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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 193 125 88
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -37
Contract jobs citing WCF 662 928 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.70% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.25% 6.09% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 648 801
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.40 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%

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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 -50 642 £400 +6.66% 425
London -43 277 £488 +14.70% 118
South East -55 106 £375 +7.14% 84
City of London -7 98 £447 -10.55% 22
Yorkshire -19 60 £325 -4.41% 27
East of England -16 55 £383 +2.00% 30
West Yorkshire -21 46 £325 -4.41% 17
South West +5 40 £350 +7.69% 42
West Midlands -11 40 £325 -7.14% 29
Buckinghamshire +15 29 £425 +9.67% 8
Milton Keynes +8 27 £425 +9.67% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 27 £375 +13.20% 9
Leeds -26 27 £325 -7.14% 11
East Midlands -10 24 £375 +20.96% 20
Surrey -19 22 £431 +15.00% 18
Berkshire -3 21 £350 +3.70% 12
North West -69 21 £325 - 67
Birmingham -3 20 £375 +7.14% 8
Suffolk -4 20 £425 +6.25% 7
Bradford +5 16 £325 -
Cambridge -2 16 £458 +40.76% 7
Hampshire -12 16 £316 -15.66% 16
Somerset +4 14 £375 +15.38%
Nottinghamshire -2 14 £444 +51.70% 10
Nottingham -5 14 £444 +61.36% 9
North East -18 14 £305 +31.18% 8
Manchester -39 14 £325 - 29
Scotland -30 11 £318 -9.28% 7
Bath +3 10 £325 -
Reading -4 10 £350 +7.69% 8

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1364 (89.03%) C#
2 1333 (87.01%) .NET
3 866 (56.53%) SQL Server
4 751 (49.02%) ASP.NET
5 658 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
6 657 (42.89%) MVC
7 610 (39.82%) SQL
8 539 (35.18%) Web Services
9 507 (33.09%) JavaScript
9 507 (33.09%) .NET Framework
10 444 (28.98%) WPF
11 402 (26.24%) TDD
12 396 (25.85%) HTML
13 366 (23.89%) Microsoft
13 366 (23.89%) jQuery
14 358 (23.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 351 (22.91%) CSS
16 334 (21.80%) Entity Framework
17 324 (21.15%) XML
18 274 (17.89%) Finance
19 240 (15.67%) Scrum
20 231 (15.08%) Unit Testing
21 229 (14.95%) Visual Studio
22 226 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
23 215 (14.03%) ASP.NET Web API
23 215 (14.03%) OO
24 205 (13.38%) SQL Server 2008
25 198 (12.92%) LINQ
26 193 (12.60%) Windows
27 192 (12.53%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 183 (11.95%) BizTalk Server
2 99 (6.46%) IIS
3 92 (6.01%) SharePoint
4 77 (5.03%) CMS
5 37 (2.42%) Umbraco
6 35 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 34 (2.22%) Node.js
8 28 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 25 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.85%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.85%) Kentico
12 11 (0.72%) Apache
13 9 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.46%) Confluence
15 7 (0.46%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.33%) JBoss
16 5 (0.33%) Immediacy CMS
Applications
1 128 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.98%) MS Office
3 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.26%) MS Project
5 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 71 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.065%) Endur
6 1 (0.065%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.78%) Office 365
3 10 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.46%) SaaS
5 4 (0.26%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) GitHub
6 2 (0.13%) IaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.065%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.55%) HTTP
2 16 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.72%) SSL
3 11 (0.72%) FTP
4 10 (0.65%) LDAP
5 9 (0.59%) DNS
5 9 (0.59%) Internet
5 9 (0.59%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.33%) SMTP
7 4 (0.26%) VPN
7 4 (0.26%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.26%) OpenVPN
7 4 (0.26%) 802.15
7 4 (0.26%) Firewall
8 3 (0.20%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.20%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.13%) Network Security
9 2 (0.13%) Extranet
9 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.13%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (56.53%) SQL Server
2 205 (13.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (5.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 77 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 66 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 64 (4.18%) Oracle Database
9 49 (3.20%) NoSQL
10 41 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (1.83%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (1.76%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.85%) MySQL
15 12 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
17 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
18 7 (0.46%) SQLite
18 7 (0.46%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 229 (14.95%) Visual Studio
2 226 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 89 (5.81%) NUnit
4 70 (4.57%) Subversion
5 56 (3.66%) Git (software)
6 53 (3.46%) TeamCity
7 37 (2.42%) MSBuild
8 30 (1.96%) JIRA
9 29 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
10 23 (1.50%) MSTest
11 22 (1.44%) Moq
11 22 (1.44%) Jenkins
12 21 (1.37%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.04%) ReSharper
14 13 (0.85%) Selenium
14 13 (0.85%) Fiddler
15 12 (0.78%) SoapUI
16 11 (0.72%) CruiseControl
17 10 (0.65%) StyleCop
18 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 274 (17.89%) Finance
2 158 (10.31%) Banking
3 105 (6.85%) Front Office
4 83 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.83%) Back Office
6 24 (1.57%) Retail
7 22 (1.44%) Marketing
8 18 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.11%) Legal
10 13 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.59%) Advertising
13 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.39%) Publishing
15 5 (0.33%) Electronics
15 5 (0.33%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.26%) French Language
17 3 (0.20%) Law
17 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 1294 (84.46%) Developer
2 615 (40.14%) .NET Developer
3 473 (30.87%) C# Developer
4 230 (15.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 156 (10.18%) Senior Developer
6 97 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 91 (5.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 89 (5.81%) Architect
9 83 (5.42%) Web Developer
10 77 (5.03%) Software Developer
11 72 (4.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 67 (4.37%) Applications Developer
13 65 (4.24%) Senior .NET Developer
14 61 (3.98%) Senior C# Developer
15 53 (3.46%) Analyst
16 47 (3.07%) Agile .NET Developer
16 47 (3.07%) WPF Developer
17 36 (2.35%) CRM Developer
18 31 (2.02%) Programmer
19 30 (1.96%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1333 (87.01%) .NET
2 751 (49.02%) ASP.NET
3 539 (35.18%) Web Services
4 507 (33.09%) .NET Framework
5 444 (28.98%) WPF
6 396 (25.85%) HTML
7 366 (23.89%) jQuery
8 358 (23.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 351 (22.91%) CSS
10 334 (21.80%) Entity Framework
11 324 (21.15%) XML
12 215 (14.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 198 (12.92%) LINQ
14 189 (12.34%) SOAP
15 149 (9.73%) HTML5
16 147 (9.60%) WinForms
17 128 (8.36%) AngularJS
18 101 (6.59%) Ajax
19 100 (6.53%) KnockoutJS
19 100 (6.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.52%) Derivative
3 51 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 49 (3.20%) Fixed Income
5 47 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.81%) Client/Server
6 43 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 34 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
8 32 (2.09%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
9 20 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.04%) Equities
11 15 (0.98%) Credit Risk
12 14 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.78%) NHS
13 12 (0.78%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.72%) Market Risk
15 9 (0.59%) Grid Computing
15 9 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 193 (12.60%) Windows
2 38 (2.48%) UNIX
3 28 (1.83%) Linux
4 17 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.59%) Android
7 9 (0.59%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.26%) Windows CE
10 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.065%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.065%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (42.89%) MVC
3 402 (26.24%) TDD
4 240 (15.67%) Scrum
5 231 (15.08%) Unit Testing
6 215 (14.03%) OO
7 134 (8.75%) SOA
8 128 (8.36%) CRM
9 123 (8.03%) MVVM
10 117 (7.64%) BDD
11 114 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (6.33%) SDLC
13 88 (5.74%) Multithreading
14 78 (5.09%) OOD
15 76 (4.96%) E-Commerce
15 76 (4.96%) Software Engineering
16 67 (4.37%) Workflow
16 67 (4.37%) Web Development
17 58 (3.79%) OOP
18 56 (3.66%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1364 (89.03%) C#
2 610 (39.82%) SQL
3 507 (33.09%) JavaScript
4 192 (12.53%) T-SQL
5 98 (6.40%) VB.NET
6 61 (3.98%) Java
7 60 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 57 (3.72%) C++
9 46 (3.00%) VB
10 37 (2.42%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.02%) VB6
12 30 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.76%) Ruby
14 19 (1.24%) PHP
15 18 (1.17%) VBScript
15 18 (1.17%) XAML
16 16 (1.04%) C
17 14 (0.91%) VBA
17 14 (0.91%) Python
18 13 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (4.83%) Degree
2 61 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.52%) CISSP
7 6 (0.39%) MCITP
7 6 (0.39%) HND
8 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.26%) MCTS
9 3 (0.20%) MCPD
9 3 (0.20%) ISEB
10 2 (0.13%) CFA
10 2 (0.13%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSD
10 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.065%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.065%) OCP
11 1 (0.065%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.83%) QA
2 4 (0.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.065%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.065%) HL7
3 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.065%) EMIR
3 1 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 21 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.78%) vSphere
3 11 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) Firmware
4 5 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.20%) XenApp
5 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.065%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (0.72%) Control-M
2 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.39%) Puppet
5 5 (0.33%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.20%) SCOM
7 2 (0.13%) SCCM
7 2 (0.13%) Nagios
7 2 (0.13%) AppManager
7 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.13%) logstash
7 2 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 366 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 151 (9.86%) Oracle
3 36 (2.35%) Sitecore
4 32 (2.09%) DevExpress
5 28 (1.83%) EPiServer
6 22 (1.44%) IBM
7 21 (1.37%) Infragistics
8 19 (1.24%) Sybase
9 17 (1.11%) VMware
10 13 (0.85%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.85%) Citrix
11 12 (0.78%) Telerik
12 10 (0.65%) Perforce
12 10 (0.65%) CheckPoint
13 9 (0.59%) Solace
14 8 (0.52%) Facebook
14 8 (0.52%) Twitter
14 8 (0.52%) Symantec
14 8 (0.52%) Remedy
15 7 (0.46%) Adobe
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day plus other benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £443.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + D.O.A
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago