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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 145 130 95
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -35
Contract jobs citing WCF 856 884 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.62% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.70% 5.89% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 623 667
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 5
Average hourly rate £22.18 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.06 £35.80 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £55.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
15010 14998 13126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 27.53% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9785 8213
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 216 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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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 -20 808 £400 +6.66% 504
London +18 380 £450 +5.88% 161
South East -35 139 £350 -7.89% 87
City of London +7 107 £475 -2.06% 42
Yorkshire +2 65 £350 +16.66% 39
West Yorkshire 0 52 £350 +9.37% 21
West Midlands -12 48 £340 +4.61% 27
North West -34 48 £350 +3.70% 64
South West +27 47 £350 +6.06% 54
East of England -34 41 £400 +14.28% 32
East Midlands -19 34 £320 -1.53% 26
Manchester -29 30 £350 - 37
Berkshire +1 29 £325 -7.14% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 25 £350 -7.89% 4
Leeds -21 25 £325 +8.33% 8
Milton Keynes -3 19 £358 -5.92% 3
Birmingham -7 19 £313 +4.16% 13
Wales +10 18 £300 -7.69% 4
Reading -4 17 £331 -5.35% 10
Oxfordshire -6 17 £414 +18.21% 14
West Sussex -10 17 £380 +16.92% 3
Cambridgeshire -10 17 £400 +28.00% 12
Cardiff +26 16 £300 -11.76% 3
South Wales +12 16 £300 -7.69% 3
Leicestershire +13 15 £300 +3.44% 7
East Sussex +2 15 £303 -28.82% 8
Scotland -4 15 £413 +29.41% 7
Bradford -8 15 £350 -6.66% 5
Brighton +1 14 £300 -29.41% 7
Nottinghamshire -8 13 £363 -1.69% 9

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 1483 (88.54%) .NET
2 1454 (86.81%) C#
3 928 (55.40%) SQL Server
4 828 (49.43%) ASP.NET
5 703 (41.97%) Agile Software Development
6 690 (41.19%) SQL
7 681 (40.66%) MVC
8 582 (34.75%) Web Services
9 571 (34.09%) JavaScript
10 540 (32.24%) .NET Framework
11 465 (27.76%) HTML
12 454 (27.10%) WPF
13 420 (25.07%) CSS
14 415 (24.78%) Microsoft
15 407 (24.30%) TDD
16 405 (24.18%) jQuery
17 372 (22.21%) XML
18 368 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 337 (20.12%) Entity Framework
20 330 (19.70%) Visual Studio
21 289 (17.25%) Finance
22 286 (17.07%) Scrum
23 263 (15.70%) OO
24 255 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
25 240 (14.33%) SQL Server 2008
26 225 (13.43%) T-SQL
27 223 (13.31%) LINQ
28 219 (13.07%) Windows
29 215 (12.84%) SOA
30 198 (11.82%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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
1 174 (10.39%) BizTalk Server
2 115 (6.87%) IIS
3 111 (6.63%) CMS
4 104 (6.21%) SharePoint
5 47 (2.81%) Umbraco
6 46 (2.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 42 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 42 (2.51%) Kentico
8 26 (1.55%) Node.js
9 24 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 22 (1.31%) MQSeries
11 15 (0.90%) Confluence
12 12 (0.72%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.54%) Immediacy CMS
14 8 (0.48%) Sitefinity
15 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.42%) Apache
16 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.36%) DNN
16 6 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 120 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.54%) MS Office
3 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.060%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 119 (7.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.060%) Magento
6 1 (0.060%) ZaiNet
6 1 (0.060%) RMDS
6 1 (0.060%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.060%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 104 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.60%) SaaS
5 7 (0.42%) Office 365
6 4 (0.24%) PaaS
7 3 (0.18%) IaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.060%) CodePlex
9 1 (0.060%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.34%) HTTP
2 21 (1.25%) FTP
3 15 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.66%) SSL
5 9 (0.54%) Internet
6 8 (0.48%) VPN
7 7 (0.42%) OpenVPN
7 7 (0.42%) ZigBee
7 7 (0.42%) LDAP
7 7 (0.42%) 802.15
8 6 (0.36%) CTI
8 6 (0.36%) DNS
9 5 (0.30%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.30%) SMTP
10 4 (0.24%) Intranet
11 3 (0.18%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.18%) Firewall
12 1 (0.060%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (0.060%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (0.060%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 928 (55.40%) SQL Server
2 240 (14.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 86 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 81 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 70 (4.18%) Relational Database
8 61 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 38 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (1.73%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 21 (1.25%) MongoDB
15 19 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.90%) MS Access
16 15 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.84%) MySQL
18 13 (0.78%) SQLite
19 12 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 330 (19.70%) Visual Studio
2 255 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 131 (7.82%) NUnit
4 50 (2.99%) Subversion
5 46 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 37 (2.21%) MSTest
6 37 (2.21%) Moq
7 36 (2.15%) JIRA
8 32 (1.91%) Git (software)
9 28 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
10 25 (1.49%) MSBuild
11 23 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 18 (1.07%) Jenkins
13 17 (1.01%) Fiddler
13 17 (1.01%) ReSharper
13 17 (1.01%) Selenium
13 17 (1.01%) MSI
14 16 (0.96%) StyleCop
15 13 (0.78%) SpecFlow
16 11 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 289 (17.25%) Finance
2 132 (7.88%) Banking
3 95 (5.67%) Front Office
4 78 (4.66%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.03%) Back Office
6 33 (1.97%) Retail
7 28 (1.67%) Marketing
8 20 (1.19%) Publishing
9 16 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.78%) Advertising
10 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.54%) Legal
13 8 (0.48%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Electronics
14 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.060%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1369 (81.73%) Developer
2 659 (39.34%) .NET Developer
3 494 (29.49%) C# Developer
4 258 (15.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 180 (10.75%) Senior Developer
6 112 (6.69%) Architect
7 104 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 88 (5.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 88 (5.25%) Web Developer
9 86 (5.13%) BizTalk Developer
10 84 (5.01%) Senior .NET Developer
11 68 (4.06%) Software Developer
12 64 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
13 57 (3.40%) Analyst
14 52 (3.10%) CRM Developer
15 50 (2.99%) Applications Developer
16 47 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 39 (2.33%) Consultant
18 37 (2.21%) WPF Developer
18 37 (2.21%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1483 (88.54%) .NET
2 828 (49.43%) ASP.NET
3 582 (34.75%) Web Services
4 540 (32.24%) .NET Framework
5 465 (27.76%) HTML
6 454 (27.10%) WPF
7 420 (25.07%) CSS
8 405 (24.18%) jQuery
9 372 (22.21%) XML
10 368 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 337 (20.12%) Entity Framework
12 223 (13.31%) LINQ
13 198 (11.82%) SOAP
14 165 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 143 (8.54%) WinForms
16 142 (8.48%) HTML5
17 109 (6.51%) Ajax
18 108 (6.45%) REST
18 108 (6.45%) AngularJS
19 98 (5.85%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.64%) Derivative
3 50 (2.99%) Fixed Income
4 44 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.51%) Inversion of Control
6 41 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.39%) N-Tier
8 34 (2.03%) Hedge funds
9 30 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
10 25 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.01%) NHS
11 17 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 15 (0.90%) Visualisation
13 14 (0.84%) Equities
13 14 (0.84%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.84%) User Experience
14 13 (0.78%) Open Source
14 13 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 219 (13.07%) Windows
2 25 (1.49%) UNIX
3 21 (1.25%) Linux
4 16 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.72%) Android
7 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.42%) Windows CE
10 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.12%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.060%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.060%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (41.97%) Agile Software Development
2 681 (40.66%) MVC
3 407 (24.30%) TDD
4 286 (17.07%) Scrum
5 263 (15.70%) OO
6 215 (12.84%) SOA
7 189 (11.28%) Unit Testing
8 171 (10.21%) CRM
9 125 (7.46%) Multithreading
10 122 (7.28%) OOD
11 107 (6.39%) MVVM
12 106 (6.33%) E-Commerce
13 102 (6.09%) BDD
14 96 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (4.78%) OOP
16 76 (4.54%) Workflow
17 73 (4.36%) Web Development
18 72 (4.30%) Software Engineering
19 54 (3.22%) Dependency Injection
20 50 (2.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1454 (86.81%) C#
2 690 (41.19%) SQL
3 571 (34.09%) JavaScript
4 225 (13.43%) T-SQL
5 101 (6.03%) VB.NET
6 81 (4.84%) Java
7 60 (3.58%) VB
8 53 (3.16%) C++
9 50 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 44 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 32 (1.91%) VB6
12 28 (1.67%) PHP
13 26 (1.55%) XPath
14 24 (1.43%) VBA
15 22 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.25%) XAML
17 18 (1.07%) Ruby
18 16 (0.96%) Python
19 15 (0.90%) C
19 15 (0.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 93 (5.55%) Degree
2 75 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.42%) MCITP
7 6 (0.36%) CISSP
7 6 (0.36%) ISEB
8 5 (0.30%) MCTS
8 5 (0.30%) HND
9 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.12%) MCP
10 2 (0.12%) MCAD
10 2 (0.12%) MCSD
10 2 (0.12%) CFA
11 1 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.060%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.060%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.75%) QA
2 3 (0.18%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.12%) WCAG
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) EMIR
3 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (0.78%) Firmware
2 11 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.30%) vSphere
5 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.060%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 9 (0.54%) Control-M
2 8 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.42%) Puppet
4 6 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.24%) WMI
6 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.18%) SCOM
7 2 (0.12%) AppManager
7 2 (0.12%) Nagios
7 2 (0.12%) SCCM
7 2 (0.12%) logstash
7 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 415 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 191 (11.40%) Oracle
3 63 (3.76%) Sitecore
4 43 (2.57%) DevExpress
5 34 (2.03%) EPiServer
6 28 (1.67%) Infragistics
7 24 (1.43%) IBM
8 21 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.96%) Twitter
10 11 (0.66%) Sybase
11 10 (0.60%) Adobe
12 9 (0.54%) Facebook
12 9 (0.54%) Google
12 9 (0.54%) VMware
12 9 (0.54%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.42%) Assembla
13 7 (0.42%) Ektron
13 7 (0.42%) SAP
14 6 (0.36%) HP
14 6 (0.36%) Telerik
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £370 per day + £370 / Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago