Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 273 208
Rank change year-on-year +46 -65 -38
Contract jobs citing WCF 546 403 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.17% 0.89% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.16% 2.59% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 322 480
London median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £350
90th Percentile £650 £606 £638
England median daily rate £445 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.61% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £60.00 £52.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.01% -34.79%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +10.34%

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 17269 15562 15183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.10% 34.40% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13196 11655 11304
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 72 92
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.44 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +40 120 £500 +12.99% 14
West London +2 14 £375 -8.54% 6
South London -27 6 £425 +30.77% 1
North London -7 2 £450 -5.26% 1
East London -11 1 £535 +12.63%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 487 (89.19%) C#
2 468 (85.71%) .NET
3 333 (60.99%) SQL Server
4 291 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
5 281 (51.47%) SQL
6 226 (41.39%) WPF
7 191 (34.98%) MVC
8 185 (33.88%) TDD
9 183 (33.52%) Finance
10 173 (31.68%) ASP.NET
11 165 (30.22%) Microsoft
12 150 (27.47%) Banking
13 149 (27.29%) AngularJS
14 143 (26.19%) JavaScript
15 132 (24.18%) .NET Framework
16 122 (22.34%) HTML
17 117 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 89 (16.30%) Front Office
19 87 (15.93%) T-SQL
20 86 (15.75%) ASP.NET Web API
21 84 (15.38%) Entity Framework
21 84 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
21 84 (15.38%) Scrum
22 83 (15.20%) Web Services
23 81 (14.84%) Windows
24 77 (14.10%) CSS
25 76 (13.92%) MVVM
25 76 (13.92%) Multithreading
26 74 (13.55%) Team Foundation Server
27 72 (13.19%) OO

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 25 (4.58%) IIS
2 20 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (3.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.47%) CMS
4 8 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (1.28%) Apache
5 7 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.28%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.92%) nginx
8 4 (0.73%) Confluence
8 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.37%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) FileNet
11 1 (0.18%) Kentico
11 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 25 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.01%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.92%) RMDS
4 3 (0.55%) Endur
4 3 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.83%) SaaS
4 5 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.65%) HTTP
1 9 (1.65%) SSL
2 7 (1.28%) LDAP
3 6 (1.10%) Intranet
3 6 (1.10%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.92%) Internet
5 3 (0.55%) AMQP
6 2 (0.37%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.18%) DNS
7 1 (0.18%) Firewall
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.18%) LAN
7 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.18%) snoop
7 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (60.99%) SQL Server
2 71 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 68 (12.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (12.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (6.41%) NoSQL
7 34 (6.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (5.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 29 (5.31%) MongoDB
9 29 (5.31%) Relational Database
10 27 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.01%) Power BI
12 8 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
16 3 (0.55%) Data Mart
16 3 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 74 (13.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 53 (9.71%) NUnit
4 51 (9.34%) MSTest
5 40 (7.33%) TeamCity
6 34 (6.23%) Moq
7 32 (5.86%) Git (software)
7 32 (5.86%) Subversion
8 31 (5.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 30 (5.49%) JIRA
10 20 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (2.20%) FitNesse
13 10 (1.83%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (1.28%) CruiseControl
15 7 (1.28%) Jenkins
15 7 (1.28%) LINQPad
16 6 (1.10%) MSBuild
16 6 (1.10%) Selenium
General
1 183 (33.52%) Finance
2 150 (27.47%) Banking
3 89 (16.30%) Front Office
4 51 (9.34%) Investment Banking
5 36 (6.59%) Financial Institution
6 25 (4.58%) Back Office
7 11 (2.01%) Legal
8 8 (1.47%) Private Banking
9 7 (1.28%) Retail
10 6 (1.10%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Marketing
12 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) International Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 497 (91.03%) Developer
2 334 (61.17%) C# Developer
3 195 (35.71%) .NET Developer
4 119 (21.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 92 (16.85%) WPF Developer
6 86 (15.75%) WCF Developer
7 80 (14.65%) C# WCF Developer
7 80 (14.65%) C# WPF Developer
8 79 (14.47%) SQL Developer
9 72 (13.19%) Senior Developer
10 65 (11.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 60 (10.99%) Full Stack Developer
12 59 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 53 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 38 (6.96%) Senior C# Developer
15 37 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
16 34 (6.23%) Agile Developer
17 33 (6.04%) Agile C# Developer
18 25 (4.58%) Microsoft Developer
19 24 (4.40%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (85.71%) .NET
2 226 (41.39%) WPF
3 173 (31.68%) ASP.NET
4 149 (27.29%) AngularJS
5 132 (24.18%) .NET Framework
6 122 (22.34%) HTML
7 117 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 86 (15.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 84 (15.38%) Entity Framework
10 83 (15.20%) Web Services
11 77 (14.10%) CSS
12 68 (12.45%) jQuery
13 64 (11.72%) XML
14 62 (11.36%) REST
15 59 (10.81%) WinForms
16 55 (10.07%) HTML5
17 44 (8.06%) SOAP
18 42 (7.69%) NHibernate
19 41 (7.51%) Ajax
20 38 (6.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.89%) Computer Science
1 54 (9.89%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (9.52%) Derivative
3 51 (9.34%) Fixed Income
4 46 (8.42%) Market Risk
5 34 (6.23%) Fintech
6 33 (6.04%) Credit Risk
7 31 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (4.95%) Hedge funds
10 26 (4.76%) Equities
11 21 (3.85%) Data Structures
12 17 (3.11%) Algorithms
13 12 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (2.01%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (1.28%) PKI
16 7 (1.28%) User Experience
17 6 (1.10%) N-Tier
18 5 (0.92%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.84%) Windows
2 19 (3.48%) Apple iOS
3 14 (2.56%) Unix
4 11 (2.01%) Android
5 9 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.28%) Linux
6 7 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (34.98%) MVC
3 185 (33.88%) TDD
4 84 (15.38%) Scrum
5 76 (13.92%) Multithreading
5 76 (13.92%) MVVM
6 72 (13.19%) OO
7 64 (11.72%) BDD
8 61 (11.17%) SOA
8 61 (11.17%) Unit Testing
9 51 (9.34%) Software Engineering
10 49 (8.97%) Test Automation
11 44 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (7.51%) SOLID
13 39 (7.14%) OOD
14 35 (6.41%) Dependency Injection
15 33 (6.04%) E-Commerce
15 33 (6.04%) OOP
16 32 (5.86%) SDLC
17 31 (5.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 487 (89.19%) C#
2 281 (51.47%) SQL
3 143 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 87 (15.93%) T-SQL
5 36 (6.59%) PowerShell
6 31 (5.68%) Java
7 27 (4.95%) TypeScript
8 19 (3.48%) Python
9 12 (2.20%) C
10 10 (1.83%) C++
11 8 (1.47%) XAML
12 7 (1.28%) F#
13 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.10%) VBA
14 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.55%) ECMAScript
15 3 (0.55%) ES6
15 3 (0.55%) VB
16 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (12.45%) Degree
2 28 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.73%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) MCITP
6 3 (0.55%) MCTS
7 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) MCP
7 2 (0.37%) MCPD
8 1 (0.18%) MCSD
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
8 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.56%) QA
2 11 (2.01%) MiFID
3 9 (1.65%) EMIR
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.83%) Docker
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.73%) Ansible
2 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.73%) Puppet
2 4 (0.73%) Terraform
3 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.18%) Kibana
4 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 165 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.96%) Oracle
3 16 (2.93%) DevExpress
4 14 (2.56%) Apigee
5 12 (2.20%) Charles River
5 12 (2.20%) Telerik
6 11 (2.01%) Infragistics
6 11 (2.01%) SimCorp
6 11 (2.01%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.47%) Syncfusion
9 7 (1.28%) Sybase
10 6 (1.10%) Axway
10 6 (1.10%) BMC
10 6 (1.10%) CA
10 6 (1.10%) ForgeRock
10 6 (1.10%) Murex
10 6 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.73%) RedGate