Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 235 290
Rank change year-on-year +23 +55 -98
Contract jobs citing WCF 605 507 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.13% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 3.03% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 448 313
London median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £406 £369 £314
90th Percentile £675 £650 £611
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £42.42 £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.91% +1.76% +6.25%

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 18,005 16,711 15,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.36% 37.09% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,546 12,696 11,541
London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 86 69
London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.11% -28.98% +21.43%
10th Percentile £19.93 £18.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.12 £49.38 £82.20
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +1.24%

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 October 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 October 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 -16 107 £525 +5.00% 21
West London +2 17 £415 +22.96% 29
North London +1 4 £450 - 1
South London -32 4 - - 2
East London -15 3 £528 -1.31% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 529 (87.44%) C#
2 485 (80.17%) .NET
3 333 (55.04%) SQL
4 309 (51.07%) SQL Server
5 278 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
6 243 (40.17%) MVC
7 209 (34.55%) Microsoft
8 206 (34.05%) TDD
8 206 (34.05%) WPF
9 202 (33.39%) Finance
10 196 (32.40%) ASP.NET
11 183 (30.25%) Banking
12 165 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 163 (26.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 147 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
15 142 (23.47%) AngularJS
16 132 (21.82%) .NET Framework
17 115 (19.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 108 (17.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 108 (17.85%) JavaScript
19 102 (16.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 102 (16.86%) Front Office
20 97 (16.03%) BDD
21 91 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (15.04%) Web Services
22 90 (14.88%) Windows
22 90 (14.88%) JIRA
23 83 (13.72%) Test Automation
24 79 (13.06%) Greenfield Project
24 79 (13.06%) MVVM

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 39 (6.45%) IIS
2 22 (3.64%) Confluence
3 17 (2.81%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.31%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.15%) Apache
6 12 (1.98%) JBoss
6 12 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.82%) CMS
8 10 (1.65%) nginx
8 10 (1.65%) NServiceBus
9 7 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 165 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.48%) GitHub
4 12 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.32%) NuGet
6 7 (1.16%) SaaS
6 7 (1.16%) Trello
7 4 (0.66%) npm
8 2 (0.33%) Apigee
8 2 (0.33%) Force.com
8 2 (0.33%) PaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.97%) Kerberos
2 16 (2.64%) HTTP
3 13 (2.15%) SSL
4 11 (1.82%) AMQP
5 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.50%) SMTP
6 2 (0.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.17%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (51.07%) SQL Server
2 108 (17.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (16.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (10.58%) MongoDB
5 56 (9.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (8.10%) NoSQL
7 34 (5.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 28 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 28 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (2.15%) MySQL
11 12 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.66%) Redis
16 3 (0.50%) Big Data
17 2 (0.33%) Couchbase
17 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (14.88%) JIRA
2 75 (12.40%) Git (software)
3 74 (12.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (8.60%) TeamCity
5 47 (7.77%) NUnit
5 47 (7.77%) SpecFlow
6 41 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 41 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 39 (6.45%) Subversion
8 37 (6.12%) Visual Studio
8 37 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (5.95%) Moq
10 23 (3.80%) FitNesse
10 23 (3.80%) MSTest
11 20 (3.31%) CruiseControl
11 20 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (2.64%) Bitbucket
12 16 (2.64%) Maven
12 16 (2.64%) Rhino Mocks
13 14 (2.31%) Selenium
General
1 202 (33.39%) Finance
2 183 (30.25%) Banking
3 102 (16.86%) Front Office
4 60 (9.92%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.96%) Financial Institution
6 19 (3.14%) Retail
7 13 (2.15%) Back Office
8 5 (0.83%) Games
9 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.66%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) French Language
10 2 (0.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 538 (88.93%) Developer
2 367 (60.66%) C# Developer
3 235 (38.84%) .NET Developer
4 122 (20.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 100 (16.53%) WCF Developer
6 93 (15.37%) C# WCF Developer
7 86 (14.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 83 (13.72%) WPF Developer
9 82 (13.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 78 (12.89%) Senior Developer
11 70 (11.57%) C# WPF Developer
12 68 (11.24%) Full Stack Developer
13 63 (10.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 51 (8.43%) SQL Developer
15 46 (7.60%) Senior C# Developer
16 42 (6.94%) Architect
17 34 (5.62%) Front Office Developer
18 32 (5.29%) Market Risk Developer
19 31 (5.12%) Applications Developer
20 28 (4.63%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (80.17%) .NET
2 206 (34.05%) WPF
3 196 (32.40%) ASP.NET
4 163 (26.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 142 (23.47%) AngularJS
6 132 (21.82%) .NET Framework
7 115 (19.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 91 (15.04%) Web Services
9 76 (12.56%) Kendo UI
10 73 (12.07%) HTML
11 71 (11.74%) Entity Framework
11 71 (11.74%) REST
12 54 (8.93%) WinForms
13 51 (8.43%) CSS
14 47 (7.77%) Task Parallel Library
15 46 (7.60%) jQuery
16 45 (7.44%) XML
17 39 (6.45%) JSON
17 39 (6.45%) React
18 37 (6.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.06%) Greenfield Project
2 74 (12.23%) Fixed Income
3 45 (7.44%) Market Risk
4 43 (7.11%) Computer Science
5 39 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (6.28%) Credit Risk
6 38 (6.28%) Fintech
7 34 (5.62%) User Experience
8 29 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (4.46%) Hedge funds
10 24 (3.97%) PKI
11 23 (3.80%) Equities
12 19 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (2.48%) Grid Computing
14 9 (1.49%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.16%) Derivative
16 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
17 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
18 3 (0.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 90 (14.88%) Windows
2 18 (2.98%) Linux
3 14 (2.31%) Unix
4 4 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.33%) Android
5 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.17%) VMS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (40.17%) MVC
3 206 (34.05%) TDD
4 147 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (16.03%) BDD
6 91 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (13.72%) Test Automation
8 79 (13.06%) MVVM
9 70 (11.57%) Multithreading
10 69 (11.40%) Unit Testing
11 67 (11.07%) Scrum
11 67 (11.07%) Web Development
12 64 (10.58%) Software Engineering
13 57 (9.42%) Asset Management
14 53 (8.76%) SOA
15 52 (8.60%) OO
16 51 (8.43%) SOLID
17 44 (7.27%) SDLC
18 43 (7.11%) OOP
19 42 (6.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 529 (87.44%) C#
2 333 (55.04%) SQL
3 108 (17.85%) JavaScript
4 70 (11.57%) T-SQL
5 37 (6.12%) Java
6 33 (5.45%) TypeScript
7 19 (3.14%) C++
8 13 (2.15%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.98%) Python
10 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.16%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.99%) XAML
12 5 (0.83%) C
13 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.66%) VBScript
14 2 (0.33%) VB
14 2 (0.33%) VBA
15 1 (0.17%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.17%) PHP
15 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (6.28%) Degree
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.17%) MCP
4 1 (0.17%) MCPD
4 1 (0.17%) MCTS
4 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) GDPR
2 2 (0.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (4.30%) Docker
2 4 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (4.13%) Single Sign-On
2 24 (3.97%) CA Single Sign-On
3 16 (2.64%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.15%) HP Fortify
5 5 (0.83%) Ansible
6 2 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.17%) Control-M
7 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 209 (34.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.29%) TIBCO
3 24 (3.97%) BMC
3 24 (3.97%) CA
4 22 (3.64%) Oracle
5 14 (2.31%) DevExpress
6 12 (1.98%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.98%) Murex
6 12 (1.98%) Sybase
7 11 (1.82%) Axway
7 11 (1.82%) Charles River
7 11 (1.82%) ForgeRock
8 9 (1.49%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.32%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.99%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.66%) Cadence
11 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.50%) IBM
12 3 (0.50%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.50%) Sun