Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 220 274
Rank change year-on-year -58 +54 -64
Contract jobs citing WCF 406 581 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.91% 1.25% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.36% 3.41% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 515 314
London median daily rate £525 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £406 £375 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £588
England median daily rate £495 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +1.19%

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 17,193 17,049 14,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.64% 36.56% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,916 13,202 11,039
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £370 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 102 76
London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.38 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% -30.28% +17.65%
10th Percentile £24.45 £20.75 £20.67
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.83 £73.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -70 77 £525 - 24
West London +19 15 £500 +29.03% 22
North London 0 10 £450 -
East London -23 5 £528 -1.31% 6
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 342 (84.24%) C#
2 319 (78.57%) .NET
3 258 (63.55%) SQL Server
4 228 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (46.06%) SQL
6 161 (39.66%) TDD
7 148 (36.45%) WPF
8 131 (32.27%) Finance
9 120 (29.56%) MVC
9 120 (29.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 118 (29.06%) .NET Framework
11 95 (23.40%) Microsoft
12 91 (22.41%) ASP.NET
13 90 (22.17%) AngularJS
14 89 (21.92%) JavaScript
15 86 (21.18%) BDD
16 82 (20.20%) Windows
17 76 (18.72%) Front Office
18 68 (16.75%) ASP.NET Web API
19 66 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
19 66 (16.26%) T-SQL
20 65 (16.01%) Software Engineering
20 65 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
21 64 (15.76%) ASP.NET MVC
21 64 (15.76%) Scrum
22 63 (15.52%) Entity Framework
23 60 (14.78%) JIRA
24 59 (14.53%) Banking
24 59 (14.53%) Web Services
24 59 (14.53%) Test Automation

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 (9.61%) IIS
2 23 (5.67%) Confluence
3 13 (3.20%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.46%) Apache
4 10 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.46%) nginx
5 7 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.23%) CMS
6 5 (1.23%) JBoss
7 3 (0.74%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.74%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 120 (29.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.48%) SaaS
6 4 (0.99%) npm
7 3 (0.74%) GitHub
8 2 (0.49%) Office 365
9 1 (0.25%) Apigee
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) NuGet
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
9 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.67%) Kerberos
2 10 (2.46%) SSL
3 8 (1.97%) HTTP
4 5 (1.23%) AMQP
5 3 (0.74%) Internet
5 3 (0.74%) SMTP
6 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (63.55%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (9.85%) MongoDB
4 38 (9.36%) NoSQL
5 35 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (6.16%) Relational Database
8 23 (5.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.23%) DB2
12 5 (1.23%) MySQL
12 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.99%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.99%) Redis
14 3 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
15 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (14.78%) JIRA
3 59 (14.53%) Git (software)
4 41 (10.10%) SpecFlow
5 40 (9.85%) TeamCity
6 39 (9.61%) Jenkins
7 26 (6.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 26 (6.40%) NUnit
7 26 (6.40%) Subversion
8 24 (5.91%) Moq
8 24 (5.91%) Visual Studio
9 22 (5.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (4.93%) FitNesse
11 15 (3.69%) MSTest
12 14 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (3.20%) Selenium
14 12 (2.96%) Maven
15 11 (2.71%) CruiseControl
16 7 (1.72%) Bitbucket
General
1 131 (32.27%) Finance
2 76 (18.72%) Front Office
3 59 (14.53%) Banking
4 35 (8.62%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.22%) Back Office
6 9 (2.22%) Retail
7 4 (0.99%) Games
7 4 (0.99%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 344 (84.73%) Developer
2 219 (53.94%) C# Developer
3 126 (31.03%) .NET Developer
4 72 (17.73%) WCF Developer
5 65 (16.01%) C# WCF Developer
6 63 (15.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 60 (14.78%) WPF Developer
8 55 (13.55%) Senior Developer
9 44 (10.84%) C# WPF Developer
10 42 (10.34%) Architect
11 38 (9.36%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (7.88%) SQL Developer
13 30 (7.39%) Senior C# Developer
14 28 (6.90%) .NET Architect
15 27 (6.65%) Technical Architect
16 26 (6.40%) Applications Developer
17 24 (5.91%) Azure Developer
17 24 (5.91%) Market Risk Developer
18 22 (5.42%) .NET Technical Architect
18 22 (5.42%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (78.57%) .NET
2 148 (36.45%) WPF
3 118 (29.06%) .NET Framework
4 91 (22.41%) ASP.NET
5 90 (22.17%) AngularJS
6 68 (16.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 64 (15.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (15.52%) Entity Framework
9 59 (14.53%) Web Services
10 56 (13.79%) HTML
11 54 (13.30%) REST
12 44 (10.84%) jQuery
12 44 (10.84%) JSON
13 42 (10.34%) React
14 40 (9.85%) CSS
15 35 (8.62%) WinForms
16 33 (8.13%) XML
17 32 (7.88%) Task Parallel Library
18 29 (7.14%) .NET Core
19 26 (6.40%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (13.05%) Fixed Income
3 31 (7.64%) Fintech
4 27 (6.65%) Credit Risk
4 27 (6.65%) Market Risk
5 25 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (5.67%) PKI
7 21 (5.17%) Hedge funds
8 19 (4.68%) User Experience
9 16 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (3.45%) Derivative
10 14 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (2.96%) Equities
12 7 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (1.23%) Video on Demand
14 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.99%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.74%) Clustering
15 3 (0.74%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.20%) Windows
2 8 (1.97%) Linux
3 5 (1.23%) Unix
4 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (39.66%) TDD
3 120 (29.56%) MVC
4 86 (21.18%) BDD
5 65 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (16.01%) Software Engineering
6 64 (15.76%) Scrum
7 59 (14.53%) Test Automation
8 58 (14.29%) MVVM
9 53 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
10 52 (12.81%) OO
11 50 (12.32%) Asset Management
11 50 (12.32%) SOA
11 50 (12.32%) SOLID
11 50 (12.32%) Unit Testing
12 37 (9.11%) Multithreading
13 35 (8.62%) E-Commerce
14 32 (7.88%) OOP
14 32 (7.88%) Web Development
15 31 (7.64%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 342 (84.24%) C#
2 187 (46.06%) SQL
3 89 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 66 (16.26%) T-SQL
5 34 (8.37%) Java
6 26 (6.40%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.19%) C++
8 13 (3.20%) Python
9 10 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.97%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.99%) VBA
12 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.49%) C
13 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.49%) VB
13 2 (0.49%) VB6
13 2 (0.49%) XAML
14 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (6.90%) Degree
2 5 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.99%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (4.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) XenApp
3 1 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 26 (6.40%) CA Single Sign-On
1 26 (6.40%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (3.20%) HP Fortify
3 12 (2.96%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 95 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.88%) TIBCO
3 26 (6.40%) BMC
3 26 (6.40%) CA
4 14 (3.45%) DevExpress
5 13 (3.20%) Axway
5 13 (3.20%) ForgeRock
6 10 (2.46%) Bloomberg
7 9 (2.22%) Northgate
7 9 (2.22%) Oneserve
7 9 (2.22%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.72%) Oracle
8 7 (1.72%) Telerik
9 6 (1.48%) Infragistics
10 5 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.23%) Murex
10 5 (1.23%) Sybase
11 4 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.99%) IBM
11 4 (0.99%) Sitecore