The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 April 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 261 154
Rank change year-on-year +37 -107  
Contract jobs citing WCF 516 530 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.95% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.51% 3.41% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 399 602
Median daily rate £400 £413 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.93% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £11.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +354.54% -50.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £11.00 £21.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14684 15556 14918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.59% 27.85% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10203 10869 9655
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 196 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 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
England +37 481 £413 -2.94% 275
London +23 213 £485 +2.64% 90
South East +55 114 £390 +4.00% 44
South West +16 58 £313 -21.87% 23
City of London +8 48 £488 - 14
Kent +30 33 £400 +1.58% 5
East of England -11 26 £325 -13.33% 26
Bristol +16 25 £438 +16.66% 6
East Midlands -9 24 £368 +5.00% 16
Hampshire +27 21 £400 +3.22% 8
North West +18 20 £375 +15.38% 34
Nottinghamshire +11 20 £368 -13.52% 7
Belfast -8 19 £375 - 1
County Antrim -9 19 £375 - 2
Northern Ireland -13 19 £375 - 4
Nottingham +5 18 £368 -13.52% 5
Yorkshire +12 17 £345 +2.22% 17
Wiltshire +1 14 £300 -31.03% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £479 +50.11% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 11 £300 -20.00% 10
Manchester +10 11 £375 +10.29% 18
Milton Keynes +5 11 £479 +47.23%
Surrey +2 11 £375 -16.66% 9
Berkshire +17 10 £378 -16.11% 7
Cambridge +8 10 £300 -4.76% 5
East Sussex +4 10 £375 +11.94% 5
Tunbridge Wells +13 9 - - 2
West Yorkshire +5 9 £345 +1.84% 10
Hastings +1 9 - -
Hertfordshire +10 8 £338 -11.47% 5

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 with a requirement for WCF.

1 810 (87.19%) .NET
2 771 (82.99%) C#
3 528 (56.84%) SQL Server
4 422 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
5 390 (41.98%) Microsoft
6 381 (41.01%) MVC
7 371 (39.94%) SQL
8 349 (37.57%) ASP.NET
9 341 (36.71%) JavaScript
10 330 (35.52%) .NET Framework
11 296 (31.86%) TDD
12 292 (31.43%) WPF
13 274 (29.49%) HTML
14 268 (28.85%) Web Services
14 268 (28.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 240 (25.83%) CSS
16 212 (22.82%) Finance
16 212 (22.82%) Team Foundation Server
17 195 (20.99%) Visual Studio
18 184 (19.81%) Scrum
19 169 (18.19%) CRM
20 164 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
21 153 (16.47%) Entity Framework
22 149 (16.04%) Windows
23 148 (15.93%) Dynamics CRM
24 145 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
25 142 (15.29%) XML
26 139 (14.96%) AngularJS
27 130 (13.99%) OO
28 127 (13.67%) SQL Server 2008

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 100 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 85 (9.15%) IIS
3 56 (6.03%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (2.37%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.29%) CMS
8 11 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.86%) Confluence
9 8 (0.86%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.43%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.43%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 148 (15.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 145 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.63%) PaaS
3 38 (4.09%) IaaS
4 19 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.86%) Office 365
5 8 (0.86%) SaaS
6 5 (0.54%) Yammer
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Boomi
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.29%) HTTPS
3 9 (0.97%) X.509
4 8 (0.86%) Internet
5 6 (0.65%) Broadband
5 6 (0.65%) DNS
5 6 (0.65%) LAN
6 5 (0.54%) Firewall
6 5 (0.54%) HTTP
6 5 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.43%) Multicast
7 4 (0.43%) Network Security
7 4 (0.43%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.32%) AMQP
8 3 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.32%) SSL
8 3 (0.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.22%) IMAP
9 2 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (56.84%) SQL Server
2 127 (13.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (9.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 57 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (4.20%) Relational Database
7 34 (3.66%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.91%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 17 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.86%) Big Data
15 8 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.75%) MySQL
16 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 212 (22.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 195 (20.99%) Visual Studio
3 94 (10.12%) NUnit
4 88 (9.47%) JIRA
5 81 (8.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 73 (7.86%) MSTest
7 56 (6.03%) Moq
8 53 (5.71%) Git (software)
9 29 (3.12%) Subversion
10 28 (3.01%) TeamCity
11 27 (2.91%) ReSharper
12 26 (2.80%) MSBuild
13 21 (2.26%) Jenkins
13 21 (2.26%) Selenium
14 20 (2.15%) SpecFlow
15 11 (1.18%) CruiseControl
16 10 (1.08%) WiX
17 9 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.97%) NuGet
17 9 (0.97%) StyleCop
General
1 212 (22.82%) Finance
2 104 (11.19%) Banking
3 63 (6.78%) Front Office
4 35 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.51%) Back Office
5 14 (1.51%) Marketing
5 14 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.29%) Retail
7 7 (0.75%) Electronics
8 6 (0.65%) Legal
9 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.54%) Publishing
10 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 795 (85.58%) Developer
2 411 (44.24%) .NET Developer
3 389 (41.87%) C# Developer
4 213 (22.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 125 (13.46%) WCF Developer
6 115 (12.38%) WPF Developer
7 101 (10.87%) C# WCF Developer
8 93 (10.01%) Senior Developer
9 78 (8.40%) SQL Developer
10 76 (8.18%) CRM Developer
10 76 (8.18%) Microsoft Developer
11 75 (8.07%) C# WPF Developer
12 72 (7.75%) Software Developer
13 70 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 69 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
15 67 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 60 (6.46%) Senior C# Developer
17 58 (6.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 43 (4.63%) Senior .NET Developer
19 36 (3.88%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 810 (87.19%) .NET
2 349 (37.57%) ASP.NET
3 330 (35.52%) .NET Framework
4 292 (31.43%) WPF
5 274 (29.49%) HTML
6 268 (28.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 268 (28.85%) Web Services
7 240 (25.83%) CSS
8 164 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 153 (16.47%) Entity Framework
10 142 (15.29%) XML
11 139 (14.96%) AngularJS
12 114 (12.27%) jQuery
13 95 (10.23%) REST
14 84 (9.04%) LINQ
15 82 (8.83%) SOAP
16 77 (8.29%) HTML5
17 73 (7.86%) RESTful
18 69 (7.43%) WinForms
19 53 (5.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
1 50 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.34%) Derivative
4 28 (3.01%) Client/Server
5 27 (2.91%) User Experience
6 20 (2.15%) Fixed Income
7 19 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.61%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
10 13 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.18%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.18%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.97%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.86%) Grid Computing
16 7 (0.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 149 (16.04%) Windows
2 13 (1.40%) Linux
2 13 (1.40%) Windows Server
3 10 (1.08%) Android
4 9 (0.97%) Unix
5 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.11%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (41.01%) MVC
3 296 (31.86%) TDD
4 184 (19.81%) Scrum
5 169 (18.19%) CRM
6 130 (13.99%) OO
7 113 (12.16%) MVVM
8 111 (11.95%) Unit Testing
9 104 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (9.04%) Multithreading
11 83 (8.93%) SOA
11 83 (8.93%) Software Engineering
12 81 (8.72%) SOLID
13 71 (7.64%) Dependency Injection
14 70 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (6.78%) Web Development
16 59 (6.35%) BDD
17 50 (5.38%) OOP
18 47 (5.06%) Automated Testing
19 44 (4.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 771 (82.99%) C#
2 371 (39.94%) SQL
3 341 (36.71%) JavaScript
4 120 (12.92%) T-SQL
5 40 (4.31%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 34 (3.66%) C++
7 34 (3.66%) PL/SQL
8 19 (2.05%) VB
9 17 (1.83%) Java
9 17 (1.83%) VBA
10 16 (1.72%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.51%) Python
12 10 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.86%) VBScript
13 8 (0.86%) XAML
14 7 (0.75%) C
15 6 (0.65%) VB6
16 5 (0.54%) ES6
16 5 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (6.67%) Degree
2 56 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.65%) HNC
7 6 (0.65%) ISEB
7 6 (0.65%) MCITP
8 5 (0.54%) MCTS
9 4 (0.43%) HND
10 3 (0.32%) CFA
10 3 (0.32%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (0.32%) CISM
10 3 (0.32%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.32%) MCPD
10 3 (0.32%) MCSE
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.22%) MCDST
11 2 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.37%) QA
2 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.32%) Basel III
3 3 (0.32%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.22%) HL7
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 21 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.54%) Snort
3 4 (0.43%) Docker
4 3 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 390 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 111 (11.95%) Oracle
3 21 (2.26%) Telerik
4 17 (1.83%) Infragistics
4 17 (1.83%) SAP
5 15 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.40%) Sybase
7 12 (1.29%) DevExpress
7 12 (1.29%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.75%) Siebel
10 5 (0.54%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.54%) Infor
10 5 (0.54%) Kofax
10 5 (0.54%) Sencha
10 5 (0.54%) Sourcefire
11 4 (0.43%) RedGate
12 3 (0.32%) Solace
12 3 (0.32%) Twitter
12 3 (0.32%) Xamarin
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £279 - £321 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
Posted: Yesterday
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day negotiable on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £360 per day 2-3 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500.00 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago