Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 357 271 245
Rank change year-on-year -86 -26 +8
Contract jobs citing WCF 582 935 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 1.01% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.11% 3.03% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 735 570
England median daily rate £475 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +15.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £46.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% -7.77% +323.86%
10th Percentile £45.38 £39.13 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.63 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £46.63
% change year-on-year +10.47% -7.77% +323.86%

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 27,563 30,826 26,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.11% 33.18% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,480 21,884 18,653
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 320 333
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £18.50 £17.23 £18.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.63 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +6.58%

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 19 May 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 19 May 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 -90 269 £500 -6.54% 28
South East +9 136 £475 +26.67% 32
North of England -7 86 £375 +7.14% 32
North West +10 57 £350 -6.67% 21
Midlands -21 51 £400 +6.67% 25
South West -18 46 £445 +18.67% 11
Yorkshire -5 27 £488 +39.29% 10
East Midlands -8 26 £400 +2.56% 10
West Midlands -6 24 £375 +7.14% 15
East of England -17 5 £438 +9.38% 13
North East - 2 - - 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 523 (89.86%) C#
2 509 (87.46%) .NET
3 331 (56.87%) SQL Server
4 298 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (38.32%) SQL
6 219 (37.63%) MVC
7 208 (35.74%) JavaScript
8 203 (34.88%) ASP.NET
9 202 (34.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 190 (32.65%) Microsoft
11 157 (26.98%) .NET Framework
12 149 (25.60%) Microsoft Azure
13 148 (25.43%) Web Services
14 127 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
15 125 (21.48%) HTML
16 122 (20.96%) Visual Studio
16 122 (20.96%) TDD
17 121 (20.79%) Finance
18 120 (20.62%) XML
18 120 (20.62%) Entity Framework
19 119 (20.45%) AngularJS
19 119 (20.45%) WPF
19 119 (20.45%) CSS
20 102 (17.53%) Scrum
21 93 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
22 89 (15.29%) SOAP
23 86 (14.78%) jQuery
24 85 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
24 85 (14.60%) JSON
25 84 (14.43%) Unit Testing

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 43 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.53%) IIS
3 17 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 16 (2.75%) Confluence
5 15 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.72%) Apache
8 10 (1.72%) nginx
9 8 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.20%) CMS
11 4 (0.69%) JBoss
11 4 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.34%) Kentico
13 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.17%) FormScape
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 49 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.17%) Global One
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 149 (25.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (8.42%) Dynamics 365
3 43 (7.39%) Serverless
4 41 (7.04%) Azure Functions
5 23 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.41%) SaaS
8 13 (2.23%) Office 365
9 6 (1.03%) PaaS
10 4 (0.69%) NuGet
11 2 (0.34%) GitHub
11 2 (0.34%) npm
11 2 (0.34%) Trello
12 1 (0.17%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.78%) Kerberos
2 11 (1.89%) HTTP
3 10 (1.72%) SSL
4 8 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.69%) AMQP
5 4 (0.69%) WebEx
6 3 (0.52%) Internet
6 3 (0.52%) Intranet
6 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (56.87%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (5.84%) Relational Database
7 31 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (4.81%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.41%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (1.89%) MySQL
13 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.72%) Star Schema
14 9 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
15 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (1.03%) Couchbase
16 6 (1.03%) MS Access
16 6 (1.03%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 127 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 122 (20.96%) Visual Studio
3 53 (9.11%) Git (software)
4 44 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 41 (7.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 39 (6.70%) JIRA
7 29 (4.98%) TeamCity
8 22 (3.78%) NUnit
9 19 (3.26%) SpecFlow
10 15 (2.58%) Maven
10 15 (2.58%) Selenium
11 13 (2.23%) FitNesse
12 12 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.72%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.37%) Eclipse
15 8 (1.37%) Moq
15 8 (1.37%) Rational Application Developer
15 8 (1.37%) Subversion
16 7 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 121 (20.79%) Finance
2 49 (8.42%) Front Office
3 43 (7.39%) Banking
4 18 (3.09%) Legal
5 17 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.75%) Law
7 15 (2.58%) Marketing
7 15 (2.58%) Retail
8 13 (2.23%) Electronics
8 13 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.72%) Back Office
10 5 (0.86%) Automotive
10 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.69%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 491 (84.36%) Developer
2 234 (40.21%) .NET Developer
3 227 (39.00%) C# Developer
4 114 (19.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (9.28%) SQL Developer
6 45 (7.73%) WPF Developer
7 44 (7.56%) Senior Developer
8 42 (7.22%) Full Stack Developer
9 40 (6.87%) ASP.NET Developer
10 39 (6.70%) WCF Developer
11 37 (6.36%) C# WCF Developer
12 36 (6.19%) CRM Developer
13 33 (5.67%) C# WPF Developer
14 32 (5.50%) Software Developer
15 28 (4.81%) Senior .NET Developer
16 27 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 27 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 25 (4.30%) Architect
17 25 (4.30%) Azure Developer
18 23 (3.95%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 509 (87.46%) .NET
2 203 (34.88%) ASP.NET
3 202 (34.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 157 (26.98%) .NET Framework
5 148 (25.43%) Web Services
6 125 (21.48%) HTML
7 120 (20.62%) Entity Framework
7 120 (20.62%) XML
8 119 (20.45%) AngularJS
8 119 (20.45%) CSS
8 119 (20.45%) WPF
9 93 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 89 (15.29%) SOAP
11 86 (14.78%) jQuery
12 85 (14.60%) JSON
13 82 (14.09%) REST
14 78 (13.40%) RESTful
14 78 (13.40%) WinForms
15 64 (11.00%) .NET Core
16 45 (7.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.19%) Fixed Income
3 26 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (4.30%) Derivative
5 23 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.44%) OTC Derivatives
7 14 (2.41%) PKI
8 13 (2.23%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.55%) EPoS
11 8 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.37%) Fintech
11 8 (1.37%) Robotics
12 7 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.20%) User Experience
13 6 (1.03%) Equities
13 6 (1.03%) NHS
14 5 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.23%) Windows
2 9 (1.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.86%) Linux
3 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.69%) Unix
5 2 (0.34%) Android
5 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (37.63%) MVC
3 122 (20.96%) TDD
4 102 (17.53%) Scrum
5 85 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (14.43%) Unit Testing
7 73 (12.54%) SOLID
8 64 (11.00%) Software Engineering
9 60 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (9.97%) BDD
11 53 (9.11%) CRM
11 53 (9.11%) DevOps
12 50 (8.59%) SOA
13 49 (8.42%) Migration
13 49 (8.42%) OO
13 49 (8.42%) Workflow
14 46 (7.90%) Test Automation
15 41 (7.04%) Dependency Injection
15 41 (7.04%) MVVM
16 40 (6.87%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 523 (89.86%) C#
2 223 (38.32%) SQL
3 208 (35.74%) JavaScript
4 64 (11.00%) T-SQL
5 54 (9.28%) VB.NET
6 24 (4.12%) Java
7 21 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.09%) Python
9 17 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.75%) VBA
11 15 (2.58%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.06%) C++
13 11 (1.89%) VB
14 6 (1.03%) XPath
15 5 (0.86%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.86%) R
15 5 (0.86%) XAML
16 3 (0.52%) VB6
17 2 (0.34%) ES6
17 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 23 (3.95%) Degree
2 21 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.52%) MCPD
7 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.34%) PhD
8 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) MCAD
8 1 (0.17%) MCP
8 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.17%) PMO
2 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.75%) Docker
3 2 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (2.92%) CA Single Sign-On
1 17 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.55%) Ansible
4 8 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.86%) Puppet
6 4 (0.69%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 190 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.98%) Oracle
3 20 (3.44%) Telerik
4 17 (2.92%) BMC
4 17 (2.92%) CA
5 14 (2.41%) IBM
6 13 (2.23%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.23%) Axway
6 13 (2.23%) ForgeRock
6 13 (2.23%) SAP
7 10 (1.72%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.86%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.86%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.69%) Murex
10 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.69%) Sybase
11 3 (0.52%) SimCorp