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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 127 80 107
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +27
Contract jobs citing WCF 969 1259 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 2.38% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.21% 8.27% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 901 681
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 10
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%

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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 -46 895 £375 -3.22% 500
London -56 374 £425 -3.40% 155
South East -17 188 £375 - 88
City of London -21 90 £463 -7.50% 54
Yorkshire +12 74 £325 +1.56% 62
East of England -27 71 £375 -6.25% 43
North West -27 59 £325 +8.33% 67
West Yorkshire +18 57 £350 +7.69% 40
West Midlands -34 53 £350 +9.37% 27
Surrey +13 42 £375 +5.63% 14
Scotland +16 39 £350 +1.81% 16
Manchester -18 37 £325 +4.83% 33
Birmingham -10 33 £350 - 7
Berkshire +17 32 £381 +8.92% 17
Leeds -2 28 £350 +7.69% 22
East Sussex +16 27 £350 - 3
South West -56 26 £331 +1.92% 33
Suffolk -1 25 £400 +2.56% 6
East Midlands -10 24 £318 +5.83% 20
Hampshire -63 24 £363 +2.11% 25
Brighton +9 20 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire -35 20 £405 +1.25% 8
Oxfordshire +1 19 £250 -28.57% 6
Milton Keynes -22 18 £405 -4.70% 3
Glasgow - 18 £381 - 6
Bradford +14 17 £325 - 8
Nottinghamshire +3 15 £316 +5.41% 8
Nottingham +1 15 £316 +5.41% 5
Edinburgh -3 15 £338 -1.81% 8
Cheshire -3 15 £375 +25.00% 19

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1707 (92.37%) .NET
2 1618 (87.55%) C#
3 1090 (58.98%) SQL Server
4 1055 (57.09%) ASP.NET
5 888 (48.05%) MVC
6 809 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
7 682 (36.90%) SQL
8 609 (32.95%) JavaScript
9 566 (30.63%) Web Services
10 559 (30.25%) Microsoft
11 531 (28.73%) HTML
12 498 (26.95%) .NET Framework
13 491 (26.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 465 (25.16%) CSS
15 455 (24.62%) WPF
16 427 (23.11%) TDD
17 424 (22.94%) XML
18 422 (22.84%) jQuery
19 400 (21.65%) Visual Studio
20 389 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
21 371 (20.08%) Windows
22 369 (19.97%) Scrum
23 353 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
24 336 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 292 (15.80%) Finance
26 257 (13.91%) OO
27 234 (12.66%) LINQ
28 215 (11.63%) SharePoint
29 205 (11.09%) HTML5
30 195 (10.55%) Oracle

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 215 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 170 (9.20%) IIS
3 158 (8.55%) BizTalk Server
4 106 (5.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 74 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 68 (3.68%) CMS
7 43 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
8 26 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.92%) Umbraco
9 17 (0.92%) Node.js
10 14 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 14 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.70%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.49%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.49%) Apache
14 8 (0.43%) Sitefinity
14 8 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
15 7 (0.38%) Kentico
15 7 (0.38%) JCAPS
Applications
1 171 (9.25%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.84%) InfoPath
3 27 (1.46%) MS Office
4 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.054%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 109 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Tridion
5 2 (0.11%) Exstream
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.054%) Summit
6 1 (0.054%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.054%) Line 500
6 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.054%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.054%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.89%) Office 365
3 32 (1.73%) PaaS
4 21 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.70%) SaaS
7 7 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.27%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.27%) GitHub
9 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.52%) Intranet
2 25 (1.35%) Internet
3 18 (0.97%) HTTP
4 15 (0.81%) LDAP
5 8 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.43%) BIG-IP
6 6 (0.32%) Firewall
7 5 (0.27%) FTP
7 5 (0.27%) DNS
8 4 (0.22%) SSL
8 4 (0.22%) DMZ
8 4 (0.22%) Extranet
9 3 (0.16%) AMQP
10 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.11%) NAS
10 2 (0.11%) Wireless
10 2 (0.11%) SSH
10 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.11%) SAN
10 2 (0.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1090 (58.98%) SQL Server
2 389 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 178 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 141 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 92 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 56 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (2.76%) Relational Database
9 36 (1.95%) Oracle Database
10 28 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 23 (1.24%) MySQL
12 21 (1.14%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.87%) RavenDB
14 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (0.81%) DTS
16 14 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 400 (21.65%) Visual Studio
2 353 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 131 (7.09%) NUnit
4 70 (3.79%) Subversion
5 58 (3.14%) MSTest
6 48 (2.60%) SpecFlow
7 47 (2.54%) TeamCity
8 45 (2.44%) JIRA
8 45 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 42 (2.27%) MSBuild
10 31 (1.68%) Git (software)
10 31 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (1.62%) Jenkins
12 25 (1.35%) Selenium
13 24 (1.30%) Moq
14 21 (1.14%) CruiseControl
15 18 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
16 16 (0.87%) ReSharper
17 15 (0.81%) FxCop
18 13 (0.70%) StyleCop
General
1 292 (15.80%) Finance
2 172 (9.31%) Banking
3 116 (6.28%) Front Office
4 68 (3.68%) Investment Banking
5 67 (3.63%) Retail
6 34 (1.84%) Back Office
7 26 (1.41%) Marketing
8 25 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.35%) Advertising
9 20 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.65%) Legal
11 11 (0.60%) Electronics
11 11 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.43%) Law
12 8 (0.43%) Publishing
13 6 (0.32%) Games
14 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 3 (0.16%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1561 (84.47%) Developer
2 811 (43.89%) .NET Developer
3 519 (28.08%) C# Developer
4 307 (16.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 225 (12.18%) Senior Developer
6 158 (8.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 139 (7.52%) Senior .NET Developer
8 122 (6.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 112 (6.06%) Web Developer
10 97 (5.25%) SharePoint Developer
11 71 (3.84%) Software Developer
12 65 (3.52%) CRM Developer
13 64 (3.46%) BizTalk Developer
14 55 (2.98%) Agile .NET Developer
15 52 (2.81%) Analyst
16 51 (2.76%) Architect
17 49 (2.65%) .NET Web Developer
17 49 (2.65%) Senior C# Developer
18 46 (2.49%) Software Engineer
19 45 (2.44%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1707 (92.37%) .NET
2 1055 (57.09%) ASP.NET
3 566 (30.63%) Web Services
4 531 (28.73%) HTML
5 498 (26.95%) .NET Framework
6 491 (26.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 465 (25.16%) CSS
8 455 (24.62%) WPF
9 424 (22.94%) XML
10 422 (22.84%) jQuery
11 336 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 234 (12.66%) LINQ
13 205 (11.09%) HTML5
14 172 (9.31%) REST
15 166 (8.98%) Ajax
16 158 (8.55%) SOAP
17 150 (8.12%) WinForms
18 147 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 137 (7.41%) XSLT
20 115 (6.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.52%) N-Tier
3 42 (2.27%) Fixed Income
4 41 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
5 39 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 36 (1.95%) Derivative
7 32 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (1.52%) User Experience
10 26 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.19%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.03%) Grid Computing
13 18 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 17 (0.92%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.81%) Equities
16 14 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.65%) GIS
17 12 (0.65%) Open Source
18 11 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 371 (20.08%) Windows
2 41 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (1.41%) UNIX
6 21 (1.14%) Linux
7 13 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
8 11 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.49%) Android
10 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.43%) Windows CE
11 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.054%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.054%) HPUX
12 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (48.05%) MVC
2 809 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (23.11%) TDD
4 369 (19.97%) Scrum
5 257 (13.91%) OO
6 177 (9.58%) Unit Testing
7 173 (9.36%) SOA
8 142 (7.68%) BDD
9 125 (6.76%) Workflow
10 124 (6.71%) Web Development
11 118 (6.39%) CRM
12 117 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 115 (6.22%) MVVM
14 106 (5.74%) Multithreading
15 103 (5.57%) Software Engineering
16 97 (5.25%) E-Commerce
17 82 (4.44%) OOD
18 71 (3.84%) OOP
19 64 (3.46%) Migration
20 60 (3.25%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1618 (87.55%) C#
2 682 (36.90%) SQL
3 609 (32.95%) JavaScript
4 190 (10.28%) T-SQL
5 174 (9.42%) VB.NET
6 90 (4.87%) PL/SQL
7 86 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 60 (3.25%) C++
9 59 (3.19%) VB
10 54 (2.92%) Java
11 40 (2.16%) Python
12 31 (1.68%) VBScript
13 26 (1.41%) VB6
14 24 (1.30%) XAML
15 16 (0.87%) VBA
16 14 (0.76%) PHP
17 12 (0.65%) C
17 12 (0.65%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.43%) Ruby
18 8 (0.43%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 87 (4.71%) Degree
2 52 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 34 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.14%) MCITP
6 18 (0.97%) ISEB
7 12 (0.65%) MCSD
8 8 (0.43%) MCSE
9 7 (0.38%) MCTS
9 7 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.27%) MCPD
10 5 (0.27%) MCAD
11 4 (0.22%) MCSA
11 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.16%) MCT
12 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.49%) QA
2 7 (0.38%) HL7
3 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.054%) SLA
5 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.16%) UAG
3 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.054%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (0.76%) Control-M
2 11 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.49%) SCCM
4 8 (0.43%) BladeLogic
4 8 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.22%) WMI
6 3 (0.16%) MIIS
6 3 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
7 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.054%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.054%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.054%) logstash
8 1 (0.054%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 559 (30.25%) Microsoft
2 195 (10.55%) Oracle
3 34 (1.84%) Sitecore
4 31 (1.68%) DevExpress
5 25 (1.35%) Telerik
6 20 (1.08%) IBM
7 15 (0.81%) Sybase
8 14 (0.76%) TIBCO
9 13 (0.70%) SAP
9 13 (0.70%) Informatica
10 10 (0.54%) Twitter
11 9 (0.49%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.43%) Altiris
12 8 (0.43%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.38%) Infragistics
14 5 (0.27%) Kofax
14 5 (0.27%) Bloomberg
14 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.27%) Splunk
14 5 (0.27%) Ektron
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £55.80 - £71.74 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago