Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 264 171
Rank change year-on-year +15 -93 -38
Contract jobs citing WCF 883 987 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.97% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.09% 3.36% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 705 1072
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £613 £588 £599
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 15
England median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +68.42% -37.91%
10th Percentile £36.25 £11.00 £20.77
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £28.13
% change year-on-year +1.76% +51.11% -26.47%

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 28585 29353 28436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.29% 28.93% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19870 20706 19067
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 371 395
England median hourly rate £40.75 £37.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.96% -1.35% +5.71%

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 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 2017. 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 +27 420 £480 +6.67% 81
South East +44 182 £400 +2.56% 55
South West +16 85 £325 -7.14% 22
Midlands -36 70 £350 -7.28% 29
North of England +7 65 £350 +3.70% 47
East of England -1 60 £325 -24.64% 28
East Midlands -22 53 £350 +1.45% 15
North West +20 46 £375 +11.94% 32
Yorkshire -19 19 £340 - 15
West Midlands -27 17 £351 -12.38% 14
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 776 (87.88%) .NET
2 735 (83.24%) C#
3 522 (59.12%) SQL Server
4 417 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
5 396 (44.85%) SQL
6 389 (44.05%) MVC
7 352 (39.86%) Microsoft
8 339 (38.39%) ASP.NET
9 331 (37.49%) JavaScript
10 306 (34.65%) TDD
11 290 (32.84%) .NET Framework
12 280 (31.71%) WPF
13 266 (30.12%) HTML
14 255 (28.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 242 (27.41%) CSS
16 206 (23.33%) Web Services
16 206 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 194 (21.97%) Finance
18 184 (20.84%) ASP.NET MVC
19 177 (20.05%) AngularJS
20 159 (18.01%) Visual Studio
21 152 (17.21%) T-SQL
22 151 (17.10%) Scrum
23 143 (16.19%) Entity Framework
24 132 (14.95%) Windows
25 130 (14.72%) Unit Testing
26 129 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
27 125 (14.16%) jQuery
28 124 (14.04%) XML
29 122 (13.82%) CRM

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 80 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 55 (6.23%) IIS
3 34 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 30 (3.40%) CMS
5 22 (2.49%) NServiceBus
6 12 (1.36%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.79%) Confluence
10 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.45%) ThingWorx
13 3 (0.34%) Apache
13 3 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.23%) JBoss
14 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 97 (10.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) Endur
5 2 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 129 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.60%) PaaS
3 21 (2.38%) IaaS
4 14 (1.59%) SaaS
5 8 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.34%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.59%) Internet
2 10 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.79%) DNS
4 6 (0.68%) Intranet
4 6 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 6 (0.68%) SMTP
5 5 (0.57%) IMAP
5 5 (0.57%) LDAP
6 4 (0.45%) AMQP
6 4 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.45%) LAN
6 4 (0.45%) Multicast
6 4 (0.45%) SSL
6 4 (0.45%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.45%) X.509
7 2 (0.23%) Extranet
7 2 (0.23%) HTTP
7 2 (0.23%) VoIP
7 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (59.12%) SQL Server
2 108 (12.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (11.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 95 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (8.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 39 (4.42%) NoSQL
9 28 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 24 (2.72%) MongoDB
12 20 (2.27%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (1.47%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.02%) Big Data
16 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.91%) MySQL
18 7 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 206 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 159 (18.01%) Visual Studio
3 98 (11.10%) NUnit
4 72 (8.15%) Moq
5 70 (7.93%) JIRA
6 63 (7.13%) MSTest
7 56 (6.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 48 (5.44%) Git (software)
9 31 (3.51%) SpecFlow
10 28 (3.17%) TeamCity
11 26 (2.94%) MSBuild
11 26 (2.94%) Subversion
12 22 (2.49%) ReSharper
13 20 (2.27%) Jenkins
14 17 (1.93%) Selenium
15 14 (1.59%) JSUnit
16 13 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (1.36%) AccuRev
18 9 (1.02%) Cucumber
18 9 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 194 (21.97%) Finance
2 107 (12.12%) Banking
3 78 (8.83%) Front Office
4 47 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.27%) Back Office
6 16 (1.81%) Retail
7 14 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.47%) Marketing
9 10 (1.13%) Automotive
9 10 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.68%) Publishing
11 4 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Legal
12 3 (0.34%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 774 (87.66%) Developer
2 409 (46.32%) .NET Developer
3 380 (43.04%) C# Developer
4 201 (22.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 112 (12.68%) WCF Developer
6 104 (11.78%) WPF Developer
7 101 (11.44%) SQL Developer
8 94 (10.65%) C# WCF Developer
9 90 (10.19%) Senior Developer
10 73 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
11 68 (7.70%) C# WPF Developer
12 62 (7.02%) CRM Developer
13 60 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 60 (6.80%) Full Stack Developer
14 57 (6.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 57 (6.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 57 (6.46%) Software Developer
15 53 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
16 45 (5.10%) Microsoft Developer
17 37 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (87.88%) .NET
2 339 (38.39%) ASP.NET
3 290 (32.84%) .NET Framework
4 280 (31.71%) WPF
5 266 (30.12%) HTML
6 255 (28.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 242 (27.41%) CSS
8 206 (23.33%) Web Services
9 184 (20.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 177 (20.05%) AngularJS
11 143 (16.19%) Entity Framework
12 125 (14.16%) jQuery
13 124 (14.04%) XML
14 99 (11.21%) REST
15 89 (10.08%) HTML5
15 89 (10.08%) LINQ
16 81 (9.17%) WinForms
17 67 (7.59%) RESTful
18 59 (6.68%) Ajax
19 54 (6.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (4.64%) Fixed Income
3 38 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.85%) Derivative
5 26 (2.94%) Market Risk
6 23 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (2.49%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.38%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.27%) User Experience
10 18 (2.04%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.93%) Credit Risk
11 17 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.81%) Equities
13 15 (1.70%) N-Tier
14 13 (1.47%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.25%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.91%) Grid Computing
16 8 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 132 (14.95%) Windows
2 17 (1.93%) Windows Server
3 10 (1.13%) Android
3 10 (1.13%) Linux
4 8 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.79%) Unix
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (44.05%) MVC
3 306 (34.65%) TDD
4 151 (17.10%) Scrum
5 130 (14.72%) Unit Testing
6 122 (13.82%) CRM
7 121 (13.70%) OO
8 115 (13.02%) MVVM
9 100 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
10 83 (9.40%) Web Development
11 80 (9.06%) Software Engineering
12 78 (8.83%) Multithreading
13 74 (8.38%) BDD
13 74 (8.38%) Test Automation
14 73 (8.27%) Dependency Injection
15 71 (8.04%) SOA
16 68 (7.70%) SOLID
17 66 (7.47%) SDLC
18 40 (4.53%) E-Commerce
19 38 (4.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 735 (83.24%) C#
2 396 (44.85%) SQL
3 331 (37.49%) JavaScript
4 152 (17.21%) T-SQL
5 36 (4.08%) TypeScript
6 35 (3.96%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 33 (3.74%) C++
9 21 (2.38%) Java
10 19 (2.15%) VBA
11 17 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.93%) VB
12 13 (1.47%) ES6
12 13 (1.47%) Python
13 12 (1.36%) F#
14 11 (1.25%) C
14 11 (1.25%) XAML
15 7 (0.79%) ECMAScript
15 7 (0.79%) PHP
15 7 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (5.89%) Degree
2 46 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.68%) MCITP
7 6 (0.68%) MCTS
8 3 (0.34%) CFA
9 2 (0.23%) HNC
9 2 (0.23%) ISEB
9 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.23%) MCP
9 2 (0.23%) MCPD
9 2 (0.23%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) MCSA
10 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.72%) QA
2 8 (0.91%) MiFID
3 6 (0.68%) EMIR
4 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.45%) Docker
3 3 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.23%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 352 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 106 (12.00%) Oracle
3 19 (2.15%) Telerik
4 18 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (1.81%) DevExpress
6 15 (1.70%) Infragistics
7 12 (1.36%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.02%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.02%) SAP
9 8 (0.91%) RedGate
10 6 (0.68%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.57%) CA
11 5 (0.57%) IBM
11 5 (0.57%) Kofax
11 5 (0.57%) Murex
11 5 (0.57%) Sencha
11 5 (0.57%) Sybase
11 5 (0.57%) Twitter
11 5 (0.57%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.45%) ESRI
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