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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 233 188 132
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -56
Contract jobs citing WCF 557 776 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.34% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 4.73% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 566 668
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.27 £39.93 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £54.94 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +17.93%

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
16247 16402 15724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.26% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11253 11283 10195
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 310 184
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 £19.69 £17.33 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -50 529 £400 -5.88% 326
London -65 212 £473 -5.50% 94
South East +2 95 £400 - 54
South West +2 57 £350 -4.63% 23
West Midlands -11 46 £353 -4.72% 31
Hampshire +37 42 £370 +9.62% 13
North West +30 36 £350 +13.82% 43
City of London -32 35 £445 -11.00% 11
East Midlands -7 28 £350 +12.00% 15
Yorkshire -9 25 £338 +2.27% 24
Surrey +11 24 £400 -10.11% 15
Manchester +6 24 £350 +13.82% 22
Nottinghamshire -7 21 £340 -15.00% 6
Nottingham -5 20 £339 -15.31% 5
Bristol +11 19 £400 +3.22% 7
Coventry 0 19 £384 +101.97% 6
West Yorkshire -5 13 £340 -0.72% 19
East of England -49 12 £378 -11.17% 36
Birmingham -9 11 £320 -20.00% 9
South Wales -11 11 £475 +5.55% 7
Wales -11 11 £475 - 8
South Yorkshire +2 10 £310 -4.61% 2
Leeds -5 10 £345 -1.42% 12
Devon - 10 £235 -
Cheshire +16 9 £375 +11.94% 10
Wiltshire +10 9 £333 -26.11% 3
Berkshire +5 9 £425 +13.33% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £413 -2.94% 6
Scotland +16 8 £325 +7.17% 4
Havant +3 8 - - 2

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 975 (90.87%) .NET
2 956 (89.10%) C#
3 617 (57.50%) SQL Server
4 592 (55.17%) MVC
5 536 (49.95%) ASP.NET
6 479 (44.64%) JavaScript
7 476 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
8 474 (44.18%) SQL
9 413 (38.49%) HTML
10 384 (35.79%) Web Services
11 351 (32.71%) Microsoft
12 335 (31.22%) .NET Framework
13 310 (28.89%) CSS
14 307 (28.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 275 (25.63%) TDD
16 263 (24.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 259 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
18 254 (23.67%) jQuery
19 227 (21.16%) XML
20 220 (20.50%) Entity Framework
21 217 (20.22%) WPF
22 202 (18.83%) SOAP
23 200 (18.64%) AngularJS
24 193 (17.99%) Visual Studio
25 184 (17.15%) HTML5
26 176 (16.40%) Scrum
27 168 (15.66%) Windows
28 160 (14.91%) T-SQL
29 152 (14.17%) OO
29 152 (14.17%) 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
1 130 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 94 (8.76%) IIS
3 66 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
4 47 (4.38%) CMS
5 32 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (2.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 25 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
9 14 (1.30%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.93%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.56%) OpenROAD
11 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.47%) Apache
12 5 (0.47%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 77 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.68%) MS Office
3 10 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 94 (8.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.19%) Endur
6 1 (0.093%) Beauchamp
6 1 (0.093%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 119 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.86%) Office 365
4 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.37%) Boomi
5 4 (0.37%) PaaS
5 4 (0.37%) SaaS
6 3 (0.28%) GitHub
7 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.54%) HTTP
2 18 (1.68%) Internet
3 16 (1.49%) DNS
4 13 (1.21%) Kerberos
5 11 (1.03%) Intranet
6 8 (0.75%) Network Security
7 5 (0.47%) FTP
8 4 (0.37%) DMZ
8 4 (0.37%) Extranet
9 3 (0.28%) SSL
10 2 (0.19%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.19%) LAN
10 2 (0.19%) SMS
10 2 (0.19%) SNMP
10 2 (0.19%) VPN
11 1 (0.093%) AMQP
11 1 (0.093%) Skype
11 1 (0.093%) SMTP
11 1 (0.093%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (57.50%) SQL Server
2 111 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 95 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (4.66%) Oracle Database
7 47 (4.38%) MongoDB
7 47 (4.38%) NoSQL
8 37 (3.45%) Relational Database
9 28 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
10 26 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.12%) Couchbase
15 12 (1.12%) Power BI
16 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 259 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 193 (17.99%) Visual Studio
3 96 (8.95%) NUnit
4 63 (5.87%) Git (software)
5 55 (5.13%) MSTest
6 40 (3.73%) SpecFlow
6 40 (3.73%) TeamCity
7 37 (3.45%) Subversion
8 28 (2.61%) Selenium
9 27 (2.52%) Moq
10 22 (2.05%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (1.30%) WiX
12 13 (1.21%) MSBuild
13 12 (1.12%) JIRA
14 11 (1.03%) MbUnit
14 11 (1.03%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.03%) MSI
14 11 (1.03%) NuGet
15 10 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 152 (14.17%) Finance
2 83 (7.74%) Banking
3 38 (3.54%) Front Office
4 36 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.89%) Marketing
6 22 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.05%) Retail
7 17 (1.58%) Electronics
7 17 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.12%) Back Office
9 11 (1.03%) Legal
10 10 (0.93%) Law
11 6 (0.56%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.47%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.37%) French Language
13 4 (0.37%) Military
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) Local Government
16 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 915 (85.27%) Developer
2 561 (52.28%) .NET Developer
3 426 (39.70%) C# Developer
4 286 (26.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 182 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 144 (13.42%) ASP.NET Developer
7 116 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 111 (10.34%) WCF Developer
9 103 (9.60%) SQL Developer
10 102 (9.51%) C# WCF Developer
11 100 (9.32%) Senior Developer
12 67 (6.24%) Agile Developer
12 67 (6.24%) CRM Developer
13 64 (5.96%) Senior .NET Developer
14 62 (5.78%) Software Developer
15 58 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
15 58 (5.41%) Agile C# Developer
16 54 (5.03%) Architect
17 44 (4.10%) Senior C# Developer
18 37 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (90.87%) .NET
2 536 (49.95%) ASP.NET
3 413 (38.49%) HTML
4 384 (35.79%) Web Services
5 335 (31.22%) .NET Framework
6 310 (28.89%) CSS
7 307 (28.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 263 (24.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 254 (23.67%) jQuery
10 227 (21.16%) XML
11 220 (20.50%) Entity Framework
12 217 (20.22%) WPF
13 202 (18.83%) SOAP
14 200 (18.64%) AngularJS
15 184 (17.15%) HTML5
16 151 (14.07%) REST
17 93 (8.67%) KnockoutJS
18 92 (8.57%) LINQ
19 90 (8.39%) JSON
20 89 (8.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.73%) N-Tier
3 34 (3.17%) Inversion of Control
4 33 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.05%) Derivative
7 21 (1.96%) Hedge funds
8 19 (1.77%) User Experience
9 16 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.30%) Digital Media
11 13 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.93%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.84%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.75%) Equities
16 7 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.65%) Data Conversion
16 7 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 168 (15.66%) Windows
2 29 (2.70%) Android
3 25 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.68%) Unix
6 12 (1.12%) Linux
7 10 (0.93%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.093%) AIX
12 1 (0.093%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (55.17%) MVC
2 476 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (25.63%) TDD
4 176 (16.40%) Scrum
5 152 (14.17%) OO
6 126 (11.74%) CRM
7 124 (11.56%) Unit Testing
8 112 (10.44%) BDD
9 109 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
10 99 (9.23%) Web Development
11 94 (8.76%) MVVM
12 77 (7.18%) SOA
13 73 (6.80%) SOLID
14 71 (6.62%) SDLC
15 69 (6.43%) OOD
15 69 (6.43%) Software Engineering
16 58 (5.41%) OOP
17 55 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
18 51 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (4.01%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 956 (89.10%) C#
2 479 (44.64%) JavaScript
3 474 (44.18%) SQL
4 160 (14.91%) T-SQL
5 62 (5.78%) VB.NET
6 49 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 41 (3.82%) Java
8 40 (3.73%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.73%) TypeScript
9 39 (3.63%) VB
10 36 (3.36%) C++
11 28 (2.61%) XAML
12 27 (2.52%) PHP
13 23 (2.14%) Python
14 15 (1.40%) C
14 15 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.12%) Perl
16 10 (0.93%) VBA
17 9 (0.84%) VBScript
18 7 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 66 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.68%) Degree
3 53 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.84%) MCITP
7 5 (0.47%) MCSD
8 4 (0.37%) HNC
8 4 (0.37%) HND
8 4 (0.37%) MCPD
8 4 (0.37%) MCTS
9 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.28%) ISEB
9 3 (0.28%) MCSE
10 2 (0.19%) CCNA
10 2 (0.19%) CCNP
10 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.19%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.33%) QA
2 8 (0.75%) SLA
3 6 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.093%) HL7
System Software
1 47 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (0.56%) Ansible
1 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.28%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.19%) Control-M
3 2 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 351 (32.71%) Microsoft
2 125 (11.65%) Oracle
3 34 (3.17%) Sitecore
4 24 (2.24%) Xamarin
5 21 (1.96%) SAP
6 18 (1.68%) DevExpress
7 16 (1.49%) Twitter
8 13 (1.21%) Sybase
9 10 (0.93%) RedGate
10 9 (0.84%) Sencha
11 8 (0.75%) Telerik
12 7 (0.65%) BMC
12 7 (0.65%) Remedy
12 7 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.56%) Charles River
13 6 (0.56%) Google
13 6 (0.56%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.47%) Infragistics
15 4 (0.37%) Dell
15 4 (0.37%) SimCorp
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