Period
to 20 May 2018

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 6 months to 20 May 2018 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
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 254 259
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -97
Contract jobs citing WCF 1,015 926 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.02% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.08% 3.20% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 628 811
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £290 £303
90th Percentile £625 £575 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £366
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.44% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £46.63 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +323.86% -66.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.13 £11.00
% change year-on-year +2.08% +282.95% -67.41%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,988 28,950 30,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.75% 31.88% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,222 19,993 20,985
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 355 441
UK median hourly rate £42.38 £40.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +6.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.84 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 May 2018.

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 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
England -25 929 £473 +18.13% 409
London +17 520 £535 +15.99% 101
UK excluding London -31 480 £375 +7.14% 340
South East -29 143 £375 -5.66% 96
North of England +53 109 £350 - 87
Midlands -34 88 £375 +7.14% 58
North West +20 66 £375 +7.14% 58
East Midlands -17 49 £390 +11.43% 28
Yorkshire +17 44 £350 +1.45% 19
West Midlands -25 39 £350 -0.07% 30
South West -47 38 £375 +20.00% 35
East of England -22 31 £400 +23.08% 32
Wales +5 29 £375 +0.67% 10
Scotland -20 24 £388 +10.71% 19
Northern Ireland +1 19 £431 +14.93% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for WCF.

1 958 (94.38%) C#
2 894 (88.08%) .NET
3 548 (53.99%) SQL Server
4 482 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (44.83%) SQL
6 437 (43.05%) MVC
7 414 (40.79%) ASP.NET
8 337 (33.20%) WPF
9 314 (30.94%) JavaScript
10 301 (29.66%) Finance
11 295 (29.06%) TDD
12 287 (28.28%) Microsoft
13 274 (27.00%) .NET Framework
14 262 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 257 (25.32%) HTML
16 251 (24.73%) Web Services
17 249 (24.53%) AngularJS
18 246 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
19 206 (20.30%) CSS
20 193 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 167 (16.45%) Visual Studio
22 164 (16.16%) Unit Testing
23 162 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
24 161 (15.86%) Banking
25 152 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
26 151 (14.88%) jQuery
27 147 (14.48%) REST
28 146 (14.38%) SOAP
29 139 (13.69%) Entity Framework
30 135 (13.30%) XML

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 43 (4.24%) IIS
2 41 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
3 25 (2.46%) NServiceBus
3 25 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (1.77%) Confluence
6 13 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.18%) CMS
7 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.59%) Apache
12 5 (0.49%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.39%) nginx
14 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
14 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.20%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.099%) Global One
3 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 193 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.67%) PaaS
4 16 (1.58%) SaaS
5 15 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (1.28%) IaaS
7 7 (0.69%) NuGet
7 7 (0.69%) Serverless
8 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.59%) GitHub
9 5 (0.49%) Boomi
9 5 (0.49%) iPaaS
10 4 (0.39%) Force.com
10 4 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.30%) Trello
12 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.099%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.099%) npm
13 1 (0.099%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.96%) HTTP
2 17 (1.67%) SMTP
3 8 (0.79%) SSL
4 6 (0.59%) FTP
4 6 (0.59%) SMS
5 5 (0.49%) Internet
6 4 (0.39%) AMQP
6 4 (0.39%) DNS
6 4 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.30%) IMAP
7 3 (0.30%) Intranet
8 2 (0.20%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.099%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.099%) Skype
9 1 (0.099%) snoop
9 1 (0.099%) VoIP
9 1 (0.099%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (53.99%) SQL Server
2 104 (10.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (9.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 92 (9.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (5.91%) Relational Database
7 55 (5.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 49 (4.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 45 (4.43%) MongoDB
10 42 (4.14%) NoSQL
10 42 (4.14%) Oracle Database
11 32 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 22 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
13 19 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.79%) Big Data
19 7 (0.69%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 167 (16.45%) Visual Studio
2 162 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 120 (11.82%) NUnit
4 103 (10.15%) JIRA
5 101 (9.95%) TeamCity
6 99 (9.75%) Git (software)
7 53 (5.22%) MSTest
7 53 (5.22%) ReSharper
8 43 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 38 (3.74%) Jenkins
9 38 (3.74%) Moq
10 35 (3.45%) SpecFlow
11 33 (3.25%) Subversion
11 33 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 32 (3.15%) Selenium
13 29 (2.86%) MSBuild
14 23 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (2.07%) AccuRev
16 20 (1.97%) FitNesse
17 18 (1.77%) Bitbucket
General
1 301 (29.66%) Finance
2 161 (15.86%) Banking
3 73 (7.19%) Front Office
4 43 (4.24%) Financial Institution
5 37 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.76%) Retail
7 16 (1.58%) Back Office
8 13 (1.28%) Legal
9 11 (1.08%) Advertising
10 10 (0.99%) Games
11 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.79%) Law
12 8 (0.79%) Marketing
13 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.39%) Electronics
15 3 (0.30%) Automotive
16 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.099%) French Language
16 1 (0.099%) Publishing
16 1 (0.099%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 875 (86.21%) Developer
2 539 (53.10%) C# Developer
3 420 (41.38%) .NET Developer
4 227 (22.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 137 (13.50%) WPF Developer
6 126 (12.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 123 (12.12%) WCF Developer
8 122 (12.02%) C# WPF Developer
9 113 (11.13%) C# WCF Developer
10 109 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 95 (9.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 93 (9.16%) Full Stack Developer
13 84 (8.28%) Senior Developer
14 78 (7.68%) SQL Developer
15 49 (4.83%) Software Developer
16 41 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
16 41 (4.04%) Senior C# Developer
17 40 (3.94%) Architect
18 37 (3.65%) Angular Developer
19 33 (3.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (88.08%) .NET
2 414 (40.79%) ASP.NET
3 337 (33.20%) WPF
4 274 (27.00%) .NET Framework
5 262 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 257 (25.32%) HTML
7 251 (24.73%) Web Services
8 249 (24.53%) AngularJS
9 246 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 206 (20.30%) CSS
11 151 (14.88%) jQuery
12 147 (14.48%) REST
13 146 (14.38%) SOAP
14 139 (13.69%) Entity Framework
15 135 (13.30%) XML
16 125 (12.32%) JSON
17 94 (9.26%) LINQ
18 90 (8.87%) HTML5
19 86 (8.47%) WinForms
20 74 (7.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 124 (12.22%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (3.84%) Computer Science
3 39 (3.84%) Fixed Income
4 32 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.96%) User Experience
6 29 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 27 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.56%) NHS
9 24 (2.36%) Market Risk
10 23 (2.27%) Fintech
11 21 (2.07%) Clustering
12 20 (1.97%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.87%) Derivative
14 18 (1.77%) Equities
15 13 (1.28%) Client/Server
16 12 (1.18%) Credit Risk
17 11 (1.08%) Data Structures
18 9 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 118 (11.63%) Windows
2 22 (2.17%) Unix
3 11 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.79%) Linux
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.099%) Android
6 1 (0.099%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.099%) MVS
6 1 (0.099%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (43.05%) MVC
3 295 (29.06%) TDD
4 164 (16.16%) Unit Testing
5 152 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
6 133 (13.10%) Multithreading
7 129 (12.71%) Scrum
8 123 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
9 122 (12.02%) MVVM
10 118 (11.63%) OO
11 113 (11.13%) SOA
12 97 (9.56%) BDD
13 96 (9.46%) Software Engineering
14 94 (9.26%) Web Development
15 86 (8.47%) Test Automation
16 70 (6.90%) E-Commerce
17 67 (6.60%) SDLC
18 64 (6.31%) OOP
19 63 (6.21%) Waterfall
20 62 (6.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 958 (94.38%) C#
2 455 (44.83%) SQL
3 314 (30.94%) JavaScript
4 79 (7.78%) T-SQL
5 57 (5.62%) PL/SQL
5 57 (5.62%) TypeScript
6 43 (4.24%) VB.NET
7 41 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.94%) Java
9 24 (2.36%) C++
10 18 (1.77%) VBA
11 17 (1.67%) XAML
12 16 (1.58%) VB
13 11 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.99%) C
15 9 (0.89%) Python
15 9 (0.89%) XPath
16 6 (0.59%) VB6
17 5 (0.49%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 80 (7.88%) Degree
2 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.30%) MCP
6 3 (0.30%) MCPD
6 3 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.30%) PhD
7 2 (0.20%) MCSD
7 2 (0.20%) MCSE
7 2 (0.20%) MCTS
8 1 (0.099%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.099%) CCNP
8 1 (0.099%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.099%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.099%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.099%) MCDST
8 1 (0.099%) MCITP
8 1 (0.099%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.66%) HL7
2 26 (2.56%) QA
3 11 (1.08%) MiFID
4 6 (0.59%) PMO
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (2.96%) Docker
2 9 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.28%) BladeLogic
2 11 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.99%) Puppet
4 8 (0.79%) SCCM
4 8 (0.79%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.30%) Ansible
8 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.099%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 287 (28.28%) Microsoft
2 114 (11.23%) Oracle
3 16 (1.58%) TIBCO
4 15 (1.48%) SAP
5 12 (1.18%) Apigee
5 12 (1.18%) Capita
6 11 (1.08%) IBM
6 11 (1.08%) Telerik
7 10 (0.99%) Atlassian
7 10 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 10 (0.99%) Tableau
8 9 (0.89%) Informatica
8 9 (0.89%) MuleSoft
8 9 (0.89%) VMware
9 7 (0.69%) CA
9 7 (0.69%) Charles River
9 7 (0.69%) Sybase
10 6 (0.59%) Axway
10 6 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.49%) DevExpress