The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
Rank 252 205 148
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -57
Contract jobs citing WCF 413 601 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.18% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.00% 4.10% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 463 588
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
13765 14661 13927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9459 10107 9416
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 261 184
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.64 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -51 399 £400 -5.88% 298
London -32 181 £450 -10.00% 82
City of London -14 53 £425 -17.07% 13
West Midlands +19 52 £340 -13.92% 22
East Midlands +7 45 £350 -1.40% 18
South East -20 41 £463 +28.47% 56
Birmingham +28 33 £350 +8.52% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 32 £368 +0.34% 8
Nottingham +10 31 £368 +0.34% 6
South West -13 28 £338 -10.00% 24
East of England -24 26 £313 -37.50% 31
North West -1 16 £335 +7.20% 38
Berkshire +23 15 £475 +5.55% 7
Hampshire +16 14 £433 +39.49% 14
Cambridge +6 12 £288 -6.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 12 £288 -6.50% 4
Reading +6 10 £500 +11.11% 2
Hertfordshire -4 10 £338 -46.00% 13
Bristol -9 10 £475 +26.66% 7
Scotland +26 9 £320 -8.57% 4
Devon +18 9 £275 -3.93% 1
Solihull +3 9 £325 +1.56% 1
Manchester -4 9 £330 +1.53% 17
Surrey +8 7 £500 +17.64% 6
Swindon +10 6 £330 -50.18% 1
Leicestershire -2 6 £277 -2.98% 3
Wiltshire -6 6 £330 -28.64% 2
Leicester +17 5 £277 -21.00% 2
Staffordshire +4 5 £319 - 7
Stoke-on-Trent 0 5 £319 - 4

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WCF.

1 880 (91.00%) .NET
2 849 (87.80%) C#
3 588 (60.81%) SQL Server
4 479 (49.53%) MVC
5 460 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
6 443 (45.81%) SQL
7 437 (45.19%) ASP.NET
8 416 (43.02%) JavaScript
9 375 (38.78%) Microsoft
10 348 (35.99%) Web Services
11 347 (35.88%) HTML
12 344 (35.57%) .NET Framework
13 269 (27.82%) TDD
14 266 (27.51%) CSS
15 230 (23.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 224 (23.16%) ASP.NET Web API
17 216 (22.34%) Visual Studio
18 214 (22.13%) XML
19 213 (22.03%) WPF
19 213 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
20 209 (21.61%) Scrum
21 206 (21.30%) jQuery
22 201 (20.79%) Entity Framework
23 177 (18.30%) Windows
24 160 (16.55%) Finance
25 156 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
26 155 (16.03%) OO
27 149 (15.41%) AngularJS
28 146 (15.10%) SOAP
28 146 (15.10%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 112 (11.58%) IIS
2 101 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 72 (7.45%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (2.38%) CMS
5 19 (1.96%) NServiceBus
6 18 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 14 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.93%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.83%) Confluence
11 7 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.62%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.52%) Apache
13 5 (0.52%) MS Project Server
13 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.41%) JBoss
14 4 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 73 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.34%) MS Office
3 7 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.72%) MS Project
4 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 122 (12.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 136 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.00%) PaaS
3 23 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.07%) IaaS
5 13 (1.34%) Office 365
6 8 (0.83%) Boomi
7 6 (0.62%) Yammer
8 5 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.52%) SaaS
9 4 (0.41%) GitHub
10 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.86%) HTTP
2 12 (1.24%) Internet
3 11 (1.14%) Broadband
4 9 (0.93%) DNS
4 9 (0.93%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.83%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.62%) Firewall
7 6 (0.62%) Network Security
7 6 (0.62%) X.509
8 5 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.52%) LAN
9 4 (0.41%) AMQP
9 4 (0.41%) FTP
9 4 (0.41%) SSL
10 3 (0.31%) Intranet
10 3 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.21%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.21%) SNMP
11 2 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (60.81%) SQL Server
2 156 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (10.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 94 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (4.96%) Oracle Database
7 40 (4.14%) NoSQL
8 28 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.17%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.14%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.03%) MS Access
16 10 (1.03%) MySQL
17 9 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 230 (23.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 216 (22.34%) Visual Studio
3 95 (9.82%) NUnit
4 64 (6.62%) MSTest
5 56 (5.79%) Git (software)
5 56 (5.79%) Subversion
6 54 (5.58%) JIRA
7 49 (5.07%) Moq
8 42 (4.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (2.59%) TeamCity
10 23 (2.38%) Selenium
11 21 (2.17%) SpecFlow
12 16 (1.65%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.55%) CruiseControl
14 13 (1.34%) WiX
15 11 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.03%) ReSharper
16 10 (1.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
17 9 (0.93%) StyleCop
18 7 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 160 (16.55%) Finance
2 93 (9.62%) Banking
3 41 (4.24%) Front Office
4 37 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.76%) Back Office
7 16 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.55%) Marketing
9 14 (1.45%) Retail
10 13 (1.34%) Electronics
11 7 (0.72%) Legal
12 6 (0.62%) Advertising
13 5 (0.52%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.41%) French Language
14 4 (0.41%) Law
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 807 (83.45%) Developer
2 465 (48.09%) .NET Developer
3 373 (38.57%) C# Developer
4 217 (22.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 120 (12.41%) WCF Developer
6 116 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 97 (10.03%) Senior Developer
8 95 (9.82%) C# WCF Developer
9 92 (9.51%) SQL Developer
10 90 (9.31%) ASP.NET Developer
11 73 (7.55%) Software Developer
12 69 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 69 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
13 59 (6.10%) Senior .NET Developer
14 58 (6.00%) CRM Developer
15 53 (5.48%) WPF Developer
16 51 (5.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 50 (5.17%) Senior C# Developer
18 47 (4.86%) Agile Developer
19 42 (4.34%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 880 (91.00%) .NET
2 437 (45.19%) ASP.NET
3 348 (35.99%) Web Services
4 347 (35.88%) HTML
5 344 (35.57%) .NET Framework
6 266 (27.51%) CSS
7 224 (23.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 214 (22.13%) XML
9 213 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 213 (22.03%) WPF
10 206 (21.30%) jQuery
11 201 (20.79%) Entity Framework
12 149 (15.41%) AngularJS
13 146 (15.10%) SOAP
14 120 (12.41%) REST
15 109 (11.27%) HTML5
16 95 (9.82%) RESTful
17 78 (8.07%) LINQ
18 75 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 71 (7.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.45%) N-Tier
3 34 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.10%) Inversion of Control
5 19 (1.96%) User Experience
6 18 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.65%) Derivative
8 15 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.14%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.83%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.83%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.72%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.72%) Fintech
15 6 (0.62%) Equities
15 6 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 177 (18.30%) Windows
2 19 (1.96%) Unix
3 18 (1.86%) Android
4 17 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 17 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.65%) Linux
6 10 (1.03%) Windows Phone
7 9 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.10%) MVS
13 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (49.53%) MVC
2 460 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (27.82%) TDD
4 209 (21.61%) Scrum
5 155 (16.03%) OO
6 140 (14.48%) CRM
7 96 (9.93%) Unit Testing
8 91 (9.41%) SOLID
9 90 (9.31%) MVVM
10 87 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
11 80 (8.27%) BDD
12 76 (7.86%) SOA
13 73 (7.55%) Software Engineering
14 71 (7.34%) OOP
15 68 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (7.03%) Dependency Injection
15 68 (7.03%) OOD
16 62 (6.41%) SDLC
17 52 (5.38%) Web Development
18 44 (4.55%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 849 (87.80%) C#
2 443 (45.81%) SQL
3 416 (43.02%) JavaScript
4 146 (15.10%) T-SQL
5 65 (6.72%) VB.NET
6 38 (3.93%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.52%) Java
8 31 (3.21%) PL/SQL
9 27 (2.79%) C++
10 24 (2.48%) VB
11 19 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 17 (1.76%) XAML
13 16 (1.65%) VBA
14 14 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.24%) Python
16 10 (1.03%) PHP
17 7 (0.72%) C
17 7 (0.72%) VB6
17 7 (0.72%) VBScript
17 7 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (6.20%) Degree
2 59 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 44 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.62%) HNC
6 6 (0.62%) HND
6 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.62%) MCITP
7 5 (0.52%) ISEB
8 4 (0.41%) MCSE
8 4 (0.41%) MCTS
9 3 (0.31%) CCNA
9 3 (0.31%) CCNP
9 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.31%) CISM
9 3 (0.31%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.31%) MCDST
9 3 (0.31%) MCSA
9 3 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.86%) QA
2 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.52%) Basel III
3 5 (0.52%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.31%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.52%) Snort
4 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Docker
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.21%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.10%) Control-M
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 375 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.62%) Oracle
3 24 (2.48%) SAP
4 20 (2.07%) Sitecore
5 17 (1.76%) DevExpress
6 14 (1.45%) Sybase
7 11 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.03%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.03%) Telerik
9 9 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.83%) Dell
10 8 (0.83%) Infragistics
11 7 (0.72%) BMC
11 7 (0.72%) Remedy
12 6 (0.62%) Infor
13 5 (0.52%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.52%) Sencha
13 5 (0.52%) Sourcefire
13 5 (0.52%) Twitter
14 4 (0.41%) RedGate
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