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 3 months to 23 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 256 143
Rank change year-on-year +30 -113  
Contract jobs citing WCF 482 482 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 0.94% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.50% 3.32% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 357 564
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Median hourly rate £50.63 £11.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +360.22% -50.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £11.00 £20.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £11.00 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +256.81% -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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13777 14535 13851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.71% 28.23% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 10277 9071
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 180 183
Median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 219 £485 +4.02% 94
South East +50 112 £393 +4.66% 49
South West +20 56 £325 -18.75% 23
East of England -11 27 £325 -13.33% 27
East Midlands -14 24 £359 +8.71% 15
North West +11 18 £375 +15.38% 33
Yorkshire +14 16 £345 +4.15% 16
West Midlands -8 9 £351 -12.37% 21
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 765 (86.54%) .NET
2 730 (82.58%) C#
3 498 (56.33%) SQL Server
4 400 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
5 371 (41.97%) Microsoft
6 351 (39.71%) SQL
7 350 (39.59%) MVC
8 323 (36.54%) ASP.NET
9 317 (35.86%) JavaScript
10 309 (34.95%) .NET Framework
11 288 (32.58%) TDD
12 269 (30.43%) WPF
13 260 (29.41%) HTML
14 239 (27.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 236 (26.70%) Web Services
16 225 (25.45%) CSS
17 207 (23.42%) Team Foundation Server
18 193 (21.83%) Finance
19 185 (20.93%) Visual Studio
20 169 (19.12%) Scrum
21 164 (18.55%) CRM
22 150 (16.97%) Windows
23 149 (16.86%) ASP.NET MVC
23 149 (16.86%) Dynamics CRM
24 145 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
25 144 (16.29%) Entity Framework
26 136 (15.38%) XML
27 130 (14.71%) AngularJS
28 123 (13.91%) SQL Server 2008
29 120 (13.57%) OO

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
1 102 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 86 (9.73%) IIS
3 55 (6.22%) BizTalk Server
4 24 (2.71%) NServiceBus
5 14 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.24%) CMS
7 10 (1.13%) Confluence
7 10 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.90%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.45%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.45%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.23%) JBoss
14 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 149 (16.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 145 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.86%) PaaS
3 38 (4.30%) IaaS
4 20 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.90%) Office 365
5 8 (0.90%) SaaS
6 5 (0.57%) Yammer
7 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.23%) Boomi
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.23%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.24%) HTTPS
3 8 (0.90%) Broadband
3 8 (0.90%) X.509
4 7 (0.79%) Internet
5 6 (0.68%) DNS
5 6 (0.68%) LAN
6 5 (0.57%) Firewall
6 5 (0.57%) HTTP
6 5 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.45%) Multicast
7 4 (0.45%) Network Security
7 4 (0.45%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.34%) SSL
8 3 (0.34%) VoIP
9 2 (0.23%) AMQP
9 2 (0.23%) IMAP
9 2 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (56.33%) SQL Server
2 123 (13.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (12.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (3.51%) NoSQL
7 28 (3.17%) Oracle Database
8 27 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.90%) Big Data
16 8 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (0.79%) MySQL
17 7 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 207 (23.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 185 (20.93%) Visual Studio
3 93 (10.52%) NUnit
4 87 (9.84%) JIRA
5 77 (8.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 70 (7.92%) MSTest
7 56 (6.33%) Moq
8 47 (5.32%) Git (software)
9 31 (3.51%) Subversion
10 27 (3.05%) ReSharper
11 26 (2.94%) MSBuild
12 23 (2.60%) TeamCity
13 21 (2.38%) Selenium
14 20 (2.26%) Jenkins
14 20 (2.26%) SpecFlow
15 11 (1.24%) CruiseControl
16 10 (1.13%) WiX
17 9 (1.02%) NuGet
17 9 (1.02%) StyleCop
18 8 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 193 (21.83%) Finance
2 89 (10.07%) Banking
3 56 (6.33%) Front Office
4 35 (3.96%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.58%) Back Office
6 14 (1.58%) Marketing
7 12 (1.36%) Retail
8 7 (0.79%) Electronics
9 6 (0.68%) Legal
10 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.57%) Publishing
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 750 (84.84%) Developer
2 382 (43.21%) .NET Developer
3 366 (41.40%) C# Developer
4 201 (22.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 123 (13.91%) WCF Developer
6 107 (12.10%) WPF Developer
7 101 (11.43%) C# WCF Developer
8 89 (10.07%) Senior Developer
9 79 (8.94%) Microsoft Developer
9 79 (8.94%) SQL Developer
10 77 (8.71%) CRM Developer
11 71 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 68 (7.69%) Software Developer
13 67 (7.58%) C# WPF Developer
14 64 (7.24%) ASP.NET Developer
15 60 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 60 (6.79%) Senior C# Developer
16 55 (6.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 42 (4.75%) Senior .NET Developer
18 33 (3.73%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 765 (86.54%) .NET
2 323 (36.54%) ASP.NET
3 309 (34.95%) .NET Framework
4 269 (30.43%) WPF
5 260 (29.41%) HTML
6 239 (27.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 236 (26.70%) Web Services
8 225 (25.45%) CSS
9 149 (16.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 144 (16.29%) Entity Framework
11 136 (15.38%) XML
12 130 (14.71%) AngularJS
13 99 (11.20%) jQuery
14 93 (10.52%) REST
15 87 (9.84%) LINQ
16 79 (8.94%) SOAP
17 68 (7.69%) HTML5
18 64 (7.24%) WinForms
19 63 (7.13%) RESTful
20 43 (4.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.62%) Derivative
5 28 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.26%) Fixed Income
7 19 (2.15%) User Experience
8 18 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.24%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.24%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.02%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.90%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.90%) Grid Computing
16 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 150 (16.97%) Windows
2 13 (1.47%) Windows Server
3 12 (1.36%) Linux
4 10 (1.13%) Android
4 10 (1.13%) Unix
5 7 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.11%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (39.59%) MVC
3 288 (32.58%) TDD
4 169 (19.12%) Scrum
5 164 (18.55%) CRM
6 120 (13.57%) OO
7 113 (12.78%) MVVM
8 110 (12.44%) Unit Testing
9 101 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 82 (9.28%) Software Engineering
11 78 (8.82%) SOLID
12 73 (8.26%) Multithreading
12 73 (8.26%) SOA
13 70 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (7.92%) Dependency Injection
14 59 (6.67%) BDD
15 55 (6.22%) Web Development
16 42 (4.75%) SDLC
17 41 (4.64%) Automated Testing
17 41 (4.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 730 (82.58%) C#
2 351 (39.71%) SQL
3 317 (35.86%) JavaScript
4 116 (13.12%) T-SQL
5 42 (4.75%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.96%) VB.NET
7 33 (3.73%) C++
8 20 (2.26%) PL/SQL
9 19 (2.15%) VB
10 18 (2.04%) VBA
11 16 (1.81%) Java
11 16 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.47%) Python
13 11 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.90%) XAML
15 7 (0.79%) C
15 7 (0.79%) VBScript
16 6 (0.68%) VB6
17 5 (0.57%) ES6
17 5 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (7.13%) Degree
2 55 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 46 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.68%) HNC
6 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.68%) MCITP
7 5 (0.57%) ISEB
7 5 (0.57%) MCTS
8 4 (0.45%) HND
9 3 (0.34%) CFA
9 3 (0.34%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (0.34%) CISM
9 3 (0.34%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.34%) MCSE
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.23%) MCDST
10 2 (0.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.49%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.45%) Basel III
3 4 (0.45%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 21 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.57%) Snort
3 3 (0.34%) Docker
3 3 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.23%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 371 (41.97%) Microsoft
2 97 (10.97%) Oracle
3 20 (2.26%) Telerik
4 17 (1.92%) Infragistics
5 16 (1.81%) SAP
6 14 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.36%) DevExpress
8 11 (1.24%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.57%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.57%) Infor
10 5 (0.57%) Kofax
10 5 (0.57%) Sencha
10 5 (0.57%) Sourcefire
11 4 (0.45%) RedGate
12 3 (0.34%) Reuters
12 3 (0.34%) Solace
12 3 (0.34%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.34%) Twitter
12 3 (0.34%) Xamarin
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £360 per day 2-3 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £279 - £321 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500.00 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Selby, Yorkshire
Arnold Ash
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago