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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 191 131 83
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -48
Contract jobs citing WCF 701 945 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.70% 2.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.29% 6.05% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 657 893
Average daily rate
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£423 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.86% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £23.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.95 £41.40 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -55 670 £410 +9.33% 402
London -29 292 £500 +11.11% 102
South East -75 106 £383 +5.51% 67
City of London +8 95 £500 - 17
East of England -3 72 £413 +10.00% 26
Yorkshire -37 52 £330 +1.53% 25
South West +14 46 £375 +25.00% 49
Cambridgeshire +6 33 £375 +16.73% 5
West Yorkshire -35 33 £330 -4.34% 9
West Midlands -17 32 £330 -5.71% 39
East Midlands -4 30 £363 +12.84% 16
Milton Keynes +2 27 £425 +6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 27 £425 +6.25% 8
Suffolk -7 24 £425 +6.25% 2
Wales +8 22 £483 +25.32% 6
Surrey -19 22 £440 +17.33% 12
Cambridge +7 21 £458 +96.77% 4
South Wales +3 21 £485 +24.35% 4
Leeds -36 21 £343 -2.14% 8
North West -77 20 £313 -3.84% 65
Birmingham -6 17 £375 +7.14% 3
North East -17 17 £305 +177.27% 13
Hampshire -17 17 £316 -15.10% 18
Berkshire -22 16 £369 -1.66% 6
Somerset +17 15 £372 +23.91% 5
Newport +7 15 £493 +22.36%
Nottinghamshire -6 14 £400 +26.98% 6
Nottingham -7 14 £400 +26.98% 4
Manchester -48 13 £313 -3.84% 37
Gloucestershire +8 12 £375 - 12

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1344 (89.24%) C#
2 1291 (85.72%) .NET
3 906 (60.16%) SQL Server
4 703 (46.68%) ASP.NET
5 652 (43.29%) MVC
6 635 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
7 588 (39.04%) SQL
8 511 (33.93%) Web Services
9 487 (32.34%) .NET Framework
10 473 (31.41%) JavaScript
11 415 (27.56%) TDD
12 412 (27.36%) WPF
13 374 (24.83%) HTML
14 373 (24.77%) Microsoft
15 343 (22.78%) jQuery
16 335 (22.24%) ASP.NET MVC
17 326 (21.65%) CSS
18 324 (21.51%) Entity Framework
19 299 (19.85%) XML
20 273 (18.13%) Finance
21 245 (16.27%) Scrum
22 242 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
23 241 (16.00%) Unit Testing
24 231 (15.34%) ASP.NET Web API
25 217 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
26 213 (14.14%) Visual Studio
27 204 (13.55%) OO
28 188 (12.48%) Windows
29 187 (12.42%) BizTalk Server
30 184 (12.22%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 187 (12.42%) BizTalk Server
2 100 (6.64%) IIS
3 79 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 74 (4.91%) CMS
5 36 (2.39%) Umbraco
6 34 (2.26%) Node.js
7 31 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 26 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 26 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.06%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.86%) Apache
12 11 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.66%) Kentico
14 9 (0.60%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.40%) JBoss
18 5 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 135 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.86%) MS Office
3 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.27%) MS Project
5 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.066%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 67 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.066%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.86%) Office 365
3 10 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.46%) SaaS
5 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.066%) CodePlex
8 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.066%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.59%) HTTP
2 23 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.80%) Wireshark
4 11 (0.73%) SSL
5 10 (0.66%) LDAP
5 10 (0.66%) Internet
6 9 (0.60%) FTP
6 9 (0.60%) DNS
7 5 (0.33%) SMTP
8 4 (0.27%) Firewall
8 4 (0.27%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.20%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.20%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.20%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.20%) 802.15
9 3 (0.20%) VPN
10 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.13%) CTI
10 2 (0.13%) Intranet
10 2 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 906 (60.16%) SQL Server
2 217 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 98 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 84 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 72 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 60 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 58 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 55 (3.65%) Oracle Database
9 47 (3.12%) NoSQL
10 34 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.79%) MongoDB
12 23 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.73%) MySQL
16 10 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
17 9 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
18 7 (0.46%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 242 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 213 (14.14%) Visual Studio
3 84 (5.58%) Git (software)
4 81 (5.38%) NUnit
5 61 (4.05%) Subversion
5 61 (4.05%) TeamCity
6 44 (2.92%) SpecFlow
7 36 (2.39%) MSBuild
8 32 (2.12%) Jenkins
8 32 (2.12%) Rhino Mocks
9 27 (1.79%) Selenium
10 25 (1.66%) JIRA
11 18 (1.20%) Moq
11 18 (1.20%) MSTest
12 16 (1.06%) Fiddler
13 14 (0.93%) ReSharper
14 12 (0.80%) CruiseControl
14 12 (0.80%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 273 (18.13%) Finance
2 162 (10.76%) Banking
3 106 (7.04%) Front Office
4 83 (5.51%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.26%) Back Office
6 22 (1.46%) Marketing
7 21 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.33%) Retail
9 17 (1.13%) Legal
10 11 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.73%) Advertising
10 11 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.40%) Publishing
12 6 (0.40%) Electronics
12 6 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.33%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.27%) French Language
14 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 1269 (84.26%) Developer
2 602 (39.97%) .NET Developer
3 430 (28.55%) C# Developer
4 190 (12.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 144 (9.56%) Senior Developer
6 101 (6.71%) BizTalk Developer
7 92 (6.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 86 (5.71%) Web Developer
9 76 (5.05%) Software Developer
10 75 (4.98%) Architect
11 66 (4.38%) Applications Developer
12 61 (4.05%) Senior C# Developer
13 58 (3.85%) Analyst
13 58 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 56 (3.72%) Senior .NET Developer
15 49 (3.25%) Agile .NET Developer
16 45 (2.99%) WPF Developer
17 36 (2.39%) CRM Developer
18 32 (2.12%) VB.NET Developer
19 30 (1.99%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1291 (85.72%) .NET
2 703 (46.68%) ASP.NET
3 511 (33.93%) Web Services
4 487 (32.34%) .NET Framework
5 412 (27.36%) WPF
6 374 (24.83%) HTML
7 343 (22.78%) jQuery
8 335 (22.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 326 (21.65%) CSS
10 324 (21.51%) Entity Framework
11 299 (19.85%) XML
12 231 (15.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 184 (12.22%) SOAP
14 174 (11.55%) LINQ
15 140 (9.30%) HTML5
16 134 (8.90%) AngularJS
17 131 (8.70%) WinForms
18 118 (7.84%) REST
19 106 (7.04%) Ajax
20 103 (6.84%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.59%) Derivative
3 48 (3.19%) N-Tier
3 48 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 39 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (2.59%) Client/Server
6 29 (1.93%) Hedge funds
7 28 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
8 25 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
10 16 (1.06%) Market Risk
10 16 (1.06%) NHS
11 14 (0.93%) Equities
11 14 (0.93%) Credit Risk
12 13 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.80%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.73%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.73%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 188 (12.48%) Windows
2 34 (2.26%) UNIX
3 22 (1.46%) Linux
4 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (0.60%) Windows XP
6 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.46%) Android
7 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.20%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.066%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.066%) AIX
11 1 (0.066%) Solaris
11 1 (0.066%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (43.29%) MVC
2 635 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
3 415 (27.56%) TDD
4 245 (16.27%) Scrum
5 241 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 204 (13.55%) OO
7 142 (9.43%) BDD
8 137 (9.10%) SOA
9 136 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (8.10%) MVVM
11 113 (7.50%) CRM
12 94 (6.24%) SDLC
13 86 (5.71%) Multithreading
14 79 (5.25%) Software Engineering
15 71 (4.71%) E-Commerce
15 71 (4.71%) OOD
16 65 (4.32%) Workflow
17 64 (4.25%) Web Development
18 57 (3.78%) OOP
19 50 (3.32%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1344 (89.24%) C#
2 588 (39.04%) SQL
3 473 (31.41%) JavaScript
4 176 (11.69%) T-SQL
5 104 (6.91%) VB.NET
6 55 (3.65%) C++
7 51 (3.39%) Java
7 51 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 39 (2.59%) VB
9 32 (2.12%) PowerShell
10 27 (1.79%) Ruby
11 26 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.53%) XAML
13 22 (1.46%) VB6
14 17 (1.13%) C
15 15 (1.00%) PHP
15 15 (1.00%) VBScript
16 13 (0.86%) Python
16 13 (0.86%) XPath
17 11 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (4.71%) Degree
2 65 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.39%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.53%) CISSP
7 6 (0.40%) MCITP
7 6 (0.40%) HND
8 3 (0.20%) MCTS
8 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.13%) MCPD
9 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) CFA
9 2 (0.13%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.13%) ISEB
10 1 (0.066%) MCAD
10 1 (0.066%) MCSD
10 1 (0.066%) OCP
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.79%) QA
2 11 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.066%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.066%) HL7
4 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.066%) HIPAA
System Software
1 22 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.66%) vSphere
4 5 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.20%) Firmware
5 3 (0.20%) XenApp
5 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.066%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.53%) Control-M
3 5 (0.33%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.33%) SCOM
3 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.13%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) logstash
5 2 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 373 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 130 (8.63%) Oracle
3 36 (2.39%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.73%) EPiServer
5 24 (1.59%) DevExpress
6 21 (1.39%) Sybase
7 17 (1.13%) IBM
8 15 (1.00%) VMware
9 13 (0.86%) Infragistics
9 13 (0.86%) Perforce
9 13 (0.86%) Telerik
10 12 (0.80%) Citrix
11 9 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.60%) Remedy
11 9 (0.60%) Solace
12 8 (0.53%) Facebook
12 8 (0.53%) Symantec
12 8 (0.53%) Adobe
12 8 (0.53%) HP
13 7 (0.46%) TIBCO
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Rate: £405 - 445 per day
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Rate: £575 - £650 per day
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Rate: £550 - £620 per day
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Rate: £500 - £510 per day
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Rate: £350 - £390 per day
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