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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 257 153 137
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 521 868 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.53% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.38% 5.71% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 614 618
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 15
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.18 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.40% -45.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%

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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Median hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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 -103 481 £425 +6.25% 313
London -111 201 £475 +5.55% 91
South East -79 72 £394 +12.50% 71
South West +1 41 £394 +12.50% 16
East of England +12 40 £375 -6.25% 25
West Midlands -24 40 £400 +10.34% 27
City of London -20 39 £490 +3.15% 10
North West -23 33 £325 -7.14% 36
East Midlands 0 29 £350 +9.37% 20
Wales +15 28 £388 +29.16%
South Wales +4 27 £388 +29.16%
Cardiff -10 26 £388 +29.16%
Coventry +8 23 £425 - 3
Yorkshire -42 21 £338 -3.57% 20
Nottinghamshire +7 18 £425 +17.24% 6
Nottingham +2 18 £425 +13.33% 5
Berkshire -10 18 £463 +42.30% 11
West Yorkshire -37 18 £338 -3.57% 16
Surrey -5 16 £450 +12.50% 21
Cheshire +3 15 £318 -20.62% 7
Essex +18 14 £348 -7.33% 6
Leeds -11 13 £325 - 10
Kent -27 13 £394 +25.00% 5
Wiltshire 0 12 £430 +1.17% 1
Manchester -23 12 £359 +2.50% 25
Somerset +11 11 £425 +36.00% 4
Bristol +7 11 £375 +11.11% 6
Reading -10 11 £425 +30.76% 4
Leicestershire 0 10 £275 -8.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £375 -6.25% 5

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 989 (90.24%) .NET
2 984 (89.78%) C#
3 589 (53.74%) MVC
4 552 (50.36%) SQL Server
5 509 (46.44%) ASP.NET
6 480 (43.80%) SQL
7 453 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
8 412 (37.59%) JavaScript
9 366 (33.39%) .NET Framework
10 357 (32.57%) TDD
11 330 (30.11%) HTML
12 317 (28.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 299 (27.28%) Microsoft
14 295 (26.92%) Web Services
15 275 (25.09%) WPF
16 266 (24.27%) CSS
17 258 (23.54%) jQuery
18 227 (20.71%) Entity Framework
19 208 (18.98%) ASP.NET Web API
20 197 (17.97%) Finance
21 192 (17.52%) AngularJS
22 189 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
23 185 (16.88%) Scrum
24 180 (16.42%) Visual Studio
25 168 (15.33%) Windows
26 167 (15.24%) OO
27 162 (14.78%) SOAP
28 160 (14.60%) T-SQL
29 158 (14.42%) HTML5
30 156 (14.23%) XML

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 84 (7.66%) IIS
2 82 (7.48%) BizTalk Server
3 49 (4.47%) SharePoint
4 38 (3.47%) CMS
5 22 (2.01%) Umbraco
6 18 (1.64%) Node.js
7 16 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.46%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.36%) Kentico
11 4 (0.36%) Mule
11 4 (0.36%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.27%) Confluence
12 3 (0.27%) JBoss
12 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 66 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.64%) MS Office
3 5 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.64%) Endur
4 2 (0.18%) Beauchamp
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.091%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 101 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.82%) SaaS
4 17 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.36%) Boomi
6 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.091%) GitHub
7 1 (0.091%) Office 365
7 1 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.10%) HTTP
2 19 (1.73%) Internet
3 13 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.82%) DNS
5 8 (0.73%) Network Security
6 6 (0.55%) Firewall
6 6 (0.55%) SSL
7 5 (0.46%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.36%) VPN
9 3 (0.27%) SNMP
10 2 (0.18%) CTI
10 2 (0.18%) Intranet
10 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.091%) DMZ
11 1 (0.091%) Extranet
11 1 (0.091%) IPsec
11 1 (0.091%) LAN
11 1 (0.091%) LDAP
11 1 (0.091%) WAN
11 1 (0.091%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 552 (50.36%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 88 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (6.66%) Relational Database
5 56 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (4.38%) Oracle Database
8 40 (3.65%) NoSQL
9 36 (3.28%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 28 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (1.73%) MongoDB
14 19 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.73%) Big Data
16 7 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.64%) HBase
17 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 189 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 180 (16.42%) Visual Studio
3 120 (10.95%) NUnit
4 68 (6.20%) MSTest
5 46 (4.20%) Moq
6 39 (3.56%) Git (software)
6 39 (3.56%) SpecFlow
7 32 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.37%) Rhino Mocks
9 25 (2.28%) Selenium
9 25 (2.28%) Subversion
10 21 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (1.64%) MbUnit
12 17 (1.55%) Jasmine
12 17 (1.55%) MSBuild
13 15 (1.37%) NSubstitute
14 12 (1.09%) JIRA
15 11 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (0.73%) NCrunch
General
1 197 (17.97%) Finance
2 104 (9.49%) Banking
3 61 (5.57%) Front Office
4 51 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.65%) Retail
6 26 (2.37%) Back Office
7 14 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.91%) Games
10 9 (0.82%) Advertising
11 7 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.46%) Marketing
12 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Legal
15 1 (0.091%) Billing
15 1 (0.091%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.091%) Law
15 1 (0.091%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 885 (80.75%) Developer
2 538 (49.09%) .NET Developer
3 506 (46.17%) C# Developer
4 313 (28.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 191 (17.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 150 (13.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 144 (13.14%) Senior Developer
8 143 (13.05%) WCF Developer
9 141 (12.86%) SQL Developer
10 126 (11.50%) C# WCF Developer
11 122 (11.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 87 (7.94%) Senior .NET Developer
13 77 (7.03%) Architect
14 72 (6.57%) Senior C# Developer
15 70 (6.39%) Agile Developer
16 67 (6.11%) WPF Developer
17 60 (5.47%) C# WPF Developer
18 59 (5.38%) Web Developer
19 51 (4.65%) SQL Server Developer
20 48 (4.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 989 (90.24%) .NET
2 509 (46.44%) ASP.NET
3 366 (33.39%) .NET Framework
4 330 (30.11%) HTML
5 317 (28.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 295 (26.92%) Web Services
7 275 (25.09%) WPF
8 266 (24.27%) CSS
9 258 (23.54%) jQuery
10 227 (20.71%) Entity Framework
11 208 (18.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 192 (17.52%) AngularJS
13 162 (14.78%) SOAP
14 158 (14.42%) HTML5
15 156 (14.23%) XML
16 133 (12.14%) REST
17 103 (9.40%) RESTful
18 92 (8.39%) CSS3
19 90 (8.21%) LINQ
20 87 (7.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.47%) Inversion of Control
3 36 (3.28%) N-Tier
4 27 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 26 (2.37%) User Experience
6 22 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.73%) Hedge funds
8 18 (1.64%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.55%) Market Risk
10 16 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.37%) Derivative
11 15 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.28%) Digital Media
13 10 (0.91%) Clustering
13 10 (0.91%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.73%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 168 (15.33%) Windows
2 22 (2.01%) Unix
3 20 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.37%) Android
4 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.00%) Linux
5 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.091%) CentOS
10 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.091%) Solaris
10 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (53.74%) MVC
2 453 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (32.57%) TDD
4 185 (16.88%) Scrum
5 167 (15.24%) OO
6 149 (13.59%) Unit Testing
7 139 (12.68%) SOA
8 133 (12.14%) BDD
9 132 (12.04%) Web Development
10 98 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
11 88 (8.03%) MVVM
11 88 (8.03%) Software Engineering
12 85 (7.76%) Multithreading
13 75 (6.84%) OOP
14 70 (6.39%) E-Commerce
15 69 (6.30%) CRM
16 64 (5.84%) SDLC
17 56 (5.11%) SOLID
18 43 (3.92%) DevOps
19 42 (3.83%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 984 (89.78%) C#
2 480 (43.80%) SQL
3 412 (37.59%) JavaScript
4 160 (14.60%) T-SQL
5 58 (5.29%) Java
6 57 (5.20%) PL/SQL
7 52 (4.74%) C++
8 42 (3.83%) VB.NET
9 29 (2.65%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 22 (2.01%) VB
11 22 (2.01%) XAML
12 19 (1.73%) Ruby
13 18 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.46%) Python
15 15 (1.37%) VBA
16 12 (1.09%) C
17 11 (1.00%) PHP
18 10 (0.91%) Perl
18 10 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (5.84%) Degree
2 25 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.00%) MCPD
6 10 (0.91%) MCSD
7 6 (0.55%) MCITP
8 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.36%) MCTS
8 4 (0.36%) PhD
9 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.18%) MCSA
9 2 (0.18%) MCSE
10 1 (0.091%) CCNA
10 1 (0.091%) CCNP
10 1 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.091%) ISEB
10 1 (0.091%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.091%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.091%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.37%) QA
2 9 (0.82%) SLA
3 6 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.27%) HL7
4 3 (0.27%) MiFID
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.18%) EMIR
5 2 (0.18%) WCAG
6 1 (0.091%) COBIT
6 1 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.091%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.091%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.091%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.18%) HP Fortify
1 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.18%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.091%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.091%) Control-M
2 1 (0.091%) Kibana
2 1 (0.091%) logstash
2 1 (0.091%) SCCM
2 1 (0.091%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 299 (27.28%) Microsoft
2 106 (9.67%) Oracle
3 33 (3.01%) Sitecore
4 21 (1.92%) Sybase
5 19 (1.73%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.55%) IBM
7 16 (1.46%) DevExpress
8 13 (1.19%) EPiServer
8 13 (1.19%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.00%) Twitter
10 8 (0.73%) Telerik
11 7 (0.64%) VMware
12 6 (0.55%) RedGate
12 6 (0.55%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.46%) OpenText
13 5 (0.46%) SAP
14 4 (0.36%) Appcelerator
14 4 (0.36%) Dell
14 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
15 3 (0.27%) Sencha
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £600 per day Depending on Experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £375 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day 200-300 / day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London / West End
Chambers and Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago