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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
Rank 242 241 150
Rank change year-on-year -1 -91  
Contract jobs citing WCF 449 538 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.02% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.16% 3.63% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 404 568
Median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £46.13 £11.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +319.31% -66.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £11.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.23 £68.00 £34.50
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 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +2 423 £400 -3.03% 309
London +16 187 £470 -1.05% 105
South East +35 91 £395 +5.33% 45
City of London +10 50 £360 -24.21% 12
South West +3 39 £313 -21.87% 21
East Midlands +5 32 £359 +21.61% 13
Nottingham +16 24 £368 - 2
Nottinghamshire +15 24 £368 - 4
West Midlands -9 24 £379 +1.00% 19
East of England -26 24 £325 -13.33% 40
Hampshire +27 20 £400 +3.22% 13
Bristol +16 20 £475 +26.66% 8
Kent +13 20 £400 +16.78% 3
North West +21 18 £375 +20.00% 33
Birmingham +8 18 £379 +16.53% 5
Buckinghamshire -9 14 £479 +14.26% 3
Surrey +13 13 £381 -10.29% 7
Milton Keynes -7 12 £479 +3.45% 1
Belfast -4 11 £375 -
County Antrim -7 11 £375 - 1
Northern Ireland -9 11 £375 - 1
Berkshire +16 10 £403 -15.26% 5
Reading +16 9 £355 -11.25% 1
Hertfordshire +7 9 £338 -23.29% 12
Manchester +4 9 £375 +13.20% 21
Yorkshire -12 8 £340 +4.61% 29
Leatherhead - 8 £375 - 1
Cambridge -1 7 £275 -12.69% 8
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £275 -12.69% 12
Devon - 7 £220 - 2

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 802 (88.42%) .NET
2 757 (83.46%) C#
3 532 (58.65%) SQL Server
4 445 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
5 393 (43.33%) MVC
6 382 (42.12%) Microsoft
7 370 (40.79%) SQL
8 364 (40.13%) JavaScript
9 360 (39.69%) ASP.NET
10 353 (38.92%) .NET Framework
11 297 (32.75%) HTML
12 280 (30.87%) TDD
13 265 (29.22%) Web Services
14 253 (27.89%) WPF
14 253 (27.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 247 (27.23%) CSS
16 234 (25.80%) Team Foundation Server
17 220 (24.26%) Visual Studio
18 192 (21.17%) Scrum
19 176 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
20 172 (18.96%) Entity Framework
21 171 (18.85%) Finance
22 161 (17.75%) CRM
23 155 (17.09%) XML
24 153 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
25 145 (15.99%) Dynamics CRM
26 144 (15.88%) Microsoft Azure
27 143 (15.77%) jQuery
28 142 (15.66%) Windows
29 138 (15.21%) OO

WCF
Top Related 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 99 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 91 (10.03%) IIS
3 62 (6.84%) BizTalk Server
4 27 (2.98%) NServiceBus
5 17 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.99%) Confluence
9 8 (0.88%) CMS
9 8 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.55%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.55%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.33%) JBoss
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 86 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.77%) MS Project
3 6 (0.66%) MS Office
4 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 145 (15.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 144 (15.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.74%) PaaS
3 37 (4.08%) IaaS
4 19 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.99%) Office 365
6 8 (0.88%) Boomi
6 8 (0.88%) SaaS
7 6 (0.66%) Yammer
8 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Asana
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.32%) HTTPS
1 12 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.21%) Broadband
3 7 (0.77%) HTTP
3 7 (0.77%) X.509
4 6 (0.66%) Firewall
4 6 (0.66%) Internet
4 6 (0.66%) LAN
5 5 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.44%) AMQP
6 4 (0.44%) DNS
6 4 (0.44%) Network Security
6 4 (0.44%) SSL
7 3 (0.33%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.33%) Multicast
7 3 (0.33%) VoIP
7 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.22%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (58.65%) SQL Server
2 153 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 105 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (9.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 55 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (3.86%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.64%) NoSQL
8 31 (3.42%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.21%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.10%) MS Access
16 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.88%) MySQL
18 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 234 (25.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 220 (24.26%) Visual Studio
3 93 (10.25%) NUnit
4 85 (9.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 80 (8.82%) JIRA
6 63 (6.95%) MSTest
7 61 (6.73%) Moq
8 57 (6.28%) Git (software)
9 47 (5.18%) Subversion
10 28 (3.09%) TeamCity
11 26 (2.87%) ReSharper
12 25 (2.76%) MSBuild
13 21 (2.32%) SpecFlow
14 20 (2.21%) Selenium
15 19 (2.09%) Jenkins
16 18 (1.98%) CruiseControl
17 10 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 9 (0.99%) NuGet
18 9 (0.99%) StyleCop
18 9 (0.99%) WiX
General
1 171 (18.85%) Finance
2 79 (8.71%) Banking
3 49 (5.40%) Front Office
4 27 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.54%) Back Office
6 14 (1.54%) Marketing
6 14 (1.54%) Retail
7 8 (0.88%) Electronics
8 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.55%) Publishing
10 4 (0.44%) Legal
11 3 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 764 (84.23%) Developer
2 400 (44.10%) .NET Developer
3 347 (38.26%) C# Developer
4 185 (20.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 121 (13.34%) WCF Developer
6 95 (10.47%) WPF Developer
7 93 (10.25%) C# WCF Developer
8 89 (9.81%) Microsoft Developer
9 81 (8.93%) CRM Developer
10 78 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 78 (8.60%) Senior Developer
11 77 (8.49%) SQL Developer
12 74 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 65 (7.17%) Software Developer
14 61 (6.73%) C# WPF Developer
15 58 (6.39%) ASP.NET Developer
16 48 (5.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (4.96%) Senior C# Developer
18 44 (4.85%) Senior .NET Developer
19 39 (4.30%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 802 (88.42%) .NET
2 360 (39.69%) ASP.NET
3 353 (38.92%) .NET Framework
4 297 (32.75%) HTML
5 265 (29.22%) Web Services
6 253 (27.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 253 (27.89%) WPF
7 247 (27.23%) CSS
8 176 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 172 (18.96%) Entity Framework
10 155 (17.09%) XML
11 143 (15.77%) jQuery
12 119 (13.12%) AngularJS
13 89 (9.81%) REST
14 86 (9.48%) LINQ
15 85 (9.37%) SOAP
16 73 (8.05%) HTML5
16 73 (8.05%) RESTful
17 60 (6.62%) WinForms
18 51 (5.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 25 (2.76%) Client/Server
4 24 (2.65%) N-Tier
5 23 (2.54%) Derivative
6 16 (1.76%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.76%) User Experience
7 13 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.10%) Credit Risk
9 10 (1.10%) Market Risk
10 9 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 9 (0.99%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.77%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.66%) Equities
13 6 (0.66%) Replication
13 6 (0.66%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 142 (15.66%) Windows
2 14 (1.54%) Android
2 14 (1.54%) Linux
2 14 (1.54%) Unix
3 13 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.66%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (43.33%) MVC
3 280 (30.87%) TDD
4 192 (21.17%) Scrum
5 161 (17.75%) CRM
6 138 (15.21%) OO
7 107 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (11.58%) Unit Testing
9 104 (11.47%) MVVM
10 92 (10.14%) SOLID
11 82 (9.04%) Software Engineering
12 80 (8.82%) SOA
13 72 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (7.50%) Dependency Injection
15 67 (7.39%) Multithreading
16 62 (6.84%) BDD
17 58 (6.39%) OOP
18 53 (5.84%) Web Development
19 44 (4.85%) SDLC
20 42 (4.63%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 757 (83.46%) C#
2 370 (40.79%) SQL
3 364 (40.13%) JavaScript
4 117 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 52 (5.73%) VB.NET
6 44 (4.85%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 27 (2.98%) C++
9 20 (2.21%) Java
9 20 (2.21%) TypeScript
10 19 (2.09%) VB
11 18 (1.98%) VBA
12 13 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.10%) Python
14 9 (0.99%) XAML
15 7 (0.77%) VBScript
16 6 (0.66%) VB6
17 5 (0.55%) ES6
17 5 (0.55%) PHP
18 4 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.62%) Degree
3 49 (5.40%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.77%) HNC
7 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.66%) MCITP
8 5 (0.55%) HND
8 5 (0.55%) ISEB
8 5 (0.55%) MCTS
9 4 (0.44%) MCSE
9 4 (0.44%) PhD
10 3 (0.33%) CCNA
10 3 (0.33%) CCNP
10 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.33%) CISM
10 3 (0.33%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.33%) MCDST
10 3 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.43%) QA
2 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.55%) Basel III
3 5 (0.55%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.22%) HL7
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 24 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.55%) Snort
4 3 (0.33%) Docker
5 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 382 (42.12%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.92%) Oracle
3 17 (1.87%) Telerik
4 16 (1.76%) SAP
5 13 (1.43%) Sybase
6 12 (1.32%) DevExpress
7 11 (1.21%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.10%) Infragistics
8 10 (1.10%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.88%) Dell
10 6 (0.66%) Infor
11 5 (0.55%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.55%) Sourcefire
11 5 (0.55%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.33%) RedGate
13 3 (0.33%) Reuters
13 3 (0.33%) Solace
13 3 (0.33%) TIBCO
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