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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 123 79 110
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +31
Contract jobs citing WCF 963 1257 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 2.39% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.13% 8.33% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 896 676
Average daily rate
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£375 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -4.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 12
Average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £35.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £52.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
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 222 265 367
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 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -49 889 £375 -3.22% 433
London -60 367 £450 - 148
South East -24 189 £363 +3.57% 68
City of London -32 94 £500 - 53
East of England -9 82 £375 -6.25% 41
North West -25 67 £325 +8.33% 57
Yorkshire +1 62 £325 +3.17% 37
West Midlands -36 49 £350 - 16
West Yorkshire +15 48 £345 +6.15% 21
Manchester -7 43 £325 +4.83% 32
Surrey +12 38 £375 +7.14% 9
Scotland +17 37 £350 - 14
Berkshire +18 35 £375 +7.14% 18
Suffolk +1 34 £400 +1.26% 6
Leeds -2 30 £350 +7.69% 12
East Midlands -4 30 £318 +5.83% 21
Birmingham -9 30 £350 -1.40% 4
Hampshire -61 26 £373 +6.42% 15
South West -60 23 £313 -3.10% 39
East Sussex +14 22 £350 - 4
Oxfordshire +8 20 £250 -28.57% 7
Cambridgeshire -4 20 £321 -24.41% 9
Buckinghamshire -37 19 £400 +3.22% 5
Glasgow - 19 £381 - 8
Cheshire -7 18 £350 +16.66% 11
Kent -1 17 £275 -15.38% 6
Milton Keynes -24 17 £400 - 3
Brighton +6 15 £350 - 3
Nottinghamshire +15 14 £313 +4.16% 9
Nottingham +14 14 £313 +4.16% 9

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1659 (91.91%) .NET
2 1595 (88.37%) C#
3 1097 (60.78%) SQL Server
4 1033 (57.23%) ASP.NET
5 868 (48.09%) MVC
6 678 (37.56%) SQL
7 592 (32.80%) JavaScript
8 575 (31.86%) Web Services
9 518 (28.70%) Microsoft
10 514 (28.48%) HTML
11 492 (27.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 476 (26.37%) .NET Framework
13 467 (25.87%) WPF
14 451 (24.99%) CSS
15 426 (23.60%) XML
16 422 (23.38%) jQuery
17 419 (23.21%) TDD
18 395 (21.88%) Visual Studio
19 394 (21.83%) SQL Server 2008
20 391 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
21 381 (21.11%) Windows
22 355 (19.67%) Scrum
23 335 (18.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 328 (18.17%) Team Foundation Server
25 290 (16.07%) Finance
26 247 (13.68%) LINQ
27 243 (13.46%) OO
28 208 (11.52%) HTML5
29 202 (11.19%) T-SQL
30 194 (10.75%) SharePoint

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 194 (10.75%) SharePoint
2 156 (8.64%) BizTalk Server
3 155 (8.59%) IIS
4 95 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 71 (3.93%) CMS
6 60 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 41 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
8 28 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.94%) NServiceBus
9 17 (0.94%) Umbraco
10 16 (0.89%) Node.js
11 14 (0.78%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.50%) Sitefinity
13 9 (0.50%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.50%) Apache
14 8 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
15 7 (0.39%) JCAPS
16 6 (0.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 154 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.83%) InfoPath
3 29 (1.61%) MS Office
4 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.055%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 99 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Tridion
5 2 (0.11%) Exstream
5 2 (0.11%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.055%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.055%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) Line 500
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 110 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.88%) Office 365
3 25 (1.39%) PaaS
4 19 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.72%) SaaS
7 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.28%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.055%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.44%) Intranet
2 24 (1.33%) Internet
3 21 (1.16%) HTTP
4 15 (0.83%) LDAP
5 8 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.44%) BIG-IP
6 6 (0.33%) Firewall
7 5 (0.28%) FTP
7 5 (0.28%) DNS
8 4 (0.22%) SSL
8 4 (0.22%) DMZ
9 2 (0.11%) DHCP
9 2 (0.11%) SMTP
9 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.11%) Wireless
9 2 (0.11%) SAN
9 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.11%) SSH
9 2 (0.11%) NAS
9 2 (0.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1097 (60.78%) SQL Server
2 394 (21.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 183 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 162 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 149 (8.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 94 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 51 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (2.49%) Relational Database
9 37 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.50%) MySQL
11 25 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.89%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 16 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (0.83%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.66%) DTS
15 12 (0.66%) RavenDB
16 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 395 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 328 (18.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 128 (7.09%) NUnit
4 67 (3.71%) Subversion
5 60 (3.32%) MSTest
6 52 (2.88%) SpecFlow
7 47 (2.60%) JIRA
8 43 (2.38%) TeamCity
9 38 (2.11%) Rhino Mocks
10 35 (1.94%) MSBuild
11 33 (1.83%) Git (software)
12 25 (1.39%) Moq
13 24 (1.33%) Jenkins
14 20 (1.11%) ReSharper
14 20 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 19 (1.05%) CruiseControl
15 19 (1.05%) Selenium
16 18 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
17 13 (0.72%) FxCop
17 13 (0.72%) StyleCop
General
1 290 (16.07%) Finance
2 170 (9.42%) Banking
3 118 (6.54%) Front Office
4 70 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 63 (3.49%) Retail
6 32 (1.77%) Back Office
7 23 (1.27%) Marketing
8 22 (1.22%) Advertising
9 20 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.61%) Legal
12 10 (0.55%) Publishing
12 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.50%) Electronics
14 8 (0.44%) Games
15 4 (0.22%) Law
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.17%) French Language
16 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1532 (84.88%) Developer
2 797 (44.16%) .NET Developer
3 525 (29.09%) C# Developer
4 313 (17.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 217 (12.02%) Senior Developer
6 161 (8.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 135 (7.48%) Senior .NET Developer
8 124 (6.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 115 (6.37%) Web Developer
10 83 (4.60%) SharePoint Developer
11 70 (3.88%) Software Developer
12 68 (3.77%) BizTalk Developer
13 60 (3.32%) Agile .NET Developer
14 54 (2.99%) Analyst
14 54 (2.99%) CRM Developer
15 48 (2.66%) Software Engineer
15 48 (2.66%) Senior C# Developer
16 45 (2.49%) Architect
16 45 (2.49%) .NET Web Developer
17 43 (2.38%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1659 (91.91%) .NET
2 1033 (57.23%) ASP.NET
3 575 (31.86%) Web Services
4 514 (28.48%) HTML
5 492 (27.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 476 (26.37%) .NET Framework
7 467 (25.87%) WPF
8 451 (24.99%) CSS
9 426 (23.60%) XML
10 422 (23.38%) jQuery
11 335 (18.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 247 (13.68%) LINQ
13 208 (11.52%) HTML5
14 181 (10.03%) REST
15 177 (9.81%) Ajax
16 170 (9.42%) SOAP
17 153 (8.48%) WinForms
18 136 (7.53%) XSLT
18 136 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 110 (6.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 64 (3.55%) N-Tier
2 42 (2.33%) Derivative
3 40 (2.22%) Fixed Income
4 39 (2.16%) Inversion of Control
5 34 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.11%) Market Risk
10 19 (1.05%) Grid Computing
11 18 (1.00%) Credit Risk
12 17 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.83%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.83%) Equities
14 12 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 11 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (0.61%) W3C
15 11 (0.61%) GIS
16 10 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 381 (21.11%) Windows
2 42 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (1.50%) UNIX
4 27 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (0.94%) Linux
6 11 (0.61%) Windows 8
7 9 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (0.44%) Windows CE
8 8 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (0.44%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.33%) Android
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.055%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.055%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (48.09%) MVC
2 419 (23.21%) TDD
3 391 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
4 355 (19.67%) Scrum
5 243 (13.46%) OO
6 186 (10.30%) Unit Testing
7 179 (9.92%) SOA
8 131 (7.26%) BDD
9 126 (6.98%) Web Development
10 121 (6.70%) Workflow
11 117 (6.48%) Multithreading
11 117 (6.48%) MVVM
12 112 (6.20%) Software Engineering
13 111 (6.15%) CRM
14 101 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (5.37%) E-Commerce
16 86 (4.76%) OOD
17 78 (4.32%) OOP
18 66 (3.66%) Dependency Injection
19 63 (3.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1595 (88.37%) C#
2 678 (37.56%) SQL
3 592 (32.80%) JavaScript
4 202 (11.19%) T-SQL
5 175 (9.70%) VB.NET
6 76 (4.21%) PL/SQL
7 74 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 61 (3.38%) VB
9 59 (3.27%) C++
10 50 (2.77%) Java
11 37 (2.05%) Python
12 30 (1.66%) VBScript
13 26 (1.44%) XAML
13 26 (1.44%) VB6
14 20 (1.11%) PHP
15 18 (1.00%) VBA
16 12 (0.66%) C
16 12 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.44%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (4.60%) Degree
2 54 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.22%) MCITP
6 20 (1.11%) ISEB
7 14 (0.78%) MCSD
8 8 (0.44%) MCSE
9 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.39%) MCTS
10 6 (0.33%) MCAD
10 6 (0.33%) MCPD
11 4 (0.22%) MBA
11 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.17%) MCT
12 3 (0.17%) MCP
13 2 (0.11%) CCNA
13 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.54%) QA
2 5 (0.28%) HL7
3 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.055%) EMIR
5 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.17%) UAG
3 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.055%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (0.78%) Control-M
2 11 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.55%) SCCM
4 8 (0.44%) BladeLogic
4 8 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.22%) WMI
5 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.17%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.17%) MIIS
7 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.055%) logstash
8 1 (0.055%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 518 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 182 (10.08%) Oracle
3 36 (1.99%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.55%) DevExpress
5 25 (1.39%) Telerik
6 22 (1.22%) IBM
7 15 (0.83%) Sybase
8 12 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 12 (0.66%) Informatica
9 11 (0.61%) SAP
10 9 (0.50%) Twitter
10 9 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.50%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.44%) Altiris
11 8 (0.44%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.39%) HP
12 7 (0.39%) Infragistics
13 6 (0.33%) Kofax
13 6 (0.33%) DataSynapse
14 5 (0.28%) Ektron
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Volt
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum (12 month fixed term)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £850 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Rate: From £350 to £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago