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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 153 126 93
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -33
Contract jobs citing WCF 809 868 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.65% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.53% 5.95% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 623 679
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 10
Average hourly rate £22.18 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £35.40 £24.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £67.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-45.67% +3.84%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -30 764 £386 -0.96% 486
London +8 365 £450 +5.88% 147
South East -41 117 £349 -8.22% 85
City of London +14 104 £475 - 36
Yorkshire -6 63 £335 +11.66% 36
West Yorkshire +2 54 £330 +3.12% 22
South West +35 50 £323 -2.27% 49
North West -22 50 £344 +3.77% 66
West Midlands -17 43 £363 +11.53% 34
Berkshire +10 37 £331 -5.35% 16
East of England -40 36 £400 +6.66% 31
East Midlands -31 33 £323 +1.57% 23
Manchester -18 29 £350 - 40
Leeds -17 26 £325 +9.24% 9
Reading +16 22 £338 -3.57% 13
Buckinghamshire -2 21 £300 -20.52% 10
Birmingham -13 19 £313 +4.16% 11
Cardiff +30 18 £315 -7.35% 1
Wales +20 18 £315 -3.07% 5
South Wales +17 18 £315 -3.07% 2
Bradford +2 17 £350 -6.66% 5
Milton Keynes 0 17 £300 -21.05% 8
Somerset +18 16 £310 -5.34% 7
Scotland +2 16 £290 -10.76% 8
Cambridgeshire -10 16 £400 +12.28% 9
Leicestershire +8 14 £300 +7.14% 3
Oxfordshire -11 14 £399 +13.92% 10
Edinburgh +10 13 £290 - 5
Nottinghamshire -15 13 £400 +13.87% 13
Nottingham -14 12 £425 +16.43% 13

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1425 (87.91%) .NET
2 1414 (87.23%) C#
3 900 (55.52%) SQL Server
4 826 (50.96%) ASP.NET
5 692 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
6 690 (42.57%) MVC
7 657 (40.53%) SQL
8 568 (35.04%) Web Services
9 557 (34.36%) JavaScript
10 529 (32.63%) .NET Framework
11 441 (27.21%) HTML
12 437 (26.96%) WPF
13 408 (25.17%) Microsoft
14 395 (24.37%) CSS
15 392 (24.18%) TDD
15 392 (24.18%) jQuery
16 387 (23.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 350 (21.59%) XML
18 337 (20.79%) Entity Framework
19 302 (18.63%) Visual Studio
20 282 (17.40%) Finance
20 282 (17.40%) Scrum
21 253 (15.61%) OO
22 249 (15.36%) Team Foundation Server
23 223 (13.76%) SQL Server 2008
24 219 (13.51%) Windows
25 213 (13.14%) LINQ
26 207 (12.77%) T-SQL
27 190 (11.72%) Unit Testing
28 188 (11.60%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 188 (11.60%) BizTalk Server
2 125 (7.71%) IIS
3 102 (6.29%) SharePoint
4 101 (6.23%) CMS
5 47 (2.90%) Umbraco
6 43 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 39 (2.41%) Kentico
8 37 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 30 (1.85%) Node.js
10 27 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (1.48%) MQSeries
12 15 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.74%) Confluence
14 10 (0.62%) Apache
15 9 (0.56%) Immediacy CMS
16 7 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.43%) Sitefinity
17 6 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.37%) DNN
18 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 129 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.62%) MS Office
3 7 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.25%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.062%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 105 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.062%) ZaiNet
6 1 (0.062%) RMDS
6 1 (0.062%) Endur
6 1 (0.062%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.062%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 99 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.62%) SaaS
5 9 (0.56%) Office 365
6 4 (0.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.19%) IaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.062%) CodePlex
9 1 (0.062%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.58%) HTTP
2 21 (1.30%) FTP
3 13 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.74%) LDAP
5 11 (0.68%) SSL
6 10 (0.62%) Internet
7 8 (0.49%) VPN
8 7 (0.43%) ZigBee
8 7 (0.43%) 802.15
8 7 (0.43%) OpenVPN
9 6 (0.37%) DNS
10 5 (0.31%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.31%) SMTP
11 4 (0.25%) Intranet
12 3 (0.19%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.19%) CTI
12 3 (0.19%) Firewall
13 1 (0.062%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.062%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (55.52%) SQL Server
2 223 (13.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (5.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 70 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (3.89%) Relational Database
8 56 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 39 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (2.16%) NoSQL
11 26 (1.60%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 23 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.86%) MS Access
17 13 (0.80%) MySQL
17 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
17 13 (0.80%) SQLite
18 9 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 302 (18.63%) Visual Studio
2 249 (15.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 122 (7.53%) NUnit
4 51 (3.15%) Subversion
5 47 (2.90%) TeamCity
6 38 (2.34%) Git (software)
7 34 (2.10%) JIRA
8 32 (1.97%) Moq
9 30 (1.85%) MSTest
10 29 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
11 24 (1.48%) MSBuild
12 23 (1.42%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.99%) Fiddler
14 15 (0.93%) ReSharper
14 15 (0.93%) SpecFlow
14 15 (0.93%) StyleCop
15 13 (0.80%) SoapUI
16 12 (0.74%) MSI
16 12 (0.74%) Selenium
17 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 282 (17.40%) Finance
2 129 (7.96%) Banking
3 86 (5.31%) Front Office
4 75 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 30 (1.85%) Retail
6 26 (1.60%) Marketing
7 25 (1.54%) Back Office
8 16 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.80%) Advertising
11 12 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.68%) Publishing
13 8 (0.49%) Billing
14 7 (0.43%) Legal
15 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.31%) Electronics
17 2 (0.12%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.12%) French Language
18 1 (0.062%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1336 (82.42%) Developer
2 649 (40.04%) .NET Developer
3 480 (29.61%) C# Developer
4 242 (14.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 168 (10.36%) Senior Developer
6 109 (6.72%) ASP.NET Developer
7 108 (6.66%) Architect
8 89 (5.49%) Web Developer
9 87 (5.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 86 (5.31%) BizTalk Developer
11 74 (4.57%) Senior .NET Developer
12 63 (3.89%) Software Developer
13 59 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
14 57 (3.52%) Analyst
14 57 (3.52%) Applications Developer
15 49 (3.02%) CRM Developer
16 45 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 36 (2.22%) Consultant
17 36 (2.22%) Agile .NET Developer
18 34 (2.10%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1425 (87.91%) .NET
2 826 (50.96%) ASP.NET
3 568 (35.04%) Web Services
4 529 (32.63%) .NET Framework
5 441 (27.21%) HTML
6 437 (26.96%) WPF
7 395 (24.37%) CSS
8 392 (24.18%) jQuery
9 387 (23.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 350 (21.59%) XML
11 337 (20.79%) Entity Framework
12 213 (13.14%) LINQ
13 188 (11.60%) SOAP
14 179 (11.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 141 (8.70%) WinForms
16 137 (8.45%) HTML5
17 115 (7.09%) AngularJS
18 105 (6.48%) KnockoutJS
19 102 (6.29%) Ajax
20 100 (6.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 80 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.33%) Derivative
3 47 (2.90%) Fixed Income
4 44 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.59%) N-Tier
6 41 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 38 (2.34%) Inversion of Control
8 36 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 35 (2.16%) Hedge funds
10 31 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 16 (0.99%) Open Source
14 15 (0.93%) Equities
15 13 (0.80%) Mathematics
16 12 (0.74%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.74%) User Experience
16 12 (0.74%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.62%) Social Media
17 10 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 219 (13.51%) Windows
2 33 (2.04%) UNIX
3 24 (1.48%) Linux
4 16 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.68%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.62%) Android
8 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.43%) Windows CE
10 5 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.062%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 690 (42.57%) MVC
3 392 (24.18%) TDD
4 282 (17.40%) Scrum
5 253 (15.61%) OO
6 190 (11.72%) Unit Testing
7 184 (11.35%) SOA
8 161 (9.93%) CRM
9 119 (7.34%) OOD
10 110 (6.79%) Multithreading
11 106 (6.54%) E-Commerce
11 106 (6.54%) BDD
12 101 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (5.86%) MVVM
14 79 (4.87%) Software Engineering
15 73 (4.50%) OOP
16 68 (4.19%) Workflow
17 61 (3.76%) Web Development
18 57 (3.52%) Dependency Injection
19 48 (2.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1414 (87.23%) C#
2 657 (40.53%) SQL
3 557 (34.36%) JavaScript
4 207 (12.77%) T-SQL
5 109 (6.72%) VB.NET
6 73 (4.50%) Java
7 52 (3.21%) C++
7 52 (3.21%) PL/SQL
8 46 (2.84%) VB
9 40 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 27 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.60%) VB6
12 25 (1.54%) PHP
13 24 (1.48%) XPath
14 23 (1.42%) Ruby
15 18 (1.11%) XAML
15 18 (1.11%) Python
16 17 (1.05%) C
17 16 (0.99%) VBA
18 15 (0.93%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 91 (5.61%) Degree
2 75 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 51 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.49%) CISSP
7 7 (0.43%) MCITP
8 5 (0.31%) HND
9 4 (0.25%) ISEB
10 2 (0.12%) MCP
10 2 (0.12%) MCAD
10 2 (0.12%) MCSD
10 2 (0.12%) MCTS
11 1 (0.062%) CFA
11 1 (0.062%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.062%) MCPD
11 1 (0.062%) OCP
11 1 (0.062%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.062%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.34%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) EMIR
3 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (0.80%) Firmware
2 12 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.31%) vSphere
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.062%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 11 (0.68%) Control-M
2 8 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.43%) Puppet
4 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.19%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.19%) WMI
6 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.19%) SCOM
6 3 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.12%) SCCM
7 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.12%) Kibana
7 2 (0.12%) logstash
7 2 (0.12%) Nagios
7 2 (0.12%) AppManager
Vendors
1 408 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 177 (10.92%) Oracle
3 57 (3.52%) Sitecore
4 40 (2.47%) DevExpress
5 34 (2.10%) EPiServer
6 23 (1.42%) IBM
7 22 (1.36%) Infragistics
8 18 (1.11%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.99%) Sybase
10 13 (0.80%) Twitter
11 12 (0.74%) VMware
12 11 (0.68%) Telerik
13 10 (0.62%) Facebook
13 10 (0.62%) Google
14 8 (0.49%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.43%) SAP
15 7 (0.43%) Citrix
15 7 (0.43%) Assembla
15 7 (0.43%) Ektron
16 6 (0.37%) HP
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £444.44 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago