The table below looks at the statistics for WF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WF over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
Rank 613 644 555
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -89
Contract jobs citing WF 21 20 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.034% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.12% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 47
Median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £390 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

WF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WF
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WF within the UK.

WF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WF within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

WF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WF
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WF within the UK.

WF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WF
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WF within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 +17 20 £400 -8.57% 8
London +9 7 £450 -10.00% 1
South West +12 6 £450 +28.57%
Somerset +18 4 £450 +28.57%
West Yorkshire +5 4 £350 -41.66% 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £350 -41.66% 1
Leeds +1 4 £350 -41.66% 1
Taunton - 4 £450 -
City of London +31 2 £375 -25.00%
North West - 2 £300 - 2
Bolton - 2 £300 -
Manchester - 2 £300 - 1
South East +10 1 £375 -16.66%
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -

WF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WF 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 WF.

1 41 (91.11%) .NET
2 34 (75.56%) C#
3 31 (68.89%) WCF
4 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (53.33%) Workflow
4 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 21 (46.67%) SQL
6 19 (42.22%) TDD
6 19 (42.22%) .NET Framework
7 16 (35.56%) WPF
7 16 (35.56%) Windows
8 14 (31.11%) Oracle
9 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
10 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
10 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 11 (24.44%) HTML
11 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
11 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (22.22%) Kanban
12 10 (22.22%) Pair Programming
12 10 (22.22%) Finance
13 9 (20.00%) SOA
13 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (17.78%) WinForms
14 8 (17.78%) UML
14 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
14 8 (17.78%) Scrum

WF
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 8 (17.78%) NServiceBus
2 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 7 (15.56%) K2 blackpearl
3 6 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.89%) Boomi
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Intranet
1 2 (4.44%) SMS
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.89%) MSTest
4 4 (8.89%) NUnit
5 3 (6.67%) MorphX
6 1 (2.22%) FxCop
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) StyleCop
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Back Office
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (73.33%) Developer
2 19 (42.22%) C# Developer
3 18 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Developer
5 7 (15.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Architect
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Architect
8 4 (8.89%) BizTalk Architect
8 4 (8.89%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (8.89%) WPF Developer
9 3 (6.67%) C# WCF Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (6.67%) WCF Developer
10 2 (4.44%) .NET Applications Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
10 2 (4.44%) C# Application Developer
10 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (91.11%) .NET
2 31 (68.89%) WCF
3 19 (42.22%) .NET Framework
4 16 (35.56%) WPF
5 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (24.44%) HTML
7 8 (17.78%) REST
7 8 (17.78%) WinForms
8 6 (13.33%) CSS
8 6 (13.33%) HTML5
9 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.11%) Web Services
10 4 (8.89%) EDI
10 4 (8.89%) Entity Framework
10 4 (8.89%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (8.89%) RAML
10 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (8.89%) WSDL
11 3 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Video on Demand
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.44%) Grid Computing
2 2 (4.44%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.44%) Market Risk
2 2 (4.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.22%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (53.33%) Workflow
2 19 (42.22%) TDD
3 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Kanban
4 10 (22.22%) Pair Programming
5 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (20.00%) SOA
6 8 (17.78%) MVC
6 8 (17.78%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) SDLC
6 8 (17.78%) UML
7 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (13.33%) MVVM
9 5 (11.11%) Line Management
10 4 (8.89%) BDD
10 4 (8.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 4 (8.89%) SOLID
10 4 (8.89%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) C#
2 21 (46.67%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.67%) X++
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (4.44%) MIIS
2 1 (2.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.56%) Sybase
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) NetSuite
5 1 (2.22%) Nokia
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com