The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 125 94 117
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +23
Contract jobs citing WCF 855 854 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.98% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.20% 7.38% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 591 585
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 12
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.15 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.70 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -55 333 £413 -13.15% 184
South East -7 187 £380 +8.57% 89
East of England +20 90 £325 -7.14% 55
North West +13 62 £344 +17.52% 61
Yorkshire -14 56 £300 -4.00% 46
West Midlands +2 52 £325 - 23
East Midlands -7 42 £325 +1.56% 27
South West -42 26 £330 +1.53% 21
North East -21 6 £225 - 6
Midlands - 1 £400 -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1550 (90.12%) .NET
2 1546 (89.88%) C#
3 1024 (59.53%) SQL Server
4 860 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 695 (40.41%) MVC
6 659 (38.31%) SQL
7 551 (32.03%) WPF
8 501 (29.13%) JavaScript
9 483 (28.08%) Web Services
10 433 (25.17%) HTML
11 413 (24.01%) Microsoft
12 412 (23.95%) .NET Framework
13 407 (23.66%) XML
14 398 (23.14%) TDD
15 395 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
15 395 (22.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 394 (22.91%) Visual Studio
17 391 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 390 (22.67%) jQuery
19 378 (21.98%) Windows
20 356 (20.70%) CSS
21 340 (19.77%) Scrum
22 315 (18.31%) Finance
23 301 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
24 291 (16.92%) OO
25 250 (14.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 249 (14.48%) LINQ
27 233 (13.55%) SOA
28 210 (12.21%) T-SQL
29 204 (11.86%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 195 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 152 (8.84%) BizTalk Server
3 133 (7.73%) IIS
4 88 (5.12%) CMS
5 84 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 26 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
8 24 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
9 16 (0.93%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.93%) Node.js
10 15 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.70%) NServiceBus
13 10 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.47%) MS Project Server
15 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.41%) Kentico
16 6 (0.35%) Papyrus
16 6 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 98 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.44%) MS Office
3 15 (0.87%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.058%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 93 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.35%) ReMetrica
3 6 (0.35%) Exstream
4 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.058%) Endur
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 96 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.05%) SaaS
3 17 (0.99%) Office 365
4 8 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.29%) PaaS
7 5 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.57%) HTTP
2 26 (1.51%) Internet
3 13 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.64%) Firewall
5 10 (0.58%) Intranet
6 9 (0.52%) DNS
7 6 (0.35%) BIG-IP
7 6 (0.35%) SMTP
8 4 (0.23%) SSL
9 3 (0.17%) DMZ
9 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.17%) FTP
9 3 (0.17%) LDAP
10 2 (0.12%) AMQP
10 2 (0.12%) DSL
10 2 (0.12%) WEP
11 1 (0.058%) X.509
11 1 (0.058%) CTI
11 1 (0.058%) LAN
11 1 (0.058%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1024 (59.53%) SQL Server
2 395 (22.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 173 (10.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 170 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 154 (8.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 52 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (2.85%) Relational Database
9 40 (2.33%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.51%) MySQL
11 22 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 20 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.99%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (0.76%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.58%) SQLite
17 8 (0.47%) Couchbase
17 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.47%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 394 (22.91%) Visual Studio
2 301 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 137 (7.97%) NUnit
4 66 (3.84%) Subversion
5 48 (2.79%) Git (software)
6 46 (2.67%) SpecFlow
7 39 (2.27%) MSTest
7 39 (2.27%) Moq
8 34 (1.98%) MSBuild
9 33 (1.92%) JIRA
10 26 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
11 24 (1.40%) TeamCity
12 23 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (1.10%) ReSharper
13 19 (1.10%) Selenium
14 14 (0.81%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.76%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.76%) CruiseControl
16 12 (0.70%) Jenkins
16 12 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 315 (18.31%) Finance
2 169 (9.83%) Banking
3 135 (7.85%) Front Office
4 86 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.44%) Retail
6 26 (1.51%) Back Office
7 23 (1.34%) Marketing
8 18 (1.05%) Advertising
9 17 (0.99%) Legal
10 16 (0.93%) Publishing
11 10 (0.58%) Games
11 10 (0.58%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.47%) Local Government
14 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.23%) German Language
15 3 (0.17%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.17%) Law
16 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 1454 (84.53%) Developer
2 679 (39.48%) .NET Developer
3 568 (33.02%) C# Developer
4 304 (17.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 174 (10.12%) ASP.NET Developer
6 147 (8.55%) Senior Developer
7 123 (7.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 108 (6.28%) Web Developer
9 79 (4.59%) BizTalk Developer
10 78 (4.53%) Software Developer
10 78 (4.53%) Senior .NET Developer
11 72 (4.19%) SharePoint Developer
12 63 (3.66%) Software Engineer
12 63 (3.66%) Agile .NET Developer
13 62 (3.60%) Analyst
14 51 (2.97%) Architect
15 46 (2.67%) Agile C# Developer
16 45 (2.62%) .NET Web Developer
17 43 (2.50%) Programmer
18 42 (2.44%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1550 (90.12%) .NET
2 860 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 551 (32.03%) WPF
4 483 (28.08%) Web Services
5 433 (25.17%) HTML
6 412 (23.95%) .NET Framework
7 407 (23.66%) XML
8 391 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 390 (22.67%) jQuery
10 356 (20.70%) CSS
11 250 (14.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 249 (14.48%) LINQ
13 204 (11.86%) SOAP
14 168 (9.77%) REST
15 164 (9.53%) WinForms
16 160 (9.30%) Ajax
17 158 (9.19%) HTML5
18 132 (7.67%) Silverlight
19 97 (5.64%) WF
20 96 (5.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.59%) N-Tier
2 65 (3.78%) Derivative
3 58 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (3.02%) Fixed Income
5 49 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
7 42 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 28 (1.63%) Hedge funds
10 22 (1.28%) Grid Computing
10 22 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.05%) Equities
12 16 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 14 (0.81%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.76%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.70%) RIA
16 10 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
17 9 (0.52%) EPoS
17 9 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
17 9 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 378 (21.98%) Windows
2 27 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (0.93%) Linux
6 14 (0.81%) UNIX
7 12 (0.70%) Windows 8
7 12 (0.70%) Android
8 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.41%) Windows CE
9 7 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.058%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (40.41%) MVC
2 398 (23.14%) TDD
3 395 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
4 340 (19.77%) Scrum
5 291 (16.92%) OO
6 233 (13.55%) SOA
7 197 (11.45%) Multithreading
8 151 (8.78%) Unit Testing
9 149 (8.66%) MVVM
10 135 (7.85%) Software Engineering
11 123 (7.15%) CRM
12 117 (6.80%) Workflow
13 102 (5.93%) OOD
14 100 (5.81%) BDD
15 87 (5.06%) Web Development
16 86 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
17 68 (3.95%) UML
17 68 (3.95%) OOP
18 58 (3.37%) Automated Testing
19 57 (3.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1546 (89.88%) C#
2 659 (38.31%) SQL
3 501 (29.13%) JavaScript
4 210 (12.21%) T-SQL
5 108 (6.28%) VB.NET
6 61 (3.55%) C++
7 59 (3.43%) Java
8 55 (3.20%) VB
9 50 (2.91%) XAML
10 41 (2.38%) VBA
11 36 (2.09%) PL/SQL
12 33 (1.92%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.86%) PHP
14 22 (1.28%) VBScript
15 20 (1.16%) VB6
16 18 (1.05%) C
17 14 (0.81%) Python
18 11 (0.64%) Objective-C
19 8 (0.47%) X++
20 7 (0.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 92 (5.35%) Degree
2 38 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.22%) ISEB
5 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.35%) MCTS
6 6 (0.35%) MCSD
7 5 (0.29%) MBA
7 5 (0.29%) MCP
7 5 (0.29%) MCSE
7 5 (0.29%) MCITP
8 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.17%) MCAD
9 3 (0.17%) CFA
9 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) MCPD
11 1 (0.058%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.84%) QA
2 6 (0.35%) SLA
3 5 (0.29%) EMIR
3 5 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.23%) HL7
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.058%) Basel III
System Software
1 24 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.17%) vSphere
3 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.058%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.52%) SCCM
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
3 4 (0.23%) Control-M
4 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 413 (24.01%) Microsoft
2 148 (8.60%) Oracle
3 30 (1.74%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.51%) DevExpress
4 26 (1.51%) TIBCO
5 25 (1.45%) DataSynapse
6 16 (0.93%) Telerik
7 14 (0.81%) Ektron
8 11 (0.64%) IBM
9 10 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.52%) CODA
11 8 (0.47%) Perforce
11 8 (0.47%) HP
12 7 (0.41%) Infragistics
12 7 (0.41%) Murex
13 6 (0.35%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.35%) F5
13 6 (0.35%) ESRI
14 5 (0.29%) Kofax
14 5 (0.29%) Informatica
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Rate: £300
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £295 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Norfolk
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West London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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