The table below looks at the statistics for WF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WF over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
Rank 530 491 438
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -53
Contract jobs citing WF 41 68 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.52% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 63
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

WF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WF within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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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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 -44 41 £419 +11.66% 23
London +15 21 £475 +10.14% 6
South East -34 9 £320 -8.57% 7
City of London +19 5 £450 - 1
Berkshire +5 5 £425 -5.55% 7
Yorkshire -4 5 £300 - 3
Reading - 5 £425 - 7
West Yorkshire -1 4 £325 -
Surrey -18 3 £320 -8.57%
Leeds - 3 £350 -
North West -2 2 £350 - 3
West Midlands -1 1 £220 -22.46% 2
Scotland - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Nottingham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Warwick - - - - 1
Woking - - - -

WF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WF 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 WF.

1 88 (92.63%) .NET
2 83 (87.37%) C#
3 72 (75.79%) WCF
4 55 (57.89%) ASP.NET
5 53 (55.79%) SQL Server
6 49 (51.58%) Microsoft
7 46 (48.42%) Workflow
8 45 (47.37%) SQL
9 44 (46.32%) Windows
10 39 (41.05%) Web Services
10 39 (41.05%) .NET Framework
11 36 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (31.58%) MVC
13 28 (29.47%) Visual Studio
14 27 (28.42%) XML
15 25 (26.32%) SharePoint
16 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
17 22 (23.16%) T-SQL
17 22 (23.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 21 (22.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (22.11%) Finance
19 20 (21.05%) XSLT
20 19 (20.00%) PowerShell
20 19 (20.00%) HTML
20 19 (20.00%) Scrum
21 18 (18.95%) Team Foundation Server
21 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
22 17 (17.89%) SharePoint 2010
22 17 (17.89%) BizTalk Server
23 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services

WF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WF 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 WF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (17.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 17 (17.89%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (8.42%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (6.32%) CMS
5 3 (3.16%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) InfoPath
2 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.58%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Intranet
2 4 (4.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (55.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.21%) EDRMS
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.11%) MS Access
9 2 (2.11%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Visual Studio
2 18 (18.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (14.74%) NUnit
4 8 (8.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (6.32%) MSBuild
5 6 (6.32%) MSTest
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (4.21%) StyleCop
7 3 (3.16%) ReSharper
7 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.16%) NDepend
7 3 (3.16%) NuGet
7 3 (3.16%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.16%) NCover
8 2 (2.11%) Ant
8 2 (2.11%) JUnit
8 2 (2.11%) Moq
8 2 (2.11%) FindBugs
8 2 (2.11%) JIRA
8 2 (2.11%) Subversion
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Front Office
5 2 (2.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.05%) French Language
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (73.68%) Developer
2 39 (41.05%) .NET Developer
3 22 (23.16%) C# Developer
4 20 (21.05%) SharePoint Developer
5 14 (14.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.32%) Architect
9 5 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Programmer
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.21%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Oracle Financials Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (92.63%) .NET
2 72 (75.79%) WCF
3 55 (57.89%) ASP.NET
4 39 (41.05%) Web Services
4 39 (41.05%) .NET Framework
5 27 (28.42%) XML
6 22 (23.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 20 (21.05%) XSLT
8 19 (20.00%) HTML
9 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (13.68%) WPF
11 10 (10.53%) CSS
11 10 (10.53%) WinForms
11 10 (10.53%) Silverlight
12 9 (9.47%) NHibernate
12 9 (9.47%) AppFabric
13 8 (8.42%) jQuery
14 7 (7.37%) REST
15 5 (5.26%) XHTML
15 5 (5.26%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Credit Risk
3 5 (5.26%) Grid Computing
4 4 (4.21%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.16%) Open Source
5 3 (3.16%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Derivative
7 1 (1.05%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 44 (46.32%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.16%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) AIX
4 1 (1.05%) HPUX
4 1 (1.05%) Solaris
4 1 (1.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.42%) Workflow
2 36 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (31.58%) MVC
4 19 (20.00%) Scrum
5 12 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (12.63%) TDD
6 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (10.53%) Analytics
8 9 (9.47%) OO
9 6 (6.32%) UML
9 6 (6.32%) CRM
9 6 (6.32%) Document Management
10 5 (5.26%) Time Management
10 5 (5.26%) BDD
10 5 (5.26%) MVVM
10 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.26%) OOD
11 4 (4.21%) Change Management
11 4 (4.21%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (87.37%) C#
2 45 (47.37%) SQL
3 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
4 22 (23.16%) T-SQL
5 19 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 13 (13.68%) VB.NET
7 8 (8.42%) C++
8 6 (6.32%) Java
9 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.26%) VB
10 3 (3.16%) VB6
11 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.11%) Perl
11 2 (2.11%) Python
11 2 (2.11%) F#
12 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.21%) MCSA
4 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) MCP
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Kofax
4 3 (3.16%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.11%) Perforce
5 2 (2.11%) Sybase
5 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.11%) Nintex
6 1 (1.05%) Telerik
6 1 (1.05%) CODA
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