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 3 months to 28 March 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 230 148
Rank change year-on-year +4 -82  
Contract jobs citing WCF 185 214 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.95% 0.96% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.72% 3.01% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 173 263
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £341 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £51.25 - £20.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6789 7106 6491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.82% 31.86% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5057 5320 4694
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.17 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
City of London -10 46 £391 -17.78% 18
Twickenham - 3 £345 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Canary Wharf -4 1 £625 +56.25%
Hackney - 1 £325 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for WCF.

1 314 (85.79%) C#
2 284 (77.60%) .NET
3 226 (61.75%) SQL Server
4 184 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (45.90%) TDD
6 162 (44.26%) Microsoft
7 150 (40.98%) SQL
8 134 (36.61%) MVC
9 120 (32.79%) WPF
10 119 (32.51%) Finance
11 109 (29.78%) JavaScript
12 102 (27.87%) .NET Framework
13 96 (26.23%) HTML
13 96 (26.23%) ASP.NET
14 88 (24.04%) Scrum
15 87 (23.77%) Windows
15 87 (23.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 80 (21.86%) Web Services
17 75 (20.49%) CRM
18 73 (19.95%) SharePoint
18 73 (19.95%) Dynamics CRM
19 72 (19.67%) CSS
20 71 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
21 67 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 65 (17.76%) Entity Framework
22 65 (17.76%) SQL Server 2008
23 62 (16.94%) OO
24 57 (15.57%) MS Excel
24 57 (15.57%) T-SQL
25 56 (15.30%) 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 73 (19.95%) SharePoint
2 45 (12.30%) IIS
3 41 (11.20%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.46%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.91%) Confluence
5 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.09%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.55%) CMS
10 2 (0.55%) JBoss
10 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.27%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (15.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.82%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 73 (19.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (7.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Endur
3 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 71 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.38%) PaaS
3 26 (7.10%) IaaS
4 7 (1.91%) Office 365
5 5 (1.37%) Yammer
6 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.64%) HTTP
2 6 (1.64%) HTTPS
2 6 (1.64%) X.509
3 4 (1.09%) Multicast
3 4 (1.09%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.82%) SSL
4 3 (0.82%) VoIP
5 2 (0.55%) AMQP
5 2 (0.55%) DNS
5 2 (0.55%) Internet
5 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.27%) 802.15
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) FTP
6 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
6 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (61.75%) SQL Server
2 67 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (17.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.37%) Big Data
11 5 (1.37%) Power BI
11 5 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (1.09%) OLAP
13 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 87 (23.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (15.30%) JIRA
3 52 (14.21%) Visual Studio
4 47 (12.84%) NUnit
5 32 (8.74%) MSTest
6 17 (4.64%) Moq
7 13 (3.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (3.28%) Git (software)
8 12 (3.28%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.73%) Subversion
10 9 (2.46%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.91%) CruiseControl
11 7 (1.91%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.91%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 6 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
12 6 (1.64%) WiX
13 5 (1.37%) Axure RP
13 5 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 4 (1.09%) MSBuild
15 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 119 (32.51%) Finance
2 56 (15.30%) Banking
3 41 (11.20%) Front Office
4 25 (6.83%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.83%) Back Office
6 10 (2.73%) Retail
7 8 (2.19%) Marketing
8 4 (1.09%) Legal
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.55%) Games
9 2 (0.55%) Local Government
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 297 (81.15%) Developer
2 176 (48.09%) C# Developer
3 116 (31.69%) .NET Developer
4 68 (18.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (15.85%) WCF Developer
6 53 (14.48%) C# WCF Developer
7 48 (13.11%) Senior Developer
8 38 (10.38%) SQL Developer
9 37 (10.11%) Microsoft Developer
10 36 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 36 (9.84%) Senior C# Developer
11 35 (9.56%) WPF Developer
12 32 (8.74%) Agile Developer
13 30 (8.20%) C# WPF Developer
14 29 (7.92%) Agile C# Developer
15 26 (7.10%) Agile .NET Developer
15 26 (7.10%) Dynamics AX Developer
16 23 (6.28%) Senior .NET Developer
17 20 (5.46%) CRM Developer
18 19 (5.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (77.60%) .NET
2 120 (32.79%) WPF
3 102 (27.87%) .NET Framework
4 96 (26.23%) ASP.NET
4 96 (26.23%) HTML
5 80 (21.86%) Web Services
6 72 (19.67%) CSS
7 65 (17.76%) Entity Framework
8 56 (15.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 51 (13.93%) AngularJS
10 44 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 40 (10.93%) HTML5
11 40 (10.93%) REST
12 38 (10.38%) jQuery
12 38 (10.38%) RESTful
13 32 (8.74%) XML
14 28 (7.65%) LINQ
15 27 (7.38%) NHibernate
15 27 (7.38%) SOAP
16 22 (6.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (6.28%) Derivative
2 22 (6.01%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
3 12 (3.28%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.73%) Credit Risk
4 10 (2.73%) Market Risk
4 10 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.19%) Hedge funds
5 8 (2.19%) User Experience
6 7 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.64%) Equities
7 6 (1.64%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.37%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.37%) Swaptions
9 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.09%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 87 (23.77%) Windows
2 6 (1.64%) Linux
2 6 (1.64%) Windows Phone
2 6 (1.64%) Windows Server
2 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.37%) Android
4 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.09%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (45.90%) TDD
3 134 (36.61%) MVC
4 88 (24.04%) Scrum
5 75 (20.49%) CRM
6 62 (16.94%) OO
7 50 (13.66%) MVVM
8 48 (13.11%) Multithreading
9 46 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (12.02%) Unit Testing
11 41 (11.20%) SOA
12 40 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (10.38%) BDD
14 37 (10.11%) SOLID
15 34 (9.29%) Software Engineering
16 33 (9.02%) Web Development
17 30 (8.20%) Dependency Injection
18 28 (7.65%) Logistics
19 26 (7.10%) ERP
20 25 (6.83%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 314 (85.79%) C#
2 150 (40.98%) SQL
3 109 (29.78%) JavaScript
4 57 (15.57%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.83%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.01%) C++
7 10 (2.73%) VBA
8 9 (2.46%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.19%) Python
10 6 (1.64%) Java
10 6 (1.64%) VB
11 5 (1.37%) VB6
11 5 (1.37%) XAML
12 3 (0.82%) PHP
13 1 (0.27%) C
13 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.27%) R
13 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (7.65%) Degree
2 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.64%) MCITP
4 5 (1.37%) MCTS
5 4 (1.09%) MCSE
5 4 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) CCNA
6 3 (0.82%) CCNP
6 3 (0.82%) CFA
6 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.82%) MCDBA
6 3 (0.82%) MCDST
6 3 (0.82%) MCSA
7 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) MCPD
7 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.83%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) Basel III
2 5 (1.37%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.55%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 162 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.19%) Oracle
3 7 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (1.91%) SAP
4 6 (1.64%) Infragistics
5 5 (1.37%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.37%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.37%) Infor
6 4 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.82%) Reuters
7 3 (0.82%) Solace
7 3 (0.82%) Sybase
7 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.55%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.55%) Kofax
8 2 (0.55%) Murex
8 2 (0.55%) RedGate
8 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.55%) Telerik
9 1 (0.27%) Syncfusion
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Ebury
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Rate: £475 - £575 per day
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