Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 132 166
Rank change year-on-year -12 +34 -57
Contract jobs citing WCF 107 102 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 1.63% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.99% 4.42% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 86 64
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.60% -5.21% -
10th Percentile £406 £355 £363
90th Percentile £675 £644 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,679 2,308 2,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.66% 36.87% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,210 1,892 1,902
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +3.02% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 6
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.86 £32.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -24.17% +27.07%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.38 £31.85 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.86 £32.79
% change year-on-year -11.50% -24.17% +19.78%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the City of London

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the City of London

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the City of London

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the City of London

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 8 - -
London Bridge -11 1 £475 +82.69%
WCF
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WCF.

1 96 (89.72%) C#
1 96 (89.72%) .NET
2 66 (61.68%) SQL Server
3 57 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (51.40%) Finance
5 48 (44.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 46 (42.99%) WPF
6 46 (42.99%) TDD
7 41 (38.32%) Multithreading
8 39 (36.45%) SQL
9 31 (28.97%) Degree
9 31 (28.97%) Microsoft
10 30 (28.04%) MVC
10 30 (28.04%) OO
11 29 (27.10%) MVVM
12 28 (26.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (26.17%) JavaScript
13 27 (25.23%) SOA
13 27 (25.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 27 (25.23%) Greenfield Project
14 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET
15 25 (23.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (23.36%) Task Parallel Library
15 25 (23.36%) Waterfall
15 25 (23.36%) Mathematics
16 24 (22.43%) AngularJS
16 24 (22.43%) OOA/OOD
17 18 (16.82%) Front Office
18 17 (15.89%) Banking

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 48 (44.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.54%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) HTTP
1 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (61.68%) SQL Server
2 28 (26.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (25.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (23.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.93%) Big Data
9 1 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (12.15%) JIRA
2 9 (8.41%) TeamCity
3 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.61%) NUnit
4 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.80%) Moq
6 3 (2.80%) MSTest
6 3 (2.80%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.80%) Subversion
6 3 (2.80%) webpack
7 2 (1.87%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.87%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.87%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.93%) Selenium
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 55 (51.40%) Finance
2 18 (16.82%) Front Office
3 17 (15.89%) Banking
4 9 (8.41%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.61%) Retail
6 4 (3.74%) Advertising
6 4 (3.74%) Legal
7 2 (1.87%) Law
8 1 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (87.85%) Developer
2 55 (51.40%) C# Developer
3 34 (31.78%) .NET Developer
4 27 (25.23%) WPF Developer
5 26 (24.30%) C# WPF Developer
6 10 (9.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Front Office Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (4.67%) CRM Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (3.74%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Azure Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (89.72%) .NET
2 46 (42.99%) WPF
3 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET
3 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (23.36%) Task Parallel Library
5 24 (22.43%) AngularJS
6 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
6 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (14.02%) HTML
6 15 (14.02%) Web Services
7 12 (11.21%) CSS
7 12 (11.21%) jQuery
8 11 (10.28%) Entity Framework
9 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (8.41%) WinForms
10 8 (7.48%) REST
10 8 (7.48%) XML
11 7 (6.54%) LINQ
11 7 (6.54%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (6.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.23%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (12.15%) Fixed Income
3 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.61%) Derivative
5 6 (5.61%) Market Risk
5 6 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.67%) Equities
6 5 (4.67%) Grid Computing
6 5 (4.67%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.74%) User Experience
8 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.87%) Fintech
9 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) Windows
2 3 (2.80%) Unix
3 2 (1.87%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.99%) TDD
3 41 (38.32%) Multithreading
4 30 (28.04%) MVC
4 30 (28.04%) OO
5 29 (27.10%) MVVM
6 27 (25.23%) SOA
7 25 (23.36%) Mathematics
7 25 (23.36%) Waterfall
8 24 (22.43%) OOA/OOD
9 13 (12.15%) Scrum
10 12 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (11.21%) Web Development
11 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
12 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
13 9 (8.41%) Analytics
13 9 (8.41%) OOP
13 9 (8.41%) Unit Testing
14 6 (5.61%) API Development
14 6 (5.61%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 96 (89.72%) C#
2 39 (36.45%) SQL
3 28 (26.17%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.61%) Java
6 4 (3.74%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.80%) C++
8 2 (1.87%) Perl
8 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (28.97%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) MCP
3 1 (0.93%) MCPD
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 31 (28.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) Apigee
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle
3 3 (2.80%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.87%) Charles River
4 2 (1.87%) Telerik
5 1 (0.93%) Cadence
5 1 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) Tableau