The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 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 London 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 156 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 315 424 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.35% 1.96% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 6.82% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 341 355
Average daily rate £425 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6877 6214 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.43% 28.72% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4521 5077
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 84
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
England

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in London

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the London region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in London

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in London

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the London region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in London

WCF
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

WCF Hourly Rate Histogram in London

WCF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London -31 100 £500 - 14
Mayfair - 2 £500 -
Canary Wharf +14 1 £413 -31.25%
Westminster - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £450 -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 670 (92.54%) C#
2 636 (87.85%) .NET
3 437 (60.36%) SQL Server
4 316 (43.65%) ASP.NET
5 277 (38.26%) WPF
6 273 (37.71%) SQL
7 269 (37.15%) MVC
8 221 (30.52%) TDD
9 208 (28.73%) JavaScript
10 200 (27.62%) HTML
11 190 (26.24%) Finance
12 182 (25.14%) jQuery
13 178 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 177 (24.45%) Web Services
15 174 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
16 172 (23.76%) .NET Framework
17 166 (22.93%) CSS
18 152 (20.99%) Microsoft
19 149 (20.58%) Banking
20 140 (19.34%) XML
21 135 (18.65%) Multithreading
22 124 (17.13%) SQL Server 2008
23 123 (16.99%) Front Office
24 122 (16.85%) Windows
25 121 (16.71%) OO
26 118 (16.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 117 (16.16%) Scrum
28 110 (15.19%) Visual Studio
29 109 (15.06%) LINQ
30 104 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 64 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 58 (8.01%) IIS
3 35 (4.83%) CMS
4 30 (4.14%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (4.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.97%) Node.js
10 7 (0.97%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.83%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
13 4 (0.55%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.55%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 49 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.10%) MS Office
3 4 (0.55%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.83%) ReMetrica
3 5 (0.69%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.93%) SaaS
3 5 (0.69%) PaaS
3 5 (0.69%) IaaS
3 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.80%) Internet
2 11 (1.52%) Firewall
3 6 (0.83%) DNS
3 6 (0.83%) BIG-IP
4 5 (0.69%) HTTP
5 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.41%) LDAP
6 3 (0.41%) DMZ
7 2 (0.28%) WEP
7 2 (0.28%) FTP
7 2 (0.28%) AMQP
8 1 (0.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (60.36%) SQL Server
2 124 (17.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (13.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (9.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (4.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.93%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.24%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.10%) RavenDB
12 8 (1.10%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.83%) MySQL
14 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 110 (15.19%) Visual Studio
2 104 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 87 (12.02%) NUnit
4 33 (4.56%) Subversion
5 29 (4.01%) SpecFlow
6 28 (3.87%) Git (software)
6 28 (3.87%) MSBuild
7 22 (3.04%) MSTest
7 22 (3.04%) Moq
7 22 (3.04%) TeamCity
8 18 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (2.49%) Rhino Mocks
9 15 (2.07%) JIRA
10 13 (1.80%) CruiseControl
10 13 (1.80%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.38%) ReSharper
12 7 (0.97%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.83%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.83%) XMLUnit
13 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 190 (26.24%) Finance
2 149 (20.58%) Banking
3 123 (16.99%) Front Office
4 78 (10.77%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.90%) Back Office
6 17 (2.35%) Retail
7 9 (1.24%) Marketing
8 8 (1.10%) Publishing
9 7 (0.97%) Legal
9 7 (0.97%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Games
10 3 (0.41%) German Language
10 3 (0.41%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 623 (86.05%) Developer
2 308 (42.54%) C# Developer
3 250 (34.53%) .NET Developer
4 128 (17.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 90 (12.43%) Senior Developer
6 48 (6.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 45 (6.22%) Senior .NET Developer
8 38 (5.25%) Web Developer
9 33 (4.56%) Agile .NET Developer
10 32 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (4.28%) Software Developer
12 30 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
12 30 (4.14%) SharePoint Developer
13 21 (2.90%) Agile C# Developer
13 21 (2.90%) SQL Developer
14 19 (2.62%) Architect
14 19 (2.62%) Designer
15 17 (2.35%) .NET Web Developer
16 16 (2.21%) BizTalk Developer
17 15 (2.07%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (87.85%) .NET
2 316 (43.65%) ASP.NET
3 277 (38.26%) WPF
4 200 (27.62%) HTML
5 182 (25.14%) jQuery
6 178 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 177 (24.45%) Web Services
8 172 (23.76%) .NET Framework
9 166 (22.93%) CSS
10 140 (19.34%) XML
11 118 (16.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 109 (15.06%) LINQ
13 84 (11.60%) Ajax
14 78 (10.77%) SOAP
15 74 (10.22%) HTML5
16 67 (9.25%) WinForms
17 65 (8.98%) REST
18 55 (7.60%) KnockoutJS
19 51 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 51 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.98%) Derivative
2 50 (6.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 48 (6.63%) Fixed Income
4 28 (3.87%) Inversion of Control
5 25 (3.45%) Hedge funds
6 23 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 22 (3.04%) Grid Computing
8 18 (2.49%) N-Tier
9 17 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.07%) Credit Risk
10 15 (2.07%) Market Risk
11 13 (1.80%) Equities
12 11 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (1.52%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.38%) Mathematics
14 9 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.97%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.97%) Visualisation
16 6 (0.83%) Statistics
17 5 (0.69%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 122 (16.85%) Windows
2 12 (1.66%) Linux
3 11 (1.52%) UNIX
4 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (0.97%) Android
4 7 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (37.15%) MVC
2 221 (30.52%) TDD
3 174 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (18.65%) Multithreading
5 121 (16.71%) OO
6 117 (16.16%) Scrum
7 85 (11.74%) SOA
8 76 (10.50%) MVVM
9 72 (9.94%) Unit Testing
10 57 (7.87%) BDD
11 48 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (6.63%) OOD
12 44 (6.08%) Asset Management
13 42 (5.80%) Web Development
13 42 (5.80%) UML
14 35 (4.83%) Dependency Injection
15 33 (4.56%) Analytics
16 32 (4.42%) Software Engineering
17 30 (4.14%) Workflow
18 24 (3.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 670 (92.54%) C#
2 273 (37.71%) SQL
3 208 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 87 (12.02%) T-SQL
5 25 (3.45%) C++
6 24 (3.31%) Java
6 24 (3.31%) VBA
7 21 (2.90%) VB
8 17 (2.35%) VB.NET
9 12 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.38%) XAML
10 10 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.10%) VBScript
12 7 (0.97%) VB6
13 4 (0.55%) Python
13 4 (0.55%) PHP
13 4 (0.55%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.14%) F#
14 1 (0.14%) C
14 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 54 (7.46%) Degree
2 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.69%) MBA
5 5 (0.69%) MCP
6 3 (0.41%) MCAD
6 3 (0.41%) MCITP
6 3 (0.41%) CFA
7 2 (0.28%) MCPD
7 2 (0.28%) MCTS
7 2 (0.28%) MCSD
8 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.14%) ISEB
8 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.21%) QA
2 5 (0.69%) EMIR
2 5 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.14%) Basel III
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (0.55%) Control-M
2 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 152 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 77 (10.64%) Oracle
3 25 (3.45%) DataSynapse
4 24 (3.31%) TIBCO
5 21 (2.90%) Sitecore
6 13 (1.80%) DevExpress
7 9 (1.24%) CODA
8 7 (0.97%) Infragistics
8 7 (0.97%) Murex
9 6 (0.83%) IBM
9 6 (0.83%) F5
10 5 (0.69%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.69%) Perforce
10 5 (0.69%) Telerik
10 5 (0.69%) Informatica
11 4 (0.55%) Sybase
11 4 (0.55%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.55%) ESRI
11 4 (0.55%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.41%) Syncfusion
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