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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
Rank 593 535 498
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -37
Contract jobs citing WF 27 76 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 53 66
Average daily rate
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£481 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £313 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 18 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 31 July 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 -73 27 £481 +20.31% 12
London -31 12 £494 +9.72% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £300 -5.88%
East of England +5 7 £300 -5.88% 2
Cambridge - 7 £300 -
City of London -13 6 £494 -8.13%
Yorkshire -21 5 £600 +60.00% 1
West Yorkshire -22 5 £600 +60.00% 1
Leeds -22 4 £600 - 1
Birmingham +2 1 £400 +29.03%
West Midlands +2 1 £400 +29.03% 1
Somerset -2 1 £350 +7.69%
South West -14 1 £350 +9.80% 1
South East -24 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Solihull - 1 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Bath - 1 £350 -
Bradford - 1 £425 -

WF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 70 (94.59%) .NET
2 62 (83.78%) C#
3 51 (68.92%) WCF
4 42 (56.76%) .NET Framework
4 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (48.65%) Workflow
6 33 (44.59%) WPF
6 33 (44.59%) SQL Server
7 31 (41.89%) ASP.NET
8 30 (40.54%) Entity Framework
9 29 (39.19%) Windows
10 28 (37.84%) SQL
10 28 (37.84%) Unit Testing
11 26 (35.14%) Scrum
12 25 (33.78%) MVC
13 22 (29.73%) Finance
13 22 (29.73%) Web Services
14 21 (28.38%) TDD
15 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
16 17 (22.97%) XML
16 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
17 16 (21.62%) Visual Studio
18 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
18 15 (20.27%) SOA
18 15 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (18.92%) BDD
19 14 (18.92%) BizTalk Server
19 14 (18.92%) WinForms
19 14 (18.92%) LINQ

WF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (18.92%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (6.76%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.35%) Node.js
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) GSM
1 1 (1.35%) Intranet
1 1 (1.35%) Extranet
1 1 (1.35%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (44.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.35%) OLAP
7 1 (1.35%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 15 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.46%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.76%) NUnit
6 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) MSTest
8 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.35%) ANTLR
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Back Office
5 2 (2.70%) Military
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 59 (79.73%) Developer
2 28 (37.84%) .NET Developer
3 21 (28.38%) C# Developer
4 11 (14.86%) Architect
4 11 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Developer
6 5 (6.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.41%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Programmer
8 3 (4.05%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Chief Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (94.59%) .NET
2 51 (68.92%) WCF
3 42 (56.76%) .NET Framework
4 33 (44.59%) WPF
5 31 (41.89%) ASP.NET
6 30 (40.54%) Entity Framework
7 22 (29.73%) Web Services
8 17 (22.97%) XML
8 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (18.92%) LINQ
9 14 (18.92%) WinForms
10 12 (16.22%) CSS
11 11 (14.86%) HTML
11 11 (14.86%) ADO.NET
12 8 (10.81%) jQuery
13 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (8.11%) JSON
15 5 (6.76%) XSLT
15 5 (6.76%) DAO
15 5 (6.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.70%) Market Risk
2 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.70%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Workflow
3 28 (37.84%) Unit Testing
4 26 (35.14%) Scrum
5 25 (33.78%) MVC
6 21 (28.38%) TDD
7 15 (20.27%) SOA
8 14 (18.92%) BDD
9 11 (14.86%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (12.16%) UML
11 8 (10.81%) Project Management
12 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.46%) Time Management
13 6 (8.11%) OO
14 5 (6.76%) Content Management
14 5 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
15 4 (5.41%) Release Management
15 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
15 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
15 4 (5.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (83.78%) C#
2 28 (37.84%) SQL
3 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.51%) VB
5 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.81%) VB6
7 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.70%) VBA
10 1 (1.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) Sybase
3 4 (5.41%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.35%) Nintex