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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 130 100 120
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +20
Contract jobs citing WCF 896 918 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.92% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.93% 7.20% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 636 599
Average daily rate £375 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 13
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.70 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.60 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 855 £375 -6.25% 507
London -55 333 £413 -13.15% 182
South East -7 187 £380 +8.57% 86
City of London -41 107 £475 -5.00% 70
Surrey +29 96 £380 +8.57% 24
East of England +20 90 £325 -7.14% 58
North West +13 62 £344 +17.52% 59
Yorkshire -14 56 £300 -4.00% 43
West Midlands +2 52 £325 - 24
Manchester +18 50 £350 +27.27% 37
East Midlands -7 42 £325 +1.56% 27
West Yorkshire -18 38 £325 +4.00% 26
Cambridgeshire +11 32 £313 -10.71% 16
Woking - 30 £413 - 7
Leeds -10 26 £320 +6.66% 15
South West -42 26 £330 +1.53% 21
Suffolk +3 24 £363 +3.57% 8
Berkshire -32 24 £350 -6.66% 18
Scotland -12 22 £319 +18.05% 11
Birmingham -9 21 £300 -7.69% 7
Ipswich 0 19 £375 +3.44% 5
Buckinghamshire -24 19 £380 +16.92% 5
Cambridge +17 17 £300 - 10
North Yorkshire +6 16 £300 +9.09% 13
York -3 16 £300 +9.09% 8
Guildford +11 15 £360 -20.00% 4
Reading -8 15 £350 -1.75% 10
Milton Keynes -17 15 £380 +8.57% 1
Nottingham -4 14 £400 +23.07% 13
Nottinghamshire -8 14 £400 +23.07% 15

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1615 (90.07%) .NET
2 1608 (89.68%) C#
3 1071 (59.73%) SQL Server
4 903 (50.36%) ASP.NET
5 725 (40.44%) MVC
6 680 (37.93%) SQL
7 568 (31.68%) WPF
8 523 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 515 (28.72%) Web Services
10 446 (24.87%) HTML
11 434 (24.21%) Microsoft
12 433 (24.15%) .NET Framework
13 427 (23.81%) XML
14 417 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 412 (22.98%) TDD
16 409 (22.81%) jQuery
17 407 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
17 407 (22.70%) Visual Studio
18 403 (22.48%) Windows
18 403 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
19 363 (20.25%) CSS
20 352 (19.63%) Scrum
21 327 (18.24%) Finance
22 316 (17.62%) Team Foundation Server
23 298 (16.62%) OO
24 258 (14.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 256 (14.28%) LINQ
26 242 (13.50%) SOA
27 219 (12.21%) T-SQL
28 211 (11.77%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 210 (11.71%) SharePoint
2 157 (8.76%) BizTalk Server
3 139 (7.75%) IIS
4 90 (5.02%) CMS
5 87 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 42 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 27 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
8 26 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (0.89%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.89%) Node.js
10 15 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.67%) NServiceBus
13 10 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
14 8 (0.45%) MS Project Server
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.39%) Kentico
16 6 (0.33%) Papyrus
Applications
1 105 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.40%) MS Office
3 17 (0.95%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.28%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.056%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 98 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.33%) ReMetrica
3 6 (0.33%) Exstream
4 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.056%) Endur
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 96 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.00%) SaaS
3 17 (0.95%) Office 365
4 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) PaaS
7 5 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.51%) Internet
1 27 (1.51%) HTTP
2 13 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.61%) Firewall
4 10 (0.56%) Intranet
5 9 (0.50%) DNS
6 8 (0.45%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.33%) BIG-IP
7 6 (0.33%) SMTP
8 4 (0.22%) SSL
9 3 (0.17%) DMZ
9 3 (0.17%) LDAP
9 3 (0.17%) FTP
10 2 (0.11%) AMQP
10 2 (0.11%) WEP
10 2 (0.11%) DSL
11 1 (0.056%) CTI
11 1 (0.056%) X.509
11 1 (0.056%) LAN
11 1 (0.056%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1071 (59.73%) SQL Server
2 417 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 179 (9.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 173 (9.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 159 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 81 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 52 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 42 (2.34%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.51%) MySQL
10 22 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (1.23%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (0.95%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.78%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.56%) SQLite
15 9 (0.50%) EDRMS
16 8 (0.45%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.45%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 407 (22.70%) Visual Studio
2 316 (17.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 140 (7.81%) NUnit
4 67 (3.74%) Subversion
5 48 (2.68%) Git (software)
6 46 (2.57%) SpecFlow
7 39 (2.18%) Moq
7 39 (2.18%) MSTest
8 34 (1.90%) JIRA
8 34 (1.90%) MSBuild
9 26 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
10 24 (1.34%) TeamCity
10 24 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (1.06%) ReSharper
11 19 (1.06%) Selenium
12 14 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.73%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.73%) CruiseControl
13 13 (0.73%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.67%) Jenkins
General
1 327 (18.24%) Finance
2 173 (9.65%) Banking
3 135 (7.53%) Front Office
4 88 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.40%) Retail
6 26 (1.45%) Back Office
7 23 (1.28%) Marketing
8 18 (1.00%) Advertising
9 17 (0.95%) Legal
10 16 (0.89%) Publishing
11 12 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.56%) Games
13 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.45%) Local Government
15 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.22%) German Language
15 4 (0.22%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.17%) Law
17 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 1512 (84.33%) Developer
2 711 (39.65%) .NET Developer
3 594 (33.13%) C# Developer
4 320 (17.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 180 (10.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 154 (8.59%) Senior Developer
7 128 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 109 (6.08%) Web Developer
9 83 (4.63%) Software Developer
10 80 (4.46%) BizTalk Developer
11 79 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
12 73 (4.07%) SharePoint Developer
13 64 (3.57%) Software Engineer
14 63 (3.51%) Agile .NET Developer
15 62 (3.46%) Analyst
16 56 (3.12%) Architect
17 47 (2.62%) Senior C# Developer
18 46 (2.57%) Agile C# Developer
19 45 (2.51%) .NET Web Developer
20 44 (2.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1615 (90.07%) .NET
2 903 (50.36%) ASP.NET
3 568 (31.68%) WPF
4 515 (28.72%) Web Services
5 446 (24.87%) HTML
6 433 (24.15%) .NET Framework
7 427 (23.81%) XML
8 409 (22.81%) jQuery
9 403 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 363 (20.25%) CSS
11 258 (14.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 256 (14.28%) LINQ
13 211 (11.77%) SOAP
14 172 (9.59%) REST
15 167 (9.31%) Ajax
16 166 (9.26%) WinForms
17 162 (9.04%) HTML5
18 134 (7.47%) Silverlight
19 104 (5.80%) XSLT
20 101 (5.63%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.52%) N-Tier
2 65 (3.63%) Derivative
3 63 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (2.90%) Fixed Income
5 49 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 45 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 43 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
8 36 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.62%) Hedge funds
10 22 (1.23%) Grid Computing
10 22 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.00%) Equities
12 16 (0.89%) Market Risk
13 14 (0.78%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.73%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.67%) RIA
16 10 (0.56%) Open Source
16 10 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
17 9 (0.50%) EPoS
17 9 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 403 (22.48%) Windows
2 27 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (0.89%) Linux
6 15 (0.84%) UNIX
7 13 (0.73%) Windows 8
8 12 (0.67%) Android
9 11 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.39%) Windows CE
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.056%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (40.44%) MVC
2 412 (22.98%) TDD
3 407 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
4 352 (19.63%) Scrum
5 298 (16.62%) OO
6 242 (13.50%) SOA
7 199 (11.10%) Multithreading
8 153 (8.53%) MVVM
9 152 (8.48%) Unit Testing
10 138 (7.70%) Software Engineering
11 128 (7.14%) CRM
12 124 (6.92%) Workflow
13 108 (6.02%) OOD
14 102 (5.69%) BDD
15 92 (5.13%) Web Development
16 88 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (3.90%) UML
18 69 (3.85%) OOP
19 58 (3.23%) Automated Testing
20 57 (3.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1608 (89.68%) C#
2 680 (37.93%) SQL
3 523 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 219 (12.21%) T-SQL
5 114 (6.36%) VB.NET
6 63 (3.51%) Java
7 62 (3.46%) C++
8 55 (3.07%) VB
9 52 (2.90%) XAML
10 41 (2.29%) VBA
11 40 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 36 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 33 (1.84%) PHP
14 23 (1.28%) VBScript
15 21 (1.17%) C
16 20 (1.12%) VB6
17 14 (0.78%) Python
18 11 (0.61%) Objective-C
19 8 (0.45%) X++
20 7 (0.39%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 93 (5.19%) Degree
2 45 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.17%) ISEB
6 9 (0.50%) MCSD
7 6 (0.33%) MCTS
8 5 (0.28%) MBA
8 5 (0.28%) MCP
8 5 (0.28%) MCSE
8 5 (0.28%) MCITP
9 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.17%) MCAD
10 3 (0.17%) CFA
10 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) MCPD
12 1 (0.056%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.056%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.68%) QA
2 6 (0.33%) SLA
3 5 (0.28%) EMIR
3 5 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.22%) HL7
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.056%) Basel III
7 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
2 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.056%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.50%) SCCM
3 4 (0.22%) Puppet
3 4 (0.22%) Control-M
4 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 434 (24.21%) Microsoft
2 156 (8.70%) Oracle
3 30 (1.67%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.56%) TIBCO
5 26 (1.45%) DevExpress
6 25 (1.39%) DataSynapse
7 16 (0.89%) Telerik
8 14 (0.78%) Ektron
9 11 (0.61%) IBM
10 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.56%) CODA
11 9 (0.50%) HP
12 8 (0.45%) Perforce
13 7 (0.39%) Murex
13 7 (0.39%) Infragistics
14 6 (0.33%) F5
14 6 (0.33%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.33%) Sybase
14 6 (0.33%) ESRI
15 5 (0.28%) Informatica
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