Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 158 175
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -58
Contract jobs citing WCF 104 93 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.49% 1.37% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.67% 3.62% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 55
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -6.49%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £363
90th Percentile £661 £650 £620
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £449
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.48% -6.81%
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 2,835 2,572 2,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.56% 37.88% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,349 2,098 2,008
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.42 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -43.95% +24.49%
10th Percentile £19.14 £20.28 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £28.24 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £43.57
% change year-on-year +48.84% -50.65% +24.49%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 - 10 - -
London Bridge -32 1 £475 +82.69%
WCF
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 91 (87.50%) .NET
2 90 (86.54%) C#
3 58 (55.77%) SQL Server
4 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (46.15%) SQL
6 47 (45.19%) Finance
7 45 (43.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 44 (42.31%) TDD
9 38 (36.54%) WPF
9 38 (36.54%) MVC
10 35 (33.65%) Multithreading
11 30 (28.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
13 26 (25.00%) ASP.NET
14 25 (24.04%) Microsoft
15 24 (23.08%) AngularJS
16 23 (22.12%) Greenfield Project
17 22 (21.15%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (21.15%) MVVM
18 21 (20.19%) Test Automation
18 21 (20.19%) .NET Framework
19 20 (19.23%) Degree
19 20 (19.23%) Front Office
19 20 (19.23%) HTML
20 19 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
21 18 (17.31%) SOA
21 18 (17.31%) JIRA
22 17 (16.35%) Scrum
22 17 (16.35%) CSS
22 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC

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 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 45 (43.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.50%) GitHub
3 8 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (55.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (21.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (13.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.92%) Redis
10 1 (0.96%) Big Data
10 1 (0.96%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.96%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.31%) JIRA
2 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.62%) TeamCity
3 9 (8.65%) SpecFlow
4 8 (7.69%) NUnit
5 7 (6.73%) MSBuild
6 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.81%) Moq
7 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (2.88%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.88%) webpack
10 2 (1.92%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.92%) MSTest
10 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.96%) Selenium
General
1 47 (45.19%) Finance
2 20 (19.23%) Front Office
3 15 (14.42%) Banking
4 9 (8.65%) Investment Banking
5 8 (7.69%) Retail
6 4 (3.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 94 (90.38%) Developer
2 45 (43.27%) C# Developer
3 40 (38.46%) .NET Developer
4 19 (18.27%) Senior Developer
5 17 (16.35%) WPF Developer
6 15 (14.42%) C# WPF Developer
7 10 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (7.69%) SQL Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Angular Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Front Office Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (5.77%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (4.81%) Architect
12 5 (4.81%) C# WCF Developer
12 5 (4.81%) WCF Developer
13 4 (3.85%) Applications Developer
14 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 3 (2.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (87.50%) .NET
2 38 (36.54%) WPF
3 30 (28.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 24 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 21 (20.19%) .NET Framework
7 20 (19.23%) HTML
8 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (16.35%) CSS
8 17 (16.35%) Entity Framework
8 17 (16.35%) Task Parallel Library
9 16 (15.38%) WinForms
10 15 (14.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 14 (13.46%) jQuery
11 14 (13.46%) Swagger
12 13 (12.50%) REST
13 12 (11.54%) Angular 2
13 12 (11.54%) Web Services
14 8 (7.69%) MSMQ
15 7 (6.73%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.12%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (15.38%) Fixed Income
3 11 (10.58%) Equities
4 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.69%) Fintech
6 6 (5.77%) Derivative
6 6 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (5.77%) Grid Computing
7 5 (4.81%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.88%) User Experience
8 3 (2.88%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.92%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (42.31%) TDD
3 38 (36.54%) MVC
4 35 (33.65%) Multithreading
5 22 (21.15%) MVVM
6 21 (20.19%) Test Automation
7 19 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (17.31%) SOA
9 17 (16.35%) Scrum
10 16 (15.38%) OO
11 15 (14.42%) Unit Testing
12 14 (13.46%) Mathematics
13 13 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
13 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.54%) BDD
15 11 (10.58%) Dependency Injection
15 11 (10.58%) Mentoring
15 11 (10.58%) OOP
15 11 (10.58%) Web Development
16 9 (8.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 90 (86.54%) C#
2 48 (46.15%) SQL
3 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.42%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.77%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.85%) Java
8 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.85%) Cadence
2 4 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.92%) Charles River
3 2 (1.92%) Tableau
4 1 (0.96%) IBM
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) Sophis