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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 254 158
Rank change year-on-year +25 -96  
Contract jobs citing WCF 206 184 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 0.84% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.76% 2.60% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 148 266
Median daily rate £475 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £37.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7469 7068 7228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.88% 32.45% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5550 5424 5248
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 49
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +22 50 £506 +12.50% 13
Croydon -2 2 £363 +45.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -8 2 - -
Twickenham - 1 £290 - 1
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 332 (84.91%) C#
2 303 (77.49%) .NET
3 223 (57.03%) SQL Server
4 173 (44.25%) SQL
5 172 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
6 171 (43.73%) TDD
7 162 (41.43%) MVC
8 152 (38.87%) Microsoft
9 138 (35.29%) Finance
10 127 (32.48%) WPF
11 125 (31.97%) JavaScript
12 109 (27.88%) ASP.NET
13 95 (24.30%) HTML
14 92 (23.53%) CSS
14 92 (23.53%) Windows
15 90 (23.02%) Scrum
16 84 (21.48%) .NET Framework
17 83 (21.23%) AngularJS
17 83 (21.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 79 (20.20%) Banking
19 78 (19.95%) Web Services
20 77 (19.69%) CRM
21 75 (19.18%) Team Foundation Server
22 74 (18.93%) OO
23 69 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
24 67 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
25 65 (16.62%) Front Office
25 65 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
25 65 (16.62%) SQL Server 2008
26 64 (16.37%) Entity Framework

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 62 (15.86%) SharePoint
2 40 (10.23%) IIS
3 29 (7.42%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.30%) CMS
5 6 (1.53%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.77%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.26%) FileNet
10 1 (0.26%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 67 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (4.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.26%) Endur
4 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.86%) PaaS
3 18 (4.60%) IaaS
4 6 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.28%) Internet
3 4 (1.02%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.02%) Multicast
3 4 (1.02%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.02%) X.509
4 3 (0.77%) HTTP
4 3 (0.77%) VoIP
5 2 (0.51%) LDAP
5 2 (0.51%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) 802.15
6 1 (0.26%) AMQP
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.26%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) WPA
6 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (57.03%) SQL Server
2 83 (21.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (16.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (7.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.30%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.05%) Big Data
11 7 (1.79%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.28%) Power BI
14 4 (1.02%) Data Mart
14 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.77%) Aerospike
15 3 (0.77%) OLAP
16 2 (0.51%) MS Access
16 2 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 75 (19.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (13.30%) NUnit
3 51 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 41 (10.49%) JIRA
5 39 (9.97%) MSTest
6 30 (7.67%) Moq
7 14 (3.58%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (2.81%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.56%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
12 7 (1.79%) CruiseControl
13 6 (1.53%) WiX
13 6 (1.53%) XMLSpy
14 5 (1.28%) MSBuild
14 5 (1.28%) Subversion
15 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
15 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 4 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 3 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 138 (35.29%) Finance
2 79 (20.20%) Banking
3 65 (16.62%) Front Office
4 40 (10.23%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.07%) Back Office
6 10 (2.56%) Marketing
7 7 (1.79%) Retail
8 6 (1.53%) Legal
9 5 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 346 (88.49%) Developer
2 201 (51.41%) C# Developer
3 138 (35.29%) .NET Developer
4 77 (19.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (17.14%) Senior Developer
6 51 (13.04%) Senior C# Developer
7 43 (11.00%) SQL Developer
8 39 (9.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 39 (9.97%) WCF Developer
9 37 (9.46%) WPF Developer
10 34 (8.70%) C# WCF Developer
11 30 (7.67%) C# WPF Developer
12 28 (7.16%) Microsoft Developer
13 25 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 24 (6.14%) Senior .NET Developer
15 23 (5.88%) CRM Developer
16 22 (5.63%) Angular Developer
17 20 (5.12%) Agile Developer
17 20 (5.12%) ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (77.49%) .NET
2 127 (32.48%) WPF
3 109 (27.88%) ASP.NET
4 95 (24.30%) HTML
5 92 (23.53%) CSS
6 84 (21.48%) .NET Framework
7 83 (21.23%) AngularJS
8 78 (19.95%) Web Services
9 69 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 64 (16.37%) Entity Framework
11 63 (16.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (15.60%) jQuery
13 42 (10.74%) REST
14 41 (10.49%) XML
15 32 (8.18%) HTML5
16 29 (7.42%) NHibernate
17 28 (7.16%) LINQ
18 27 (6.91%) WinForms
19 26 (6.65%) JSON
20 25 (6.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.67%) Fixed Income
2 28 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.16%) Derivative
3 24 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (5.12%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (4.60%) Hedge funds
6 15 (3.84%) Market Risk
7 12 (3.07%) Equities
8 10 (2.56%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.05%) Credit Risk
9 8 (2.05%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (2.05%) Grid Computing
10 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.53%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.28%) Reinsurance
12 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (23.53%) Windows
2 8 (2.05%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.28%) Linux
4 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Unix
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (43.73%) TDD
3 162 (41.43%) MVC
4 90 (23.02%) Scrum
5 77 (19.69%) CRM
6 74 (18.93%) OO
7 55 (14.07%) MVVM
8 54 (13.81%) Multithreading
8 54 (13.81%) Web Development
9 52 (13.30%) Test Automation
10 49 (12.53%) Unit Testing
11 46 (11.76%) BDD
12 42 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (9.72%) Software Engineering
14 37 (9.46%) SOLID
15 34 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (7.42%) SOA
17 28 (7.16%) Dependency Injection
17 28 (7.16%) OOP
18 25 (6.39%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (84.91%) C#
2 173 (44.25%) SQL
3 125 (31.97%) JavaScript
4 57 (14.58%) T-SQL
5 22 (5.63%) C++
6 15 (3.84%) VBA
7 12 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.30%) Java
8 9 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.53%) Python
10 4 (1.02%) ECMAScript
10 4 (1.02%) ES6
10 4 (1.02%) PHP
10 4 (1.02%) XAML
11 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) C
12 2 (0.51%) VB
12 2 (0.51%) VBScript
12 2 (0.51%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (5.63%) Degree
2 9 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.79%) MCITP
5 6 (1.53%) MCTS
6 5 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.77%) CFA
8 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.77%) MCSE
9 2 (0.51%) CCNA
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.51%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.51%) MCDST
9 2 (0.51%) MCSA
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.35%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) MiFID
3 2 (0.51%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.77%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.51%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 152 (38.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.07%) Oracle
3 9 (2.30%) Telerik
4 5 (1.28%) Bloomberg
4 5 (1.28%) Kofax
4 5 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.28%) SAP
5 4 (1.02%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.02%) RedGate
6 3 (0.77%) Reuters
7 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.51%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.51%) Murex
7 2 (0.51%) SimCorp
7 2 (0.51%) Sybase
7 2 (0.51%) Syncfusion
7 2 (0.51%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.26%) Tableau
8 1 (0.26%) Twitter
8 1 (0.26%) Typemock
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