Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 473 309 404
Rank change year-on-year -164 +95 -191
Contract jobs citing WCF 96 59 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.12% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 45 142
10th Percentile £425 £475 £350
25th Percentile £520 £525 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% +10.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £575
90th Percentile £763 £863 £633
England median daily rate £530 £550 £438
% change year-on-year -3.64% +25.71% -12.50%

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 12,254 5,271 13,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.30% 37.88% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,205 3,909 10,065
10th Percentile £406 £360 £375
25th Percentile £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 20 66
10th Percentile £19.91 £22.38 £19.38
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.63 £36.70
Median hourly rate £49.00 £34.23 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +43.17% -31.55% +18.30%
75th Percentile £64.56 £40.94 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.85 £50.75 £64.37
England median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £45.95
% change year-on-year +22.50% -12.95% +10.43%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in London

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCF in London.

Daily rate trend for WCF in London

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCF in London over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WCF in London

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCF in London.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -53 19 £628 -9.06% 14
West London - 1 - - 4
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 90 (93.75%) C#
2 83 (86.46%) .NET
3 76 (79.17%) SQL
4 52 (54.17%) WPF
5 47 (48.96%) Banking
6 46 (47.92%) .NET Framework
6 46 (47.92%) ASP.NET
7 38 (39.58%) .NET Core
8 29 (30.21%) SQL Server
9 28 (29.17%) Oracle
9 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 28 (29.17%) WinForms
10 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (26.04%) Full Stack Development
12 24 (25.00%) PL/SQL
13 23 (23.96%) Front Office
14 22 (22.92%) TDD
15 20 (20.83%) JIRA
15 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET Core
16 19 (19.79%) Windows
17 18 (18.75%) HTML
17 18 (18.75%) Finance
18 17 (17.71%) MVC
18 17 (17.71%) SOAP
18 17 (17.71%) Web Services
18 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
18 17 (17.71%) Test Automation
19 16 (16.67%) Azure
19 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
19 16 (16.67%) CSS

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 11 (11.46%) IIS
2 6 (6.25%) Apache
2 6 (6.25%) nginx
2 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.17%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.13%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.67%) Azure
2 5 (5.21%) Apigee
2 5 (5.21%) Azure Service Bus
2 5 (5.21%) OpenShift
2 5 (5.21%) Power Platform
3 4 (4.17%) Azure Logic Apps
4 3 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Service Fabric
5 2 (2.08%) IaaS
5 2 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (1.04%) AWS
6 1 (1.04%) Azure Event Grid
6 1 (1.04%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.04%) NuGet
6 1 (1.04%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Kerberos
1 6 (6.25%) SSL
2 5 (5.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.13%) Power BI
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (20.83%) JIRA
2 14 (14.58%) TeamCity
3 12 (12.50%) NUnit
4 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
4 11 (11.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (8.33%) Subversion
6 7 (7.29%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.13%) Selenium
7 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.08%) Appium
8 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.08%) Maven
8 2 (2.08%) TestNG
8 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.08%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.04%) gulp
9 1 (1.04%) Mocha
9 1 (1.04%) Moq
General
1 47 (48.96%) Banking
2 23 (23.96%) Front Office
3 18 (18.75%) Finance
4 14 (14.58%) Social Skills
5 10 (10.42%) Investment Banking
6 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.21%) Public Sector
8 4 (4.17%) Back Office
9 1 (1.04%) Advertising
9 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (55.21%) Developer
2 30 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 23 (23.96%) .NET Developer
4 21 (21.88%) Consultant
5 20 (20.83%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.29%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Lead .NET Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Specialist
10 4 (4.17%) React Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.13%) SailPoint Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
12 2 (2.08%) Lead C# Developer
12 2 (2.08%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (86.46%) .NET
2 52 (54.17%) WPF
3 46 (47.92%) .NET Framework
3 46 (47.92%) ASP.NET
4 38 (39.58%) .NET Core
5 28 (29.17%) WinForms
6 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET Core
7 18 (18.75%) HTML
8 17 (17.71%) SOAP
8 17 (17.71%) Web Services
9 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (16.67%) CSS
10 14 (14.58%) LINQ
11 13 (13.54%) Entity Framework
11 13 (13.54%) React
12 11 (11.46%) RESTful
13 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (9.38%) REST
14 8 (8.33%) JSON
15 7 (7.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Derivative
2 9 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.25%) PKI
4 5 (5.21%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.21%) Fixed Income
5 4 (4.17%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (3.13%) Grid Computing
6 3 (3.13%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.08%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.08%) User Experience
8 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.04%) Equities
8 1 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.79%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) Full Stack Development
3 22 (22.92%) TDD
4 17 (17.71%) MVC
4 17 (17.71%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.63%) Unit Testing
6 13 (13.54%) BDD
7 12 (12.50%) Microservices
8 10 (10.42%) Migration
8 10 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.38%) Multithreading
10 8 (8.33%) DevOps
10 8 (8.33%) SDLC
10 8 (8.33%) SOA
11 7 (7.29%) Refactoring
11 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.29%) Web Development
12 6 (6.25%) Project Management
12 6 (6.25%) SOLID
12 6 (6.25%) Web SSO
Programming Languages
1 90 (93.75%) C#
2 76 (79.17%) SQL
3 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 24 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 12 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.25%) Python
8 5 (5.21%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.21%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.17%) C++
10 2 (2.08%) VBScript
11 1 (1.04%) F#
11 1 (1.04%) Java
11 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Ansible
1 6 (6.25%) CA Single Sign-On
1 6 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Oracle
2 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) BMC
3 6 (6.25%) CA
4 4 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.13%) Syncfusion
5 3 (3.13%) TIBCO