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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 245 187 156
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -31
Contract jobs citing WCF 493 730 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.32% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.22% 4.59% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 530 590
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -37.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.27 £37.25 £57.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%

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
15327 15921 15523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.76% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10582 11090 10566
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 263 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.92 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
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statistics and trends)
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 -58 473 £400 -5.88% 305
London -69 180 £450 -5.75% 93
West Midlands +22 65 £353 -21.66% 16
South East -4 63 £429 +17.66% 58
South West -16 47 £338 -10.00% 23
East Midlands -1 37 £370 +6.85% 10
Birmingham +15 34 £366 -18.61% 4
City of London -37 34 £425 -15.00% 21
Hampshire +41 32 £427 +29.17% 10
Nottinghamshire +7 31 £370 -7.50% 3
East of England -14 31 £288 -41.62% 28
Nottingham +9 29 £370 -7.50% 3
Yorkshire -10 22 £330 +1.53% 17
Cambridgeshire +9 21 £281 -33.82% 13
North West -11 21 £350 +12.00% 56
Cambridge +15 15 £288 -32.35% 10
Surrey +13 14 £494 +9.72% 7
Berkshire +11 13 £444 -1.38% 12
South Yorkshire +4 13 £350 -9.67% 1
Solihull +12 12 £325 -
Wiltshire -12 12 £340 -24.44% 1
Manchester -16 12 £338 +8.00% 34
Devon +16 11 £313 +9.17% 1
Bristol -5 10 £350 -6.66% 10
Scotland +6 8 £325 -7.14% 8
Staffordshire - 8 £325 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 8 £325 - 1
Wales -25 7 £375 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -30 7 £325 - 11
Swindon - 7 £350 -

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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.

1 971 (92.30%) .NET
2 938 (89.16%) C#
3 633 (60.17%) SQL Server
4 550 (52.28%) MVC
5 507 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
6 502 (47.72%) SQL
7 499 (47.43%) ASP.NET
8 476 (45.25%) JavaScript
9 391 (37.17%) HTML
10 378 (35.93%) Web Services
11 372 (35.36%) Microsoft
12 357 (33.94%) .NET Framework
13 302 (28.71%) CSS
14 265 (25.19%) TDD
15 264 (25.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 260 (24.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 256 (24.33%) XML
18 251 (23.86%) jQuery
19 245 (23.29%) ASP.NET Web API
20 233 (22.15%) Visual Studio
21 217 (20.63%) WPF
22 206 (19.58%) Entity Framework
23 195 (18.54%) Scrum
24 190 (18.06%) SOAP
25 184 (17.49%) AngularJS
26 169 (16.06%) Windows
27 166 (15.78%) T-SQL
28 164 (15.59%) OO
29 148 (14.07%) SQL Server 2008
30 141 (13.40%) Finance

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
1 118 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 104 (9.89%) IIS
3 67 (6.37%) BizTalk Server
4 35 (3.33%) CMS
5 26 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (2.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 22 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.71%) NServiceBus
9 15 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (1.33%) Umbraco
11 11 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.76%) Confluence
13 7 (0.67%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.57%) OpenROAD
15 5 (0.48%) Apache
16 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
17 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
17 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 66 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.05%) MS Office
3 6 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 111 (10.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.095%) RMDS
5 1 (0.095%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 127 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.00%) Office 365
4 10 (0.95%) PaaS
5 7 (0.67%) Boomi
6 6 (0.57%) Yammer
7 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.48%) SaaS
8 4 (0.38%) GitHub
9 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.19%) IaaS
10 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.095%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.42%) HTTP
2 14 (1.33%) Internet
3 12 (1.14%) DNS
4 11 (1.05%) Broadband
5 10 (0.95%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.57%) Network Security
7 6 (0.57%) X.509
8 5 (0.48%) Firewall
8 5 (0.48%) LAN
9 4 (0.38%) AMQP
9 4 (0.38%) Intranet
9 4 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.29%) FTP
10 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.29%) VPN
11 2 (0.19%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.19%) SMS
11 2 (0.19%) SNMP
11 2 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (60.17%) SQL Server
2 148 (14.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 105 (9.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 86 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (5.32%) Oracle Database
7 51 (4.85%) NoSQL
8 39 (3.71%) MongoDB
9 33 (3.14%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.33%) Power BI
14 14 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (1.14%) Couchbase
16 12 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 264 (25.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 233 (22.15%) Visual Studio
3 101 (9.60%) NUnit
4 66 (6.27%) Git (software)
5 63 (5.99%) MSTest
6 59 (5.61%) Subversion
7 49 (4.66%) Moq
8 39 (3.71%) TeamCity
9 31 (2.95%) Selenium
9 31 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
10 30 (2.85%) JIRA
10 30 (2.85%) SpecFlow
11 26 (2.47%) Jenkins
12 15 (1.43%) CruiseControl
13 12 (1.14%) WiX
14 9 (0.86%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.86%) MSI
14 9 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
15 8 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.76%) ReSharper
General
1 141 (13.40%) Finance
2 80 (7.60%) Banking
3 46 (4.37%) Front Office
4 33 (3.14%) Marketing
5 30 (2.85%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.71%) Retail
9 17 (1.62%) Back Office
9 17 (1.62%) Electronics
10 10 (0.95%) Legal
11 7 (0.67%) Advertising
12 6 (0.57%) Dutch Language
12 6 (0.57%) Law
13 5 (0.48%) French Language
14 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 889 (84.51%) Developer
2 531 (50.48%) .NET Developer
3 404 (38.40%) C# Developer
4 256 (24.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 148 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 125 (11.88%) WCF Developer
7 111 (10.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 103 (9.79%) C# WCF Developer
9 97 (9.22%) SQL Developer
10 84 (7.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 83 (7.89%) Senior Developer
12 71 (6.75%) CRM Developer
13 69 (6.56%) Software Developer
14 56 (5.32%) Agile Developer
15 55 (5.23%) WPF Developer
16 54 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
17 49 (4.66%) Agile .NET Developer
18 48 (4.56%) Architect
19 47 (4.47%) Agile C# Developer
20 46 (4.37%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 971 (92.30%) .NET
2 499 (47.43%) ASP.NET
3 391 (37.17%) HTML
4 378 (35.93%) Web Services
5 357 (33.94%) .NET Framework
6 302 (28.71%) CSS
7 260 (24.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 256 (24.33%) XML
9 251 (23.86%) jQuery
10 245 (23.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 217 (20.63%) WPF
12 206 (19.58%) Entity Framework
13 190 (18.06%) SOAP
14 184 (17.49%) AngularJS
15 140 (13.31%) HTML5
16 129 (12.26%) REST
17 106 (10.08%) RESTful
18 89 (8.46%) LINQ
19 86 (8.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 84 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.56%) N-Tier
3 34 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
5 23 (2.19%) Hedge funds
6 19 (1.81%) Derivative
6 19 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.62%) User Experience
8 15 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 11 (1.05%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.86%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.86%) Equities
12 9 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.76%) Fintech
14 7 (0.67%) Clustering
15 6 (0.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 169 (16.06%) Windows
2 19 (1.81%) Android
3 18 (1.71%) Apple iOS
3 18 (1.71%) Unix
4 16 (1.52%) Linux
5 15 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.95%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.095%) MVS
12 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (52.28%) MVC
2 507 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (25.19%) TDD
4 195 (18.54%) Scrum
5 164 (15.59%) OO
6 131 (12.45%) CRM
7 128 (12.17%) Unit Testing
8 107 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (9.41%) MVVM
10 92 (8.75%) BDD
11 89 (8.46%) SOLID
12 84 (7.98%) SDLC
13 81 (7.70%) SOA
14 78 (7.41%) Software Engineering
15 75 (7.13%) OOD
16 73 (6.94%) Dependency Injection
17 71 (6.75%) OOP
18 70 (6.65%) Web Development
19 51 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (3.99%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 938 (89.16%) C#
2 502 (47.72%) SQL
3 476 (45.25%) JavaScript
4 166 (15.78%) T-SQL
5 78 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 40 (3.80%) PL/SQL
6 40 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.71%) TypeScript
8 37 (3.52%) Java
9 34 (3.23%) C++
10 28 (2.66%) VB
11 25 (2.38%) XAML
12 16 (1.52%) Python
12 16 (1.52%) VBA
13 13 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.14%) PHP
15 9 (0.86%) C
16 7 (0.67%) XPath
17 6 (0.57%) VBScript
18 5 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 60 (5.70%) Degree
3 50 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.95%) MCITP
7 7 (0.67%) ISEB
8 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.48%) MCTS
10 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.38%) HNC
10 4 (0.38%) HND
10 4 (0.38%) MCSE
11 3 (0.29%) CCNA
11 3 (0.29%) CCNP
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.29%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.29%) MCDST
11 3 (0.29%) MCSA
12 2 (0.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.28%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) Basel III
2 5 (0.48%) CRD IV
2 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.095%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.38%) Snort
4 1 (0.095%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.38%) Ansible
3 3 (0.29%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.095%) Control-M
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.095%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 372 (35.36%) Microsoft
2 116 (11.03%) Oracle
3 27 (2.57%) Sitecore
4 25 (2.38%) SAP
5 21 (2.00%) DevExpress
6 13 (1.24%) Sybase
7 12 (1.14%) Xamarin
8 11 (1.05%) Telerik
9 10 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.76%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.76%) Twitter
11 7 (0.67%) BMC
11 7 (0.67%) Dell
11 7 (0.67%) Remedy
12 6 (0.57%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.57%) Google
12 6 (0.57%) Infor
12 6 (0.57%) RedGate
12 6 (0.57%) Sencha
13 5 (0.48%) Infragistics
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