Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 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
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 254 187
Rank change year-on-year +3 -67 -43
Contract jobs citing WCF 1007 1073 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.01% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.22% 3.40% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 788 1142
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £293
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +2.84% +0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 20
UK median hourly rate £46.63 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.71% +4.29% +16.43%
10th Percentile £36.25 £22.13 £21.76
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.38 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +14.29%

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 31230 31568 31800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.08% 29.59% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21708 22030 21556
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 377 520
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.34% +7.96%
10th Percentile £16.63 £13.40 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.38%

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 24 September 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 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 16 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 24 September 2017. 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 +2 933 £425 +6.25% 202
London +50 504 £500 +11.11% 59
UK excluding London -17 489 £363 +2.84% 152
South East 0 162 £375 -5.66% 48
Midlands -41 74 £340 -9.33% 17
East of England +27 69 £363 -17.14% 19
North of England +1 68 £340 +0.74% 45
South West -17 63 £325 -7.14% 14
North West +1 49 £363 +7.41% 27
East Midlands -29 44 £340 -7.48% 9
West Midlands -19 30 £351 -7.76% 8
Northern Ireland -26 27 £295 - 1
Wales -2 23 £375 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire -12 19 £340 +0.37% 16
Scotland +19 12 £368 +13.08% 5
Isle of Man +2 1 £210 -50.59%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 894 (88.78%) .NET
2 890 (88.38%) C#
3 598 (59.38%) SQL Server
4 510 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
5 499 (49.55%) SQL
6 456 (45.28%) MVC
7 378 (37.54%) ASP.NET
8 369 (36.64%) Microsoft
9 348 (34.56%) JavaScript
10 327 (32.47%) TDD
11 316 (31.38%) WPF
12 302 (29.99%) .NET Framework
13 285 (28.30%) HTML
14 264 (26.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 251 (24.93%) Web Services
16 244 (24.23%) CSS
17 242 (24.03%) Finance
18 235 (23.34%) AngularJS
19 207 (20.56%) ASP.NET MVC
20 197 (19.56%) Team Foundation Server
21 184 (18.27%) Windows
22 178 (17.68%) Scrum
23 171 (16.98%) Visual Studio
24 169 (16.78%) XML
25 166 (16.48%) T-SQL
26 165 (16.39%) Banking
26 165 (16.39%) Entity Framework
27 164 (16.29%) jQuery
28 150 (14.90%) Unit Testing
29 136 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure

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 56 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.27%) IIS
3 33 (3.28%) CMS
4 31 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (1.59%) NServiceBus
5 16 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 10 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
8 10 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.70%) Apache
10 7 (0.70%) Confluence
10 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.50%) nginx
12 4 (0.40%) ThingWorx
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 16 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 59 (5.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.40%) RMDS
3 4 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.30%) Endur
5 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.099%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 136 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.09%) SaaS
4 11 (1.09%) PaaS
5 10 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (0.89%) IaaS
7 3 (0.30%) Firebase
7 3 (0.30%) GitHub
8 2 (0.20%) Office 365
9 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.099%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.49%) Internet
2 14 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.99%) Intranet
4 9 (0.89%) Network Security
4 9 (0.89%) SSL
5 8 (0.79%) CTI
6 7 (0.70%) LDAP
7 6 (0.60%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.60%) SMTP
8 5 (0.50%) AMQP
8 5 (0.50%) DNS
8 5 (0.50%) IMAP
9 4 (0.40%) HTTP
10 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.30%) X.509
11 2 (0.20%) Extranet
11 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.099%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.099%) Firewall
12 1 (0.099%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 119 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 104 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (8.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 68 (6.75%) Relational Database
7 44 (4.37%) NoSQL
8 41 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 33 (3.28%) Oracle Database
10 33 (3.28%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.98%) MongoDB
12 26 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 25 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
17 14 (1.39%) Power BI
18 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 197 (19.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 171 (16.98%) Visual Studio
3 105 (10.43%) NUnit
4 69 (6.85%) Moq
5 68 (6.75%) MSTest
6 67 (6.65%) JIRA
7 58 (5.76%) Git (software)
8 48 (4.77%) TeamCity
9 43 (4.27%) Subversion
10 27 (2.68%) SpecFlow
11 25 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
12 23 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (1.99%) MSBuild
14 19 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
16 17 (1.69%) Jenkins
17 15 (1.49%) WiX
18 14 (1.39%) Selenium
19 13 (1.29%) ReSharper
20 12 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 242 (24.03%) Finance
2 165 (16.39%) Banking
3 90 (8.94%) Front Office
4 60 (5.96%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.28%) Back Office
6 24 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.29%) Retail
8 10 (0.99%) Legal
8 10 (0.99%) Marketing
9 9 (0.89%) Automotive
9 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.79%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.40%) Advertising
11 4 (0.40%) Local Government
11 4 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.20%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.20%) Law
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.099%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 872 (86.59%) Developer
2 465 (46.18%) .NET Developer
3 456 (45.28%) C# Developer
4 221 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 132 (13.11%) SQL Developer
6 125 (12.41%) WCF Developer
7 120 (11.92%) Senior Developer
8 108 (10.72%) C# WCF Developer
9 92 (9.14%) Full Stack Developer
9 92 (9.14%) WPF Developer
10 91 (9.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 91 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 74 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 71 (7.05%) C# WPF Developer
13 63 (6.26%) Software Developer
14 62 (6.16%) Senior C# Developer
15 49 (4.87%) Senior .NET Developer
16 48 (4.77%) SQL Server Developer
17 41 (4.07%) Agile Developer
18 39 (3.87%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (88.78%) .NET
2 378 (37.54%) ASP.NET
3 316 (31.38%) WPF
4 302 (29.99%) .NET Framework
5 285 (28.30%) HTML
6 264 (26.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 251 (24.93%) Web Services
8 244 (24.23%) CSS
9 235 (23.34%) AngularJS
10 207 (20.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 169 (16.78%) XML
12 165 (16.39%) Entity Framework
13 164 (16.29%) jQuery
14 120 (11.92%) REST
15 117 (11.62%) HTML5
16 106 (10.53%) WinForms
17 93 (9.24%) LINQ
18 85 (8.44%) JSON
18 85 (8.44%) RESTful
19 81 (8.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.16%) Computer Science
1 62 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (4.87%) Fixed Income
3 46 (4.57%) Derivative
4 44 (4.37%) User Experience
5 41 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (4.07%) Market Risk
6 33 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (3.08%) Credit Risk
8 29 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (2.58%) Hedge funds
9 26 (2.58%) N-Tier
10 24 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 23 (2.28%) Equities
12 20 (1.99%) Fintech
13 18 (1.79%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.59%) Management Information System
15 14 (1.39%) Data Structures
16 11 (1.09%) NHS
17 10 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 184 (18.27%) Windows
2 18 (1.79%) Windows Server
3 16 (1.59%) Apple iOS
3 16 (1.59%) Unix
4 12 (1.19%) Android
5 8 (0.79%) Linux
6 5 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.099%) MVS
8 1 (0.099%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (45.28%) MVC
3 327 (32.47%) TDD
4 178 (17.68%) Scrum
5 150 (14.90%) Unit Testing
6 124 (12.31%) OO
7 107 (10.63%) CRM
8 101 (10.03%) MVVM
9 95 (9.43%) Web Development
10 94 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (9.33%) SOA
11 90 (8.94%) BDD
12 85 (8.44%) Software Engineering
13 80 (7.94%) Multithreading
13 80 (7.94%) SDLC
14 75 (7.45%) SOLID
15 74 (7.35%) Test Automation
16 68 (6.75%) Dependency Injection
17 65 (6.45%) OOP
18 55 (5.46%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 890 (88.38%) C#
2 499 (49.55%) SQL
3 348 (34.56%) JavaScript
4 166 (16.48%) T-SQL
5 52 (5.16%) PL/SQL
5 52 (5.16%) PowerShell
6 40 (3.97%) TypeScript
7 33 (3.28%) Java
8 32 (3.18%) C++
9 24 (2.38%) Python
9 24 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 20 (1.99%) C
11 19 (1.89%) VBA
12 17 (1.69%) XAML
13 9 (0.89%) F#
14 8 (0.79%) ES6
15 7 (0.70%) C++/CLI
15 7 (0.70%) ECMAScript
15 7 (0.70%) VB
15 7 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (8.34%) Degree
2 28 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.40%) MCITP
7 4 (0.40%) MCTS
8 3 (0.30%) MCPD
9 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.20%) ISEB
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.099%) MCP
10 1 (0.099%) MCSD
10 1 (0.099%) MCSE
10 1 (0.099%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.28%) QA
2 8 (0.79%) MiFID
3 6 (0.60%) EMIR
4 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.099%) GDPR
5 1 (0.099%) HL7
5 1 (0.099%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.30%) Docker
2 3 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.60%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.40%) Ansible
2 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.40%) Puppet
2 4 (0.40%) Terraform
3 2 (0.20%) Oozie
3 2 (0.20%) SCCM
4 1 (0.099%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.099%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.099%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.099%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.099%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.099%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 369 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 135 (13.41%) Oracle
3 23 (2.28%) DevExpress
4 18 (1.79%) Telerik
5 17 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.49%) Infragistics
6 15 (1.49%) Siebel
7 13 (1.29%) Google
8 12 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 12 (1.19%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.89%) Syncfusion
11 8 (0.79%) SAP
11 8 (0.79%) Sybase
12 7 (0.70%) Apigee
12 7 (0.70%) CA
12 7 (0.70%) Perforce
12 7 (0.70%) RedGate
13 6 (0.60%) ForgeRock
13 6 (0.60%) ServiceNow