The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 154 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 797 983 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.90% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.35% 6.83% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 705 714
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Average hourly rate £67.50 £25.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.13% -21.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £22.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £36.45 £38.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14889 14390 14026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.92% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10174 9260 8767
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 299 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.58 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WCF
Daily Rate Trend

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WCF
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

WCF Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

WCF
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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
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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
England -49 744 £401 +7.00% 418
London -23 344 £500 +15.94% 118
South East -30 157 £368 +2.08% 73
City of London -9 108 £500 +11.11% 54
East of England +5 62 £400 +6.66% 40
Yorkshire -39 43 £323 +0.78% 34
Buckinghamshire +3 40 £413 +17.85% 5
Surrey -6 40 £398 +13.57% 7
South West -58 40 £338 -6.25% 51
West Yorkshire -20 36 £325 +4.83% 21
West Midlands -15 34 £425 +30.76% 28
Cambridgeshire +12 28 £425 +14.86% 11
Milton Keynes -2 26 £425 +2.40% 3
North West -42 26 £300 -1.63% 46
East Midlands +17 24 £350 +16.66% 16
Wales -3 23 £305 - 8
Manchester -20 22 £300 - 18
South Wales +4 21 £305 - 6
Peterborough +13 20 £400 -5.88%
Coventry +12 20 £425 +13.33% 4
Berkshire -19 19 £356 -3.71% 13
Cardiff - 19 £305 - 2
Leeds -22 17 £300 -4.76% 7
Suffolk -7 16 £403 +7.33% 2
Oxfordshire -15 16 £350 -20.00% 11
Nottinghamshire +7 15 £325 +8.33% 8
Nottingham +5 14 £325 +8.33% 8
Kent -6 14 £318 -20.62% 12
Scotland -20 14 £335 -2.54% 14
Bristol -6 12 £388 +51.96% 8

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1624 (91.91%) .NET
2 1486 (84.10%) C#
3 958 (54.22%) SQL Server
4 904 (51.16%) ASP.NET
5 784 (44.37%) MVC
6 759 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
7 717 (40.58%) SQL
8 595 (33.67%) JavaScript
9 522 (29.54%) Microsoft
10 519 (29.37%) HTML
11 516 (29.20%) Web Services
12 504 (28.52%) .NET Framework
13 442 (25.01%) TDD
14 434 (24.56%) CSS
15 413 (23.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 411 (23.26%) WPF
17 378 (21.39%) XML
18 368 (20.83%) jQuery
19 354 (20.03%) Scrum
20 346 (19.58%) Team Foundation Server
21 340 (19.24%) Visual Studio
22 311 (17.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 300 (16.98%) Finance
24 299 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
25 281 (15.90%) Windows
26 246 (13.92%) OO
27 199 (11.26%) Oracle
28 194 (10.98%) SharePoint
29 192 (10.87%) T-SQL
30 182 (10.30%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 194 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 140 (7.92%) IIS
3 136 (7.70%) BizTalk Server
4 87 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 75 (4.24%) CMS
6 62 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 31 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
8 27 (1.53%) Node.js
9 24 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 22 (1.25%) Umbraco
10 22 (1.25%) Kentico
11 16 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.62%) Confluence
13 10 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
13 10 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.51%) Sitefinity
14 9 (0.51%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.51%) Apache
15 8 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
16 7 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 151 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.41%) MS Office
3 20 (1.13%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.057%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 154 (8.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Tridion
6 1 (0.057%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.057%) ZaiNet
6 1 (0.057%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.057%) Endur
6 1 (0.057%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 123 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.81%) PaaS
3 15 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.79%) Office 365
5 10 (0.57%) SaaS
6 6 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) GitHub
7 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.17%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.057%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.64%) Intranet
2 23 (1.30%) HTTP
3 13 (0.74%) Internet
4 11 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.57%) LDAP
5 10 (0.57%) FTP
6 8 (0.45%) BIG-IP
7 6 (0.34%) SSL
8 5 (0.28%) CTI
9 4 (0.23%) Extranet
9 4 (0.23%) DNS
10 3 (0.17%) SMTP
11 2 (0.11%) SAN
11 2 (0.11%) Firewall
11 2 (0.11%) Wireless
11 2 (0.11%) DHCP
11 2 (0.11%) SSH
11 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.11%) NAS
12 1 (0.057%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 958 (54.22%) SQL Server
2 299 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 108 (6.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 103 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 65 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (2.04%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 25 (1.41%) NoSQL
12 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 18 (1.02%) MySQL
15 17 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.96%) DTS
16 14 (0.79%) MS Access
17 12 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.68%) RavenDB
18 10 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 346 (19.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 340 (19.24%) Visual Studio
3 149 (8.43%) NUnit
4 67 (3.79%) MSTest
5 66 (3.74%) Subversion
6 55 (3.11%) JIRA
7 46 (2.60%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.38%) Moq
9 40 (2.26%) SpecFlow
10 38 (2.15%) MSBuild
11 36 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
12 32 (1.81%) Selenium
13 28 (1.58%) Jenkins
13 28 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
14 26 (1.47%) Git (software)
15 24 (1.36%) StyleCop
15 24 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 20 (1.13%) ReSharper
17 18 (1.02%) CruiseControl
17 18 (1.02%) FxCop
General
1 300 (16.98%) Finance
2 161 (9.11%) Banking
3 118 (6.68%) Front Office
4 79 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 45 (2.55%) Retail
6 25 (1.41%) Back Office
6 25 (1.41%) Marketing
7 24 (1.36%) Advertising
8 20 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.68%) Publishing
11 8 (0.45%) Legal
11 8 (0.45%) Electronics
11 8 (0.45%) Billing
12 7 (0.40%) Law
13 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.17%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Games
15 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1466 (82.97%) Developer
2 706 (39.95%) .NET Developer
3 499 (28.24%) C# Developer
4 255 (14.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 198 (11.21%) Senior Developer
6 121 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 117 (6.62%) Senior .NET Developer
8 104 (5.89%) Web Developer
9 94 (5.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 86 (4.87%) SharePoint Developer
11 77 (4.36%) CRM Developer
12 70 (3.96%) Software Developer
13 67 (3.79%) Architect
14 59 (3.34%) Senior C# Developer
15 55 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 54 (3.06%) WPF Developer
17 49 (2.77%) BizTalk Developer
18 47 (2.66%) Analyst
19 46 (2.60%) Agile .NET Developer
20 42 (2.38%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1624 (91.91%) .NET
2 904 (51.16%) ASP.NET
3 519 (29.37%) HTML
4 516 (29.20%) Web Services
5 504 (28.52%) .NET Framework
6 434 (24.56%) CSS
7 413 (23.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 411 (23.26%) WPF
9 378 (21.39%) XML
10 368 (20.83%) jQuery
11 311 (17.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 182 (10.30%) HTML5
13 178 (10.07%) LINQ
14 158 (8.94%) SOAP
15 140 (7.92%) REST
16 132 (7.47%) WinForms
17 130 (7.36%) Ajax
18 127 (7.19%) XSLT
18 127 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 116 (6.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.74%) Computer Science
3 62 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
3 62 (3.51%) Fixed Income
4 40 (2.26%) Derivative
5 39 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 28 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.47%) User Experience
8 25 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.36%) Open Source
10 20 (1.13%) Mathematics
11 17 (0.96%) Credit Risk
12 16 (0.91%) Replication
12 16 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (0.91%) Market Risk
13 15 (0.85%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.85%) Equities
14 14 (0.79%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 281 (15.90%) Windows
2 33 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (1.02%) UNIX
4 18 (1.02%) Linux
5 14 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
5 14 (0.79%) Android
6 13 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.51%) Windows Phone
7 9 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.45%) Windows CE
8 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
9 7 (0.40%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.057%) AIX
10 1 (0.057%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (44.37%) MVC
2 759 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (25.01%) TDD
4 354 (20.03%) Scrum
5 246 (13.92%) OO
6 172 (9.73%) SOA
7 171 (9.68%) CRM
8 141 (7.98%) BDD
9 135 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
10 134 (7.58%) Unit Testing
11 127 (7.19%) MVVM
12 118 (6.68%) Multithreading
13 116 (6.56%) Workflow
14 101 (5.72%) Web Development
15 91 (5.15%) E-Commerce
16 90 (5.09%) OOD
17 68 (3.85%) OOP
18 57 (3.23%) Software Engineering
19 48 (2.72%) Automated Testing
20 47 (2.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1486 (84.10%) C#
2 717 (40.58%) SQL
3 595 (33.67%) JavaScript
4 192 (10.87%) T-SQL
5 148 (8.38%) VB.NET
6 91 (5.15%) PowerShell
7 86 (4.87%) PL/SQL
8 78 (4.41%) Java
9 59 (3.34%) VB
10 56 (3.17%) C++
11 36 (2.04%) Python
12 31 (1.75%) XAML
13 28 (1.58%) VBScript
14 23 (1.30%) VB6
15 19 (1.08%) PHP
16 18 (1.02%) Ruby
17 15 (0.85%) VBA
18 11 (0.62%) XPath
19 10 (0.57%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 107 (6.06%) Degree
2 49 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 36 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.30%) MCITP
6 12 (0.68%) MCTS
7 10 (0.57%) ISEB
8 6 (0.34%) MCSD
9 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.23%) MCSA
9 4 (0.23%) MCAD
9 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.23%) MCPD
10 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.11%) CCNA
10 2 (0.11%) MCSE
10 2 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.057%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.057%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.13%) QA
2 8 (0.45%) HL7
3 2 (0.11%) WCAG
4 1 (0.057%) EMIR
4 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.11%) UAG
3 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (0.57%) Control-M
2 8 (0.45%) BladeLogic
2 8 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.28%) Puppet
4 5 (0.28%) WMI
5 4 (0.23%) SCCM
6 2 (0.11%) MIIS
6 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.057%) Kibana
7 1 (0.057%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.057%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 522 (29.54%) Microsoft
2 199 (11.26%) Oracle
3 33 (1.87%) Sitecore
4 32 (1.81%) DevExpress
5 23 (1.30%) TIBCO
5 23 (1.30%) Telerik
6 22 (1.25%) IBM
7 18 (1.02%) Twitter
8 16 (0.91%) Infragistics
9 15 (0.85%) Sybase
10 10 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.51%) Ektron
11 9 (0.51%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.45%) SAP
12 8 (0.45%) Altiris
12 8 (0.45%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.40%) Sencha
13 7 (0.40%) Informatica
14 6 (0.34%) Lotus
14 6 (0.34%) Typemock
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Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
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Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
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Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
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