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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 216 152 126
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -26
Contract jobs citing WCF 209 332 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.99% 1.56% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 5.18% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 287 296
Average daily rate £500 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
6671 6404 6357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.51% 30.17% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5003 4790 4521
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 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 53
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -21.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 -10 49 £513 +1.43% 19
Enfield - 3 £625 -
Docklands, London +6 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £648 -
Greenwich - 1 £450 -
Chiswick - 1 £445 -
Bromley - 1 £325 -
Romford - 1 £375 - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

1 484 (91.67%) C#
2 440 (83.33%) .NET
3 313 (59.28%) SQL Server
4 277 (52.46%) SQL
5 255 (48.30%) MVC
6 238 (45.08%) ASP.NET
7 233 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
8 223 (42.23%) TDD
9 209 (39.58%) WPF
10 175 (33.14%) JavaScript
11 163 (30.87%) Microsoft
12 159 (30.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 139 (26.33%) .NET Framework
14 131 (24.81%) HTML
15 126 (23.86%) Finance
16 117 (22.16%) CSS
17 107 (20.27%) Web Services
18 106 (20.08%) Banking
19 103 (19.51%) OO
20 101 (19.13%) Team Foundation Server
21 97 (18.37%) Front Office
22 94 (17.80%) jQuery
22 94 (17.80%) Multithreading
23 90 (17.05%) Entity Framework
24 88 (16.67%) BDD
25 82 (15.53%) NUnit
26 81 (15.34%) AngularJS
27 76 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web API
27 76 (14.39%) Windows
27 76 (14.39%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 50 (9.47%) IIS
2 38 (7.20%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (3.60%) CMS
4 15 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.14%) Node.js
8 6 (1.14%) NServiceBus
8 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.95%) Kentico
9 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.76%) Mule
10 4 (0.76%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.57%) Confluence
11 3 (0.57%) JBoss
11 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.57%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 42 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.57%) Endur
3 3 (0.57%) HFM
4 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.33%) SaaS
5 4 (0.76%) Office 365
5 4 (0.76%) PaaS
6 2 (0.38%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.70%) Internet
2 6 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.95%) HTTP
4 4 (0.76%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) Firewall
5 3 (0.57%) VPN
6 1 (0.19%) AMQP
6 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (59.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (3.60%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.41%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.46%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (2.27%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.89%) Big Data
12 8 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.52%) MS Access
13 7 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.33%) HBase
14 5 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 101 (19.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 82 (15.53%) NUnit
3 62 (11.74%) Visual Studio
4 31 (5.87%) TeamCity
5 28 (5.30%) SpecFlow
6 21 (3.98%) MSTest
6 21 (3.98%) Rhino Mocks
7 19 (3.60%) Git (software)
7 19 (3.60%) Moq
8 18 (3.41%) Jasmine
8 18 (3.41%) NSubstitute
9 14 (2.65%) Jenkins
10 13 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (2.46%) Subversion
11 11 (2.08%) MSBuild
11 11 (2.08%) Selenium
12 10 (1.89%) FxCop
12 10 (1.89%) NCover
12 10 (1.89%) NCrunch
13 8 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 126 (23.86%) Finance
2 106 (20.08%) Banking
3 97 (18.37%) Front Office
4 61 (11.55%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.92%) Back Office
6 10 (1.89%) Advertising
7 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.14%) Games
9 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.95%) Interactive Media
9 5 (0.95%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) International Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 417 (78.98%) Developer
2 249 (47.16%) C# Developer
3 206 (39.02%) .NET Developer
4 100 (18.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 83 (15.72%) Senior Developer
6 64 (12.12%) SQL Developer
7 61 (11.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 61 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 59 (11.17%) WCF Developer
9 51 (9.66%) C# WCF Developer
10 46 (8.71%) Senior .NET Developer
11 43 (8.14%) Senior C# Developer
11 43 (8.14%) WPF Developer
12 40 (7.58%) Architect
13 38 (7.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 37 (7.01%) C# WPF Developer
15 35 (6.63%) Agile Developer
16 30 (5.68%) BizTalk Developer
17 29 (5.49%) Front Office Developer
18 28 (5.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (83.33%) .NET
2 238 (45.08%) ASP.NET
3 209 (39.58%) WPF
4 159 (30.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 139 (26.33%) .NET Framework
6 131 (24.81%) HTML
7 117 (22.16%) CSS
8 107 (20.27%) Web Services
9 94 (17.80%) jQuery
10 90 (17.05%) Entity Framework
11 81 (15.34%) AngularJS
12 76 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 72 (13.64%) XML
14 71 (13.45%) SOAP
15 67 (12.69%) HTML5
16 66 (12.50%) MSMQ
16 66 (12.50%) RESTful
17 64 (12.12%) WinForms
18 61 (11.55%) REST
19 59 (11.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.82%) Inversion of Control
3 33 (6.25%) Derivative
4 25 (4.73%) Fixed Income
5 24 (4.55%) Market Risk
6 22 (4.17%) Hedge funds
6 22 (4.17%) N-Tier
7 19 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (3.03%) Data Structures
10 14 (2.65%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (2.27%) Clustering
12 10 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.52%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.52%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.52%) User Experience
14 7 (1.33%) Equities
14 7 (1.33%) Swaptions
15 6 (1.14%) Data Integration
15 6 (1.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 76 (14.39%) Windows
2 16 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.52%) Windows Phone
4 5 (0.95%) Linux
4 5 (0.95%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.76%) Android
5 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (48.30%) MVC
2 233 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (42.23%) TDD
4 103 (19.51%) OO
5 94 (17.80%) Multithreading
6 88 (16.67%) BDD
7 75 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (14.20%) SOA
8 71 (13.45%) Scrum
9 67 (12.69%) MVVM
10 60 (11.36%) Unit Testing
11 49 (9.28%) SDLC
12 44 (8.33%) SOLID
13 42 (7.95%) E-Commerce
14 34 (6.44%) Risk Management
15 33 (6.25%) Web Development
16 28 (5.30%) Software Engineering
17 27 (5.11%) Asset Management
18 26 (4.92%) Data Modelling
19 25 (4.73%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 484 (91.67%) C#
2 277 (52.46%) SQL
3 175 (33.14%) JavaScript
4 76 (14.39%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.87%) XAML
6 26 (4.92%) PowerShell
7 25 (4.73%) C++
8 21 (3.98%) VB.NET
9 20 (3.79%) Java
10 12 (2.27%) Ruby
10 12 (2.27%) VBA
11 11 (2.08%) VB
12 9 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.95%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.95%) R
13 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.95%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.95%) XPath
14 4 (0.76%) VC++
15 3 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (8.14%) Degree
2 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.14%) MCPD
4 5 (0.95%) MCSD
5 2 (0.38%) MCSA
5 2 (0.38%) MCSE
6 1 (0.19%) CCNA
6 1 (0.19%) CCNP
6 1 (0.19%) CEH
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.19%) MCDST
6 1 (0.19%) MCITP
6 1 (0.19%) MCTS
6 1 (0.19%) SANS
6 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.89%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) EMIR
2 3 (0.57%) MiFID
3 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.38%) HL7
3 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Basel III
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) Control-M
2 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.19%) Kibana
2 1 (0.19%) logstash
2 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 163 (30.87%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.71%) Oracle
3 16 (3.03%) IBM
4 15 (2.84%) DevExpress
5 12 (2.27%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.89%) Sybase
7 6 (1.14%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.95%) Facebook
8 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.95%) Telerik
9 4 (0.76%) Infragistics
9 4 (0.76%) Twitter
10 3 (0.57%) Google
10 3 (0.57%) HP
10 3 (0.57%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.57%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.57%) Syncfusion
11 2 (0.38%) Perforce
11 2 (0.38%) SAP
11 2 (0.38%) TIBCO
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