The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 228 139 117
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -22
Contract jobs citing WCF 549 840 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.63% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.75% 6.04% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 619 590
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 - £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50

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
14624 13900 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 26.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10168 9284 8197
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -81 522 £425 +6.25% 358
London -64 209 £500 - 119
South East -74 81 £375 - 53
City of London -10 49 £513 +1.43% 18
Yorkshire -24 46 £325 -7.14% 37
East of England -14 45 £500 +29.03% 26
West Yorkshire -15 44 £325 -7.14% 28
North West -15 40 £313 +4.16% 38
South West -11 35 £388 +12.72% 32
East Midlands -3 34 £360 +1.40% 14
West Midlands -6 32 £390 -2.50% 31
Manchester +2 31 £313 +3.47% 23
Leeds 0 28 £325 +6.55% 11
Buckinghamshire -8 26 £413 +4.43% 2
Milton Keynes -6 23 £419 +1.51% 1
Nottingham -6 20 £365 +2.09% 3
Nottinghamshire -7 20 £365 +2.09% 3
Wales -21 16 £450 +44.57% 6
Surrey -26 16 £425 +4.61% 12
South Wales -14 15 £455 +44.44% 6
Halifax +12 14 £325 -7.14% 4
Bristol +5 14 £375 - 9
Wiltshire -3 14 £500 +33.33% 3
Essex +10 13 £500 +33.33% 5
Hertfordshire +4 11 £625 +49.25% 6
Berkshire 0 11 £438 +17.84% 15
Birmingham 0 11 £325 -26.76% 11
Trowbridge - 10 £500 -
East Sussex +5 9 £335 +15.51% 1
Cambridge +1 9 £315 -23.63% 4

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1211 (89.97%) C#
2 1158 (86.03%) .NET
3 784 (58.25%) SQL Server
4 677 (50.30%) MVC
5 616 (45.77%) ASP.NET
6 587 (43.61%) SQL
7 525 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
8 482 (35.81%) JavaScript
9 470 (34.92%) TDD
10 429 (31.87%) .NET Framework
11 388 (28.83%) HTML
12 382 (28.38%) Microsoft
13 353 (26.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 346 (25.71%) Web Services
15 341 (25.33%) WPF
16 336 (24.96%) CSS
17 291 (21.62%) jQuery
18 280 (20.80%) Entity Framework
19 276 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
20 247 (18.35%) Visual Studio
21 246 (18.28%) Finance
22 236 (17.53%) ASP.NET Web API
23 226 (16.79%) XML
24 223 (16.57%) Scrum
25 216 (16.05%) SOAP
26 204 (15.16%) OO
27 201 (14.93%) SOA
28 199 (14.78%) Windows
28 199 (14.78%) AngularJS
29 193 (14.34%) Unit Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 118 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
2 92 (6.84%) IIS
3 61 (4.53%) CMS
4 32 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.15%) Umbraco
6 28 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (1.11%) Node.js
8 14 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (0.89%) Mule
9 12 (0.89%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.82%) Confluence
11 10 (0.74%) Kentico
12 9 (0.67%) ColdFusion
12 9 (0.67%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
13 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
14 7 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.59%) MS Office
3 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.52%) HFM
4 3 (0.22%) Endur
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.074%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.074%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.074%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.074%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 99 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (1.63%) SaaS
5 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.30%) Office 365
5 4 (0.30%) PaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.074%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.93%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.78%) HTTP
3 23 (1.71%) Internet
4 9 (0.67%) Network Security
5 6 (0.45%) CTI
5 6 (0.45%) Firewall
6 5 (0.37%) DNS
7 4 (0.30%) Intranet
7 4 (0.30%) LDAP
7 4 (0.30%) SSL
8 3 (0.22%) Extranet
8 3 (0.22%) Multicast
8 3 (0.22%) VPN
9 2 (0.15%) AMQP
9 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.074%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.074%) LAN
10 1 (0.074%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.074%) SMTP
10 1 (0.074%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (58.25%) SQL Server
2 166 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 121 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 48 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 48 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (2.01%) NoSQL
10 26 (1.93%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 24 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.89%) Big Data
14 12 (0.89%) MS Access
15 11 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 276 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 247 (18.35%) Visual Studio
3 130 (9.66%) NUnit
4 88 (6.54%) SpecFlow
5 84 (6.24%) Git (software)
6 63 (4.68%) TeamCity
7 62 (4.61%) Selenium
8 54 (4.01%) Moq
9 42 (3.12%) Rhino Mocks
10 39 (2.90%) MSTest
11 30 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 30 (2.23%) Subversion
12 26 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (1.86%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.56%) JIRA
15 19 (1.41%) NSubstitute
16 16 (1.19%) MSBuild
17 15 (1.11%) Cucumber
17 15 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 13 (0.97%) ReSharper
General
1 246 (18.28%) Finance
2 115 (8.54%) Banking
3 98 (7.28%) Front Office
4 61 (4.53%) Investment Banking
5 49 (3.64%) Back Office
6 31 (2.30%) Retail
7 17 (1.26%) Games
8 15 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.89%) Advertising
11 11 (0.82%) Marketing
12 10 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.37%) Interactive Media
15 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
15 3 (0.22%) Military
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1074 (79.79%) Developer
2 631 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 538 (39.97%) C# Developer
4 303 (22.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 173 (12.85%) ASP.NET Developer
6 172 (12.78%) SQL Developer
7 166 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 144 (10.70%) Senior Developer
9 139 (10.33%) WCF Developer
10 127 (9.44%) Architect
11 125 (9.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 114 (8.47%) C# WCF Developer
13 87 (6.46%) Senior .NET Developer
14 85 (6.32%) BizTalk Developer
15 83 (6.17%) WPF Developer
16 76 (5.65%) Web Developer
17 74 (5.50%) Senior C# Developer
18 69 (5.13%) C# WPF Developer
19 56 (4.16%) Agile Developer
19 56 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1158 (86.03%) .NET
2 616 (45.77%) ASP.NET
3 429 (31.87%) .NET Framework
4 388 (28.83%) HTML
5 353 (26.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 346 (25.71%) Web Services
7 341 (25.33%) WPF
8 336 (24.96%) CSS
9 291 (21.62%) jQuery
10 280 (20.80%) Entity Framework
11 236 (17.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 226 (16.79%) XML
13 216 (16.05%) SOAP
14 199 (14.78%) AngularJS
15 187 (13.89%) REST
16 173 (12.85%) HTML5
17 130 (9.66%) RESTful
18 126 (9.36%) Ajax
19 115 (8.54%) MSMQ
19 115 (8.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.94%) Inversion of Control
3 40 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.75%) N-Tier
6 35 (2.60%) Derivative
7 29 (2.15%) User Experience
8 25 (1.86%) Fixed Income
9 24 (1.78%) Data Integration
9 24 (1.78%) Market Risk
10 23 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.63%) Hedge funds
12 18 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (1.11%) NHS
15 14 (1.04%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (0.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 199 (14.78%) Windows
2 27 (2.01%) Windows Server
3 16 (1.19%) Unix
4 13 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (0.89%) Android
6 11 (0.82%) Linux
7 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.59%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.074%) CentOS
13 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.074%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (50.30%) MVC
2 525 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
3 470 (34.92%) TDD
4 223 (16.57%) Scrum
5 204 (15.16%) OO
6 201 (14.93%) SOA
7 193 (14.34%) Unit Testing
8 156 (11.59%) BDD
9 119 (8.84%) MVVM
10 117 (8.69%) Multithreading
11 115 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
12 111 (8.25%) Software Engineering
13 96 (7.13%) E-Commerce
14 89 (6.61%) Web Development
15 88 (6.54%) SDLC
16 64 (4.75%) CRM
17 63 (4.68%) SOLID
18 61 (4.53%) OOP
19 56 (4.16%) Dependency Injection
20 53 (3.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1211 (89.97%) C#
2 587 (43.61%) SQL
3 482 (35.81%) JavaScript
4 157 (11.66%) T-SQL
5 68 (5.05%) VB.NET
6 66 (4.90%) C++
7 47 (3.49%) PL/SQL
8 39 (2.90%) PowerShell
9 38 (2.82%) XAML
10 37 (2.75%) Java
11 27 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.63%) Ruby
13 21 (1.56%) TypeScript
14 17 (1.26%) VB
14 17 (1.26%) VBA
15 14 (1.04%) XPath
16 8 (0.59%) Perl
17 7 (0.52%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.45%) VC++
19 5 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (6.17%) Degree
2 52 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 44 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.52%) MCPD
6 6 (0.45%) MCSD
7 4 (0.30%) MCTS
8 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) MCSA
8 2 (0.15%) MCSE
9 1 (0.074%) CCNA
9 1 (0.074%) CCNP
9 1 (0.074%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.074%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.074%) MCAD
9 1 (0.074%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.074%) MCITP
9 1 (0.074%) MCP
9 1 (0.074%) PhD
9 1 (0.074%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (1.26%) QA
4 5 (0.37%) WCAG
5 4 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.22%) EMIR
6 3 (0.22%) MiFID
7 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.074%) Basel III
8 1 (0.074%) COBIT
8 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.074%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.22%) vSphere
2 3 (0.22%) XenApp
3 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (0.82%) Control-M
2 3 (0.22%) SCOM
3 1 (0.074%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.074%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.074%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.074%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.074%) Kibana
3 1 (0.074%) logstash
3 1 (0.074%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.074%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 382 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 113 (8.40%) Oracle
3 43 (3.19%) Sitecore
4 29 (2.15%) DevExpress
5 25 (1.86%) EPiServer
6 24 (1.78%) IBM
7 17 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.97%) Sybase
9 10 (0.74%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.52%) Hyperion
11 7 (0.52%) JD Edwards
11 7 (0.52%) WSO2
12 5 (0.37%) Facebook
12 5 (0.37%) Google
12 5 (0.37%) Telerik
13 4 (0.30%) Appcelerator
13 4 (0.30%) Infragistics
13 4 (0.30%) OpenText
13 4 (0.30%) Twitter
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + free parking
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £650 - 700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £580.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
NIIT Technologies
Posted: 25 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago