The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 119 84 107
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +23
Contract jobs citing WCF 924 1114 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 2.18% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.13% 7.84% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 792 686
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £35.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £54.00 £42.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -35 863 £375 - 517
London -48 375 £425 -2.85% 154
South East -9 163 £350 - 92
City of London -42 94 £500 +5.26% 64
East of England -17 76 £375 +7.14% 68
North West -13 65 £325 +8.33% 72
Yorkshire +23 55 £340 +6.25% 47
West Midlands -19 53 £344 +5.76% 23
Manchester +13 46 £325 +4.00% 35
West Yorkshire +23 44 £340 +0.74% 24
East Midlands +10 37 £324 +17.72% 24
Surrey +9 37 £375 -3.22% 17
Suffolk 0 36 £400 +14.12% 9
Leeds +8 30 £340 +2.64% 19
Berkshire +14 29 £338 -2.17% 21
Scotland -8 29 £350 - 11
South West -40 28 £325 +2.36% 31
Birmingham -9 25 £350 +4.47% 8
Hampshire -51 23 £375 +20.96% 19
Cambridgeshire -5 20 £331 -22.05% 13
Kent +7 18 £275 -21.42% 8
Oxfordshire +12 17 £275 -21.42% 9
Buckinghamshire -44 17 £384 +2.33% 7
Milton Keynes -32 15 £384 +0.65% 3
Cheshire -1 14 £333 +18.75% 18
Edinburgh -8 13 £350 - 4
Reading +14 12 £325 -5.79% 8
Glasgow +2 12 £425 +21.42% 6
Ipswich -10 12 £375 +11.02% 4
Somerset -16 12 £325 -10.95% 3

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1640 (91.42%) .NET
2 1601 (89.24%) C#
3 1116 (62.21%) SQL Server
4 1022 (56.97%) ASP.NET
5 831 (46.32%) MVC
6 664 (37.01%) SQL
7 594 (33.11%) JavaScript
8 570 (31.77%) Web Services
9 508 (28.32%) WPF
10 506 (28.21%) HTML
11 484 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 471 (26.25%) Microsoft
13 444 (24.75%) .NET Framework
14 440 (24.53%) CSS
15 438 (24.41%) XML
16 433 (24.14%) jQuery
17 413 (23.02%) TDD
18 409 (22.80%) SQL Server 2008
19 391 (21.79%) Visual Studio
20 380 (21.18%) Windows
21 360 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
22 343 (19.12%) Scrum
23 318 (17.73%) Team Foundation Server
24 307 (17.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 283 (15.77%) Finance
26 248 (13.82%) OO
26 248 (13.82%) LINQ
27 219 (12.21%) T-SQL
28 200 (11.15%) HTML5
29 193 (10.76%) SOA

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 185 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 149 (8.31%) IIS
3 144 (8.03%) BizTalk Server
4 84 (4.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 67 (3.73%) CMS
6 46 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 40 (2.23%) SharePoint Server
8 28 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (1.06%) NServiceBus
10 13 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.67%) Node.js
12 10 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.45%) Sitefinity
14 7 (0.39%) JCAPS
14 7 (0.39%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.28%) Apache
16 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 134 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.01%) MS Office
3 30 (1.67%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.056%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 88 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.33%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.11%) Exstream
7 1 (0.056%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.056%) Line 500
7 1 (0.056%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) Tridion
7 1 (0.056%) Endur
7 1 (0.056%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 95 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.84%) Office 365
3 18 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.78%) SaaS
4 14 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.72%) PaaS
6 5 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.28%) CloudFront
6 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.056%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.28%) HTTP
2 22 (1.23%) Internet
3 16 (0.89%) Intranet
4 12 (0.67%) LDAP
5 9 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.28%) BIG-IP
7 4 (0.22%) Firewall
7 4 (0.22%) FTP
7 4 (0.22%) DMZ
8 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.11%) DNS
9 2 (0.11%) WEP
9 2 (0.11%) AMQP
10 1 (0.056%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.056%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.056%) SSH
10 1 (0.056%) SSL
10 1 (0.056%) LAN
10 1 (0.056%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1116 (62.21%) SQL Server
2 409 (22.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 193 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 169 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 165 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 103 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 49 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (2.62%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.95%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.67%) MySQL
11 24 (1.34%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.78%) RavenDB
14 14 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.67%) MongoDB
17 10 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 391 (21.79%) Visual Studio
2 318 (17.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 121 (6.74%) NUnit
4 68 (3.79%) Subversion
5 53 (2.95%) MSTest
6 46 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 43 (2.40%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.06%) JIRA
9 36 (2.01%) Git (software)
10 34 (1.90%) MSBuild
11 32 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
12 27 (1.51%) Moq
13 21 (1.17%) ReSharper
14 20 (1.11%) CruiseControl
14 20 (1.11%) Jenkins
15 17 (0.95%) Eclipse
16 15 (0.84%) Selenium
16 15 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
17 12 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
17 12 (0.67%) Jasmine
General
1 283 (15.77%) Finance
2 177 (9.87%) Banking
3 116 (6.47%) Front Office
4 69 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 60 (3.34%) Retail
6 31 (1.73%) Back Office
7 21 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.17%) Advertising
7 21 (1.17%) Marketing
8 17 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.89%) Publishing
10 13 (0.72%) Legal
11 11 (0.61%) Games
12 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.45%) Electronics
14 5 (0.28%) Law
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.17%) German Language
16 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1513 (84.34%) Developer
2 812 (45.26%) .NET Developer
3 539 (30.04%) C# Developer
4 333 (18.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 199 (11.09%) Senior Developer
6 181 (10.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 144 (8.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 130 (7.25%) Senior .NET Developer
9 124 (6.91%) Web Developer
10 68 (3.79%) SharePoint Developer
11 65 (3.62%) BizTalk Developer
12 62 (3.46%) Software Developer
13 59 (3.29%) Analyst
14 58 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
15 52 (2.90%) Software Engineer
16 50 (2.79%) VB.NET Developer
17 49 (2.73%) .NET Web Developer
18 46 (2.56%) Architect
19 43 (2.40%) Senior C# Developer
20 41 (2.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1640 (91.42%) .NET
2 1022 (56.97%) ASP.NET
3 570 (31.77%) Web Services
4 508 (28.32%) WPF
5 506 (28.21%) HTML
6 484 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 444 (24.75%) .NET Framework
8 440 (24.53%) CSS
9 438 (24.41%) XML
10 433 (24.14%) jQuery
11 307 (17.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 248 (13.82%) LINQ
13 200 (11.15%) HTML5
14 185 (10.31%) Ajax
15 183 (10.20%) REST
16 175 (9.75%) SOAP
17 142 (7.92%) WinForms
18 134 (7.47%) XSLT
19 127 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 114 (6.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 65 (3.62%) N-Tier
2 61 (3.40%) Derivative
3 44 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 44 (2.45%) Fixed Income
4 41 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
6 32 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.51%) Grid Computing
8 21 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.06%) Market Risk
10 16 (0.89%) Mobile App
11 15 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 15 (0.84%) Credit Risk
12 14 (0.78%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.78%) RIA
13 13 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (0.61%) Equities
15 9 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (0.45%) W3C
16 8 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 380 (21.18%) Windows
2 44 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (1.28%) UNIX
6 13 (0.72%) Linux
7 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
7 7 (0.39%) Android
8 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.11%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (46.32%) MVC
2 413 (23.02%) TDD
3 360 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
4 343 (19.12%) Scrum
5 248 (13.82%) OO
6 193 (10.76%) SOA
7 180 (10.03%) Unit Testing
8 138 (7.69%) Multithreading
9 124 (6.91%) MVVM
10 119 (6.63%) Web Development
11 118 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 117 (6.52%) BDD
13 111 (6.19%) Workflow
14 105 (5.85%) CRM
15 98 (5.46%) OOD
16 89 (4.96%) OOP
16 89 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
17 87 (4.85%) E-Commerce
18 64 (3.57%) Migration
19 63 (3.51%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1601 (89.24%) C#
2 664 (37.01%) SQL
3 594 (33.11%) JavaScript
4 219 (12.21%) T-SQL
5 162 (9.03%) VB.NET
6 55 (3.07%) C++
7 53 (2.95%) PL/SQL
8 50 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 50 (2.79%) VB
9 49 (2.73%) Java
10 31 (1.73%) XAML
11 28 (1.56%) PHP
12 26 (1.45%) Python
13 22 (1.23%) VBA
13 22 (1.23%) VB6
14 20 (1.11%) VBScript
15 18 (1.00%) C
16 8 (0.45%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.39%) Apex Code
18 5 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 75 (4.18%) Degree
2 58 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.39%) ISEB
6 18 (1.00%) MCSD
7 14 (0.78%) MCITP
8 9 (0.50%) MCSE
9 8 (0.45%) MCTS
10 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.33%) MCPD
11 6 (0.33%) MCAD
12 5 (0.28%) MBA
13 4 (0.22%) MCP
13 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.17%) CFA
14 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.11%) MCT
15 2 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (0.17%) HL7
2 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
2 3 (0.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.056%) EMIR
4 1 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) vSphere
3 3 (0.17%) UAG
4 1 (0.056%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.61%) Control-M
3 10 (0.56%) SCCM
4 5 (0.28%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.28%) Puppet
4 5 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.22%) WMI
6 3 (0.17%) MIIS
6 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 471 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 163 (9.09%) Oracle
3 36 (2.01%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.45%) DevExpress
5 23 (1.28%) Telerik
6 19 (1.06%) IBM
7 15 (0.84%) DataSynapse
8 12 (0.67%) TIBCO
9 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.56%) Informatica
9 10 (0.56%) Sybase
9 10 (0.56%) SAP
10 8 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.39%) Ektron
11 7 (0.39%) Twitter
11 7 (0.39%) ESRI
11 7 (0.39%) Infragistics
12 6 (0.33%) Open Text
13 5 (0.28%) Altiris
13 5 (0.28%) Kofax
London
Roc Search
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago