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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
London / City of London
Rank 105 114 103
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing WCF 50 45 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.65% 1.35% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.72% 4.12% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 42 92
Median daily rate £360 £475 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.21% -5.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 1060 1091 1521
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 34.98% 32.80% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 918 1214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the City of London

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 85 (94.44%) C#
2 65 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 62 (68.89%) TDD
4 52 (57.78%) .NET
5 50 (55.56%) SQL
6 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 45 (50.00%) Scrum
7 44 (48.89%) Finance
8 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (41.11%) Windows
11 29 (32.22%) Web Services
12 28 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (31.11%) WPF
13 27 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (28.89%) HTML
15 25 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
15 25 (27.78%) .NET Framework
16 24 (26.67%) IIS
17 23 (25.56%) OO
17 23 (25.56%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (24.44%) CRM
18 22 (24.44%) SharePoint
18 22 (24.44%) JavaScript
18 22 (24.44%) Dynamics CRM
18 22 (24.44%) JIRA
19 21 (23.33%) Dynamics AX
19 21 (23.33%) Logistics
19 21 (23.33%) ERP

WCF
Top Related 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 24 (26.67%) IIS
2 23 (25.56%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (24.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (23.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 39 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (23.33%) IaaS
2 21 (23.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 28 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.22%) Power BI
8 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.11%) Big Data
9 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (24.44%) JIRA
3 19 (21.11%) NUnit
4 17 (18.89%) MSTest
5 9 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.67%) Moq
8 4 (4.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (3.33%) Selenium
9 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.11%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (48.89%) Finance
2 14 (15.56%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Back Office
4 2 (2.22%) Front Office
4 2 (2.22%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (87.78%) Developer
2 45 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Developer
3 22 (24.44%) Senior Developer
4 21 (23.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 20 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
6 16 (17.78%) .NET Developer
7 9 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (8.89%) C# WPF Developer
8 8 (8.89%) SQL Developer
8 8 (8.89%) WPF Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Agile Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (5.56%) C# WCF Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (57.78%) .NET
2 29 (32.22%) Web Services
3 28 (31.11%) WPF
4 26 (28.89%) HTML
5 25 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 21 (23.33%) Entity Framework
7 18 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (20.00%) CSS
7 18 (20.00%) RESTful
8 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (14.44%) jQuery
8 13 (14.44%) REST
9 12 (13.33%) HTML5
9 12 (13.33%) LINQ
9 12 (13.33%) Task Parallel Library
10 9 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.78%) COM
13 5 (5.56%) Ajax
13 5 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Derivative
1 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.33%) Reinsurance
3 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Equities
3 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.22%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (68.89%) TDD
2 45 (50.00%) Scrum
3 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (25.56%) OO
6 22 (24.44%) CRM
7 21 (23.33%) ERP
7 21 (23.33%) Logistics
7 21 (23.33%) MVC
8 19 (21.11%) Multithreading
9 17 (18.89%) OOP
10 16 (17.78%) SOA
11 15 (16.67%) MVVM
12 14 (15.56%) Unit Testing
13 12 (13.33%) Data Modelling
14 9 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
15 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (7.78%) BDD
17 6 (6.67%) SOLID
18 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (94.44%) C#
2 50 (55.56%) SQL
3 22 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 19 (21.11%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.33%) PHP
5 3 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) HL7
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) Infragistics
3 2 (2.22%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.22%) Blue Prism
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
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