Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 270 180
Rank change year-on-year +14 -90 -37
Contract jobs citing WCF 932 1070 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.97% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.06% 3.42% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 776 1128
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £304 £289
90th Percentile £591 £575 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
UK median hourly rate £46.63 £42.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.71% +78.95% -39.10%
10th Percentile £36.25 £11.00 £20.77
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.85 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -0.88% +78.95% -36.67%

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 30461 31262 30568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 28.40% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21062 21863 20141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 396 413
UK median hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.68% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £53.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +5.71%

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 July 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 20 July 2017.

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 July 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 +9 855 £425 +6.25% 275
UK excluding London +3 517 £363 -3.33% 199
London +24 403 £475 +5.56% 88
South East +55 180 £398 +1.92% 59
South West +15 85 £323 -7.86% 19
Midlands -52 72 £350 -8.20% 28
East of England -5 59 £325 -23.53% 31
North of England -24 55 £350 +3.70% 50
East Midlands -29 52 £340 - 14
North West +1 37 £375 +15.38% 35
Northern Ireland -12 34 £375 -
Wales -14 29 £375 -3.23% 4
West Midlands -26 20 £351 -12.38% 14
Yorkshire -21 18 £340 - 13
Scotland +41 6 £325 +4.84% 8

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 826 (88.63%) .NET
2 789 (84.66%) C#
3 538 (57.73%) SQL Server
4 442 (47.42%) SQL
5 429 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
6 414 (44.42%) MVC
7 372 (39.91%) Microsoft
8 371 (39.81%) ASP.NET
9 354 (37.98%) JavaScript
10 324 (34.76%) .NET Framework
11 298 (31.97%) TDD
12 285 (30.58%) WPF
12 285 (30.58%) HTML
13 282 (30.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 264 (28.33%) CSS
15 251 (26.93%) Web Services
16 218 (23.39%) Team Foundation Server
17 217 (23.28%) Finance
18 196 (21.03%) ASP.NET MVC
19 193 (20.71%) AngularJS
20 191 (20.49%) Visual Studio
21 176 (18.88%) Scrum
22 168 (18.03%) Entity Framework
23 158 (16.95%) Unit Testing
24 157 (16.85%) Windows
25 151 (16.20%) T-SQL
26 150 (16.09%) jQuery
27 145 (15.56%) XML
28 143 (15.34%) CRM
29 136 (14.59%) Oracle

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 79 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 55 (5.90%) IIS
3 34 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
4 32 (3.43%) CMS
5 23 (2.47%) NServiceBus
6 14 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (1.18%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.75%) Confluence
11 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.43%) ThingWorx
13 3 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.21%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 104 (11.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.21%) Endur
5 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 132 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.90%) PaaS
3 25 (2.68%) IaaS
4 23 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.50%) SaaS
6 8 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.61%) Internet
2 9 (0.97%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.75%) DNS
4 6 (0.64%) SMTP
5 5 (0.54%) AMQP
5 5 (0.54%) IMAP
5 5 (0.54%) Intranet
6 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.43%) LAN
6 4 (0.43%) Multicast
6 4 (0.43%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.43%) X.509
7 3 (0.32%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.32%) VoIP
8 2 (0.21%) Extranet
8 2 (0.21%) HTTP
8 2 (0.21%) LDAP
8 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.11%) Firewall
9 1 (0.11%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (57.73%) SQL Server
2 106 (11.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (11.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (8.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 75 (8.05%) Relational Database
7 44 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 37 (3.97%) Oracle Database
9 34 (3.65%) NoSQL
10 32 (3.43%) RDBMS
11 30 (3.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (2.25%) MongoDB
15 16 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
15 16 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (1.18%) Big Data
18 9 (0.97%) Power BI
19 8 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 218 (23.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 191 (20.49%) Visual Studio
3 106 (11.37%) NUnit
4 71 (7.62%) Moq
5 70 (7.51%) JIRA
6 66 (7.08%) MSTest
7 57 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 51 (5.47%) Git (software)
9 39 (4.18%) MSBuild
10 33 (3.54%) SpecFlow
10 33 (3.54%) TeamCity
11 26 (2.79%) Subversion
12 23 (2.47%) Jenkins
12 23 (2.47%) ReSharper
13 18 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
13 18 (1.93%) Selenium
14 14 (1.50%) JSUnit
15 11 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
17 9 (0.97%) webpack
General
1 217 (23.28%) Finance
2 123 (13.20%) Banking
3 83 (8.91%) Front Office
4 45 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.25%) Back Office
6 14 (1.50%) Marketing
6 14 (1.50%) Retail
7 12 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.97%) Automotive
8 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.64%) Publishing
10 5 (0.54%) Legal
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.32%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 827 (88.73%) Developer
2 438 (47.00%) .NET Developer
3 392 (42.06%) C# Developer
4 203 (21.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 105 (11.27%) WCF Developer
6 103 (11.05%) WPF Developer
7 101 (10.84%) SQL Developer
8 100 (10.73%) Senior Developer
9 87 (9.33%) C# WCF Developer
10 74 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 68 (7.30%) C# WPF Developer
12 64 (6.87%) CRM Developer
13 62 (6.65%) Software Developer
14 60 (6.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 59 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 59 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 59 (6.33%) Full Stack Developer
16 56 (6.01%) Senior C# Developer
17 47 (5.04%) Microsoft Developer
18 44 (4.72%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 826 (88.63%) .NET
2 371 (39.81%) ASP.NET
3 324 (34.76%) .NET Framework
4 285 (30.58%) HTML
4 285 (30.58%) WPF
5 282 (30.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 264 (28.33%) CSS
7 251 (26.93%) Web Services
8 196 (21.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 193 (20.71%) AngularJS
10 168 (18.03%) Entity Framework
11 150 (16.09%) jQuery
12 145 (15.56%) XML
13 113 (12.12%) LINQ
14 105 (11.27%) HTML5
15 104 (11.16%) REST
16 87 (9.33%) WinForms
17 79 (8.48%) JSON
18 74 (7.94%) RESTful
19 62 (6.65%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (4.18%) User Experience
3 38 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.08%) Fixed Income
4 34 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.22%) Derivative
6 23 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (2.47%) Market Risk
7 21 (2.25%) Client/Server
8 20 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.93%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.72%) Equities
11 15 (1.61%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.50%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.39%) Credit Risk
13 13 (1.39%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.18%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 157 (16.85%) Windows
2 17 (1.82%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.18%) Android
3 11 (1.18%) Linux
4 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.75%) Unix
5 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.11%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (44.42%) MVC
3 298 (31.97%) TDD
4 176 (18.88%) Scrum
5 158 (16.95%) Unit Testing
6 143 (15.34%) CRM
7 132 (14.16%) OO
8 121 (12.98%) MVVM
9 98 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
10 90 (9.66%) Test Automation
11 87 (9.33%) Multithreading
12 85 (9.12%) Web Development
13 84 (9.01%) SOA
14 80 (8.58%) Software Engineering
15 78 (8.37%) BDD
16 71 (7.62%) Dependency Injection
17 67 (7.19%) OOP
18 63 (6.76%) SOLID
19 62 (6.65%) SDLC
20 39 (4.18%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 789 (84.66%) C#
2 442 (47.42%) SQL
3 354 (37.98%) JavaScript
4 151 (16.20%) T-SQL
5 56 (6.01%) PL/SQL
6 41 (4.40%) C++
7 37 (3.97%) PowerShell
8 35 (3.76%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.65%) TypeScript
10 24 (2.58%) Java
10 24 (2.58%) VBA
11 17 (1.82%) VB
12 16 (1.72%) C
13 13 (1.39%) ES6
14 12 (1.29%) F#
14 12 (1.29%) Python
15 10 (1.07%) XAML
16 7 (0.75%) ECMAScript
16 7 (0.75%) PHP
16 7 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (5.90%) Degree
2 50 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.75%) MCITP
6 7 (0.75%) MCTS
7 3 (0.32%) CFA
7 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.32%) MCPD
8 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.21%) CCNA
8 2 (0.21%) CCNP
8 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.21%) ISEB
8 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.21%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.79%) QA
2 7 (0.75%) MiFID
3 5 (0.54%) EMIR
4 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.43%) Docker
3 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (0.21%) HP Fortify
1 2 (0.21%) Oozie
2 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
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
1 372 (39.91%) Microsoft
2 136 (14.59%) Oracle
3 20 (2.15%) Telerik
4 17 (1.82%) Sybase
5 16 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.61%) Siebel
7 14 (1.50%) Infragistics
7 14 (1.50%) Sitecore
8 12 (1.29%) DevExpress
9 10 (1.07%) Google
10 9 (0.97%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.97%) SAP
11 8 (0.86%) RedGate
12 7 (0.75%) Perforce
13 6 (0.64%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.64%) Xamarin
14 5 (0.54%) Kofax
14 5 (0.54%) Murex
14 5 (0.54%) Sencha
14 5 (0.54%) Twitter
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