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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
Rank 250 234 152
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -82
Contract jobs citing WCF 422 531 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.04% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.97% 3.64% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 411 581
Median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £368
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £51.25 £66.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% +95.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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
14205 14607 14048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10043 9256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -14 401 £391 -7.94% 305
London -3 177 £450 -5.26% 101
South East +12 68 £395 +5.33% 54
City of London -2 47 £360 -28.00% 16
East Midlands +9 39 £339 -0.36% 16
South West +7 39 £294 -24.19% 20
West Midlands +6 35 £355 -16.47% 26
Nottingham +16 27 £354 -3.74% 5
Nottinghamshire +15 27 £354 -3.74% 6
Birmingham +14 25 £354 +8.84% 8
North West +5 18 £338 +8.87% 31
East of England -34 18 £331 -33.75% 30
Bristol +10 17 £438 +16.66% 7
Hampshire - 16 £413 - 13
Surrey +8 12 £375 -11.76% 4
Kent +15 11 £388 +17.42% 9
Manchester +2 11 £356 +13.09% 20
Berkshire +6 10 £450 - 9
Hertfordshire -7 10 £338 -46.00% 12
Devon - 10 £220 - 3
Scotland +23 9 £335 +11.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 9 £479 +16.00% 4
Reading +12 8 £475 +5.55% 2
Milton Keynes -10 8 £479 +12.58% 2
Leatherhead +25 6 £363 -18.53%
Swindon +7 6 £350 -47.16% 2
Wiltshire -6 6 £350 -30.00% 2
Coventry -13 6 £435 +2.35% 4
Plymouth - 6 £220 -
Leicestershire -4 5 £276 +0.27% 1

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 845 (89.61%) .NET
2 804 (85.26%) C#
3 558 (59.17%) SQL Server
4 468 (49.63%) Agile Software Development
5 445 (47.19%) MVC
6 409 (43.37%) SQL
7 390 (41.36%) JavaScript
7 390 (41.36%) Microsoft
8 387 (41.04%) ASP.NET
9 352 (37.33%) .NET Framework
10 326 (34.57%) Web Services
11 319 (33.83%) HTML
12 282 (29.90%) TDD
13 253 (26.83%) CSS
14 245 (25.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 235 (24.92%) WPF
16 225 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
17 219 (23.22%) Visual Studio
18 211 (22.38%) Scrum
19 195 (20.68%) ASP.NET MVC
20 191 (20.25%) Entity Framework
21 177 (18.77%) XML
22 169 (17.92%) CRM
23 164 (17.39%) jQuery
24 160 (16.97%) Windows
25 159 (16.86%) Finance
26 157 (16.65%) SQL Server 2008
27 149 (15.80%) Dynamics CRM
28 147 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
29 138 (14.63%) AngularJS

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 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 96 (10.18%) IIS
3 70 (7.42%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (2.65%) NServiceBus
5 13 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (1.17%) CMS
8 10 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.74%) Confluence
11 6 (0.64%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.64%) OpenROAD
11 6 (0.64%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.53%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.32%) JBoss
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 81 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.95%) MS Office
3 7 (0.74%) MS Project
4 5 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 149 (15.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 147 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.35%) PaaS
3 32 (3.39%) IaaS
4 23 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.95%) SaaS
6 8 (0.85%) Boomi
6 8 (0.85%) Office 365
7 6 (0.64%) Yammer
8 3 (0.32%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Asana
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.17%) Broadband
1 11 (1.17%) HTTP
1 11 (1.17%) HTTPS
1 11 (1.17%) Internet
2 7 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.74%) X.509
3 6 (0.64%) Firewall
3 6 (0.64%) LAN
3 6 (0.64%) Network Security
4 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.42%) AMQP
5 4 (0.42%) SSL
6 3 (0.32%) VoIP
6 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.21%) DNS
7 2 (0.21%) FTP
7 2 (0.21%) Intranet
7 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.21%) SNMP
7 2 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (59.17%) SQL Server
2 157 (16.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (10.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 90 (9.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (4.14%) Oracle Database
7 38 (4.03%) NoSQL
8 30 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.06%) MS Access
14 10 (1.06%) MySQL
15 9 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.85%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.85%) Power BI
16 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 225 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 219 (23.22%) Visual Studio
3 89 (9.44%) NUnit
4 72 (7.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 69 (7.32%) JIRA
6 67 (7.10%) MSTest
7 60 (6.36%) Git (software)
8 59 (6.26%) Moq
9 52 (5.51%) Subversion
10 30 (3.18%) TeamCity
11 21 (2.23%) ReSharper
11 21 (2.23%) SpecFlow
12 20 (2.12%) CruiseControl
13 19 (2.01%) Selenium
14 17 (1.80%) MSBuild
15 15 (1.59%) Jenkins
16 11 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.06%) StyleCop
18 9 (0.95%) NuGet
19 8 (0.85%) Cucumber
General
1 159 (16.86%) Finance
2 79 (8.38%) Banking
3 43 (4.56%) Front Office
4 25 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.59%) Back Office
7 12 (1.27%) Marketing
8 11 (1.17%) Electronics
8 11 (1.17%) Retail
9 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.64%) Advertising
11 5 (0.53%) Legal
11 5 (0.53%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 789 (83.67%) Developer
2 440 (46.66%) .NET Developer
3 357 (37.86%) C# Developer
4 202 (21.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 127 (13.47%) WCF Developer
6 103 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 98 (10.39%) C# WCF Developer
8 89 (9.44%) Senior Developer
9 87 (9.23%) SQL Developer
10 82 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
11 78 (8.27%) CRM Developer
12 72 (7.64%) ASP.NET Developer
13 70 (7.42%) WPF Developer
14 69 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 68 (7.21%) Software Developer
16 56 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 56 (5.94%) Senior .NET Developer
17 51 (5.41%) C# WPF Developer
18 49 (5.20%) Senior C# Developer
19 43 (4.56%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 845 (89.61%) .NET
2 387 (41.04%) ASP.NET
3 352 (37.33%) .NET Framework
4 326 (34.57%) Web Services
5 319 (33.83%) HTML
6 253 (26.83%) CSS
7 245 (25.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 235 (24.92%) WPF
9 195 (20.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 191 (20.25%) Entity Framework
11 177 (18.77%) XML
12 164 (17.39%) jQuery
13 138 (14.63%) AngularJS
14 119 (12.62%) SOAP
15 106 (11.24%) REST
16 89 (9.44%) RESTful
17 84 (8.91%) HTML5
18 76 (8.06%) LINQ
19 62 (6.57%) NHibernate
20 60 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.29%) N-Tier
4 22 (2.33%) User Experience
5 21 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 18 (1.91%) Derivative
6 18 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.17%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.17%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.95%) Hedge funds
10 9 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.64%) Fintech
12 6 (0.64%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.64%) Replication
13 5 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 160 (16.97%) Windows
2 22 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.80%) Android
3 17 (1.80%) Unix
4 14 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.38%) Linux
6 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.06%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (49.63%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (47.19%) MVC
3 282 (29.90%) TDD
4 211 (22.38%) Scrum
5 169 (17.92%) CRM
6 137 (14.53%) OO
7 105 (11.13%) Unit Testing
8 94 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (9.97%) MVVM
9 89 (9.44%) SOLID
10 77 (8.17%) SOA
11 75 (7.95%) BDD
12 73 (7.74%) Software Engineering
13 66 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
13 66 (7.00%) Dependency Injection
14 56 (5.94%) OOP
14 56 (5.94%) SDLC
15 53 (5.62%) OOD
16 47 (4.98%) Web Development
17 44 (4.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 804 (85.26%) C#
2 409 (43.37%) SQL
3 390 (41.36%) JavaScript
4 129 (13.68%) T-SQL
5 57 (6.04%) VB.NET
6 45 (4.77%) PowerShell
7 30 (3.18%) PL/SQL
8 27 (2.86%) C++
9 26 (2.76%) Java
10 18 (1.91%) VB
10 18 (1.91%) VBA
11 16 (1.70%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.38%) XAML
14 12 (1.27%) Python
15 7 (0.74%) VB6
15 7 (0.74%) VBScript
16 6 (0.64%) PHP
17 5 (0.53%) ES6
18 4 (0.42%) F#
Qualifications
1 60 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.15%) Degree
3 47 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.06%) MCITP
7 8 (0.85%) MCTS
8 7 (0.74%) HNC
9 6 (0.64%) HND
9 6 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.64%) MCSE
10 5 (0.53%) CCNA
10 5 (0.53%) CCNP
10 5 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.53%) ISEB
10 5 (0.53%) MCDBA
10 5 (0.53%) MCDST
10 5 (0.53%) MCSA
11 3 (0.32%) CISM
11 3 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.33%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.53%) Basel III
3 5 (0.53%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.53%) Snort
4 3 (0.32%) Docker
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 390 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 95 (10.07%) Oracle
3 19 (2.01%) SAP
4 15 (1.59%) Telerik
5 13 (1.38%) Sybase
6 10 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.06%) Sitecore
7 9 (0.95%) DevExpress
8 8 (0.85%) Dell
8 8 (0.85%) Infragistics
9 7 (0.74%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.64%) Infor
11 5 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (0.53%) RedGate
11 5 (0.53%) Sourcefire
11 5 (0.53%) Twitter
12 4 (0.42%) Sencha
13 3 (0.32%) Reuters
13 3 (0.32%) TIBCO
London
Chassam Contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £350 - 375 per day + Immediate start available
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talendrone.com
Rate: £350 - £370 / Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Rate: Competitive plus Company Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Glocomms
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 19 days ago