Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 263 270
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 -101
Contract jobs citing WCF 491 399 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.09% 1.01% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.97% 2.82% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 335 312
London median daily rate £544 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.57% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £400 £349 £308
90th Percentile £666 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +11.80% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
London median hourly rate - £53.13 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.63 £11.00
% change year-on-year -7.77% +323.86% -50.41%

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 16,553 14,141 14,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.91% 35.67% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,623 10,531 10,636
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 97 54
London median hourly rate £43.71 £43.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +17.57% +25.42%
10th Percentile £20.15 £19.36 £18.46
90th Percentile £73.00 £55.63 £59.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +4.94% +7.28% +7.86%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -46 116 £525 +16.67% 27
West London -19 16 £408 +28.35% 27
South London -37 7 £365 -18.89% 3
East London -17 3 - - 3
North London - 2 - - 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 455 (92.67%) C#
2 408 (83.10%) .NET
3 268 (54.58%) SQL Server
4 239 (48.68%) SQL
5 215 (43.79%) Finance
6 203 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
7 194 (39.51%) MVC
8 171 (34.83%) ASP.NET
9 162 (32.99%) TDD
10 151 (30.75%) WPF
11 149 (30.35%) AngularJS
12 148 (30.14%) Microsoft
13 133 (27.09%) Banking
14 129 (26.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 125 (25.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 116 (23.63%) JavaScript
17 91 (18.53%) HTML
17 91 (18.53%) ASP.NET Web API
18 87 (17.72%) .NET Framework
19 86 (17.52%) Multithreading
20 84 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
21 82 (16.70%) Greenfield Project
22 76 (15.48%) Web Services
23 72 (14.66%) Unit Testing
24 70 (14.26%) SQL Server 2012
24 70 (14.26%) CSS
25 68 (13.85%) Front Office
25 68 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 66 (13.44%) Team Foundation Server
26 66 (13.44%) BDD

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 34 (6.92%) IIS
2 12 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.63%) CMS
6 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.22%) Apache
7 6 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.81%) Confluence
8 4 (0.81%) JBoss
8 4 (0.81%) nginx
8 4 (0.81%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.41%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.41%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Global One
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 125 (25.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.43%) NuGet
5 6 (1.22%) Trello
6 5 (1.02%) SaaS
7 4 (0.81%) Force.com
7 4 (0.81%) PaaS
7 4 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.61%) GitHub
9 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) IaaS
10 1 (0.20%) npm
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.44%) HTTP
2 6 (1.22%) SSL
3 5 (1.02%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.81%) AMQP
5 3 (0.61%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.41%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.20%) DNS
7 1 (0.20%) FTP
7 1 (0.20%) SAN
7 1 (0.20%) SMTP
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (54.58%) SQL Server
2 70 (14.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 68 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (8.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 41 (8.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 28 (5.70%) Relational Database
8 27 (5.50%) MongoDB
9 26 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (2.24%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.24%) Oracle Database
12 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.43%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.81%) Big Data
14 4 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.81%) MySQL
15 3 (0.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 66 (13.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (10.59%) Visual Studio
3 48 (9.78%) TeamCity
4 45 (9.16%) JIRA
5 44 (8.96%) NUnit
6 36 (7.33%) Git (software)
7 26 (5.30%) Moq
8 25 (5.09%) Subversion
9 24 (4.89%) Jenkins
10 23 (4.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (4.48%) MSTest
12 19 (3.87%) FitNesse
13 16 (3.26%) ReSharper
14 13 (2.65%) MSBuild
14 13 (2.65%) SpecFlow
15 11 (2.24%) CruiseControl
16 10 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 6 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 215 (43.79%) Finance
2 133 (27.09%) Banking
3 68 (13.85%) Front Office
4 37 (7.54%) Investment Banking
5 33 (6.72%) Financial Institution
6 16 (3.26%) Retail
7 8 (1.63%) Back Office
8 7 (1.43%) Advertising
9 4 (0.81%) Law
9 4 (0.81%) Legal
10 3 (0.61%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 440 (89.61%) Developer
2 284 (57.84%) C# Developer
3 183 (37.27%) .NET Developer
4 79 (16.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 78 (15.89%) WPF Developer
6 70 (14.26%) C# WPF Developer
7 69 (14.05%) ASP.NET Developer
8 57 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 56 (11.41%) Full Stack Developer
10 49 (9.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 48 (9.78%) Senior Developer
12 46 (9.37%) C# WCF Developer
12 46 (9.37%) WCF Developer
13 35 (7.13%) SQL Developer
14 26 (5.30%) Angular Developer
15 24 (4.89%) Senior C# Developer
16 23 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
17 19 (3.87%) Front Office Developer
18 18 (3.67%) Applications Developer
19 16 (3.26%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (83.10%) .NET
2 171 (34.83%) ASP.NET
3 151 (30.75%) WPF
4 149 (30.35%) AngularJS
5 129 (26.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 91 (18.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 91 (18.53%) HTML
7 87 (17.72%) .NET Framework
8 76 (15.48%) Web Services
9 70 (14.26%) CSS
10 53 (10.79%) JSON
11 52 (10.59%) jQuery
11 52 (10.59%) REST
12 50 (10.18%) Kendo UI
13 49 (9.98%) SOAP
14 47 (9.57%) Entity Framework
15 45 (9.16%) LINQ
16 38 (7.74%) XML
17 37 (7.54%) Task Parallel Library
18 32 (6.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.70%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (8.96%) Fixed Income
3 30 (6.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.50%) Hedge funds
5 21 (4.28%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.87%) User Experience
7 18 (3.67%) Equities
7 18 (3.67%) Market Risk
8 17 (3.46%) Fintech
8 17 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.65%) Derivative
9 13 (2.65%) Grid Computing
10 8 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.43%) Clustering
11 7 (1.43%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.22%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.79%) Windows
2 9 (1.83%) Linux
2 9 (1.83%) Unix
3 3 (0.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (39.51%) MVC
3 162 (32.99%) TDD
4 86 (17.52%) Multithreading
5 84 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (14.66%) Unit Testing
7 66 (13.44%) BDD
8 65 (13.24%) OO
9 63 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (11.61%) MVVM
11 56 (11.41%) SOA
12 53 (10.79%) Web Development
13 48 (9.78%) Software Engineering
14 44 (8.96%) Scrum
15 40 (8.15%) Waterfall
16 38 (7.74%) E-Commerce
16 38 (7.74%) SDLC
17 37 (7.54%) OOP
18 35 (7.13%) Mathematics
18 35 (7.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 455 (92.67%) C#
2 239 (48.68%) SQL
3 116 (23.63%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.55%) T-SQL
5 36 (7.33%) TypeScript
6 21 (4.28%) Java
7 18 (3.67%) C++
8 16 (3.26%) VBA
9 14 (2.85%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.83%) XAML
12 7 (1.43%) Python
13 6 (1.22%) C
14 5 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.81%) C++/CLI
16 3 (0.61%) VB
17 2 (0.41%) Perl
17 2 (0.41%) PHP
18 1 (0.20%) Ruby
18 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (8.96%) Degree
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.41%) MCP
4 2 (0.41%) MCPD
4 2 (0.41%) MCTS
5 1 (0.20%) CCNA
5 1 (0.20%) CCNP
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.20%) MCDST
5 1 (0.20%) MCITP
5 1 (0.20%) MCSA
5 1 (0.20%) MCSD
5 1 (0.20%) MCSE
5 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) PMO
3 3 (0.61%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (5.70%) Docker
2 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (1.43%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.81%) Ansible
4 4 (0.81%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.20%) Control-M
6 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 148 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.54%) Oracle
3 11 (2.24%) Charles River
3 11 (2.24%) Tableau
4 10 (2.04%) IBM
4 10 (2.04%) Telerik
4 10 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 9 (1.83%) Apigee
6 7 (1.43%) Axway
6 7 (1.43%) CA
7 6 (1.22%) BMC
7 6 (1.22%) ForgeRock
7 6 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.22%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.81%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.81%) Informatica
8 4 (0.81%) Murex
8 4 (0.81%) Pardot
8 4 (0.81%) Sybase