The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 246 142 177
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +35
Contract jobs citing WCF 197 371 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 1.66% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 5.45% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 283 233
Average daily rate £473 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £22.18 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
WCF
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7226 6807 6958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.44% 30.46% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5456 4840 5026
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 32
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.18 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% -48.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £19.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 28 April 2016.

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
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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London -27 39 £490 +3.15% 14
Canary Wharf +2 3 £390 -22.00%
Osterley -4 1 £400 +25.00%
Croydon -12 1 £250 -33.33%
Wembley - 1 £425 -
Westminster - 1 £440 -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 389 (89.63%) C#
2 368 (84.79%) .NET
3 227 (52.30%) SQL
4 224 (51.61%) MVC
5 222 (51.15%) SQL Server
6 204 (47.00%) ASP.NET
7 199 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
8 173 (39.86%) TDD
9 159 (36.64%) WPF
10 150 (34.56%) JavaScript
11 145 (33.41%) .NET Framework
12 143 (32.95%) Microsoft
13 139 (32.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 114 (26.27%) HTML
15 99 (22.81%) Web Services
16 97 (22.35%) Entity Framework
17 93 (21.43%) Finance
18 91 (20.97%) jQuery
19 89 (20.51%) Banking
20 86 (19.82%) OO
21 85 (19.59%) T-SQL
22 84 (19.35%) CSS
23 81 (18.66%) Windows
23 81 (18.66%) BDD
24 75 (17.28%) AngularJS
24 75 (17.28%) Multithreading
25 73 (16.82%) NUnit
26 70 (16.13%) Scrum
27 66 (15.21%) Team Foundation Server
28 65 (14.98%) ASP.NET Web API

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 43 (9.91%) IIS
2 32 (7.37%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.23%) CMS
5 10 (2.30%) Node.js
6 9 (2.07%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.92%) Kentico
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.92%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.69%) Confluence
10 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.69%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.46%) Apache
11 2 (0.46%) JBoss
11 2 (0.46%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.38%) Endur
3 5 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.46%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.15%) SaaS
4 4 (0.92%) Boomi
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.07%) HTTP
2 8 (1.84%) Internet
3 5 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.92%) DNS
5 3 (0.69%) Firewall
5 3 (0.69%) SNMP
5 3 (0.69%) VPN
6 2 (0.46%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.23%) Extranet
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (51.15%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.52%) Relational Database
3 39 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (7.37%) NoSQL
6 29 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (3.92%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (3.69%) MongoDB
10 15 (3.46%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.84%) Big Data
13 7 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.61%) HBase
14 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.15%) DB2
15 5 (1.15%) MS Access
15 5 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 73 (16.82%) NUnit
2 66 (15.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (10.37%) Visual Studio
4 34 (7.83%) MSTest
5 23 (5.30%) SpecFlow
5 23 (5.30%) TeamCity
6 22 (5.07%) Moq
7 19 (4.38%) Git (software)
8 17 (3.92%) NSubstitute
9 16 (3.69%) Jasmine
10 14 (3.23%) MSBuild
10 14 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (3.00%) Selenium
12 11 (2.53%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (2.07%) JIRA
13 9 (2.07%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (2.07%) NCrunch
14 7 (1.61%) Subversion
15 5 (1.15%) CruiseControl
15 5 (1.15%) Cucumber
General
1 93 (21.43%) Finance
2 89 (20.51%) Banking
3 58 (13.36%) Front Office
4 47 (10.83%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.15%) Back Office
6 8 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.61%) Advertising
8 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.92%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Retail
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (81.34%) Developer
2 233 (53.69%) C# Developer
3 182 (41.94%) .NET Developer
4 110 (25.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (15.44%) Senior Developer
6 63 (14.52%) WCF Developer
7 61 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 57 (13.13%) C# WCF Developer
9 51 (11.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 50 (11.52%) SQL Developer
11 40 (9.22%) Senior .NET Developer
12 37 (8.53%) Agile Developer
12 37 (8.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 35 (8.06%) Senior C# Developer
13 35 (8.06%) WPF Developer
14 31 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
14 31 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
15 30 (6.91%) Agile C# Developer
16 25 (5.76%) Architect
16 25 (5.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (84.79%) .NET
2 204 (47.00%) ASP.NET
3 159 (36.64%) WPF
4 145 (33.41%) .NET Framework
5 139 (32.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 114 (26.27%) HTML
7 99 (22.81%) Web Services
8 97 (22.35%) Entity Framework
9 91 (20.97%) jQuery
10 84 (19.35%) CSS
11 75 (17.28%) AngularJS
12 65 (14.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 58 (13.36%) SOAP
14 53 (12.21%) RESTful
15 50 (11.52%) HTML5
16 47 (10.83%) LINQ
16 47 (10.83%) REST
17 46 (10.60%) Ajax
17 46 (10.60%) XML
18 39 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.37%) Inversion of Control
2 22 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.15%) Hedge funds
3 18 (4.15%) Market Risk
4 16 (3.69%) Derivative
4 16 (3.69%) N-Tier
5 15 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.53%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.30%) Clustering
8 10 (2.30%) User Experience
9 9 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.61%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.15%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.15%) Equities
13 4 (0.92%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.66%) Windows
2 17 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.07%) Linux
4 5 (1.15%) Unix
5 3 (0.69%) Android
5 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Phone
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.23%) CentOS
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (51.61%) MVC
2 199 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (39.86%) TDD
4 86 (19.82%) OO
5 81 (18.66%) BDD
6 75 (17.28%) Multithreading
7 70 (16.13%) Scrum
8 59 (13.59%) SOA
9 56 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (12.90%) Unit Testing
10 55 (12.67%) MVVM
11 52 (11.98%) Web Development
12 37 (8.53%) OOP
13 36 (8.29%) SDLC
14 35 (8.06%) SOLID
15 29 (6.68%) Software Engineering
16 28 (6.45%) CRM
16 28 (6.45%) E-Commerce
17 26 (5.99%) Pair Programming
18 24 (5.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 389 (89.63%) C#
2 227 (52.30%) SQL
3 150 (34.56%) JavaScript
4 85 (19.59%) T-SQL
5 31 (7.14%) Java
6 23 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 22 (5.07%) C++
8 16 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.69%) VBA
9 15 (3.46%) VB
10 13 (3.00%) XAML
11 10 (2.30%) C
11 10 (2.30%) Python
11 10 (2.30%) VBScript
12 9 (2.07%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.84%) Perl
13 8 (1.84%) Ruby
14 5 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.15%) Korn
14 5 (1.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 31 (7.14%) Degree
2 13 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.30%) MCPD
3 10 (2.30%) MCSD
4 2 (0.46%) MCSA
4 2 (0.46%) MCSE
4 2 (0.46%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) CCNA
5 1 (0.23%) CCNP
5 1 (0.23%) CEH
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.23%) MCDST
5 1 (0.23%) MCITP
5 1 (0.23%) MCTS
5 1 (0.23%) SANS
5 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.61%) QA
2 3 (0.69%) HL7
2 3 (0.69%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Control-M
2 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.23%) Kibana
2 1 (0.23%) logstash
2 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.23%) SCCM
2 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 143 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.37%) Oracle
3 19 (4.38%) Sybase
4 12 (2.76%) IBM
5 7 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.61%) Telerik
6 5 (1.15%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.15%) Twitter
7 4 (0.92%) Dell
7 4 (0.92%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.92%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.46%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.46%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.46%) Facebook
8 2 (0.46%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.46%) Murex
8 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.46%) SAP
9 1 (0.23%) HP
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Experis Ltd
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Dawson & Walsh
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Rate: £600 - £625 per day
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