Period
to 22 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 September 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 439 263 254
Rank change year-on-year -176 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 382 965 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 1.04% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 2.92% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 800 770
England median daily rate £428 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £310
90th Percentile £575 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £425 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -12.82% +14.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.42 £46.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.08% -9.01% +9.71%
10th Percentile £42.58 £29.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.18 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.42 £46.63
% change year-on-year +6.08% -9.01% +9.71%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 25,088 33,017 29,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.39% 35.45% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,621 23,501 20,669
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 321 378
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £19.88 £15.24 £16.68
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £41.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.60% +4.22% +9.59%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in England

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in England

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in England

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in England

WCF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2019. 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
London -169 183 £500 -9.09% 81
South East -55 61 £413 +3.13% 69
North of England +4 55 £390 +11.43% 59
North West +3 32 £388 +10.71% 44
Midlands -6 28 £463 +15.63% 31
South West -20 28 £425 +21.43% 21
East of England +28 25 £425 +6.25% 25
East Midlands +9 23 £450 +17.65% 20
Yorkshire +14 20 £450 +28.57% 13
West Midlands -2 5 £475 +7.95% 11
North East +28 3 £425 -15.00% 2
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 351 (91.88%) .NET
2 343 (89.79%) C#
3 209 (54.71%) SQL Server
4 180 (47.12%) MVC
5 173 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (39.01%) SQL
7 144 (37.70%) JavaScript
8 142 (37.17%) ASP.NET
9 139 (36.39%) .NET Framework
10 131 (34.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 126 (32.98%) Microsoft
12 112 (29.32%) Web Services
13 100 (26.18%) Finance
14 92 (24.08%) Azure
15 91 (23.82%) TDD
16 88 (23.04%) HTML
17 84 (21.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 82 (21.47%) Visual Studio
19 79 (20.68%) WPF
19 79 (20.68%) Entity Framework
20 78 (20.42%) Team Foundation Server
21 76 (19.90%) AngularJS
21 76 (19.90%) CSS
22 75 (19.63%) Scrum
23 73 (19.11%) jQuery
24 65 (17.02%) XML
25 64 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
26 61 (15.97%) Windows
26 61 (15.97%) .NET Core
27 60 (15.71%) REST

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 59 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 38 (9.95%) IIS
3 24 (6.28%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (6.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (5.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.83%) CMS
6 6 (1.57%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.05%) Confluence
7 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.26%) FormScape
10 1 (0.26%) Kentico
10 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 31 (8.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.26%) Minerva
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 92 (24.08%) Azure
2 30 (7.85%) Dynamics 365
3 18 (4.71%) Serverless
4 17 (4.45%) Azure Functions
5 16 (4.19%) Office 365
6 13 (3.40%) AWS
7 10 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.62%) npm
8 7 (1.83%) PaaS
9 6 (1.57%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.05%) GitHub
10 4 (1.05%) NuGet
10 4 (1.05%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.79%) SaaS
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Flow
12 2 (0.52%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.09%) HTTP
2 3 (0.79%) Intranet
3 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.26%) FTP
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.26%) RS-232
4 1 (0.26%) RS-485
4 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (54.71%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (8.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (5.24%) NoSQL
6 15 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (2.36%) MySQL
10 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.57%) MS Access
11 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.05%) Redis
14 3 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
14 3 (0.79%) RethinkDB
15 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 82 (21.47%) Visual Studio
2 78 (20.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (9.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 35 (9.16%) NUnit
5 33 (8.64%) Git (software)
6 30 (7.85%) TeamCity
7 20 (5.24%) Jenkins
8 15 (3.93%) Moq
9 14 (3.66%) FitNesse
9 14 (3.66%) Selenium
10 13 (3.40%) JIRA
11 11 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (2.36%) MSTest
12 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (1.83%) gulp
13 7 (1.83%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.57%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.57%) jspm
14 6 (1.57%) SpecFlow
15 4 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 100 (26.18%) Finance
2 28 (7.33%) Banking
3 19 (4.97%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.45%) Back Office
4 17 (4.45%) Front Office
5 9 (2.36%) Law
5 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.83%) Electronics
6 7 (1.83%) Marketing
6 7 (1.83%) Retail
6 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.31%) Local Government
8 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.05%) Legal
9 3 (0.79%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 301 (78.80%) Developer
2 141 (36.91%) C# Developer
3 122 (31.94%) .NET Developer
4 57 (14.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (10.47%) SQL Developer
6 26 (6.81%) Software Engineer
7 24 (6.28%) Senior Developer
7 24 (6.28%) SharePoint Developer
8 22 (5.76%) CRM Developer
9 21 (5.50%) Software Developer
10 20 (5.24%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
10 20 (5.24%) E-Commerce Developer
11 18 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (4.45%) Applications Developer
12 17 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 16 (4.19%) Azure Developer
13 16 (4.19%) BizTalk Developer
14 15 (3.93%) C# Application Developer
15 14 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
16 12 (3.14%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (91.88%) .NET
2 142 (37.17%) ASP.NET
3 139 (36.39%) .NET Framework
4 131 (34.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 112 (29.32%) Web Services
6 88 (23.04%) HTML
7 84 (21.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 79 (20.68%) Entity Framework
8 79 (20.68%) WPF
9 76 (19.90%) AngularJS
9 76 (19.90%) CSS
10 73 (19.11%) jQuery
11 65 (17.02%) XML
12 61 (15.97%) .NET Core
13 60 (15.71%) REST
14 51 (13.35%) JSON
15 37 (9.69%) SOAP
16 36 (9.42%) RESTful
17 31 (8.12%) Ajax
18 29 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (4.45%) Hedge funds
5 13 (3.40%) Derivative
5 13 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.14%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.62%) Credit Risk
8 9 (2.36%) Credit Derivative
8 9 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.57%) Equities
10 5 (1.31%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.05%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.52%) Replication
13 2 (0.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.97%) Windows
2 7 (1.83%) Linux
3 6 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.52%) Android
4 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.52%) Unix
5 1 (0.26%) CentOS
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (47.12%) MVC
2 173 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (23.82%) TDD
4 75 (19.63%) Scrum
5 64 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (14.66%) Software Engineering
8 52 (13.61%) BDD
9 45 (11.78%) SOLID
9 45 (11.78%) Unit Testing
10 38 (9.95%) Kanban
11 35 (9.16%) OO
11 35 (9.16%) Test Automation
12 33 (8.64%) Web Development
13 32 (8.38%) CRM
13 32 (8.38%) Workflow
14 31 (8.12%) DevOps
14 31 (8.12%) SDLC
15 29 (7.59%) Microservices
16 28 (7.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 343 (89.79%) C#
2 149 (39.01%) SQL
3 144 (37.70%) JavaScript
4 42 (10.99%) VB.NET
5 41 (10.73%) T-SQL
6 33 (8.64%) TypeScript
7 27 (7.07%) PowerShell
8 20 (5.24%) PL/SQL
9 15 (3.93%) Python
10 11 (2.88%) VB
11 9 (2.36%) VBA
12 8 (2.09%) C++
12 8 (2.09%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.57%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.57%) R
14 5 (1.31%) Java
15 4 (1.05%) C
16 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.79%) X++
16 3 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (6.54%) Degree
2 22 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.57%) HND
5 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.05%) MCPD
7 3 (0.79%) CISSP
8 2 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.40%) MiFID
2 10 (2.62%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 26 (6.81%) Docker
2 17 (4.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (4.19%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.62%) MIIS
3 7 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (1.31%) Ansible
4 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.05%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.79%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.26%) Control-M
7 1 (0.26%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 126 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.59%) Oracle
3 8 (2.09%) SAP
4 5 (1.31%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.05%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.05%) Splunk
5 4 (1.05%) VMware
6 3 (0.79%) Nintex
7 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.52%) Sony
7 2 (0.52%) Telerik
7 2 (0.52%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.26%) Charles River
8 1 (0.26%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.26%) Google
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) Informatica
8 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.26%) Twitter