Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 286 266
Rank change year-on-year -199 -20 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 341 954 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 2.64% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 797 866
UK median daily rate £433 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.50% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £319
90th Percentile £575 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.42 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +3.01% +1.47%
10th Percentile £42.55 £29.00 £41.89
90th Percentile £48.50 £50.50 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.42 £43.13
% change year-on-year +1.30% +3.01% +1.47%

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 25,834 36,133 32,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.59% 34.83% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,896 25,485 23,257
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 315 377
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.78 £17.00 £18.30
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £41.13
% change year-on-year +1.20% +0.91% +11.90%

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 13 November 2019.

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
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 13 November 2019. 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 -199 323 £438 -12.50% 284
UK excluding London -103 166 £400 +6.67% 249
London -159 164 £504 -8.41% 48
South East -62 46 £400 - 76
North of England -13 41 £388 +10.71% 58
Midlands +8 29 £404 -6.65% 40
East Midlands +39 27 £413 +15.38% 19
East of England +31 27 £425 +6.25% 24
North West -27 24 £375 +7.14% 42
Yorkshire +9 14 £400 +10.34% 16
South West -25 13 £388 - 38
Scotland +21 4 £465 +24.00% 9
Wales +23 3 £405 +1.25% 3
North East +20 3 £425 -15.00%
Northern Ireland +4 3 £431 +1.29% 1
West Midlands -11 2 £373 -17.22% 21

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 314 (92.08%) C#
2 305 (89.44%) .NET
3 187 (54.84%) SQL Server
4 185 (54.25%) MVC
5 168 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (45.16%) SQL
7 145 (42.52%) JavaScript
8 136 (39.88%) ASP.NET
9 133 (39.00%) .NET Framework
10 122 (35.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 102 (29.91%) Microsoft
12 95 (27.86%) HTML
13 94 (27.57%) Finance
14 90 (26.39%) Web Services
15 89 (26.10%) Entity Framework
16 87 (25.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 87 (25.51%) AngularJS
17 85 (24.93%) TDD
18 81 (23.75%) CSS
19 80 (23.46%) WPF
20 78 (22.87%) jQuery
20 78 (22.87%) Azure
21 64 (18.77%) Scrum
21 64 (18.77%) Windows
22 63 (18.48%) T-SQL
22 63 (18.48%) Team Foundation Server
23 61 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
23 61 (17.89%) Visual Studio
24 59 (17.30%) XML
25 56 (16.42%) Software Engineering

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 40 (11.73%) IIS
2 35 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.05%) CMS
6 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.17%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.29%) Minerva
3 1 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 78 (22.87%) Azure
2 19 (5.57%) AWS
3 17 (4.99%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (3.23%) npm
5 10 (2.93%) Office 365
6 8 (2.35%) Azure Functions
6 8 (2.35%) Serverless
7 6 (1.76%) PaaS
8 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.47%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.47%) Trello
9 3 (0.88%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.59%) GitHub
10 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Flow
10 2 (0.59%) NuGet
10 2 (0.59%) ShareGate
11 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.05%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) FTP
2 1 (0.29%) RS-232
2 1 (0.29%) RS-485
2 1 (0.29%) SMTP
2 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (5.28%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.81%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.17%) MySQL
13 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.88%) Redis
14 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.59%) Power BI
15 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 63 (18.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (17.89%) Visual Studio
3 38 (11.14%) NUnit
4 29 (8.50%) Git (software)
5 28 (8.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (7.92%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.57%) Moq
8 17 (4.99%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.11%) FitNesse
10 13 (3.81%) JIRA
10 13 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (3.81%) Selenium
11 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (2.64%) gulp
13 8 (2.35%) jspm
13 8 (2.35%) MSTest
14 5 (1.47%) SpecFlow
15 4 (1.17%) Bitbucket
15 4 (1.17%) Subversion
15 4 (1.17%) YouTrack
General
1 94 (27.57%) Finance
2 21 (6.16%) Banking
3 20 (5.87%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.57%) Front Office
5 13 (3.81%) Back Office
6 8 (2.35%) Law
7 6 (1.76%) Retail
8 4 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.59%) Games
10 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 2 (0.59%) Local Government
10 2 (0.59%) Marketing
10 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (80.06%) Developer
2 153 (44.87%) C# Developer
3 112 (32.84%) .NET Developer
4 53 (15.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (10.26%) SQL Developer
6 26 (7.62%) Senior Developer
6 26 (7.62%) Software Engineer
7 22 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 21 (6.16%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
8 21 (6.16%) E-Commerce Developer
8 21 (6.16%) Software Developer
9 16 (4.69%) Applications Developer
10 15 (4.40%) C# Application Developer
11 14 (4.11%) ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (4.11%) Senior C# Developer
12 13 (3.81%) SQL Server Developer
13 12 (3.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.52%) CRM Developer
14 11 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 11 (3.23%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (89.44%) .NET
2 136 (39.88%) ASP.NET
3 133 (39.00%) .NET Framework
4 122 (35.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 95 (27.86%) HTML
6 90 (26.39%) Web Services
7 89 (26.10%) Entity Framework
8 87 (25.51%) AngularJS
8 87 (25.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 81 (23.75%) CSS
10 80 (23.46%) WPF
11 78 (22.87%) jQuery
12 59 (17.30%) XML
13 55 (16.13%) .NET Core
13 55 (16.13%) REST
14 49 (14.37%) JSON
15 33 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (8.80%) RESTful
17 28 (8.21%) SOAP
18 27 (7.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.69%) Hedge funds
4 14 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.81%) Fixed Income
6 12 (3.52%) Derivative
7 9 (2.64%) Credit Derivative
7 9 (2.64%) Credit Risk
7 9 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.76%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.47%) Equities
10 4 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.17%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.59%) Replication
12 1 (0.29%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.29%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.77%) Windows
2 6 (1.76%) Linux
3 4 (1.17%) Android
4 3 (0.88%) Unix
5 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (54.25%) MVC
2 168 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (24.93%) TDD
4 64 (18.77%) Scrum
5 61 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (16.42%) Software Engineering
7 55 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (15.84%) BDD
9 38 (11.14%) Microservices
9 38 (11.14%) SOLID
10 37 (10.85%) Test Automation
10 37 (10.85%) Web Development
11 35 (10.26%) Kanban
12 34 (9.97%) SDLC
13 33 (9.68%) Unit Testing
14 30 (8.80%) E-Commerce
14 30 (8.80%) OO
15 27 (7.92%) Pair Programming
16 24 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 22 (6.45%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 314 (92.08%) C#
2 154 (45.16%) SQL
3 145 (42.52%) JavaScript
4 63 (18.48%) T-SQL
5 39 (11.44%) TypeScript
6 33 (9.68%) VB.NET
7 21 (6.16%) PL/SQL
8 15 (4.40%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.23%) Python
10 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.35%) VB
11 5 (1.47%) XAML
12 4 (1.17%) VBA
13 3 (0.88%) C
13 3 (0.88%) C++
14 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.59%) Go
14 2 (0.59%) Java
14 2 (0.59%) PHP
15 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (5.57%) Degree
2 16 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.76%) HND
6 4 (1.17%) PhD
7 3 (0.88%) CISSP
7 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.81%) MiFID
1 13 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) HL7
3 1 (0.29%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 30 (8.80%) Docker
2 12 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.11%) MIIS
3 7 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.17%) Ansible
5 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.29%) Control-M
7 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (29.91%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.38%) Oracle
3 9 (2.64%) Telerik
4 4 (1.17%) Bloomberg
5 3 (0.88%) SAP
5 3 (0.88%) Splunk
5 3 (0.88%) VMware
6 2 (0.59%) Apple
6 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.59%) Nintex
6 2 (0.59%) Sony
6 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.29%) Charles River
7 1 (0.29%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.29%) IBM
7 1 (0.29%) Informatica
7 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.29%) Murex
7 1 (0.29%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.29%) SunGard