Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 259 244
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 -86
Contract jobs citing WCF 507 405 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.10% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 2.88% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 326 366
London median daily rate £525 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £406 £338 £341
90th Percentile £675 £600 £638
England median daily rate £469 £411 £425
% change year-on-year +13.98% -3.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
London median hourly rate - £53.13 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £50.63 £33.50
% change year-on-year -15.06% +51.12% +51.04%

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 16,757 14,084 14,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.28% 35.11% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,846 10,536 10,748
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +6.83%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 70
London median hourly rate £41.41 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +14.65% +30.83%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.12 £18.77
90th Percentile £61.50 £57.50 £57.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%

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 April 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 April 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 -21 135 £525 +16.67% 34
West London -23 15 £425 +21.43% 36
South London -47 7 £365 - 3
East London -10 3 - - 5
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 483 (95.27%) C#
2 433 (85.40%) .NET
3 301 (59.37%) SQL Server
4 245 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (45.76%) SQL
6 205 (40.43%) Finance
7 180 (35.50%) MVC
8 168 (33.14%) WPF
9 165 (32.54%) TDD
10 161 (31.76%) ASP.NET
11 153 (30.18%) AngularJS
12 131 (25.84%) JavaScript
13 124 (24.46%) Microsoft
14 116 (22.88%) Multithreading
15 115 (22.68%) Banking
16 113 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 112 (22.09%) .NET Framework
18 102 (20.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 100 (19.72%) HTML
20 94 (18.54%) Greenfield Project
21 92 (18.15%) ASP.NET Web API
22 82 (16.17%) Unit Testing
23 76 (14.99%) OO
24 75 (14.79%) SQL Server 2012
25 70 (13.81%) Team Foundation Server
26 69 (13.61%) Front Office
27 68 (13.41%) CSS
28 67 (13.21%) MVVM
29 66 (13.02%) Web Services
29 66 (13.02%) Problem-Solving

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 26 (5.13%) IIS
2 13 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.79%) Apache
6 4 (0.79%) Confluence
6 4 (0.79%) nginx
7 3 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (0.59%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.39%) CMS
8 2 (0.39%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) GemFire
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Global One
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 102 (20.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.18%) SaaS
5 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) PaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Force.com
6 2 (0.39%) IaaS
6 2 (0.39%) NuGet
6 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.18%) HTTP
2 5 (0.99%) SSL
3 4 (0.79%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.39%) DNS
4 2 (0.39%) Intranet
4 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.20%) SMTP
5 1 (0.20%) snoop
5 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (59.37%) SQL Server
2 75 (14.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 58 (11.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 47 (9.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 47 (9.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (6.71%) Relational Database
8 31 (6.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (5.33%) MongoDB
10 22 (4.34%) NoSQL
11 15 (2.96%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.56%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.59%) Big Data
14 3 (0.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.59%) Power BI
15 2 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 70 (13.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (12.23%) TeamCity
3 58 (11.44%) Visual Studio
4 45 (8.88%) NUnit
5 42 (8.28%) JIRA
6 35 (6.90%) Git (software)
7 31 (6.11%) Subversion
8 28 (5.52%) Moq
9 27 (5.33%) MSTest
10 20 (3.94%) FitNesse
11 19 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (3.16%) Jenkins
12 16 (3.16%) SpecFlow
12 16 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (2.96%) MSBuild
13 15 (2.96%) Selenium
14 14 (2.76%) ReSharper
15 7 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.38%) CruiseControl
15 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 205 (40.43%) Finance
2 115 (22.68%) Banking
3 69 (13.61%) Front Office
4 36 (7.10%) Investment Banking
5 32 (6.31%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.37%) Retail
7 11 (2.17%) Back Office
8 8 (1.58%) Legal
9 7 (1.38%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 469 (92.50%) Developer
2 322 (63.51%) C# Developer
3 167 (32.94%) .NET Developer
4 88 (17.36%) WPF Developer
5 82 (16.17%) C# WPF Developer
6 81 (15.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 63 (12.43%) C# WCF Developer
7 63 (12.43%) WCF Developer
8 54 (10.65%) Full Stack Developer
9 52 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 46 (9.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 46 (9.07%) Senior Developer
11 43 (8.48%) SQL Developer
12 40 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 34 (6.71%) Angular Developer
14 28 (5.52%) Senior .NET Developer
15 25 (4.93%) Senior C# Developer
16 23 (4.54%) Agile Developer
17 22 (4.34%) Agile C# Developer
17 22 (4.34%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (85.40%) .NET
2 168 (33.14%) WPF
3 161 (31.76%) ASP.NET
4 153 (30.18%) AngularJS
5 113 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 112 (22.09%) .NET Framework
7 100 (19.72%) HTML
8 92 (18.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 68 (13.41%) CSS
10 66 (13.02%) Web Services
11 60 (11.83%) jQuery
12 59 (11.64%) Entity Framework
13 57 (11.24%) JSON
14 54 (10.65%) REST
15 53 (10.45%) SOAP
16 47 (9.27%) LINQ
17 46 (9.07%) XML
18 44 (8.68%) Task Parallel Library
19 43 (8.48%) HTML5
19 43 (8.48%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (18.54%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (9.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (7.69%) Fixed Income
4 36 (7.10%) Hedge funds
5 28 (5.52%) Fintech
6 25 (4.93%) Derivative
7 23 (4.54%) Market Risk
8 22 (4.34%) Computer Science
9 17 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (3.16%) Equities
11 15 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (2.37%) Algorithms
13 12 (2.37%) User Experience
14 11 (2.17%) Credit Risk
14 11 (2.17%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.97%) Clustering
16 7 (1.38%) N-Tier
17 6 (1.18%) Grid Computing
18 5 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.86%) Windows
2 5 (0.99%) Linux
3 4 (0.79%) Unix
3 4 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.20%) Android
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (35.50%) MVC
3 165 (32.54%) TDD
4 116 (22.88%) Multithreading
5 82 (16.17%) Unit Testing
6 76 (14.99%) OO
7 67 (13.21%) MVVM
8 66 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
9 62 (12.23%) BDD
10 60 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (11.64%) SOA
12 48 (9.47%) Scrum
13 47 (9.27%) Software Engineering
14 42 (8.28%) OOP
15 41 (8.09%) Waterfall
16 40 (7.89%) Mathematics
16 40 (7.89%) Test Automation
17 39 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
17 39 (7.69%) Web Development
18 38 (7.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 483 (95.27%) C#
2 232 (45.76%) SQL
3 131 (25.84%) JavaScript
4 59 (11.64%) T-SQL
5 35 (6.90%) TypeScript
6 27 (5.33%) Java
7 21 (4.14%) C++
7 21 (4.14%) PL/SQL
8 19 (3.75%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.76%) VBA
10 8 (1.58%) XAML
11 5 (0.99%) F#
11 5 (0.99%) Python
12 4 (0.79%) C
12 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.59%) C++/CLI
13 3 (0.59%) Perl
13 3 (0.59%) VB
14 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (11.05%) Degree
2 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.79%) MCP
5 3 (0.59%) MCPD
5 3 (0.59%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) MCSD
6 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.20%) CCNA
7 1 (0.20%) CCNP
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.20%) MCDST
7 1 (0.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.20%) MCSA
7 1 (0.20%) MCSE
7 1 (0.20%) MCTS
7 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.35%) QA
2 13 (2.56%) MiFID
3 2 (0.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.93%) Docker
2 5 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (1.38%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.27%) Oracle
3 16 (3.16%) Apigee
4 11 (2.17%) TIBCO
5 9 (1.78%) Charles River
5 9 (1.78%) IBM
5 9 (1.78%) Tableau
5 9 (1.78%) Telerik
6 6 (1.18%) Axway
6 6 (1.18%) CA
6 6 (1.18%) DevExpress
7 5 (0.99%) BMC
7 5 (0.99%) ForgeRock
8 4 (0.79%) Infragistics
8 4 (0.79%) SAP
8 4 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.79%) SimCorp
9 3 (0.59%) Sybase
10 2 (0.39%) Informatica
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat