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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 254 162 135
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -27
Contract jobs citing WCF 510 823 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.47% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 5.44% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 590 618
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 14
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.18 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.40% -44.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%

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
14885 15129 14682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.02% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10556 9949 9761
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 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 212 183
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 29 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 29 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 -82 482 £405 +4.58% 371
London -93 199 £450 - 113
South East -46 69 £388 +10.71% 67
East Midlands +21 42 £425 +31.78% 18
South West -13 41 £350 +7.69% 28
East of England +9 36 £394 -1.56% 33
City of London -23 34 £488 +2.63% 11
North West -22 31 £335 -0.74% 46
Yorkshire -27 31 £340 -0.72% 23
West Midlands -24 28 £400 +12.28% 37
West Yorkshire -27 28 £340 +1.49% 19
Nottinghamshire +14 27 £425 +6.25% 10
Nottingham +15 26 £425 - 6
Wales +19 20 £388 +23.01% 3
South Wales +5 20 £388 +23.01% 3
Cardiff -2 19 £388 +23.01% 1
Leeds -4 19 £325 - 11
Coventry +8 16 £438 +2.94% 7
Surrey 0 16 £425 +14.86% 15
Hampshire +7 14 £388 +13.97% 22
Essex +9 13 £348 -7.33% 5
Wiltshire +2 13 £430 +1.17% 4
Manchester -27 13 £369 +5.35% 26
Berkshire -32 13 £375 +13.20% 4
Cheshire -4 11 £325 -17.19% 11
Suffolk +1 10 £450 +12.50% 3
Kent -7 10 £413 +22.22% 3
Somerset +6 9 £425 +37.09% 4
Leicestershire -1 9 £293 -2.50% 2
Reading -21 8 £375 +11.11%

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 944 (90.08%) .NET
2 938 (89.50%) C#
3 565 (53.91%) MVC
4 535 (51.05%) SQL Server
5 490 (46.76%) ASP.NET
6 446 (42.56%) SQL
7 425 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
8 388 (37.02%) JavaScript
9 339 (32.35%) HTML
10 328 (31.30%) .NET Framework
11 326 (31.11%) TDD
12 301 (28.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 294 (28.05%) Web Services
14 290 (27.67%) Microsoft
15 269 (25.67%) CSS
16 256 (24.43%) jQuery
17 250 (23.85%) WPF
18 220 (20.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 210 (20.04%) Entity Framework
20 199 (18.99%) Team Foundation Server
21 188 (17.94%) AngularJS
22 185 (17.65%) Finance
23 179 (17.08%) Visual Studio
24 170 (16.22%) Scrum
25 167 (15.94%) HTML5
26 164 (15.65%) Windows
27 157 (14.98%) XML
28 156 (14.89%) OO
29 150 (14.31%) T-SQL
30 147 (14.03%) SOAP

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 (8.02%) IIS
2 71 (6.77%) BizTalk Server
2 71 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.91%) CMS
4 18 (1.72%) Umbraco
5 17 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (1.43%) Node.js
7 11 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.57%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.38%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.38%) Kentico
12 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.38%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.29%) Apache
13 3 (0.29%) JBoss
13 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.81%) MS Office
3 6 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 47 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.67%) Endur
3 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.19%) Beauchamp
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.095%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 103 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.43%) SaaS
4 5 (0.48%) Office 365
5 4 (0.38%) Boomi
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.095%) GitHub
7 1 (0.095%) Google Play
7 1 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.48%) HTTP
2 12 (1.15%) DNS
3 11 (1.05%) Internet
3 11 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.76%) Intranet
4 8 (0.76%) SSL
5 5 (0.48%) DMZ
5 5 (0.48%) Extranet
5 5 (0.48%) Network Security
5 5 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.38%) Firewall
6 4 (0.38%) VPN
7 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.29%) SNMP
8 2 (0.19%) FTP
9 1 (0.095%) IPsec
9 1 (0.095%) SNA
9 1 (0.095%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (51.05%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 77 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 70 (6.68%) Relational Database
5 63 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (4.39%) Oracle Database
8 41 (3.91%) NoSQL
9 29 (2.77%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 24 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (2.19%) MongoDB
13 19 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.67%) Big Data
15 7 (0.67%) HBase
16 6 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 199 (18.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 179 (17.08%) Visual Studio
3 109 (10.40%) NUnit
4 67 (6.39%) MSTest
5 44 (4.20%) Git (software)
6 34 (3.24%) SpecFlow
7 30 (2.86%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.77%) Moq
9 26 (2.48%) Selenium
10 21 (2.00%) Subversion
11 19 (1.81%) MbUnit
11 19 (1.81%) MSBuild
12 18 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
14 12 (1.15%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.15%) JIRA
14 12 (1.15%) NSubstitute
15 10 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.95%) ReSharper
16 8 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 185 (17.65%) Finance
2 90 (8.59%) Banking
3 50 (4.77%) Front Office
4 42 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.15%) Retail
6 20 (1.91%) Back Office
7 14 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.86%) Marketing
10 7 (0.67%) Advertising
11 6 (0.57%) Electronics
12 5 (0.48%) Games
12 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Law
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.19%) Legal
16 1 (0.095%) Billing
16 1 (0.095%) Military
Job Titles
1 860 (82.06%) Developer
2 531 (50.67%) .NET Developer
3 477 (45.52%) C# Developer
4 308 (29.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 193 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 151 (14.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 133 (12.69%) Senior Developer
8 132 (12.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 132 (12.60%) WCF Developer
9 125 (11.93%) SQL Developer
10 119 (11.35%) C# WCF Developer
11 77 (7.35%) Agile Developer
12 75 (7.16%) Senior .NET Developer
13 66 (6.30%) Architect
14 65 (6.20%) Senior C# Developer
15 55 (5.25%) WPF Developer
16 54 (5.15%) Agile C# Developer
17 51 (4.87%) SQL Server Developer
18 50 (4.77%) Software Developer
19 49 (4.68%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 944 (90.08%) .NET
2 490 (46.76%) ASP.NET
3 339 (32.35%) HTML
4 328 (31.30%) .NET Framework
5 301 (28.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 294 (28.05%) Web Services
7 269 (25.67%) CSS
8 256 (24.43%) jQuery
9 250 (23.85%) WPF
10 220 (20.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 210 (20.04%) Entity Framework
12 188 (17.94%) AngularJS
13 167 (15.94%) HTML5
14 157 (14.98%) XML
15 147 (14.03%) SOAP
16 132 (12.60%) REST
17 94 (8.97%) LINQ
18 86 (8.21%) Ajax
19 82 (7.82%) CSS3
20 81 (7.73%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.01%) Inversion of Control
2 37 (3.53%) N-Tier
3 34 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.91%) Client/Server
5 20 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.72%) User Experience
7 17 (1.62%) Data Integration
8 16 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 13 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.24%) Derivative
11 12 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.05%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.86%) Clustering
13 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.86%) Market Risk
14 8 (0.76%) SCADA
15 7 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 164 (15.65%) Windows
2 25 (2.39%) Windows Server
3 22 (2.10%) Android
4 21 (2.00%) Unix
5 18 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.95%) Linux
7 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.095%) AIX
11 1 (0.095%) CentOS
11 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.095%) Solaris
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (53.91%) MVC
2 425 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (31.11%) TDD
4 170 (16.22%) Scrum
5 156 (14.89%) OO
6 146 (13.93%) Unit Testing
7 128 (12.21%) SOA
8 125 (11.93%) Web Development
9 124 (11.83%) BDD
10 96 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (7.44%) Software Engineering
12 77 (7.35%) CRM
13 76 (7.25%) MVVM
14 73 (6.97%) Multithreading
15 64 (6.11%) SDLC
16 60 (5.73%) OOP
17 56 (5.34%) E-Commerce
17 56 (5.34%) SOLID
18 45 (4.29%) DevOps
19 43 (4.10%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 938 (89.50%) C#
2 446 (42.56%) SQL
3 388 (37.02%) JavaScript
4 150 (14.31%) T-SQL
5 54 (5.15%) PL/SQL
6 50 (4.77%) Java
7 39 (3.72%) PowerShell
8 37 (3.53%) C++
9 34 (3.24%) VB.NET
10 27 (2.58%) VB
11 26 (2.48%) TypeScript
12 24 (2.29%) XAML
13 22 (2.10%) Python
14 19 (1.81%) PHP
15 17 (1.62%) Perl
16 16 (1.53%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.53%) VBScript
17 15 (1.43%) VBA
18 14 (1.34%) C
19 12 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (5.63%) Degree
2 32 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.05%) MCPD
5 11 (1.05%) MCSD
6 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.57%) MCITP
8 4 (0.38%) MCTS
8 4 (0.38%) PhD
9 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.19%) MCSA
10 2 (0.19%) MCSE
11 1 (0.095%) CCNP
11 1 (0.095%) CEH
11 1 (0.095%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.095%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.095%) MCDST
11 1 (0.095%) SANS
11 1 (0.095%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.53%) QA
2 12 (1.15%) 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%) COBIT
6 1 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
System Software
1 23 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.095%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.19%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.19%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.095%) Ansible
3 1 (0.095%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.095%) Control-M
3 1 (0.095%) Kibana
3 1 (0.095%) logstash
3 1 (0.095%) SCCM
3 1 (0.095%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 290 (27.67%) Microsoft
2 105 (10.02%) Oracle
3 29 (2.77%) Sitecore
4 23 (2.19%) Sybase
5 19 (1.81%) Xamarin
6 16 (1.53%) Twitter
7 14 (1.34%) DevExpress
7 14 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.05%) SAP
9 10 (0.95%) IBM
10 9 (0.86%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.76%) RedGate
11 8 (0.76%) Telerik
12 7 (0.67%) VMware
13 6 (0.57%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.48%) Charles River
15 4 (0.38%) Dell
15 4 (0.38%) Infragistics
15 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
16 3 (0.29%) Sencha
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