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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 247 166 139
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -27
Contract jobs citing WCF 513 762 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.38% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.34% 5.02% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 546 620
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £22.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £52.17 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -1.04%

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
15340 15170 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.42% 27.51% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10819 10144 9789
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 210 213
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -77 491 £400 +3.22% 330
London -97 184 £450 -5.26% 100
South East -30 77 £390 +11.42% 71
Yorkshire -20 48 £340 +4.61% 20
East Midlands +15 46 £368 +10.52% 20
West Yorkshire -10 44 £340 +4.61% 18
West Midlands -29 35 £430 +27.40% 21
South West -11 34 £350 +7.69% 19
North West -22 34 £325 -0.76% 42
Nottinghamshire +13 29 £425 -2.85% 10
Leeds -2 29 £340 +5.42% 10
Nottingham +15 28 £425 -4.22% 8
City of London -43 27 £450 -5.26% 14
Surrey +8 25 £480 +11.30% 10
East of England +5 25 £450 +12.50% 24
Hampshire +24 20 £375 +17.18% 26
Manchester -23 18 £350 +6.87% 24
Coventry +1 15 £419 -1.47% 5
Weybridge - 13 £480 -
Wiltshire 0 11 £400 -5.88% 1
Suffolk -1 11 £465 +16.25%
Birmingham -16 11 £378 +9.81% 3
Wales +19 10 £375 - 3
South Wales +16 10 £375 - 2
Leicestershire +8 10 £310 +3.33% 3
Berkshire -25 10 £320 -5.18% 6
Cardiff +2 9 £388 +3.33% 1
Scotland -20 9 £310 -2.36% 6
Cheshire -2 8 £325 -15.58% 12
Bristol +5 7 £338 -7.21% 7

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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.

1 944 (89.73%) .NET
2 934 (88.78%) C#
3 563 (53.52%) MVC
4 535 (50.86%) SQL Server
5 479 (45.53%) ASP.NET
6 446 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
7 425 (40.40%) SQL
8 407 (38.69%) JavaScript
9 375 (35.65%) HTML
10 322 (30.61%) .NET Framework
11 310 (29.47%) Web Services
12 304 (28.90%) TDD
13 298 (28.33%) Microsoft
14 294 (27.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 291 (27.66%) CSS
16 253 (24.05%) jQuery
17 240 (22.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 234 (22.24%) WPF
19 205 (19.49%) Entity Framework
20 201 (19.11%) Team Foundation Server
21 198 (18.82%) AngularJS
22 186 (17.68%) Visual Studio
23 183 (17.40%) HTML5
24 177 (16.83%) Finance
25 176 (16.73%) Scrum
26 173 (16.44%) XML
27 165 (15.68%) Windows
28 148 (14.07%) Unit Testing
29 147 (13.97%) SOAP
30 145 (13.78%) OO

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 98 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 86 (8.17%) IIS
3 66 (6.27%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (4.09%) CMS
5 22 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 21 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 17 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.67%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.48%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.48%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.29%) Confluence
14 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.19%) EPiServer CMS
15 2 (0.19%) Kentico
15 2 (0.19%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 72 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.62%) MS Office
3 6 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 68 (6.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.48%) Endur
4 4 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.19%) Beauchamp
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 96 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.05%) Office 365
4 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.57%) SaaS
5 4 (0.38%) Boomi
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.095%) GitHub
7 1 (0.095%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.14%) HTTP
2 16 (1.52%) DNS
3 15 (1.43%) Internet
4 10 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.86%) Intranet
5 9 (0.86%) SSL
6 6 (0.57%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.48%) DMZ
7 5 (0.48%) Extranet
7 5 (0.48%) Network Security
7 5 (0.48%) VPN
7 5 (0.48%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.38%) Firewall
9 3 (0.29%) SNMP
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) SMS
11 1 (0.095%) IPsec
11 1 (0.095%) SNA
11 1 (0.095%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (50.86%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 75 (7.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (7.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (5.89%) Relational Database
6 48 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (4.28%) Oracle Database
8 44 (4.18%) NoSQL
9 33 (3.14%) MongoDB
10 26 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 23 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
11 23 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.57%) DB2
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 201 (19.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 186 (17.68%) Visual Studio
3 107 (10.17%) NUnit
4 69 (6.56%) MSTest
5 53 (5.04%) Git (software)
6 37 (3.52%) SpecFlow
7 31 (2.95%) TeamCity
8 28 (2.66%) Subversion
9 27 (2.57%) Selenium
10 25 (2.38%) Moq
11 21 (2.00%) MbUnit
12 17 (1.62%) MSBuild
13 14 (1.33%) JIRA
13 14 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
14 13 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.95%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (0.86%) ReSharper
17 7 (0.67%) NuGet
General
1 177 (16.83%) Finance
2 86 (8.17%) Banking
3 48 (4.56%) Front Office
4 38 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.76%) Retail
6 20 (1.90%) Marketing
7 18 (1.71%) Back Office
8 16 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.76%) Electronics
11 7 (0.67%) Advertising
11 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.57%) Law
13 5 (0.48%) Legal
13 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 3 (0.29%) Military
16 1 (0.095%) Billing
16 1 (0.095%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 884 (84.03%) Developer
2 537 (51.05%) .NET Developer
3 468 (44.49%) C# Developer
4 308 (29.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 201 (19.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 141 (13.40%) ASP.NET Developer
7 128 (12.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 125 (11.88%) WCF Developer
9 119 (11.31%) Senior Developer
10 118 (11.22%) SQL Developer
11 114 (10.84%) C# WCF Developer
12 78 (7.41%) Agile Developer
13 65 (6.18%) Senior .NET Developer
14 55 (5.23%) Agile C# Developer
14 55 (5.23%) Senior C# Developer
15 54 (5.13%) Architect
16 52 (4.94%) CRM Developer
17 51 (4.85%) Software Developer
18 50 (4.75%) Agile .NET Developer
19 47 (4.47%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 944 (89.73%) .NET
2 479 (45.53%) ASP.NET
3 375 (35.65%) HTML
4 322 (30.61%) .NET Framework
5 310 (29.47%) Web Services
6 294 (27.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 291 (27.66%) CSS
8 253 (24.05%) jQuery
9 240 (22.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 234 (22.24%) WPF
11 205 (19.49%) Entity Framework
12 198 (18.82%) AngularJS
13 183 (17.40%) HTML5
14 173 (16.44%) XML
15 147 (13.97%) SOAP
16 129 (12.26%) REST
17 91 (8.65%) KnockoutJS
18 84 (7.98%) LINQ
19 82 (7.79%) Ajax
19 82 (7.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.99%) N-Tier
2 38 (3.61%) Inversion of Control
3 34 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.90%) Derivative
7 18 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.43%) User Experience
10 14 (1.33%) Digital Media
11 12 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.14%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.76%) Clustering
13 8 (0.76%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.76%) Equities
14 6 (0.57%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 165 (15.68%) Windows
2 26 (2.47%) Android
3 25 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.90%) Unix
6 9 (0.86%) Linux
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.095%) AIX
9 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (53.52%) MVC
2 446 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (28.90%) TDD
4 176 (16.73%) Scrum
5 148 (14.07%) Unit Testing
6 145 (13.78%) OO
7 124 (11.79%) Web Development
8 118 (11.22%) BDD
9 114 (10.84%) SOA
10 101 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (9.60%) CRM
11 75 (7.13%) Software Engineering
12 72 (6.84%) MVVM
13 58 (5.51%) SOLID
14 57 (5.42%) SDLC
15 56 (5.32%) Multithreading
16 52 (4.94%) OOP
17 48 (4.56%) Workflow
18 45 (4.28%) Dependency Injection
18 45 (4.28%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 934 (88.78%) C#
2 425 (40.40%) SQL
3 407 (38.69%) JavaScript
4 133 (12.64%) T-SQL
5 51 (4.85%) PL/SQL
6 49 (4.66%) Java
7 41 (3.90%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.80%) VB.NET
9 35 (3.33%) TypeScript
10 29 (2.76%) C++
10 29 (2.76%) VB
11 26 (2.47%) Python
12 22 (2.09%) XAML
13 21 (2.00%) PHP
14 16 (1.52%) Perl
14 16 (1.52%) VBScript
15 15 (1.43%) C
15 15 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.24%) VBA
17 12 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (5.42%) Degree
2 43 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.86%) MCPD
6 9 (0.86%) MCSD
7 7 (0.67%) MCITP
8 4 (0.38%) MCTS
8 4 (0.38%) PhD
9 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.19%) ISEB
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.19%) MCSA
10 2 (0.19%) MCSE
11 1 (0.095%) HNC
11 1 (0.095%) HND
11 1 (0.095%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.095%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.62%) QA
2 12 (1.14%) SLA
3 6 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.29%) MiFID
5 2 (0.19%) EMIR
5 2 (0.19%) HL7
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.095%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.48%) Ansible
2 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.095%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.095%) Control-M
3 1 (0.095%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.095%) Kibana
3 1 (0.095%) logstash
3 1 (0.095%) SCCM
3 1 (0.095%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.095%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 298 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 110 (10.46%) Oracle
3 30 (2.85%) Sitecore
4 24 (2.28%) Xamarin
5 23 (2.19%) Sybase
6 16 (1.52%) DevExpress
7 15 (1.43%) Twitter
8 13 (1.24%) SAP
9 9 (0.86%) IBM
10 8 (0.76%) RedGate
11 7 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.67%) VMware
12 6 (0.57%) Charles River
12 6 (0.57%) Telerik
13 5 (0.48%) Infragistics
13 5 (0.48%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.38%) Dell
14 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.38%) SimCorp
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Initial 3 month contract, market rates, great team
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Hampshire
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