Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 313 255
Rank change year-on-year -116 -58 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 263 728 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.80% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 2.36% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 625 778
England median daily rate £475 £489 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.73% +15.63%
10th Percentile £344 £325 £326
90th Percentile £598 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% +1.18%

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 18,841 30,853 30,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.40% 33.99% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,079 21,915 21,648
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £331 £328 £313
90th Percentile £651 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 263 330
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21.03 £18.50 £18.73
90th Percentile £77.88 £60.00 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61% -

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 -61 135 £525 +3.96% 34
North of England +35 42 £363 +3.57% 54
South East -27 34 £394 -13.46% 62
Yorkshire +59 28 £363 - 16
Midlands +29 22 £350 -6.67% 26
East of England +50 20 £400 -5.88% 16
East Midlands +33 16 £350 -12.50% 11
North West -7 14 £391 +11.79% 38
South West -21 7 £413 -2.94% 18
West Midlands +20 6 £530 +54.18% 15
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 248 (94.30%) C#
2 220 (83.65%) .NET
3 139 (52.85%) MVC
4 138 (52.47%) SQL Server
5 134 (50.95%) SQL
6 104 (39.54%) .NET Framework
7 93 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (32.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 84 (31.94%) WPF
10 79 (30.04%) TDD
11 77 (29.28%) JavaScript
11 77 (29.28%) ASP.NET
12 76 (28.90%) AngularJS
13 75 (28.52%) Entity Framework
14 74 (28.14%) Finance
15 66 (25.10%) Microsoft
16 58 (22.05%) Azure
17 55 (20.91%) Windows
18 54 (20.53%) BDD
19 50 (19.01%) T-SQL
20 49 (18.63%) jQuery
21 47 (17.87%) Team Foundation Server
21 47 (17.87%) XML
22 45 (17.11%) .NET Core
22 45 (17.11%) CSS
22 45 (17.11%) HTML
23 44 (16.73%) Scrum
23 44 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
24 41 (15.59%) ASP.NET MVC
25 40 (15.21%) Software Engineering

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 20 (7.60%) IIS
2 18 (6.84%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (4.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.28%) CMS
6 2 (0.76%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.38%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.38%) Minerva
3 1 (0.38%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 58 (22.05%) Azure
2 16 (6.08%) AWS
3 10 (3.80%) GitHub
4 6 (2.28%) npm
5 5 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.14%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.14%) Serverless
7 2 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.76%) IaaS
7 2 (0.76%) NuGet
8 1 (0.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.04%) HTTP
2 4 (1.52%) SMTP
3 2 (0.76%) DHCP
3 2 (0.76%) DNS
3 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (52.47%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (4.94%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (3.04%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.28%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.52%) MySQL
11 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.76%) Big Data
13 2 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (17.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (13.69%) TeamCity
3 30 (11.41%) Visual Studio
4 25 (9.51%) JIRA
5 24 (9.13%) Git (software)
6 22 (8.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (7.98%) NUnit
8 17 (6.46%) Subversion
9 16 (6.08%) FitNesse
9 16 (6.08%) Jenkins
10 14 (5.32%) Selenium
11 10 (3.80%) Moq
12 8 (3.04%) SoapUI
13 6 (2.28%) gulp
13 6 (2.28%) jspm
13 6 (2.28%) Postman
13 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.90%) StyleCop
14 5 (1.90%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 74 (28.14%) Finance
2 23 (8.75%) Banking
3 22 (8.37%) Front Office
4 16 (6.08%) Public Sector
5 14 (5.32%) Back Office
6 5 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Local Government
8 2 (0.76%) Law
8 2 (0.76%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Police
9 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 229 (87.07%) Developer
2 131 (49.81%) C# Developer
3 96 (36.50%) .NET Developer
4 47 (17.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (10.27%) SQL Developer
6 21 (7.98%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
6 21 (7.98%) E-Commerce Developer
7 20 (7.60%) Applications Developer
8 17 (6.46%) C# Application Developer
9 16 (6.08%) BizTalk Developer
9 16 (6.08%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (6.08%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.56%) Software Developer
10 12 (4.56%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.56%) SSIS Developer
11 11 (4.18%) Azure Developer
11 11 (4.18%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (4.18%) Senior C# Developer
11 11 (4.18%) WCF Developer
12 10 (3.80%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (83.65%) .NET
2 104 (39.54%) .NET Framework
3 86 (32.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 84 (31.94%) WPF
5 77 (29.28%) ASP.NET
6 76 (28.90%) AngularJS
7 75 (28.52%) Entity Framework
8 49 (18.63%) jQuery
9 47 (17.87%) XML
10 45 (17.11%) .NET Core
10 45 (17.11%) CSS
10 45 (17.11%) HTML
11 41 (15.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (15.21%) Web Services
13 34 (12.93%) JSON
14 33 (12.55%) REST
15 32 (12.17%) WinForms
16 30 (11.41%) SOAP
17 23 (8.75%) NHibernate
18 19 (7.22%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.94%) Derivative
4 10 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.80%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.04%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.04%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.28%) Equities
7 4 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.14%) User Experience
9 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.76%) EPoS
9 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.91%) Windows
2 9 (3.42%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.76%) VMS
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (52.85%) MVC
2 93 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (30.04%) TDD
4 54 (20.53%) BDD
5 44 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (16.73%) Scrum
6 40 (15.21%) Software Engineering
7 39 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (12.55%) Microservices
9 30 (11.41%) E-Commerce
10 28 (10.65%) Unit Testing
11 26 (9.89%) Kanban
11 26 (9.89%) Pair Programming
12 23 (8.75%) MVVM
13 22 (8.37%) Test Automation
13 22 (8.37%) UML
14 21 (7.98%) Web Development
15 20 (7.60%) Migration
15 20 (7.60%) SOLID
16 19 (7.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 248 (94.30%) C#
2 134 (50.95%) SQL
3 77 (29.28%) JavaScript
4 50 (19.01%) T-SQL
5 31 (11.79%) TypeScript
6 18 (6.84%) PL/SQL
7 16 (6.08%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.28%) Python
10 5 (1.90%) XAML
11 3 (1.14%) VB
11 3 (1.14%) VB6
12 2 (0.76%) C
12 2 (0.76%) C++
13 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.38%) F#
13 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (3.80%) Degree
2 5 (1.90%) PhD
2 5 (1.90%) SC Cleared
2 5 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.70%) QA
2 13 (4.94%) MiFID
3 1 (0.38%) HL7
3 1 (0.38%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 16 (6.08%) Docker
2 5 (1.90%) VirtualBox
3 4 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.18%) MIIS
2 4 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (25.10%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.55%) Oracle
3 9 (3.42%) Telerik
4 6 (2.28%) Murex
4 6 (2.28%) OpenLink
4 6 (2.28%) SunGard
5 5 (1.90%) Google
6 2 (0.76%) Nintex
6 2 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.38%) Charles River
7 1 (0.38%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.38%) Informatica
7 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Vermilion
7 1 (0.38%) Xamarin