Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 247 195
Rank change year-on-year +10 -52 -41
Contract jobs citing WCF 1,019 932 1,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.04% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 3.27% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 663 990
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £326 £300 £300
90th Percentile £650 £556 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £41.63 £22.16 £33.60
90th Percentile £46.38 £46.13 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +13.33%

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 29,742 28,527 29,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.49% 31.71% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,420 19,758 20,248
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 321 539
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.73 £15.33 £15.21
90th Percentile £52.63 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +56 581 £550 +22.22% 164
South East +34 201 £368 -8.13% 119
North of England +44 90 £350 +3.32% 86
Midlands -92 61 £350 -1.41% 43
North West +13 51 £363 +3.57% 55
East of England +1 51 £363 +20.83% 34
South West -42 43 £400 +18.08% 32
Yorkshire +24 39 £340 +3.82% 28
West Midlands -54 33 £350 -0.71% 18
East Midlands -40 28 £340 -7.48% 25
North East +43 1 £375 +15.38% 3
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 935 (91.76%) C#
2 893 (87.63%) .NET
3 608 (59.67%) SQL Server
4 563 (55.25%) Agile Software Development
5 449 (44.06%) SQL
6 443 (43.47%) MVC
7 385 (37.78%) ASP.NET
8 355 (34.84%) WPF
9 334 (32.78%) TDD
10 326 (31.99%) Microsoft
11 296 (29.05%) .NET Framework
12 282 (27.67%) JavaScript
13 278 (27.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 264 (25.91%) Finance
15 252 (24.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 231 (22.67%) Web Services
17 220 (21.59%) HTML
18 219 (21.49%) AngularJS
19 166 (16.29%) Scrum
20 165 (16.19%) Banking
21 164 (16.09%) Team Foundation Server
22 161 (15.80%) CSS
23 160 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
24 155 (15.21%) Entity Framework
25 147 (14.43%) Visual Studio
26 145 (14.23%) XML
26 145 (14.23%) REST
27 143 (14.03%) Windows
28 140 (13.74%) MVVM
29 134 (13.15%) Oracle

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 40 (3.93%) IIS
2 36 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.16%) NServiceBus
5 19 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.08%) Apache
7 10 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.79%) CMS
9 8 (0.79%) Confluence
10 7 (0.69%) nginx
10 7 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.49%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.098%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 33 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.08%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.49%) RMDS
4 3 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Endur
6 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 128 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.86%) SaaS
4 14 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (0.98%) Serverless
6 9 (0.88%) GitHub
7 6 (0.59%) IaaS
8 5 (0.49%) Firebase
9 4 (0.39%) PaaS
10 3 (0.29%) Boomi
10 3 (0.29%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.20%) Office 365
12 1 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.28%) HTTP
1 13 (1.28%) SSL
1 13 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.98%) Network Security
3 9 (0.88%) Internet
4 8 (0.79%) CTI
4 8 (0.79%) Intranet
4 8 (0.79%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.59%) SMTP
6 5 (0.49%) DNS
7 4 (0.39%) AMQP
7 4 (0.39%) IMAP
7 4 (0.39%) SMS
8 2 (0.20%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.20%) snoop
9 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.098%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (59.67%) SQL Server
2 105 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (8.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 80 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (6.18%) NoSQL
7 52 (5.10%) Relational Database
8 49 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 48 (4.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 44 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (3.14%) MongoDB
12 25 (2.45%) Oracle Database
13 21 (2.06%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
18 6 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
18 6 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 164 (16.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 147 (14.43%) Visual Studio
3 100 (9.81%) Git (software)
4 95 (9.32%) TeamCity
5 92 (9.03%) NUnit
6 83 (8.15%) JIRA
7 57 (5.59%) Moq
8 49 (4.81%) MSTest
9 47 (4.61%) Subversion
10 46 (4.51%) ReSharper
11 42 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (2.85%) MSBuild
13 27 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 25 (2.45%) Selenium
15 22 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (2.06%) FitNesse
17 19 (1.86%) SpecFlow
18 18 (1.77%) AccuRev
19 15 (1.47%) Jenkins
20 14 (1.37%) WiX
General
1 264 (25.91%) Finance
2 165 (16.19%) Banking
3 86 (8.44%) Front Office
4 52 (5.10%) Investment Banking
5 41 (4.02%) Financial Institution
6 33 (3.24%) Back Office
7 27 (2.65%) Legal
8 14 (1.37%) Advertising
9 11 (1.08%) Retail
10 8 (0.79%) Law
11 7 (0.69%) Marketing
12 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.59%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.29%) Games
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Automotive
16 1 (0.098%) Electronics
16 1 (0.098%) International Banking
16 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 895 (87.83%) Developer
2 562 (55.15%) C# Developer
3 411 (40.33%) .NET Developer
4 233 (22.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 152 (14.92%) WCF Developer
6 149 (14.62%) WPF Developer
7 141 (13.84%) C# WCF Developer
8 129 (12.66%) C# WPF Developer
9 128 (12.56%) SQL Developer
10 111 (10.89%) Full Stack Developer
11 105 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 98 (9.62%) ASP.NET Developer
13 84 (8.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 81 (7.95%) Senior Developer
15 56 (5.50%) Agile Developer
16 54 (5.30%) Software Developer
17 53 (5.20%) Agile C# Developer
18 52 (5.10%) SQL Server Developer
19 47 (4.61%) Senior .NET Developer
20 43 (4.22%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 893 (87.63%) .NET
2 385 (37.78%) ASP.NET
3 355 (34.84%) WPF
4 296 (29.05%) .NET Framework
5 278 (27.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 252 (24.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 231 (22.67%) Web Services
8 220 (21.59%) HTML
9 219 (21.49%) AngularJS
10 161 (15.80%) CSS
11 155 (15.21%) Entity Framework
12 145 (14.23%) REST
12 145 (14.23%) XML
13 117 (11.48%) SOAP
14 114 (11.19%) jQuery
15 112 (10.99%) WinForms
16 93 (9.13%) HTML5
17 87 (8.54%) JSON
18 78 (7.65%) LINQ
19 71 (6.97%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (7.36%) Computer Science
3 50 (4.91%) Derivative
3 50 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (4.61%) Fixed Income
5 45 (4.42%) Fintech
6 41 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 41 (4.02%) Market Risk
7 39 (3.83%) N-Tier
8 36 (3.53%) Credit Risk
9 34 (3.34%) Hedge funds
10 30 (2.94%) Data Structures
11 26 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (2.55%) NHS
11 26 (2.55%) User Experience
12 25 (2.45%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.96%) Equities
14 15 (1.47%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.47%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 143 (14.03%) Windows
2 25 (2.45%) Unix
3 20 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.88%) Android
5 9 (0.88%) Linux
6 6 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.098%) MVS
7 1 (0.098%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (55.25%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (43.47%) MVC
3 334 (32.78%) TDD
4 166 (16.29%) Scrum
5 160 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
6 140 (13.74%) MVVM
7 131 (12.86%) Unit Testing
8 125 (12.27%) Multithreading
9 106 (10.40%) OO
10 97 (9.52%) BDD
11 92 (9.03%) Software Engineering
12 88 (8.64%) SOA
12 88 (8.64%) Web Development
13 85 (8.34%) SOLID
14 74 (7.26%) Test Automation
15 69 (6.77%) OOD
16 67 (6.58%) E-Commerce
17 61 (5.99%) OOP
18 59 (5.79%) SDLC
19 51 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 935 (91.76%) C#
2 449 (44.06%) SQL
3 282 (27.67%) JavaScript
4 117 (11.48%) T-SQL
5 57 (5.59%) PowerShell
6 44 (4.32%) Java
7 43 (4.22%) TypeScript
8 29 (2.85%) C++
9 26 (2.55%) VB.NET
10 25 (2.45%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.06%) Python
11 21 (2.06%) XAML
12 14 (1.37%) C
13 11 (1.08%) XPath
14 9 (0.88%) F#
14 9 (0.88%) PHP
15 6 (0.59%) VB
15 6 (0.59%) VBA
16 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (10.70%) Degree
2 30 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.49%) MCP
6 5 (0.49%) MCPD
7 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) MCSD
8 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.20%) PhD
9 1 (0.098%) MCITP
9 1 (0.098%) MCSE
9 1 (0.098%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.55%) HL7
2 24 (2.36%) QA
3 17 (1.67%) MiFID
4 5 (0.49%) EMIR
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.098%) PMO
6 1 (0.098%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 12 (1.18%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (0.88%) BladeLogic
2 8 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.49%) Puppet
4 4 (0.39%) Ansible
4 4 (0.39%) Terraform
5 3 (0.29%) SCCM
6 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.098%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.098%) Kibana
7 1 (0.098%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 326 (31.99%) Microsoft
2 134 (13.15%) Oracle
3 25 (2.45%) DevExpress
4 19 (1.86%) TIBCO
5 18 (1.77%) Apigee
6 14 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.18%) Charles River
8 11 (1.08%) SimCorp
9 9 (0.88%) CA
9 9 (0.88%) Infragistics
9 9 (0.88%) Syncfusion
9 9 (0.88%) Telerik
10 8 (0.79%) Axway
10 8 (0.79%) BMC
10 8 (0.79%) ForgeRock
10 8 (0.79%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.69%) Capita
12 5 (0.49%) Apple
12 5 (0.49%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.49%) Google