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 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 260 172
Rank change year-on-year +27 -88  
Contract jobs citing WCF 487 513 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.95% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.23% 3.35% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 373 573
Median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Median hourly rate £46.63 £42.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% +78.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.05 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.25 £52.17
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 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 15082 15298 15416
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.37% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10422 10796 10312
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 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
England +13 435 £425 +6.25% 262
London +23 210 £475 +5.55% 80
South East +28 83 £388 -0.32% 52
City of London +25 51 £513 +9.33% 14
South West +29 50 £325 -7.14% 17
East of England -2 32 £320 -28.88% 25
Wiltshire +21 26 £303 -24.37% 3
Kent +21 25 £350 -15.15% 4
Belfast -18 24 £316 -
County Antrim -22 24 £316 -
Northern Ireland -24 24 £316 -
East Midlands -29 24 £338 -8.16% 22
South Wales +11 22 £375 -3.22% 2
Wales +8 22 £375 -3.22% 3
Cardiff +9 19 £375 -3.22% 2
Hampshire +9 18 £325 -13.33% 16
Nottinghamshire -12 15 £350 -17.64% 8
Surrey -5 14 £400 -16.66% 10
Hertfordshire +10 13 £348 -0.71% 12
West Midlands +4 12 £344 -17.10% 12
North West +3 12 £356 +9.61% 35
Nottingham -10 12 £353 -17.05% 8
Berkshire +19 11 £475 +48.43% 3
Bristol 0 11 £350 +3.70% 4
Tunbridge Wells +12 10 £350 -15.15% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 10 £300 -31.42% 7
Yorkshire -8 10 £350 +2.94% 16
Swindon +11 9 £340 -16.04% 3
Leicester +7 8 £300 - 3
Portsmouth +5 8 £325 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for WCF.

1 812 (87.41%) .NET
2 776 (83.53%) C#
3 520 (55.97%) SQL Server
4 418 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
5 409 (44.03%) SQL
6 400 (43.06%) MVC
7 381 (41.01%) Microsoft
8 355 (38.21%) JavaScript
9 352 (37.89%) ASP.NET
10 336 (36.17%) .NET Framework
11 300 (32.29%) TDD
12 285 (30.68%) WPF
13 280 (30.14%) HTML
14 271 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 264 (28.42%) CSS
15 264 (28.42%) Web Services
16 217 (23.36%) Team Foundation Server
17 212 (22.82%) Finance
18 198 (21.31%) Visual Studio
19 187 (20.13%) Scrum
20 186 (20.02%) AngularJS
21 182 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
22 178 (19.16%) Entity Framework
23 165 (17.76%) Windows
23 165 (17.76%) CRM
24 143 (15.39%) XML
24 143 (15.39%) Unit Testing
25 142 (15.29%) jQuery
26 134 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
27 131 (14.10%) Dynamics CRM

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 98 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 66 (7.10%) IIS
3 44 (4.74%) BizTalk Server
4 30 (3.23%) CMS
5 23 (2.48%) NServiceBus
6 14 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.54%) Confluence
11 4 (0.43%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.32%) ThingWorx
12 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 131 (14.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 134 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.88%) PaaS
3 34 (3.66%) IaaS
4 20 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.40%) SaaS
6 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.43%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.97%) Internet
3 7 (0.75%) DNS
4 4 (0.43%) HTTP
4 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.43%) Multicast
4 4 (0.43%) SMTP
4 4 (0.43%) SSL
4 4 (0.43%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.43%) X.509
5 3 (0.32%) AMQP
5 3 (0.32%) IMAP
5 3 (0.32%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.32%) LAN
5 3 (0.32%) VoIP
6 2 (0.22%) Extranet
6 2 (0.22%) Intranet
6 2 (0.22%) LDAP
6 2 (0.22%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (55.97%) SQL Server
2 118 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (8.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (6.78%) Relational Database
7 39 (4.20%) Oracle Database
8 35 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (3.12%) RDBMS
11 28 (3.01%) NoSQL
11 28 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
14 13 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.86%) Big Data
17 8 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 217 (23.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 198 (21.31%) Visual Studio
3 96 (10.33%) NUnit
4 81 (8.72%) JIRA
5 71 (7.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 67 (7.21%) MSTest
7 58 (6.24%) Moq
8 47 (5.06%) Git (software)
9 37 (3.98%) MSBuild
10 27 (2.91%) TeamCity
11 22 (2.37%) Jenkins
11 22 (2.37%) ReSharper
12 20 (2.15%) Subversion
13 19 (2.05%) SpecFlow
14 18 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (1.61%) Selenium
16 14 (1.51%) JSUnit
17 10 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
17 10 (1.08%) WiX
18 9 (0.97%) NuGet
General
1 212 (22.82%) Finance
2 114 (12.27%) Banking
3 76 (8.18%) Front Office
4 42 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.40%) Back Office
6 12 (1.29%) Marketing
7 11 (1.18%) Retail
8 7 (0.75%) Automotive
8 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.65%) Legal
9 6 (0.65%) Publishing
10 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 826 (88.91%) Developer
2 433 (46.61%) .NET Developer
3 389 (41.87%) C# Developer
4 199 (21.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 105 (11.30%) WPF Developer
6 103 (11.09%) Senior Developer
6 103 (11.09%) WCF Developer
7 100 (10.76%) SQL Developer
8 85 (9.15%) C# WCF Developer
9 75 (8.07%) ASP.NET Developer
10 74 (7.97%) CRM Developer
11 67 (7.21%) C# WPF Developer
12 66 (7.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 66 (7.10%) Senior C# Developer
13 64 (6.89%) Software Developer
14 63 (6.78%) Microsoft Developer
15 62 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 58 (6.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 54 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
18 46 (4.95%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 812 (87.41%) .NET
2 352 (37.89%) ASP.NET
3 336 (36.17%) .NET Framework
4 285 (30.68%) WPF
5 280 (30.14%) HTML
6 271 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 264 (28.42%) CSS
7 264 (28.42%) Web Services
8 186 (20.02%) AngularJS
9 182 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 178 (19.16%) Entity Framework
11 143 (15.39%) XML
12 142 (15.29%) jQuery
13 105 (11.30%) LINQ
14 98 (10.55%) REST
15 94 (10.12%) HTML5
16 85 (9.15%) WinForms
17 79 (8.50%) JSON
18 74 (7.97%) RESTful
19 60 (6.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 37 (3.98%) User Experience
4 30 (3.23%) Fixed Income
5 28 (3.01%) Derivative
6 24 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 21 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (1.94%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.72%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.61%) Market Risk
11 14 (1.51%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.18%) Equities
13 10 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.86%) Grid Computing
14 8 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.76%) Windows
2 16 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 10 (1.08%) Linux
4 8 (0.86%) Unix
5 6 (0.65%) Android
6 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (43.06%) MVC
3 300 (32.29%) TDD
4 187 (20.13%) Scrum
5 165 (17.76%) CRM
6 143 (15.39%) Unit Testing
7 119 (12.81%) OO
8 118 (12.70%) MVVM
9 99 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (10.33%) Test Automation
11 87 (9.36%) Multithreading
12 83 (8.93%) Web Development
13 74 (7.97%) SOA
13 74 (7.97%) Software Engineering
14 69 (7.43%) Dependency Injection
14 69 (7.43%) SOLID
15 65 (7.00%) BDD
16 64 (6.89%) OOP
17 51 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
18 50 (5.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 776 (83.53%) C#
2 409 (44.03%) SQL
3 355 (38.21%) JavaScript
4 127 (13.67%) T-SQL
5 56 (6.03%) PL/SQL
6 42 (4.52%) C++
7 37 (3.98%) VB.NET
8 36 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.23%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.15%) VBA
11 18 (1.94%) VB
12 17 (1.83%) Java
13 15 (1.61%) C
14 12 (1.29%) Python
15 9 (0.97%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.86%) F#
17 7 (0.75%) C++/CLI
17 7 (0.75%) ES6
17 7 (0.75%) XAML
18 6 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (6.35%) Degree
2 45 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.75%) MCITP
8 6 (0.65%) MCTS
9 4 (0.43%) HNC
10 3 (0.32%) CFA
10 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.32%) MCPD
10 3 (0.32%) MCSE
11 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.22%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.22%) MCDST
11 2 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.12%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) MiFID
3 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.22%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.11%) EMIR
4 1 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.54%) Docker
3 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.11%) Puppet
2 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 381 (41.01%) Microsoft
2 127 (13.67%) Oracle
3 22 (2.37%) Telerik
4 16 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 14 (1.51%) Siebel
5 14 (1.51%) Sybase
6 12 (1.29%) Infragistics
7 11 (1.18%) DevExpress
8 10 (1.08%) Google
9 9 (0.97%) SAP
10 8 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.75%) Perforce
12 6 (0.65%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.65%) RedGate
13 5 (0.54%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.54%) Kofax
13 5 (0.54%) Sencha
14 4 (0.43%) IBM
14 4 (0.43%) Twitter
15 3 (0.32%) HP
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Haysfm
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Northamptonshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
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Sutton, Surrey
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Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £340.00 - £385.00 per day
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Hampshire
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Rate: £390 - £400 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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City, London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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