Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 128 129
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 -17
Contract jobs citing WCF 124 100 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.77% 1.62% 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 4.49% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 83 94
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £417 £355 £381
90th Percentile £671 £588 £659
Central London median daily rate £525 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +9.59%
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 2,665 2,227 2,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.96% 36.10% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,237 1,838 1,813
City of London median daily rate £515 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.80% +0.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £365 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £639 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.52% -42.94% +85.07%
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.98 £18.83
90th Percentile £61.73 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -13.52% -42.94% +59.19%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 - 5 - -
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
WCF
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 118 (95.16%) C#
2 111 (89.52%) .NET
3 96 (77.42%) SQL Server
4 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (53.23%) TDD
6 60 (48.39%) WPF
7 54 (43.55%) Multithreading
8 53 (42.74%) Finance
9 51 (41.13%) SQL
10 46 (37.10%) Degree
11 45 (36.29%) OO
12 43 (34.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 37 (29.84%) MVVM
14 36 (29.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 35 (28.23%) JavaScript
15 35 (28.23%) SOA
16 34 (27.42%) AngularJS
17 33 (26.61%) SQL Server 2016
17 33 (26.61%) Greenfield Project
18 32 (25.81%) Mathematics
18 32 (25.81%) Microsoft
19 30 (24.19%) Waterfall
19 30 (24.19%) Task Parallel Library
19 30 (24.19%) SQL Server 2014
20 29 (23.39%) OOA/OOD
21 28 (22.58%) ASP.NET
22 27 (21.77%) MVC
22 27 (21.77%) ASP.NET Web API
23 26 (20.97%) OOP
24 24 (19.35%) Web Services

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 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.61%) Confluence
2 2 (1.61%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) GemFire
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (34.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) NuGet
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (77.42%) SQL Server
2 36 (29.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (26.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 30 (24.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (9.68%) Relational Database
6 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.81%) Big Data
10 1 (0.81%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.81%) HBase
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.81%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (10.48%) Visual Studio
3 11 (8.87%) NUnit
4 10 (8.06%) Subversion
4 10 (8.06%) TeamCity
5 9 (7.26%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.26%) Moq
5 9 (7.26%) MSTest
6 6 (4.84%) JIRA
7 4 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (3.23%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.23%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.42%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.61%) Selenium
10 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.81%) LINQPad
10 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 53 (42.74%) Finance
2 21 (16.94%) Banking
3 15 (12.10%) Front Office
4 8 (6.45%) Legal
5 6 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.03%) Advertising
7 2 (1.61%) Law
7 2 (1.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
8 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (92.74%) Developer
2 74 (59.68%) C# Developer
3 39 (31.45%) .NET Developer
4 33 (26.61%) WPF Developer
5 32 (25.81%) C# WPF Developer
6 17 (13.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (12.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Developer
9 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 9 (7.26%) CRM Developer
10 9 (7.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 8 (6.45%) SQL Developer
12 7 (5.65%) Angular Developer
12 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.65%) C# WCF Developer
12 7 (5.65%) WCF Developer
13 6 (4.84%) Agile Developer
13 6 (4.84%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
14 5 (4.03%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (89.52%) .NET
2 60 (48.39%) WPF
3 34 (27.42%) AngularJS
4 30 (24.19%) Task Parallel Library
5 28 (22.58%) ASP.NET
6 27 (21.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (19.35%) Web Services
8 21 (16.94%) .NET Framework
8 21 (16.94%) HTML
9 20 (16.13%) jQuery
10 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (14.52%) XML
12 15 (12.10%) SOAP
13 14 (11.29%) JSON
13 14 (11.29%) WinForms
14 13 (10.48%) CSS
15 12 (9.68%) REST
16 11 (8.87%) RESTful
17 9 (7.26%) Ajax
17 9 (7.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (26.61%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (11.29%) Hedge funds
3 12 (9.68%) Algorithms
3 12 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.26%) Data Structures
5 8 (6.45%) Derivative
5 8 (6.45%) Fixed Income
5 8 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.84%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.42%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.61%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.61%) Equities
8 2 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.61%) User Experience
8 2 (1.61%) W3C
9 1 (0.81%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Unix
3 3 (2.42%) Linux
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (53.23%) TDD
3 54 (43.55%) Multithreading
4 45 (36.29%) OO
5 37 (29.84%) MVVM
6 35 (28.23%) SOA
7 32 (25.81%) Mathematics
8 30 (24.19%) Waterfall
9 29 (23.39%) OOA/OOD
10 27 (21.77%) MVC
11 26 (20.97%) OOP
12 18 (14.52%) OOD
13 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (12.90%) Scrum
15 10 (8.06%) API Development
15 10 (8.06%) Unit Testing
16 9 (7.26%) BDD
16 9 (7.26%) CRM
16 9 (7.26%) Software Engineering
17 8 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 118 (95.16%) C#
2 51 (41.13%) SQL
3 35 (28.23%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.06%) Java
6 7 (5.65%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.84%) C++
8 4 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.42%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) XAML
10 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (37.10%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.42%) MCP
2 3 (2.42%) MCPD
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.45%) Apigee
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle
4 4 (3.23%) Infragistics
4 4 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.42%) Sybase
5 3 (2.42%) Telerik
6 2 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.81%) RedGate
7 1 (0.81%) Solace
7 1 (0.81%) Syncfusion
7 1 (0.81%) Tableau