Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 267 206
Rank change year-on-year +47 -61 -39
Contract jobs citing WCF 578 383 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.26% 0.92% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.44% 2.59% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 315 455
London median daily rate £550 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £354
90th Percentile £650 £591 £638
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +12.00%

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 16,792 14,762 14,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.66% 35.58% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,000 11,013 10,747
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 79 96
London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +19.21% +4.86%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.87 £16.44
90th Percentile £47.83 £70.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +37 150 £525 +23.53% 32
West London -21 14 £388 -5.49% 20
South London -39 4 £475 +46.15% 4
North London -7 1 - - 1
East London -19 1 £535 -2.73% 6
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 535 (92.56%) C#
2 498 (86.16%) .NET
3 352 (60.90%) SQL Server
4 305 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
5 278 (48.10%) SQL
6 234 (40.48%) WPF
7 209 (36.16%) MVC
8 208 (35.99%) Finance
9 188 (32.53%) TDD
10 180 (31.14%) ASP.NET
11 160 (27.68%) Banking
12 159 (27.51%) Microsoft
12 159 (27.51%) AngularJS
13 155 (26.82%) .NET Framework
14 133 (23.01%) JavaScript
15 125 (21.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 106 (18.34%) Multithreading
17 98 (16.96%) HTML
18 93 (16.09%) Entity Framework
19 85 (14.71%) Front Office
20 82 (14.19%) Degree
20 82 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
21 81 (14.01%) ASP.NET Web API
22 76 (13.15%) Greenfield Project
23 75 (12.98%) Unit Testing
24 74 (12.80%) MVVM
24 74 (12.80%) Scrum
25 73 (12.63%) T-SQL
25 73 (12.63%) OO
26 72 (12.46%) SQL Server 2012

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 30 (5.19%) IIS
2 14 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.56%) Apache
4 9 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.21%) nginx
5 7 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.87%) Confluence
8 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.35%) CMS
9 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.35%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.17%) GemFire
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.90%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.87%) RMDS
4 3 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (1.73%) SaaS
4 9 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.90%) SSL
2 9 (1.56%) HTTP
3 8 (1.38%) Intranet
3 8 (1.38%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
4 2 (0.35%) snoop
5 1 (0.17%) AMQP
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (60.90%) SQL Server
2 72 (12.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 71 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (9.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (7.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 41 (7.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 39 (6.75%) NoSQL
9 38 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (5.54%) MongoDB
11 30 (5.19%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.73%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (1.04%) Power BI
16 5 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
17 4 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
19 2 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (12.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 70 (12.11%) TeamCity
2 67 (11.59%) Visual Studio
3 49 (8.48%) Git (software)
4 48 (8.30%) NUnit
5 44 (7.61%) MSTest
6 43 (7.44%) JIRA
7 42 (7.27%) Subversion
8 38 (6.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (5.88%) Moq
10 21 (3.63%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (3.46%) FitNesse
11 20 (3.46%) Selenium
12 17 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.56%) ReSharper
13 9 (1.56%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (1.38%) LINQPad
14 8 (1.38%) MSBuild
15 6 (1.04%) Cucumber
General
1 208 (35.99%) Finance
2 160 (27.68%) Banking
3 85 (14.71%) Front Office
4 51 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 37 (6.40%) Financial Institution
6 25 (4.33%) Back Office
7 15 (2.60%) Legal
8 8 (1.38%) Advertising
9 6 (1.04%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.69%) Law
11 3 (0.52%) Games
11 3 (0.52%) Retail
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 538 (93.08%) Developer
2 384 (66.44%) C# Developer
3 200 (34.60%) .NET Developer
4 125 (21.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 108 (18.69%) WPF Developer
6 97 (16.78%) C# WPF Developer
7 91 (15.74%) WCF Developer
8 88 (15.22%) C# WCF Developer
9 76 (13.15%) SQL Developer
10 68 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 66 (11.42%) ASP.NET Developer
12 62 (10.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 59 (10.21%) Senior Developer
14 57 (9.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 37 (6.40%) Agile Developer
16 36 (6.23%) Agile C# Developer
17 34 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
18 32 (5.54%) Senior .NET Developer
19 27 (4.67%) Microsoft Developer
20 26 (4.50%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (86.16%) .NET
2 234 (40.48%) WPF
3 180 (31.14%) ASP.NET
4 159 (27.51%) AngularJS
5 155 (26.82%) .NET Framework
6 125 (21.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 98 (16.96%) HTML
8 93 (16.09%) Entity Framework
9 81 (14.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 69 (11.94%) Web Services
11 65 (11.25%) XML
12 63 (10.90%) REST
13 59 (10.21%) jQuery
14 55 (9.52%) WinForms
15 53 (9.17%) NHibernate
16 52 (9.00%) CSS
17 49 (8.48%) HTML5
18 45 (7.79%) SOAP
19 42 (7.27%) Task Parallel Library
20 41 (7.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.15%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (9.69%) Computer Science
3 50 (8.65%) Derivative
4 47 (8.13%) Fixed Income
5 44 (7.61%) Fintech
6 41 (7.09%) Market Risk
7 40 (6.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (6.06%) Credit Risk
9 34 (5.88%) Hedge funds
10 32 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (4.15%) Data Structures
12 23 (3.98%) Algorithms
13 20 (3.46%) Equities
14 14 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (1.90%) User Experience
16 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
16 9 (1.56%) PKI
17 7 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
18 5 (0.87%) Swaptions
19 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.25%) Windows
2 16 (2.77%) Apple iOS
3 14 (2.42%) Unix
4 8 (1.38%) Android
5 7 (1.21%) Linux
5 7 (1.21%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (36.16%) MVC
3 188 (32.53%) TDD
4 106 (18.34%) Multithreading
5 75 (12.98%) Unit Testing
6 74 (12.80%) MVVM
6 74 (12.80%) Scrum
7 73 (12.63%) OO
8 63 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (10.73%) SOA
10 60 (10.38%) BDD
11 53 (9.17%) Software Engineering
12 51 (8.82%) Test Automation
13 46 (7.96%) OOP
14 42 (7.27%) OOD
14 42 (7.27%) SOLID
15 35 (6.06%) E-Commerce
15 35 (6.06%) Pair Programming
16 33 (5.71%) Mathematics
16 33 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 535 (92.56%) C#
2 278 (48.10%) SQL
3 133 (23.01%) JavaScript
4 73 (12.63%) T-SQL
5 36 (6.23%) PowerShell
6 35 (6.06%) TypeScript
7 31 (5.36%) Java
8 21 (3.63%) Python
9 16 (2.77%) C++
10 15 (2.60%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.90%) C
12 9 (1.56%) F#
13 6 (1.04%) XAML
14 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.87%) VBA
15 3 (0.52%) Perl
15 3 (0.52%) VB
16 2 (0.35%) PHP
16 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 82 (14.19%) Degree
2 27 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.69%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.69%) MCP
4 4 (0.69%) MCPD
4 4 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) MCSD
6 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.11%) QA
2 17 (2.94%) MiFID
3 5 (0.87%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.08%) Docker
2 9 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.38%) CA Single Sign-On
2 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.87%) Puppet
3 4 (0.69%) Ansible
3 4 (0.69%) Terraform
4 3 (0.52%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.17%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 159 (27.51%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.86%) Oracle
3 18 (3.11%) Apigee
3 18 (3.11%) TIBCO
4 16 (2.77%) DevExpress
5 12 (2.08%) Charles River
6 11 (1.90%) SimCorp
7 9 (1.56%) Infragistics
7 9 (1.56%) Syncfusion
7 9 (1.56%) Telerik
7 9 (1.56%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.38%) Axway
8 8 (1.38%) BMC
8 8 (1.38%) CA
8 8 (1.38%) ForgeRock
8 8 (1.38%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.69%) IBM
10 3 (0.52%) Citrix
10 3 (0.52%) Sybase
11 2 (0.35%) SAP