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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 248 142 131
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 479 808 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.60% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 5.87% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 567 607
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 15
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.18 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.40% -45.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
14257 13761 13680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.97% 27.17% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10089 9027 9080
Median daily rate £421 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 184 192
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.15 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -111 200 £450 - 81
South East -68 70 £400 +14.28% 67
West Midlands -12 42 £400 +17.64% 22
South West -6 41 £394 +12.50% 18
East of England +1 39 £375 -6.25% 27
North West -20 32 £325 -7.14% 34
East Midlands +1 29 £350 +9.37% 19
Yorkshire -38 22 £339 -3.21% 18
Midlands -8 1 - -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 918 (89.47%) C#
1 918 (89.47%) .NET
2 534 (52.05%) MVC
3 508 (49.51%) SQL Server
4 488 (47.56%) ASP.NET
5 457 (44.54%) SQL
6 409 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
7 381 (37.13%) JavaScript
8 338 (32.94%) .NET Framework
9 321 (31.29%) TDD
10 303 (29.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 298 (29.04%) HTML
12 292 (28.46%) Microsoft
13 285 (27.78%) Web Services
14 269 (26.22%) WPF
15 238 (23.20%) CSS
16 225 (21.93%) jQuery
17 203 (19.79%) Entity Framework
18 175 (17.06%) ASP.NET Web API
19 174 (16.96%) AngularJS
20 173 (16.86%) Team Foundation Server
21 167 (16.28%) Finance
22 165 (16.08%) OO
23 160 (15.59%) Windows
23 160 (15.59%) SOAP
24 156 (15.20%) T-SQL
25 154 (15.01%) XML
26 144 (14.04%) Visual Studio
27 140 (13.65%) Scrum
28 134 (13.06%) HTML5

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 83 (8.09%) IIS
2 81 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
3 49 (4.78%) SharePoint
4 35 (3.41%) CMS
5 21 (2.05%) Umbraco
6 18 (1.75%) Node.js
7 13 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.58%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.39%) Kentico
11 4 (0.39%) Mule
11 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.39%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.29%) Apache
12 3 (0.29%) Confluence
12 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.29%) JBoss
12 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.85%) MS Office
3 6 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.68%) Endur
4 2 (0.19%) Beauchamp
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.097%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 98 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.95%) SaaS
4 17 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.39%) Boomi
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.097%) GitHub
7 1 (0.097%) Office 365
7 1 (0.097%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.34%) HTTP
2 20 (1.95%) Internet
3 13 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.07%) DNS
5 8 (0.78%) Network Security
5 8 (0.78%) SSL
6 6 (0.58%) Firewall
7 5 (0.49%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.39%) VPN
9 3 (0.29%) SNMP
10 2 (0.19%) CTI
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) Intranet
10 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.097%) DMZ
11 1 (0.097%) Extranet
11 1 (0.097%) IPsec
11 1 (0.097%) LAN
11 1 (0.097%) LDAP
11 1 (0.097%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (49.51%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (6.63%) Relational Database
5 53 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 36 (3.51%) NoSQL
9 31 (3.02%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (1.66%) MongoDB
14 16 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.78%) Big Data
16 7 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.68%) HBase
17 6 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 173 (16.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 144 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 99 (9.65%) NUnit
4 48 (4.68%) MSTest
5 45 (4.39%) Moq
6 32 (3.12%) Git (software)
7 30 (2.92%) SpecFlow
7 30 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 25 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 23 (2.24%) Subversion
10 21 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (1.66%) Selenium
12 16 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 15 (1.46%) MSBuild
14 14 (1.36%) NSubstitute
15 12 (1.17%) JIRA
16 11 (1.07%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.78%) NCrunch
17 8 (0.78%) ReSharper
18 7 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 167 (16.28%) Finance
2 100 (9.75%) Banking
3 59 (5.75%) Front Office
4 49 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.92%) Retail
6 14 (1.36%) Back Office
7 13 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.97%) Games
10 9 (0.88%) Advertising
11 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.49%) Marketing
12 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Legal
13 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 1 (0.097%) Billing
14 1 (0.097%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.097%) Law
14 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 815 (79.43%) Developer
2 498 (48.54%) .NET Developer
3 484 (47.17%) C# Developer
4 296 (28.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 184 (17.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 144 (14.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 139 (13.55%) WCF Developer
8 134 (13.06%) SQL Developer
9 124 (12.09%) C# WCF Developer
10 119 (11.60%) Senior Developer
11 118 (11.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 84 (8.19%) Senior .NET Developer
13 77 (7.50%) Architect
14 70 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
15 66 (6.43%) WPF Developer
16 59 (5.75%) C# WPF Developer
17 54 (5.26%) Web Developer
18 53 (5.17%) Agile Developer
19 52 (5.07%) SQL Server Developer
20 47 (4.58%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 918 (89.47%) .NET
2 488 (47.56%) ASP.NET
3 338 (32.94%) .NET Framework
4 303 (29.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 298 (29.04%) HTML
6 285 (27.78%) Web Services
7 269 (26.22%) WPF
8 238 (23.20%) CSS
9 225 (21.93%) jQuery
10 203 (19.79%) Entity Framework
11 175 (17.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 174 (16.96%) AngularJS
13 160 (15.59%) SOAP
14 154 (15.01%) XML
15 134 (13.06%) HTML5
16 126 (12.28%) REST
17 96 (9.36%) RESTful
18 83 (8.09%) LINQ
19 81 (7.89%) Ajax
20 75 (7.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
3 35 (3.41%) N-Tier
4 27 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 26 (2.53%) User Experience
6 20 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.75%) Data Integration
7 18 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.66%) Market Risk
9 16 (1.56%) Derivative
9 16 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.46%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.36%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.07%) Digital Media
13 10 (0.97%) Clustering
13 10 (0.97%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 160 (15.59%) Windows
2 23 (2.24%) Unix
3 20 (1.95%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.46%) Android
4 15 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.07%) Linux
5 11 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.39%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.097%) CentOS
10 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.097%) Solaris
10 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (52.05%) MVC
2 409 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (31.29%) TDD
4 165 (16.08%) OO
5 140 (13.65%) Scrum
6 128 (12.48%) SOA
7 114 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 108 (10.53%) BDD
9 107 (10.43%) Web Development
10 89 (8.67%) Software Engineering
11 84 (8.19%) MVVM
12 83 (8.09%) Multithreading
13 76 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (6.82%) CRM
15 68 (6.63%) E-Commerce
15 68 (6.63%) OOP
16 60 (5.85%) SDLC
17 55 (5.36%) SOLID
18 42 (4.09%) Dependency Injection
19 38 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 918 (89.47%) C#
2 457 (44.54%) SQL
3 381 (37.13%) JavaScript
4 156 (15.20%) T-SQL
5 57 (5.56%) Java
6 52 (5.07%) C++
7 51 (4.97%) PL/SQL
8 37 (3.61%) VB.NET
9 29 (2.83%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.24%) XAML
11 22 (2.14%) VB
12 19 (1.85%) Ruby
12 19 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.66%) VBA
14 16 (1.56%) Python
15 13 (1.27%) C
16 11 (1.07%) Perl
16 11 (1.07%) PHP
17 10 (0.97%) VBScript
18 9 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 63 (6.14%) Degree
2 25 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.07%) MCPD
4 11 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.97%) MCSD
6 6 (0.58%) MCITP
7 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.39%) MCTS
8 4 (0.39%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) MCSA
9 2 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.097%) CCNA
10 1 (0.097%) CCNP
10 1 (0.097%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.097%) ISEB
10 1 (0.097%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.097%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.097%) MCDST
10 1 (0.097%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.46%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) SLA
3 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.29%) HL7
3 3 (0.29%) MiFID
4 2 (0.19%) EMIR
4 2 (0.19%) WCAG
5 1 (0.097%) COBIT
5 1 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.097%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.097%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.097%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.19%) HP Fortify
1 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.19%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.097%) Control-M
2 1 (0.097%) Kibana
2 1 (0.097%) logstash
2 1 (0.097%) SCCM
Vendors
1 292 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 101 (9.84%) Oracle
3 27 (2.63%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.14%) Sybase
5 19 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 16 (1.56%) DevExpress
7 14 (1.36%) IBM
8 13 (1.27%) EPiServer
8 13 (1.27%) Xamarin
9 10 (0.97%) Twitter
10 8 (0.78%) Telerik
11 7 (0.68%) VMware
12 6 (0.58%) RedGate
12 6 (0.58%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.49%) OpenText
13 5 (0.49%) SAP
14 4 (0.39%) Appcelerator
14 4 (0.39%) Dell
14 4 (0.39%) NetSuite
15 3 (0.29%) Sencha
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £600 per day Depending on Experience.
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £375 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Derby
Pro-Quest
Rate: 200-300 Per Day 200-300 / day
Posted: 8 days ago
North Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Chambers and Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 22 days ago