Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 178 113
Rank change year-on-year +28 -65 +19
Contract jobs citing WCF 104 72 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 1.08% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.83% 3.02% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 60 154
City of London median daily rate £525 £439 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -12.25% -
10th Percentile £431 £312 £363
90th Percentile £650 £564 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £440 £500
% change year-on-year +19.32% -12.00% +11.11%
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 2712 2386 2817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.92% 35.86% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2275 2018 2325
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

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 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WCF.

1 98 (94.23%) C#
2 91 (87.50%) .NET
3 83 (79.81%) SQL Server
4 55 (52.88%) TDD
5 52 (50.00%) WPF
6 51 (49.04%) SQL
7 46 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (38.46%) Finance
9 37 (35.58%) OO
10 35 (33.65%) AngularJS
11 32 (30.77%) JavaScript
11 32 (30.77%) MVC
11 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
12 29 (27.88%) OOD
12 29 (27.88%) Degree
13 27 (25.96%) Multithreading
14 26 (25.00%) WinForms
14 26 (25.00%) OOP
15 25 (24.04%) T-SQL
15 25 (24.04%) Front Office
15 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (22.12%) HTML
16 23 (22.12%) Web Services
17 21 (20.19%) Banking
17 21 (20.19%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (19.23%) jQuery
18 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET
18 20 (19.23%) CSS
19 19 (18.27%) Scrum
19 19 (18.27%) .NET Framework

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 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.92%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Firewall
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
1 1 (0.96%) LAN
1 1 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (0.96%) snoop
1 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (79.81%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (9.62%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.92%) Power BI
9 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.96%) Big Data
10 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.96%) HBase
10 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Moq
2 15 (14.42%) NUnit
3 12 (11.54%) MSTest
3 12 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.77%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.92%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.96%) LINQPad
8 1 (0.96%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.96%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.96%) Subversion
8 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 40 (38.46%) Finance
2 25 (24.04%) Front Office
3 21 (20.19%) Banking
4 9 (8.65%) Legal
5 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Advertising
6 3 (2.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 98 (94.23%) Developer
2 71 (68.27%) C# Developer
3 41 (39.42%) .NET Developer
4 33 (31.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (24.04%) WPF Developer
6 21 (20.19%) C# WPF Developer
7 20 (19.23%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (12.50%) SQL Developer
9 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Developer
10 11 (10.58%) Agile C# Developer
10 11 (10.58%) Agile Developer
10 11 (10.58%) Senior Developer
11 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 10 (9.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (9.62%) Senior C# Developer
12 9 (8.65%) C# WCF Developer
12 9 (8.65%) WCF Developer
13 7 (6.73%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (6.73%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (87.50%) .NET
2 52 (50.00%) WPF
3 35 (33.65%) AngularJS
4 26 (25.00%) WinForms
5 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (22.12%) HTML
6 23 (22.12%) Web Services
7 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET
7 20 (19.23%) CSS
7 20 (19.23%) jQuery
8 19 (18.27%) .NET Framework
9 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (15.38%) XML
10 15 (14.42%) SOAP
11 14 (13.46%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (13.46%) Task Parallel Library
12 13 (12.50%) JSON
13 12 (11.54%) Ajax
13 12 (11.54%) HTML5
14 9 (8.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Computer Science
1 18 (17.31%) Hedge funds
2 16 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (14.42%) Data Structures
4 14 (13.46%) Algorithms
5 9 (8.65%) Equities
6 8 (7.69%) Derivative
6 8 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (6.73%) Fixed Income
8 6 (5.77%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (3.85%) Market Risk
10 3 (2.88%) Credit Risk
10 3 (2.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 3 (2.88%) Swaptions
11 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.92%) Exotic Derivative
11 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.96%) Bitcoin
12 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Android
2 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.88%) TDD
2 46 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (35.58%) OO
4 32 (30.77%) MVC
5 29 (27.88%) OOD
6 27 (25.96%) Multithreading
7 26 (25.00%) OOP
8 19 (18.27%) Scrum
9 18 (17.31%) MVVM
10 16 (15.38%) SOA
11 11 (10.58%) BDD
11 11 (10.58%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.62%) Mathematics
12 10 (9.62%) Waterfall
13 9 (8.65%) API Development
13 9 (8.65%) CRM
13 9 (8.65%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (7.69%) Pair Programming
15 6 (5.77%) Inversion of Control
15 6 (5.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 98 (94.23%) C#
2 51 (49.04%) SQL
3 32 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 25 (24.04%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.65%) Java
6 8 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.88%) C++
8 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.96%) Python
9 1 (0.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.96%) XAML
9 1 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (27.88%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) MCP
4 1 (0.96%) MCPD
4 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) MiFID
2 2 (1.92%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) Apigee
3 5 (4.81%) Infragistics
4 4 (3.85%) DevExpress
4 4 (3.85%) Sybase
5 2 (1.92%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.92%) Murex
5 2 (1.92%) Reuters
5 2 (1.92%) Typemock
6 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle
6 1 (0.96%) RedGate
6 1 (0.96%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) Syncfusion
6 1 (0.96%) Tableau
6 1 (0.96%) Telerik
6 1 (0.96%) TIBCO