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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 132 104 84
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -20
Contract jobs citing WCF 810 903 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.85% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.88% 6.85% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 627 710
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 9
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%

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
13771 13183 12660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 27.06% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9272 8349 8016
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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 189 283 330
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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
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 23 January 2015. 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 -32 741 £400 +6.66% 523
London -34 317 £500 +17.64% 148
South East -14 162 £375 - 110
City of London -4 106 £501 +11.22% 46
East of England +21 62 £400 +6.66% 44
South West -17 54 £330 -5.71% 46
Yorkshire -18 54 £350 +9.37% 47
West Yorkshire +2 49 £350 - 36
Buckinghamshire +17 46 £413 -0.60% 16
Surrey +2 46 £400 +18.51% 19
North West -15 37 £300 -4.76% 67
Wales - 32 £308 - 7
Milton Keynes +12 31 £415 -7.77% 8
Cambridgeshire +10 28 £400 +26.98% 10
East Midlands +20 27 £370 +23.33% 26
Peterborough +11 22 £400 -5.88%
South Wales - 21 £311 - 5
Leeds -23 20 £320 - 21
West Midlands -37 19 £360 -4.00% 24
Somerset +6 18 £325 -18.75% 5
Nottinghamshire +3 18 £345 +15.00% 10
Hampshire -28 18 £351 -5.27% 17
Cardiff - 18 £308 - 1
Nottingham +1 17 £350 +16.66% 9
Hertfordshire +13 16 £388 +33.62% 11
Manchester -17 14 £302 -4.12% 35
Bristol +4 13 £375 +36.36% 10
Wiltshire -10 13 £375 -4.21% 6
Berkshire -32 13 £363 -10.49% 18
Scotland -13 12 £363 -3.33% 15

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1524 (90.82%) .NET
2 1422 (84.74%) C#
3 860 (51.25%) SQL Server
4 842 (50.18%) ASP.NET
5 751 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
6 717 (42.73%) MVC
7 667 (39.75%) SQL
8 581 (34.62%) JavaScript
9 512 (30.51%) Web Services
10 494 (29.44%) HTML
10 494 (29.44%) .NET Framework
11 493 (29.38%) Microsoft
12 421 (25.09%) TDD
13 412 (24.55%) CSS
14 392 (23.36%) WPF
15 368 (21.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 361 (21.51%) jQuery
17 344 (20.50%) XML
18 343 (20.44%) Scrum
19 331 (19.73%) Visual Studio
20 309 (18.41%) Team Foundation Server
21 301 (17.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 300 (17.88%) Finance
23 257 (15.32%) OO
24 253 (15.08%) SQL Server 2008
25 249 (14.84%) Windows
26 206 (12.28%) Oracle
27 195 (11.62%) SOA
28 186 (11.08%) T-SQL
29 179 (10.67%) CRM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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
1 172 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 137 (8.16%) IIS
3 134 (7.99%) BizTalk Server
4 78 (4.65%) CMS
5 77 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 53 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (1.91%) Kentico
8 27 (1.61%) Node.js
8 27 (1.61%) Umbraco
9 24 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
11 19 (1.13%) MQSeries
12 13 (0.77%) TIBCO EMS
13 11 (0.66%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.60%) Confluence
15 9 (0.54%) Sitefinity
16 7 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.36%) Apache
17 6 (0.36%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 129 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.07%) MS Office
3 17 (1.01%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.060%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 157 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.060%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.060%) ZaiNet
6 1 (0.060%) Tridion
6 1 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.060%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.060%) Endur
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.060%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 116 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.55%) PaaS
3 12 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.66%) SaaS
5 10 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.30%) GitHub
7 3 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.18%) Office 365
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.060%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.15%) HTTP
2 21 (1.25%) Intranet
3 14 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.83%) Internet
4 11 (0.66%) FTP
5 8 (0.48%) SSL
6 6 (0.36%) LDAP
7 5 (0.30%) CTI
7 5 (0.30%) DNS
8 4 (0.24%) Extranet
9 3 (0.18%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.18%) SMTP
9 3 (0.18%) VPN
10 2 (0.12%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.12%) NAS
10 2 (0.12%) DHCP
10 2 (0.12%) SAN
10 2 (0.12%) 802.15
10 2 (0.12%) Firewall
10 2 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (51.25%) SQL Server
2 253 (15.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 131 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (6.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 80 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 70 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 55 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.61%) NoSQL
11 22 (1.31%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 19 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.95%) MS Access
16 13 (0.77%) MySQL
16 13 (0.77%) RavenDB
17 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 331 (19.73%) Visual Studio
2 309 (18.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 151 (9.00%) NUnit
4 55 (3.28%) MSTest
5 50 (2.98%) Subversion
6 49 (2.92%) TeamCity
7 44 (2.62%) Moq
8 43 (2.56%) JIRA
9 33 (1.97%) SpecFlow
10 31 (1.85%) MSBuild
11 29 (1.73%) Selenium
11 29 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 29 (1.73%) Git (software)
12 28 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
13 25 (1.49%) StyleCop
14 21 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 21 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.01%) ReSharper
16 15 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 14 (0.83%) FxCop
General
1 300 (17.88%) Finance
2 142 (8.46%) Banking
3 107 (6.38%) Front Office
4 70 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.21%) Retail
6 30 (1.79%) Marketing
7 26 (1.55%) Back Office
8 21 (1.25%) Advertising
9 20 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.95%) Publishing
11 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.54%) Legal
13 8 (0.48%) Billing
14 7 (0.42%) Electronics
15 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.30%) Law
17 3 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.18%) Dutch Language
18 2 (0.12%) Games
18 2 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1367 (81.47%) Developer
2 654 (38.97%) .NET Developer
3 463 (27.59%) C# Developer
4 241 (14.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 198 (11.80%) Senior Developer
6 109 (6.50%) Senior .NET Developer
7 106 (6.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 89 (5.30%) Web Developer
9 88 (5.24%) Architect
10 82 (4.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 78 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
12 74 (4.41%) CRM Developer
13 65 (3.87%) Senior C# Developer
14 61 (3.64%) Software Developer
15 57 (3.40%) BizTalk Developer
16 53 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 49 (2.92%) WPF Developer
18 46 (2.74%) Analyst
18 46 (2.74%) Consultant
19 42 (2.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1524 (90.82%) .NET
2 842 (50.18%) ASP.NET
3 512 (30.51%) Web Services
4 494 (29.44%) HTML
4 494 (29.44%) .NET Framework
5 412 (24.55%) CSS
6 392 (23.36%) WPF
7 368 (21.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 361 (21.51%) jQuery
9 344 (20.50%) XML
10 301 (17.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 159 (9.48%) HTML5
12 156 (9.30%) LINQ
12 156 (9.30%) SOAP
13 125 (7.45%) REST
14 121 (7.21%) AngularJS
15 112 (6.67%) Ajax
16 110 (6.56%) WinForms
17 104 (6.20%) XSLT
18 102 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
4 57 (3.40%) Fixed Income
5 41 (2.44%) Derivative
6 33 (1.97%) N-Tier
7 26 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.49%) Open Source
9 24 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.25%) Mathematics
12 20 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (1.13%) User Experience
14 18 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 17 (1.01%) Credit Risk
15 17 (1.01%) Market Risk
16 16 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (0.95%) Replication
16 16 (0.95%) Equities
17 12 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 249 (14.84%) Windows
2 17 (1.01%) Linux
3 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (0.95%) UNIX
4 15 (0.89%) Android
5 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (0.48%) Windows CE
9 7 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.060%) AIX
13 1 (0.060%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (42.73%) MVC
3 421 (25.09%) TDD
4 343 (20.44%) Scrum
5 257 (15.32%) OO
6 195 (11.62%) SOA
7 179 (10.67%) CRM
8 137 (8.16%) BDD
9 133 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
10 128 (7.63%) Multithreading
11 115 (6.85%) Unit Testing
12 109 (6.50%) MVVM
13 104 (6.20%) OOD
14 98 (5.84%) Workflow
15 90 (5.36%) E-Commerce
16 84 (5.01%) Web Development
17 68 (4.05%) Software Engineering
18 66 (3.93%) OOP
19 52 (3.10%) Dependency Injection
20 51 (3.04%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1422 (84.74%) C#
2 667 (39.75%) SQL
3 581 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 186 (11.08%) T-SQL
5 115 (6.85%) VB.NET
6 85 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 79 (4.71%) PL/SQL
8 77 (4.59%) Java
9 53 (3.16%) VB
10 49 (2.92%) C++
11 30 (1.79%) XAML
12 29 (1.73%) Python
13 27 (1.61%) XPath
14 26 (1.55%) VBScript
15 21 (1.25%) VB6
16 18 (1.07%) VBA
16 18 (1.07%) Ruby
17 15 (0.89%) XQuery
18 13 (0.77%) PHP
19 11 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (6.14%) Degree
2 57 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.07%) MCITP
6 11 (0.66%) MCTS
7 10 (0.60%) ISEB
8 4 (0.24%) MCSA
8 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.12%) CCNA
10 2 (0.12%) MCAD
10 2 (0.12%) MCSD
10 2 (0.12%) MCSE
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.12%) CFA
11 1 (0.060%) MCP
11 1 (0.060%) MCT
11 1 (0.060%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.35%) QA
2 5 (0.30%) HL7
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) WCAG
4 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.060%) EMIR
4 1 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.36%) Firmware
3 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.060%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 7 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.36%) Puppet
2 6 (0.36%) Control-M
3 4 (0.24%) SCCM
3 4 (0.24%) WMI
4 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.12%) logstash
5 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.060%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.060%) Kibana
6 1 (0.060%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 493 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 206 (12.28%) Oracle
3 32 (1.91%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.67%) DevExpress
5 21 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 20 (1.19%) Infragistics
7 16 (0.95%) IBM
8 15 (0.89%) Sybase
8 15 (0.89%) Twitter
9 14 (0.83%) EPiServer
9 14 (0.83%) Telerik
10 8 (0.48%) SAP
10 8 (0.48%) Informatica
11 7 (0.42%) Lotus
11 7 (0.42%) Ektron
11 7 (0.42%) Sencha
12 6 (0.36%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.36%) Typemock
13 5 (0.30%) VMware
13 5 (0.30%) Facebook
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £300 per day + £300 / Day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IDPP
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
KSR Resources Ltd
Rate: Market Rates will apply
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: 3-6 months Contract - £Neg on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago