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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 252 190 137
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -53
Contract jobs citing WCF 538 695 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.22% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.44% 4.44% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 498 624
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £581 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.88 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.18% +15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £52.17 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%

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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -64 510 £400 - 304
London -80 186 £450 -7.69% 95
South East -26 87 £395 +8.96% 57
East Midlands +25 52 £345 -8.00% 19
Yorkshire -10 48 £340 +4.61% 21
West Yorkshire -6 41 £340 +4.61% 20
West Midlands -22 37 £450 +36.36% 30
Nottinghamshire +19 35 £340 -24.44% 4
South West +5 35 £350 +7.69% 15
Nottingham +16 34 £340 -24.44% 4
North West -5 33 £338 +3.84% 33
Hampshire +25 29 £381 +20.55% 15
Surrey +3 29 £480 +11.30% 15
City of London -35 28 £445 -6.31% 10
Leeds -12 27 £340 +4.61% 10
Manchester -6 24 £350 +7.69% 18
East of England -14 19 £450 +20.00% 29
Weybridge +1 17 £480 +14.28%
Coventry -7 16 £450 +136.84% 6
Suffolk -5 12 £450 +5.88% 3
Birmingham -19 12 £455 +21.33% 3
Wales +24 11 £475 +11.76% 2
South Wales +18 11 £475 +11.76% 2
Bristol +6 10 £350 -4.10% 8
Berkshire -15 9 £375 +7.14% 11
Leicestershire +9 8 £310 +3.33% 6
Scotland +1 8 £325 +12.06% 3
Wiltshire -6 8 £375 +15.38% 2
Cardiff +16 7 £475 +11.76% 1
Gloucestershire 0 7 £325 +3.17%

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 958 (89.70%) .NET
2 942 (88.20%) C#
3 568 (53.18%) MVC
4 552 (51.69%) SQL Server
5 490 (45.88%) ASP.NET
6 464 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
7 444 (41.57%) JavaScript
7 444 (41.57%) SQL
8 392 (36.70%) HTML
9 324 (30.34%) .NET Framework
10 320 (29.96%) Web Services
11 312 (29.21%) Microsoft
12 306 (28.65%) CSS
13 289 (27.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 284 (26.59%) TDD
15 264 (24.72%) jQuery
16 259 (24.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 234 (21.91%) WPF
18 233 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
19 209 (19.57%) AngularJS
20 200 (18.73%) Entity Framework
21 192 (17.98%) HTML5
21 192 (17.98%) Visual Studio
22 180 (16.85%) XML
22 180 (16.85%) Scrum
23 164 (15.36%) SOAP
24 157 (14.70%) Finance
25 156 (14.61%) Windows
26 151 (14.14%) T-SQL
27 145 (13.58%) Unit Testing

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
1 128 (11.99%) SharePoint
2 83 (7.77%) IIS
3 65 (6.09%) BizTalk Server
4 40 (3.75%) CMS
5 28 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 22 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
9 14 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.22%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.66%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.47%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.47%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.19%) Sitefinity
15 1 (0.094%) Apache ServiceMix
15 1 (0.094%) EPiServer CMS
15 1 (0.094%) Kentico
Applications
1 77 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.59%) MS Office
3 6 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 82 (7.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.37%) Endur
4 4 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.19%) Beauchamp
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.094%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 114 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.50%) Office 365
4 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.37%) Boomi
6 3 (0.28%) SaaS
7 2 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.094%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.03%) HTTP
2 16 (1.50%) DNS
3 15 (1.40%) Internet
4 9 (0.84%) Intranet
4 9 (0.84%) SSL
5 8 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.56%) Network Security
7 5 (0.47%) DMZ
7 5 (0.47%) Extranet
7 5 (0.47%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.37%) VPN
9 3 (0.28%) SNMP
10 2 (0.19%) Firewall
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) SMS
11 1 (0.094%) IPsec
11 1 (0.094%) Skype
11 1 (0.094%) SNA
11 1 (0.094%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 552 (51.69%) SQL Server
2 87 (8.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 85 (7.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 82 (7.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 56 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 52 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (4.31%) NoSQL
8 40 (3.75%) MongoDB
9 39 (3.65%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.03%) Couchbase
14 10 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.66%) Power BI
17 6 (0.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 233 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 192 (17.98%) Visual Studio
3 108 (10.11%) NUnit
4 76 (7.12%) MSTest
5 56 (5.24%) Git (software)
6 39 (3.65%) SpecFlow
7 34 (3.18%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.72%) Selenium
9 28 (2.62%) Subversion
10 26 (2.43%) Moq
11 24 (2.25%) MbUnit
12 18 (1.69%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.40%) Rhino Mocks
14 14 (1.31%) MSBuild
15 12 (1.12%) JIRA
15 12 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (0.94%) Mercurial
18 9 (0.84%) NuGet
19 8 (0.75%) ReSharper
General
1 157 (14.70%) Finance
2 79 (7.40%) Banking
3 45 (4.21%) Front Office
4 36 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.72%) Retail
6 26 (2.43%) Marketing
7 20 (1.87%) Back Office
8 15 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.84%) Electronics
11 7 (0.66%) Law
12 5 (0.47%) Advertising
12 5 (0.47%) Legal
13 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
14 3 (0.28%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.094%) French Language
Job Titles
1 895 (83.80%) Developer
2 526 (49.25%) .NET Developer
3 451 (42.23%) C# Developer
4 293 (27.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 195 (18.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 137 (12.83%) ASP.NET Developer
7 119 (11.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 114 (10.67%) WCF Developer
9 107 (10.02%) Senior Developer
10 105 (9.83%) C# WCF Developer
11 100 (9.36%) SQL Developer
12 85 (7.96%) Agile Developer
13 66 (6.18%) CRM Developer
14 60 (5.62%) Agile C# Developer
15 57 (5.34%) Architect
16 54 (5.06%) Agile .NET Developer
16 54 (5.06%) Senior .NET Developer
17 53 (4.96%) Software Developer
18 44 (4.12%) SQL Server Developer
19 42 (3.93%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 958 (89.70%) .NET
2 490 (45.88%) ASP.NET
3 392 (36.70%) HTML
4 324 (30.34%) .NET Framework
5 320 (29.96%) Web Services
6 306 (28.65%) CSS
7 289 (27.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 264 (24.72%) jQuery
9 259 (24.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 234 (21.91%) WPF
11 209 (19.57%) AngularJS
12 200 (18.73%) Entity Framework
13 192 (17.98%) HTML5
14 180 (16.85%) XML
15 164 (15.36%) SOAP
16 140 (13.11%) REST
17 96 (8.99%) KnockoutJS
18 83 (7.77%) LINQ
19 82 (7.68%) Ajax
20 81 (7.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (3.84%) N-Tier
2 35 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.09%) Inversion of Control
4 28 (2.62%) Derivative
5 26 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.50%) User Experience
10 15 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.31%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.22%) Digital Media
13 12 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.94%) Equities
15 9 (0.84%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.66%) NHS
17 6 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
17 6 (0.56%) Swaptions
17 6 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 156 (14.61%) Windows
2 22 (2.06%) Android
2 22 (2.06%) Windows Server
3 19 (1.78%) Unix
4 18 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.75%) Linux
6 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.094%) AIX
8 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.094%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (53.18%) MVC
2 464 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (26.59%) TDD
4 180 (16.85%) Scrum
5 145 (13.58%) Unit Testing
6 135 (12.64%) OO
7 117 (10.96%) Web Development
8 115 (10.77%) BDD
8 115 (10.77%) CRM
9 106 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (9.46%) SOA
11 77 (7.21%) MVVM
12 75 (7.02%) Software Engineering
13 73 (6.84%) SDLC
14 60 (5.62%) SOLID
15 54 (5.06%) Multithreading
16 53 (4.96%) Dependency Injection
17 49 (4.59%) OOP
17 49 (4.59%) Workflow
18 48 (4.49%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 942 (88.20%) C#
2 444 (41.57%) JavaScript
2 444 (41.57%) SQL
3 151 (14.14%) T-SQL
4 56 (5.24%) PL/SQL
5 47 (4.40%) TypeScript
6 45 (4.21%) Java
6 45 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 42 (3.93%) VB.NET
8 31 (2.90%) C++
8 31 (2.90%) VB
9 27 (2.53%) Python
10 25 (2.34%) XAML
11 22 (2.06%) PHP
12 19 (1.78%) C
13 17 (1.59%) VBScript
14 16 (1.50%) Perl
15 14 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.31%) VBA
16 10 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (5.52%) Degree
2 57 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 44 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.94%) MCITP
7 7 (0.66%) MCPD
7 7 (0.66%) MCSD
8 4 (0.37%) ISEB
8 4 (0.37%) MCTS
8 4 (0.37%) PhD
9 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.28%) HNC
9 3 (0.28%) HND
10 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.094%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.25%) QA
2 14 (1.31%) SLA
3 6 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.19%) EMIR
5 2 (0.19%) HL7
5 2 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.094%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.094%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.56%) Ansible
2 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.28%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.094%) Control-M
4 1 (0.094%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.094%) SCCM
4 1 (0.094%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.094%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 312 (29.21%) Microsoft
2 115 (10.77%) Oracle
3 30 (2.81%) Sitecore
4 23 (2.15%) Sybase
5 21 (1.97%) Xamarin
6 17 (1.59%) Twitter
7 13 (1.22%) SAP
8 10 (0.94%) RedGate
9 9 (0.84%) DevExpress
10 7 (0.66%) Telerik
10 7 (0.66%) VMware
11 6 (0.56%) Charles River
11 6 (0.56%) Google
11 6 (0.56%) IBM
12 5 (0.47%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.47%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.37%) Dell
13 4 (0.37%) Infragistics
13 4 (0.37%) NetSuite
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant
aap3
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £317.50 - £324.72 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £550 day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + 8hr Working Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £43,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
harringtonstarr
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago