The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 124 83 110
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +27
Contract jobs citing WCF 914 1134 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 2.22% 1.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.07% 7.94% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 808 685
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £35.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £54.00 £42.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -39 850 £375 - 501
London -56 361 £425 -2.85% 165
South East -17 163 £350 - 86
City of London -29 94 £500 +5.26% 61
East of England -4 80 £375 +7.14% 53
North West -17 64 £325 +8.33% 77
Yorkshire +11 56 £340 +6.25% 42
West Midlands -20 55 £350 +9.37% 20
Manchester +15 45 £325 - 37
West Yorkshire +15 43 £345 +4.15% 20
Surrey +9 40 £375 +7.14% 21
Suffolk +5 34 £400 +10.26% 6
East Midlands +7 31 £305 +10.90% 21
Scotland -4 31 £350 - 12
Berkshire +5 29 £358 +3.62% 16
Leeds 0 29 £350 +7.69% 16
Birmingham -9 27 £350 +2.18% 6
South West -44 27 £325 +2.36% 33
Hampshire -50 21 £375 +16.27% 16
Cambridgeshire -6 20 £331 -22.05% 15
Oxfordshire +17 19 £250 -28.57% 10
Kent +5 19 £275 -21.42% 7
Cheshire -1 15 £340 +21.42% 21
Glasgow +1 13 £425 +21.42% 5
Edinburgh -10 13 £350 - 5
East Sussex +10 12 £200 -42.85% 2
Somerset -12 12 £325 -10.95% 6
Milton Keynes -32 12 £388 - 3
Buckinghamshire -45 12 £388 - 7
Reading +4 11 £345 - 8

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1664 (91.98%) .NET
2 1611 (89.05%) C#
3 1138 (62.91%) SQL Server
4 1033 (57.10%) ASP.NET
5 847 (46.82%) MVC
6 675 (37.31%) SQL
7 605 (33.44%) JavaScript
8 579 (32.01%) Web Services
9 515 (28.47%) HTML
10 509 (28.14%) WPF
11 491 (27.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 485 (26.81%) Microsoft
13 456 (25.21%) .NET Framework
14 448 (24.77%) XML
15 447 (24.71%) CSS
16 438 (24.21%) jQuery
17 417 (23.05%) TDD
18 414 (22.89%) SQL Server 2008
19 394 (21.78%) Visual Studio
20 388 (21.45%) Windows
21 366 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
22 349 (19.29%) Scrum
23 327 (18.08%) Team Foundation Server
24 317 (17.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 285 (15.75%) Finance
26 252 (13.93%) OO
26 252 (13.93%) LINQ
27 214 (11.83%) T-SQL
28 205 (11.33%) HTML5
29 195 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 181 (10.01%) SharePoint
2 153 (8.46%) IIS
3 146 (8.07%) BizTalk Server
4 79 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 68 (3.76%) CMS
6 46 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 39 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
8 27 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (1.05%) NServiceBus
10 13 (0.72%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.61%) Node.js
13 10 (0.55%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.44%) Sitefinity
14 8 (0.44%) ArcGIS
15 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.39%) Apache
15 7 (0.39%) JCAPS
16 6 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 6 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 139 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.88%) MS Office
3 29 (1.60%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.055%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 89 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.33%) ReMetrica
4 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Exstream
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) Endur
6 1 (0.055%) Tridion
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.055%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.055%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 101 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.82%) Office 365
3 19 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.94%) PaaS
5 15 (0.83%) SaaS
6 14 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.28%) IaaS
8 5 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.28%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.055%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.16%) HTTP
1 21 (1.16%) Internet
2 17 (0.94%) Intranet
3 13 (0.72%) LDAP
4 10 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.33%) BIG-IP
6 5 (0.28%) Firewall
7 4 (0.22%) FTP
7 4 (0.22%) DMZ
8 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.17%) DNS
9 2 (0.11%) AMQP
9 2 (0.11%) SMTP
10 1 (0.055%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.055%) SSH
10 1 (0.055%) WEP
10 1 (0.055%) SAN
10 1 (0.055%) Wireless
10 1 (0.055%) SSL
10 1 (0.055%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1138 (62.91%) SQL Server
2 414 (22.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 195 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 171 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 166 (9.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 103 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 49 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.66%) MySQL
11 26 (1.44%) NoSQL
12 19 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.77%) RavenDB
15 14 (0.77%) MongoDB
15 14 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 394 (21.78%) Visual Studio
2 327 (18.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 122 (6.74%) NUnit
4 70 (3.87%) Subversion
5 54 (2.99%) MSTest
6 48 (2.65%) SpecFlow
7 41 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 40 (2.21%) JIRA
9 35 (1.93%) Git (software)
10 33 (1.82%) MSBuild
11 32 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
12 27 (1.49%) Moq
13 22 (1.22%) Jenkins
14 21 (1.16%) ReSharper
15 20 (1.11%) CruiseControl
16 15 (0.83%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (0.77%) Selenium
17 14 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
18 12 (0.66%) FxCop
General
1 285 (15.75%) Finance
2 179 (9.89%) Banking
3 121 (6.69%) Front Office
4 72 (3.98%) Investment Banking
5 61 (3.37%) Retail
6 35 (1.93%) Back Office
7 24 (1.33%) Marketing
8 21 (1.16%) Advertising
9 19 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 17 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.88%) Publishing
12 13 (0.72%) Legal
13 11 (0.61%) Games
14 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.44%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) Law
17 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Local Government
18 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1522 (84.13%) Developer
2 811 (44.83%) .NET Developer
3 543 (30.02%) C# Developer
4 339 (18.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 208 (11.50%) Senior Developer
6 178 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
7 144 (7.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 134 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 129 (7.13%) Web Developer
10 67 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
11 66 (3.65%) Software Developer
12 64 (3.54%) SharePoint Developer
13 59 (3.26%) Agile .NET Developer
14 57 (3.15%) Analyst
15 52 (2.87%) Software Engineer
16 51 (2.82%) .NET Web Developer
17 47 (2.60%) Architect
17 47 (2.60%) VB.NET Developer
18 45 (2.49%) Senior C# Developer
19 42 (2.32%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1664 (91.98%) .NET
2 1033 (57.10%) ASP.NET
3 579 (32.01%) Web Services
4 515 (28.47%) HTML
5 509 (28.14%) WPF
6 491 (27.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 456 (25.21%) .NET Framework
8 448 (24.77%) XML
9 447 (24.71%) CSS
10 438 (24.21%) jQuery
11 317 (17.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 252 (13.93%) LINQ
13 205 (11.33%) HTML5
14 188 (10.39%) Ajax
15 184 (10.17%) REST
16 171 (9.45%) SOAP
17 147 (8.13%) WinForms
18 137 (7.57%) XSLT
19 133 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 112 (6.19%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 65 (3.59%) N-Tier
2 59 (3.26%) Derivative
3 43 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 42 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
7 34 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 27 (1.49%) Grid Computing
9 20 (1.11%) Market Risk
10 19 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.83%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.77%) RIA
14 14 (0.77%) Visualisation
15 13 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (0.66%) Equities
17 10 (0.55%) W3C
18 9 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
18 9 (0.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 388 (21.45%) Windows
2 47 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (1.44%) UNIX
6 15 (0.83%) Linux
7 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
7 7 (0.39%) Android
8 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (0.22%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.055%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (46.82%) MVC
2 417 (23.05%) TDD
3 366 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
4 349 (19.29%) Scrum
5 252 (13.93%) OO
6 191 (10.56%) SOA
7 179 (9.89%) Unit Testing
8 133 (7.35%) Multithreading
9 124 (6.85%) MVVM
10 121 (6.69%) BDD
11 118 (6.52%) Software Engineering
11 118 (6.52%) Web Development
12 110 (6.08%) Workflow
13 105 (5.80%) CRM
14 98 (5.42%) OOD
15 92 (5.09%) E-Commerce
16 88 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
17 86 (4.75%) OOP
18 64 (3.54%) Dependency Injection
19 63 (3.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1611 (89.05%) C#
2 675 (37.31%) SQL
3 605 (33.44%) JavaScript
4 214 (11.83%) T-SQL
5 164 (9.07%) VB.NET
6 59 (3.26%) PL/SQL
7 58 (3.21%) C++
8 54 (2.99%) VB
9 49 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 49 (2.71%) Java
10 29 (1.60%) Python
11 28 (1.55%) XAML
12 26 (1.44%) PHP
13 24 (1.33%) VB6
14 23 (1.27%) VBScript
15 22 (1.22%) VBA
16 18 (1.00%) C
17 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.28%) Apex Code
19 4 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (4.42%) Degree
2 55 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.33%) ISEB
6 18 (1.00%) MCSD
7 15 (0.83%) MCITP
8 10 (0.55%) MCSE
9 9 (0.50%) MCTS
10 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.33%) MCAD
11 6 (0.33%) MCPD
12 5 (0.28%) MBA
13 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.22%) MCP
13 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.17%) CFA
15 2 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.48%) QA
2 4 (0.22%) HL7
3 3 (0.17%) SLA
3 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
3 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.055%) EMIR
5 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) UAG
3 3 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.055%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.055%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.66%) Control-M
3 10 (0.55%) SCCM
4 6 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.33%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.22%) Puppet
5 4 (0.22%) WMI
6 3 (0.17%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.17%) MIIS
6 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.055%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 485 (26.81%) Microsoft
2 171 (9.45%) Oracle
3 35 (1.93%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.44%) DevExpress
4 26 (1.44%) Telerik
5 19 (1.05%) IBM
6 14 (0.77%) DataSynapse
7 12 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 11 (0.61%) Sybase
9 10 (0.55%) SAP
9 10 (0.55%) Informatica
10 9 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.44%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.44%) Twitter
12 7 (0.39%) ESRI
12 7 (0.39%) Infragistics
12 7 (0.39%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.39%) Ektron
13 6 (0.33%) HP
13 6 (0.33%) Altiris
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York, North Yorkshire
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Central London / West End
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Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
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Isle of Man
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Square One Resources
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