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 3 months to 22 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 139 102
Rank change year-on-year +25 -37  
Contract jobs citing WCF 51 30 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.55% 0.88% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 2.53% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 116
Median daily rate £513 £469 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1251 1184 1730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.96% 34.78% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1013 1407
Median daily rate £500 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £31.79 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.78% +31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.36 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £41.21 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 99 (97.06%) C#
2 64 (62.75%) SQL Server
3 63 (61.76%) TDD
4 61 (59.80%) Finance
5 59 (57.84%) .NET
6 56 (54.90%) SQL
7 42 (41.18%) Windows
8 39 (38.24%) WPF
9 35 (34.31%) MVC
10 34 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (31.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (31.37%) Scrum
11 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
11 32 (31.37%) OO
11 32 (31.37%) CSS
12 31 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (26.47%) Multithreading
14 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (24.51%) JavaScript
15 24 (23.53%) Web Services
16 22 (21.57%) CRM
16 22 (21.57%) HTML
16 22 (21.57%) NUnit
16 22 (21.57%) Moq
16 22 (21.57%) Task Parallel Library
17 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (20.59%) jQuery
17 21 (20.59%) IIS
17 21 (20.59%) BizTalk Server

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 21 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
1 21 (20.59%) IIS
2 19 (18.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.98%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (16.67%) IaaS
2 17 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (62.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (31.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (10.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (7.84%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (21.57%) Moq
1 22 (21.57%) NUnit
2 21 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (17.65%) MSTest
4 17 (16.67%) JIRA
5 7 (6.86%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.96%) NMock
7 2 (1.96%) Selenium
7 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.98%) gulp
8 1 (0.98%) jspm
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.98%) XMLSpy
General
1 61 (59.80%) Finance
2 17 (16.67%) Front Office
3 15 (14.71%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (95.10%) Developer
2 68 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 34 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 28 (27.45%) Senior Developer
5 27 (26.47%) Senior C# Developer
6 26 (25.49%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (18.63%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (16.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
9 15 (14.71%) SQL Developer
10 13 (12.75%) WPF Developer
11 12 (11.76%) C# WPF Developer
12 11 (10.78%) Angular Developer
13 9 (8.82%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (8.82%) WCF Developer
14 8 (7.84%) C# WCF Developer
14 8 (7.84%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 6 (5.88%) Agile Developer
15 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
15 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (57.84%) .NET
2 39 (38.24%) WPF
3 32 (31.37%) CSS
4 24 (23.53%) Web Services
5 22 (21.57%) HTML
5 22 (21.57%) Task Parallel Library
6 21 (20.59%) jQuery
7 20 (19.61%) AngularJS
8 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
9 17 (16.67%) Entity Framework
10 15 (14.71%) .NET Framework
11 12 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (10.78%) Ajax
13 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (8.82%) LINQ
15 8 (7.84%) Razor View Engine
15 8 (7.84%) REST
15 8 (7.84%) WinForms
16 7 (6.86%) NHibernate
17 6 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Hedge funds
2 9 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.86%) Derivative
4 5 (4.90%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.94%) Equities
5 3 (2.94%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (41.18%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.76%) TDD
2 35 (34.31%) MVC
3 32 (31.37%) OO
3 32 (31.37%) Scrum
4 31 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (26.47%) Multithreading
6 22 (21.57%) CRM
7 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (17.65%) ERP
9 17 (16.67%) Logistics
10 15 (14.71%) MVVM
11 14 (13.73%) Unit Testing
11 14 (13.73%) Web Development
12 11 (10.78%) Inversion of Control
12 11 (10.78%) OOP
13 10 (9.80%) Test Automation
14 9 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
15 7 (6.86%) BDD
16 6 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
16 6 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 99 (97.06%) C#
2 56 (54.90%) SQL
3 25 (24.51%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.94%) PHP
6 2 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (0.98%) C++
7 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
Vendors
1 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.96%) Bloomberg
2 2 (1.96%) Telerik
3 1 (0.98%) Sybase
3 1 (0.98%) Typemock
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