Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 139 167
Rank change year-on-year -50 +28 -47
Contract jobs citing WCF 67 123 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.94% 1.71% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 4.54% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 117 64
City of London median daily rate £544 £525 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +17.98% -11.00%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £364
90th Percentile £646 £650 £588
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £445
% change year-on-year - +17.98% -11.00%
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 2,829 2,709 2,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.86% 37.65% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,353 2,289 1,958
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £406 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £641
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.79 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -26.32% -6.67%
10th Percentile £14.90 £19.33 £19.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £41.25 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -6.67%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -12 7 - -
WCF
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 58 (86.57%) .NET
2 55 (82.09%) C#
3 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (62.69%) SQL Server
5 35 (52.24%) SQL
6 34 (50.75%) TDD
7 29 (43.28%) Finance
8 28 (41.79%) WPF
9 26 (38.81%) .NET Framework
9 26 (38.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (34.33%) Multithreading
11 22 (32.84%) Entity Framework
11 22 (32.84%) MVC
12 19 (28.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (28.36%) Greenfield Project
13 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (25.37%) MVVM
13 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
14 16 (23.88%) Scrum
14 16 (23.88%) Degree
14 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
15 15 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (22.39%) HTML
15 15 (22.39%) OO
16 14 (20.90%) SOA
17 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET
17 13 (19.40%) Task Parallel Library
18 12 (17.91%) AngularJS
18 12 (17.91%) WinForms
18 12 (17.91%) Mathematics

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 (5.97%) Confluence
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.42%) GitHub
3 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) AMQP
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (62.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (14.93%) MongoDB
4 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.97%) Redis
5 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.49%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.49%) MySQL
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) JIRA
2 7 (10.45%) SpecFlow
2 7 (10.45%) TeamCity
3 6 (8.96%) MSBuild
3 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.97%) Moq
5 4 (5.97%) NUnit
5 4 (5.97%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (4.48%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.99%) Log4Net
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.49%) Hudson
8 1 (1.49%) jMock
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) Maven
8 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Banking
2 11 (16.42%) Financial Institution
2 11 (16.42%) Front Office
3 7 (10.45%) Retail
4 6 (8.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (89.55%) Developer
2 27 (40.30%) .NET Developer
3 22 (32.84%) C# Developer
4 13 (19.40%) SQL Developer
4 13 (19.40%) WPF Developer
5 11 (16.42%) Senior Developer
6 9 (13.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Architect
7 6 (8.96%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Angular Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.97%) Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.97%) C# WCF Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.97%) WCF Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (86.57%) .NET
2 28 (41.79%) WPF
3 26 (38.81%) .NET Framework
4 22 (32.84%) Entity Framework
5 19 (28.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (22.39%) HTML
7 13 (19.40%) ASP.NET
7 13 (19.40%) Task Parallel Library
8 12 (17.91%) AngularJS
8 12 (17.91%) WinForms
9 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (16.42%) CSS
10 10 (14.93%) Swagger
11 8 (11.94%) Angular 2
11 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (11.94%) MSMQ
11 8 (11.94%) REST
12 7 (10.45%) jQuery
13 5 (7.46%) HTML5
13 5 (7.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (14.93%) Fixed Income
3 7 (10.45%) Equities
3 7 (10.45%) Fintech
3 7 (10.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.46%) Derivative
5 5 (7.46%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.99%) User Experience
7 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.49%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.49%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.75%) TDD
3 23 (34.33%) Multithreading
4 22 (32.84%) MVC
5 17 (25.37%) MVVM
6 16 (23.88%) Scrum
6 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
7 15 (22.39%) OO
7 15 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (20.90%) SOA
9 12 (17.91%) Mathematics
9 12 (17.91%) OOP
10 11 (16.42%) Unit Testing
11 10 (14.93%) Capital Modelling
11 10 (14.93%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (14.93%) OOA/OOD
11 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
12 9 (13.43%) BDD
12 9 (13.43%) Kanban
13 8 (11.94%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (82.09%) C#
2 35 (52.24%) SQL
3 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.93%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
6 8 (11.94%) Java
7 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.48%) Cadence
4 2 (2.99%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.49%) Murex
5 1 (1.49%) Sophis
5 1 (1.49%) Sybase
5 1 (1.49%) Tableau