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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 241 200 132
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -68
Contract jobs citing WCF 546 690 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.20% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.38% 4.28% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 489 668
Median daily rate £410 £414 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.75 £23.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £51.95 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +14.48%

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
16134 16105 15692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 28.01% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11187 10923 9942
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 286 217
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 -40 515 £405 +0.62% 240
London -62 201 £475 -5.00% 76
South East +9 102 £400 +4.57% 49
West Midlands -14 48 £398 +20.53% 14
Hampshire +36 42 £365 +16.80% 11
South West -2 38 £350 -6.66% 21
City of London -29 35 £445 -11.00% 12
Yorkshire -22 34 £338 +2.27% 14
East Midlands +1 33 £339 -6.55% 10
North West +22 31 £350 +12.00% 35
West Yorkshire -2 28 £339 +2.65% 12
Surrey +10 27 £480 +9.09% 13
Nottinghamshire +2 23 £340 -15.00% 7
Nottingham +5 22 £339 -15.31% 7
Manchester +4 21 £344 +10.00% 20
Coventry -5 21 £393 +106.71% 4
Leeds -1 19 £340 -0.72% 6
Bristol +12 15 £375 -10.71% 8
Weybridge 0 15 £480 +9.09%
Birmingham -16 14 £390 +4.00% 3
South Wales +9 12 £475 -2.06% 8
Wales +8 12 £475 -1.55% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £388 -8.82% 5
Milton Keynes -5 11 £375 -11.76% 3
East of England -36 11 £438 +6.06% 17
Cheshire +16 9 £350 -4.10% 8
Scotland +14 9 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire -2 9 £450 +22.03% 8
Andover - 9 £350 -
Cardiff +22 6 £475 +90.00% 6

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 943 (89.30%) .NET
2 930 (88.07%) C#
3 582 (55.11%) MVC
4 578 (54.73%) SQL Server
5 533 (50.47%) ASP.NET
6 464 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
7 460 (43.56%) JavaScript
8 455 (43.09%) SQL
9 408 (38.64%) HTML
10 334 (31.63%) Web Services
11 332 (31.44%) Microsoft
12 314 (29.73%) CSS
13 311 (29.45%) .NET Framework
14 308 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
15 277 (26.23%) TDD
16 258 (24.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 256 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
17 256 (24.24%) jQuery
18 220 (20.83%) WPF
19 207 (19.60%) XML
20 203 (19.22%) AngularJS
21 199 (18.84%) Entity Framework
21 199 (18.84%) Visual Studio
22 192 (18.18%) HTML5
23 176 (16.67%) SOAP
24 172 (16.29%) Scrum
25 163 (15.44%) Windows
26 161 (15.25%) Finance
27 153 (14.49%) T-SQL
28 142 (13.45%) OO

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
1 136 (12.88%) SharePoint
2 100 (9.47%) IIS
3 67 (6.34%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (4.07%) CMS
5 32 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (2.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 26 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (1.23%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.85%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.47%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.38%) Apache
13 4 (0.38%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.42%) MS Office
3 10 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 81 (7.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.28%) Endur
7 2 (0.19%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.095%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 120 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.89%) Office 365
4 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.38%) Boomi
6 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.19%) GitHub
7 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 2 (0.19%) SaaS
8 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.095%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.07%) HTTP
2 18 (1.70%) DNS
3 16 (1.52%) Internet
4 14 (1.33%) Kerberos
5 9 (0.85%) Intranet
6 6 (0.57%) Network Security
6 6 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.47%) DMZ
7 5 (0.47%) SSL
8 4 (0.38%) Extranet
8 4 (0.38%) FTP
9 3 (0.28%) SNMP
9 3 (0.28%) VPN
10 2 (0.19%) LAN
10 2 (0.19%) SMS
11 1 (0.095%) Firewall
11 1 (0.095%) IPsec
11 1 (0.095%) SMTP
11 1 (0.095%) SNA
11 1 (0.095%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (54.73%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 58 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (4.64%) MongoDB
7 46 (4.36%) Oracle Database
8 44 (4.17%) NoSQL
9 42 (3.98%) Relational Database
10 26 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
11 25 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.14%) Couchbase
15 11 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (1.04%) Power BI
16 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 256 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 199 (18.84%) Visual Studio
3 107 (10.13%) NUnit
4 63 (5.97%) MSTest
5 57 (5.40%) Git (software)
6 40 (3.79%) SpecFlow
7 39 (3.69%) TeamCity
8 33 (3.13%) Subversion
9 29 (2.75%) Selenium
10 22 (2.08%) Moq
11 21 (1.99%) Jenkins
11 21 (1.99%) MbUnit
12 14 (1.33%) MSBuild
13 13 (1.23%) WiX
14 12 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (1.04%) JIRA
15 11 (1.04%) MSI
15 11 (1.04%) NuGet
16 10 (0.95%) Mercurial
16 10 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 161 (15.25%) Finance
2 82 (7.77%) Banking
3 42 (3.98%) Front Office
4 40 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.84%) Marketing
6 25 (2.37%) Retail
7 21 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.23%) Electronics
10 10 (0.95%) Back Office
11 9 (0.85%) Law
11 9 (0.85%) Legal
12 5 (0.47%) Dutch Language
12 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.38%) Advertising
13 4 (0.38%) French Language
13 4 (0.38%) Military
13 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 893 (84.56%) Developer
2 522 (49.43%) .NET Developer
3 431 (40.81%) C# Developer
4 277 (26.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 184 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 140 (13.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 115 (10.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 112 (10.61%) WCF Developer
9 111 (10.51%) Senior Developer
10 104 (9.85%) C# WCF Developer
11 96 (9.09%) SQL Developer
12 80 (7.58%) Agile Developer
13 66 (6.25%) CRM Developer
14 62 (5.87%) Senior .NET Developer
15 61 (5.78%) Agile .NET Developer
16 58 (5.49%) Agile C# Developer
16 58 (5.49%) Software Developer
17 55 (5.21%) Architect
18 46 (4.36%) Senior C# Developer
19 40 (3.79%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 943 (89.30%) .NET
2 533 (50.47%) ASP.NET
3 408 (38.64%) HTML
4 334 (31.63%) Web Services
5 314 (29.73%) CSS
6 311 (29.45%) .NET Framework
7 308 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 258 (24.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 256 (24.24%) jQuery
10 220 (20.83%) WPF
11 207 (19.60%) XML
12 203 (19.22%) AngularJS
13 199 (18.84%) Entity Framework
14 192 (18.18%) HTML5
15 176 (16.67%) SOAP
16 141 (13.35%) REST
17 102 (9.66%) KnockoutJS
18 89 (8.43%) LINQ
19 85 (8.05%) Ajax
20 82 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.69%) N-Tier
3 34 (3.22%) Inversion of Control
4 32 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.75%) Derivative
6 26 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.18%) Hedge funds
8 21 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 12 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.14%) User Experience
10 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.95%) Equities
11 8 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (0.66%) Data Conversion
12 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 163 (15.44%) Windows
2 24 (2.27%) Android
3 22 (2.08%) Unix
4 20 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.33%) Linux
6 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.095%) AIX
10 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (55.11%) MVC
2 464 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (26.23%) TDD
4 172 (16.29%) Scrum
5 142 (13.45%) OO
6 128 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 115 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
8 110 (10.42%) BDD
8 110 (10.42%) CRM
8 110 (10.42%) Web Development
9 90 (8.52%) MVVM
10 80 (7.58%) SOA
11 70 (6.63%) Software Engineering
12 68 (6.44%) SDLC
12 68 (6.44%) SOLID
13 60 (5.68%) OOD
14 54 (5.11%) OOP
15 51 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
16 50 (4.73%) Workflow
17 49 (4.64%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 930 (88.07%) C#
2 460 (43.56%) JavaScript
3 455 (43.09%) SQL
4 153 (14.49%) T-SQL
5 54 (5.11%) VB.NET
6 50 (4.73%) TypeScript
7 49 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 43 (4.07%) Java
9 42 (3.98%) PowerShell
10 37 (3.50%) VB
11 35 (3.31%) C++
12 28 (2.65%) XAML
13 26 (2.46%) Python
14 22 (2.08%) PHP
15 20 (1.89%) C
16 17 (1.61%) Perl
17 14 (1.33%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.04%) VBA
19 10 (0.95%) VBScript
20 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.78%) Degree
3 51 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.66%) MCITP
7 6 (0.57%) MCPD
7 6 (0.57%) MCSD
8 4 (0.38%) ISEB
9 3 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.28%) HNC
9 3 (0.28%) HND
10 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.19%) MCTS
11 1 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.095%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.56%) QA
2 11 (1.04%) SLA
3 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.095%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (0.57%) Ansible
1 6 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.28%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.19%) Control-M
4 1 (0.095%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.095%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.095%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.095%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 332 (31.44%) Microsoft
2 123 (11.65%) Oracle
3 35 (3.31%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.08%) Xamarin
5 21 (1.99%) Sybase
6 19 (1.80%) DevExpress
6 19 (1.80%) SAP
7 15 (1.42%) Twitter
8 9 (0.85%) RedGate
8 9 (0.85%) Telerik
9 8 (0.76%) VMware
10 7 (0.66%) BMC
10 7 (0.66%) Remedy
10 7 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.57%) Charles River
11 6 (0.57%) Infragistics
11 6 (0.57%) Sencha
11 6 (0.57%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.47%) Google
13 4 (0.38%) SimCorp
Derby
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant
aap3
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum £25,000 per annum Fixed-Term salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £185 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Rate: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ark Workplace Risk
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 14 days ago
Old Street, London
Gorkana
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago