.73%) PHP
13 25 (1.60%) XPath
14 23 (1.47%) VBA
15 21 (1.35%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.28%) XAML
17 18 (1.15%) Ruby
18 16 (1.03%) Python
19 15 (0.96%) XQuery
20 13 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (5.77%) Degree
2 52 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.45%) MCITP
7 6 (0.38%) ISEB
7 6 (0.38%) CISSP
8 5 (0.32%) MCTS
8 5 (0.32%) HND
9 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.13%) MCP
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSD
10 2 (0.13%) CFA
11 1 (0.064%) MCPD
11 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.064%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.82%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) EMIR
3 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 11 (0.71%) Firmware
2 7 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) vSphere
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.064%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 9 (0.58%) Control-M
2 8 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.45%) Puppet
4 6 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.26%) WMI
6 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.19%) SCOM
7 2 (0.13%) SCCM
7 2 (0.13%) logstash
7 2 (0.13%) Kibana
7 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.13%) AppManager
7 2 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 377 (24.17%) Microsoft
2 177 (11.35%) Oracle
3 63 (4.04%) Sitecore
4 43 (2.76%) DevExpress
5 34 (2.18%) EPiServer
6 27 (1.73%) Infragistics
7 24 (1.54%) IBM
8 21 (1.35%) TIBCO
9 16 (1.03%) Twitter
10 10 (0.64%) Adobe
11 9 (0.58%) VMware
11 9 (0.58%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.58%) Facebook
12 8 (0.51%) Google
13 7 (0.45%) Ektron
14 6 (0.38%) HP
14 6 (0.38%) Telerik
15 5 (0.32%) DataSynapse
15 5 (0.32%) Assembla
15 5 (0.32%) Syncfusion
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £370 per day + £370 / Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago