The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WF over the 3 months to 27 June 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 Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 604 600
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing WF 19 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.038% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 16
Median daily rate £413 £450 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -6.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £400 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £450
% change year-on-year -2.43% -8.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WF 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 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WF in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WF in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WF in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WF in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WF in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WF in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WF in England

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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 WF within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +3 14 £400 -16.83% 4
Yorkshire +28 2 - - 2
South East - 1 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £463 -
WF
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WF 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 WF.

1 32 (80.00%) C#
2 31 (77.50%) .NET
3 28 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 20 (50.00%) WCF
6 17 (42.50%) Windows
7 15 (37.50%) Finance
8 14 (35.00%) Workflow
8 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
8 14 (35.00%) Visual Studio
8 14 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (32.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
9 13 (32.50%) NUnit
10 12 (30.00%) TDD
10 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
10 12 (30.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 11 (27.50%) SQL
11 11 (27.50%) VBA
11 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
11 11 (27.50%) XML
11 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (22.50%) CSS
13 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
14 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (20.00%) Banking
15 7 (17.50%) MVC
15 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services

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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 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) VoIP
2 2 (5.00%) Extranet
2 2 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (32.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (5.00%) OLAP
7 2 (5.00%) OLTP
7 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 13 (32.50%) NUnit
3 12 (30.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.50%) CruiseControl
6 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.50%) MorphX
7 1 (2.50%) MSTest
7 1 (2.50%) Subversion
7 1 (2.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Front Office
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) .NET Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 10 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) Applications Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) C# Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Messaging Support
6 5 (12.50%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (77.50%) .NET
2 20 (50.00%) WCF
3 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
4 11 (27.50%) XML
5 9 (22.50%) CSS
6 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (17.50%) HTML
8 6 (15.00%) XSLT
9 5 (12.50%) XHTML
10 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 4 (10.00%) jQuery
11 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
11 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (7.50%) Sass
11 3 (7.50%) SOAP
11 3 (7.50%) Web Services
12 2 (5.00%) JSON
12 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Credit Risk
1 5 (12.50%) Grid Computing
1 5 (12.50%) Market Risk
2 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Robotics
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Workflow
2 12 (30.00%) TDD
3 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.50%) MVC
5 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.50%) Analytics
6 5 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.00%) Change Control
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
7 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.00%) SOA
8 3 (7.50%) Data Entry
8 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.50%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.50%) Scorecard
9 2 (5.00%) Line Management
9 2 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) C#
2 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
3 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 11 (27.50%) VBA
5 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.50%) XPath
6 3 (7.50%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.50%) C
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) CCNP
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.00%) MCDBA
4 2 (5.00%) MCDST
4 2 (5.00%) MCITP
4 2 (5.00%) MCSA
4 2 (5.00%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) MCTS
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Nokia
3 1 (2.50%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.50%) Nintex
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow