Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 15 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 250 281
Rank change year-on-year +40 +31 -109
Contract jobs citing WCF 609 457 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.07% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.47% 2.94% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 390 317
London median daily rate £550 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +8.89% -2.70%
10th Percentile £406 £355 £313
90th Percentile £669 £638 £619
England median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.05% +8.13% +17.65%

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,558 15,546 15,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.58% 36.48% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,354 11,545 11,335
London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 102 57
London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £20.37 £19.03 £18.72
90th Percentile £77.50 £52.95 £57.13
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +9.59% -1.35%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in London

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in London

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in London

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in London

WCF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the London region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Central London -9 111 £525 +7.69% 33
West London -11 14 £348 -0.71% 31
South London -36 7 £365 -16.57% 3
East London -17 3 - - 6
North London +2 2 - - 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for WCF.

1 538 (88.34%) C#
2 489 (80.30%) .NET
3 332 (54.52%) SQL
4 298 (48.93%) SQL Server
5 244 (40.07%) MVC
6 243 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
7 214 (35.14%) ASP.NET
8 210 (34.48%) Microsoft
9 209 (34.32%) Finance
10 208 (34.15%) TDD
11 186 (30.54%) Banking
12 184 (30.21%) WPF
13 179 (29.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 170 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 167 (27.42%) AngularJS
16 137 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 135 (22.17%) Problem-Solving
18 124 (20.36%) JavaScript
19 107 (17.57%) .NET Framework
20 105 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 104 (17.08%) Web Services
22 92 (15.11%) Front Office
23 91 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 91 (14.94%) Greenfield Project
24 87 (14.29%) HTML
25 85 (13.96%) Multithreading
26 84 (13.79%) BDD
27 83 (13.63%) Kendo UI
28 82 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
29 77 (12.64%) JIRA

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 42 (6.90%) IIS
2 18 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.30%) Apache
4 14 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.97%) Confluence
6 11 (1.81%) nginx
7 10 (1.64%) JBoss
8 9 (1.48%) CMS
8 9 (1.48%) NServiceBus
9 8 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.66%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.16%) Global One
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 170 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.13%) GitHub
4 10 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.31%) NuGet
6 7 (1.15%) SaaS
7 6 (0.99%) Trello
8 4 (0.66%) Force.com
8 4 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.49%) PaaS
10 2 (0.33%) npm
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
11 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.63%) Kerberos
2 14 (2.30%) SSL
3 13 (2.13%) HTTP
4 9 (1.48%) AMQP
5 3 (0.49%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
7 1 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (48.93%) SQL Server
2 105 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (11.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (8.05%) MongoDB
6 39 (6.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 32 (5.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 28 (4.60%) NoSQL
8 28 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (4.11%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.81%) MySQL
11 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.49%) Big Data
15 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 77 (12.64%) JIRA
2 71 (11.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 51 (8.37%) TeamCity
5 46 (7.55%) NUnit
6 43 (7.06%) Visual Studio
7 39 (6.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 38 (6.24%) Jenkins
9 32 (5.25%) Subversion
10 28 (4.60%) Moq
11 27 (4.43%) SpecFlow
12 26 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (3.78%) FitNesse
14 22 (3.61%) MSTest
15 20 (3.28%) CruiseControl
15 20 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (1.97%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.97%) ReSharper
17 10 (1.64%) jMock
17 10 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 209 (34.32%) Finance
2 186 (30.54%) Banking
3 92 (15.11%) Front Office
4 50 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 32 (5.25%) Financial Institution
6 25 (4.11%) Retail
7 13 (2.13%) Back Office
8 5 (0.82%) Advertising
9 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 544 (89.33%) Developer
2 361 (59.28%) C# Developer
3 246 (40.39%) .NET Developer
4 119 (19.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 98 (16.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 91 (14.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 77 (12.64%) WPF Developer
8 76 (12.48%) WCF Developer
9 74 (12.15%) C# WCF Developer
10 72 (11.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 70 (11.49%) C# WPF Developer
12 64 (10.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 62 (10.18%) Senior Developer
14 49 (8.05%) SQL Developer
15 37 (6.08%) Senior C# Developer
16 33 (5.42%) Angular Developer
17 31 (5.09%) Front Office Developer
18 29 (4.76%) Applications Developer
19 27 (4.43%) Senior .NET Developer
20 24 (3.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (80.30%) .NET
2 214 (35.14%) ASP.NET
3 184 (30.21%) WPF
4 179 (29.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 167 (27.42%) AngularJS
6 137 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 107 (17.57%) .NET Framework
8 104 (17.08%) Web Services
9 87 (14.29%) HTML
10 83 (13.63%) Kendo UI
11 71 (11.66%) CSS
12 62 (10.18%) REST
13 55 (9.03%) jQuery
14 54 (8.87%) Entity Framework
14 54 (8.87%) XML
15 51 (8.37%) JSON
16 49 (8.05%) WinForms
17 47 (7.72%) SOAP
18 40 (6.57%) Task Parallel Library
19 32 (5.25%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.94%) Greenfield Project
2 64 (10.51%) Fixed Income
3 36 (5.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (5.58%) Computer Science
5 33 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (5.25%) Market Risk
7 27 (4.43%) Fintech
7 27 (4.43%) User Experience
8 25 (4.11%) Hedge funds
9 23 (3.78%) Equities
10 22 (3.61%) Credit Risk
11 16 (2.63%) Grid Computing
11 16 (2.63%) PKI
12 15 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (2.30%) Derivative
13 14 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.31%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.99%) OTC Derivatives
16 4 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.66%) Windows
2 15 (2.46%) Linux
3 13 (2.13%) Unix
4 4 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.33%) Android
5 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.16%) VMS
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (40.07%) MVC
2 243 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (34.15%) TDD
4 135 (22.17%) Problem-Solving
5 85 (13.96%) Multithreading
6 84 (13.79%) BDD
7 82 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (11.82%) MVVM
9 68 (11.17%) Web Development
10 66 (10.84%) SOA
11 65 (10.67%) Unit Testing
12 59 (9.69%) Scrum
13 58 (9.52%) OO
14 56 (9.20%) Test Automation
15 50 (8.21%) Software Engineering
16 47 (7.72%) OOP
17 45 (7.39%) SOLID
18 43 (7.06%) SDLC
19 39 (6.40%) Asset Management
20 36 (5.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 538 (88.34%) C#
2 332 (54.52%) SQL
3 124 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.20%) T-SQL
5 32 (5.25%) Java
6 25 (4.11%) TypeScript
7 14 (2.30%) C++
7 14 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.30%) Python
8 12 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.48%) VBA
10 7 (1.15%) C
11 5 (0.82%) XAML
12 4 (0.66%) C++/CLI
12 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.66%) VBScript
13 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.49%) VB
14 1 (0.16%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (5.75%) Degree
2 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.33%) MCTS
5 1 (0.16%) CCNA
5 1 (0.16%) CCNP
5 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.16%) MCDST
5 1 (0.16%) MCITP
5 1 (0.16%) MCP
5 1 (0.16%) MCPD
5 1 (0.16%) MCSA
5 1 (0.16%) MCSD
5 1 (0.16%) MCSE
5 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.64%) QA
2 8 (1.31%) GCP
3 4 (0.66%) PMO
4 2 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (5.42%) Docker
2 4 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (3.12%) Single Sign-On
2 18 (2.96%) CA Single Sign-On
3 14 (2.30%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.66%) Ansible
4 4 (0.66%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.16%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 210 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.60%) Oracle
3 18 (2.96%) CA
4 17 (2.79%) BMC
5 16 (2.63%) Charles River
6 15 (2.46%) TIBCO
7 14 (2.30%) Axway
8 13 (2.13%) ForgeRock
9 10 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.64%) Murex
9 10 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.64%) Sybase
9 10 (1.64%) Tableau
10 9 (1.48%) IBM
11 8 (1.31%) Apigee
11 8 (1.31%) DevExpress
12 7 (1.15%) Telerik
13 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.99%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.66%) Pardot