Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 395 369 273
Rank change year-on-year -26 -96 -18
Contract jobs citing WCF 219 600 992
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.66% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 2.03% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 510 799
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £343 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -7.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% +2.08%

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 13,804 29,579 33,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.33% 32.63% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,306 20,679 23,580
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £645 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £413
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 312 342
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.57% +4.34%
10th Percentile £22.76 £18.17 £16.33
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £64.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% +1.25%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCF.

Daily rate trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCF over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCF.

Hourly rate trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 14 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 2 June 2020. 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 -29 203 £500 +5.26% 52
London +58 115 £550 +8.91% 8
UK excluding London -22 100 £400 -5.88% 47
North of England +20 27 £388 +3.33% 16
South East +26 25 £340 -28.42% 17
Yorkshire +62 19 £388 -22.50% 6
East of England +71 17 £400 -8.57% 3
Scotland +52 13 £400 +19.85%
Midlands +41 9 £413 +3.13% 5
South West +18 9 £425 -5.26% 3
Work from Home +5 8 £323 -36.14% 2
North West +2 8 £388 +3.33% 9
West Midlands +50 5 £530 +41.33% 4
East Midlands +25 4 £359 -11.42% 1

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 204 (93.15%) C#
2 186 (84.93%) .NET
3 112 (51.14%) SQL Server
4 96 (43.84%) MVC
5 89 (40.64%) SQL
6 82 (37.44%) WPF
7 75 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (31.51%) .NET Framework
9 65 (29.68%) TDD
10 62 (28.31%) ASP.NET
11 60 (27.40%) Web Services
11 60 (27.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 59 (26.94%) Azure
13 58 (26.48%) AngularJS
14 52 (23.74%) Microsoft
15 49 (22.37%) Finance
16 47 (21.46%) JavaScript
17 46 (21.00%) BDD
18 41 (18.72%) Entity Framework
19 38 (17.35%) Visual Studio
20 36 (16.44%) HTML
20 36 (16.44%) Windows
21 35 (15.98%) Scrum
21 35 (15.98%) TeamCity
21 35 (15.98%) Unit Testing
22 33 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
22 33 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
22 33 (15.07%) .NET Core
23 32 (14.61%) JIRA
24 31 (14.16%) 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 17 (7.76%) IIS
2 12 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.91%) CMS
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) Mule
5 1 (0.46%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.46%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.46%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (26.94%) Azure
2 16 (7.31%) AWS
3 10 (4.57%) GitHub
4 4 (1.83%) Logic Apps
5 3 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.37%) NuGet
6 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.91%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.91%) IaaS
6 2 (0.91%) Serverless
6 2 (0.91%) Trello
7 1 (0.46%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.28%) HTTP
2 2 (0.91%) DHCP
2 2 (0.91%) DNS
2 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (51.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.74%) MySQL
8 5 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.37%) Big Data
10 3 (1.37%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (17.35%) Visual Studio
2 35 (15.98%) TeamCity
3 33 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (14.61%) JIRA
5 29 (13.24%) Subversion
6 19 (8.68%) Git (software)
7 16 (7.31%) NUnit
7 16 (7.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (6.85%) ReSharper
9 13 (5.94%) SoapUI
10 9 (4.11%) Jenkins
11 7 (3.20%) FitNesse
12 5 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.28%) Log4Net
12 5 (2.28%) MSTest
12 5 (2.28%) Postman
12 5 (2.28%) StyleCop
12 5 (2.28%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (1.83%) Selenium
13 4 (1.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 49 (22.37%) Finance
2 28 (12.79%) Front Office
3 24 (10.96%) Banking
4 19 (8.68%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.02%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.83%) Retail
8 3 (1.37%) Local Government
9 2 (0.91%) Prime Brokerage
9 2 (0.91%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.46%) Police
10 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 181 (82.65%) Developer
2 101 (46.12%) C# Developer
3 70 (31.96%) .NET Developer
4 33 (15.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (8.68%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
5 19 (8.68%) E-Commerce Developer
6 16 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (7.31%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.94%) Senior .NET Developer
8 12 (5.48%) Applications Developer
9 11 (5.02%) Azure Developer
10 10 (4.57%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.57%) SQL Developer
11 9 (4.11%) BizTalk Developer
11 9 (4.11%) C# Application Developer
11 9 (4.11%) WCF Developer
12 8 (3.65%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (3.65%) C# WCF Developer
12 8 (3.65%) C# WPF Developer
12 8 (3.65%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (84.93%) .NET
2 82 (37.44%) WPF
3 69 (31.51%) .NET Framework
4 62 (28.31%) ASP.NET
5 60 (27.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 60 (27.40%) Web Services
6 58 (26.48%) AngularJS
7 41 (18.72%) Entity Framework
8 36 (16.44%) HTML
9 33 (15.07%) .NET Core
9 33 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (14.16%) CSS
10 31 (14.16%) WinForms
11 28 (12.79%) XML
12 26 (11.87%) LINQ
12 26 (11.87%) NHibernate
13 25 (11.42%) React
14 24 (10.96%) SOAP
15 22 (10.05%) jQuery
16 20 (9.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (7.31%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (6.39%) Derivative
4 11 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.11%) N-Tier
6 7 (3.20%) Equities
7 6 (2.74%) PKI
8 5 (2.28%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.28%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.91%) EPoS
10 2 (0.91%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.46%) iPad
11 1 (0.46%) iPhone
11 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.44%) Windows
2 13 (5.94%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.91%) Android
3 2 (0.91%) VMS
4 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.84%) MVC
2 75 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (29.68%) TDD
4 46 (21.00%) BDD
5 35 (15.98%) Scrum
5 35 (15.98%) Unit Testing
6 31 (14.16%) Software Engineering
7 29 (13.24%) Test Automation
8 27 (12.33%) Multithreading
9 24 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (10.50%) Microservices
11 21 (9.59%) E-Commerce
11 21 (9.59%) MVVM
11 21 (9.59%) Pair Programming
12 18 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (7.31%) Migration
14 15 (6.85%) DevOps
14 15 (6.85%) Kanban
14 15 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (6.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 204 (93.15%) C#
2 89 (40.64%) SQL
3 47 (21.46%) JavaScript
4 24 (10.96%) TypeScript
5 22 (10.05%) T-SQL
6 17 (7.76%) VB.NET
7 14 (6.39%) C++
7 14 (6.39%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.28%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.83%) VBA
11 3 (1.37%) XAML
12 2 (0.91%) C
12 2 (0.91%) Python
12 2 (0.91%) VB
12 2 (0.91%) VB6
13 1 (0.46%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.46%) Groovy
13 1 (0.46%) Java
13 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (6.85%) Degree
2 8 (3.65%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) CISSP
3 6 (2.74%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.91%) PhD
6 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.91%) EMIR
2 2 (0.91%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.74%) Docker
3 5 (2.28%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 6 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.91%) MIIS
2 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.46%) Ansible
Vendors
1 52 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.70%) Oracle
3 6 (2.74%) Google
3 6 (2.74%) Murex
3 6 (2.74%) OpenLink
3 6 (2.74%) SunGard
3 6 (2.74%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.37%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.91%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.91%) IBM
5 2 (0.91%) VMware
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe
6 1 (0.46%) Apple
6 1 (0.46%) MapR