Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 248 201
Rank change year-on-year -7 -47 -45
Contract jobs citing WCF 1026 1088 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.03% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.12% 3.38% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 784 1066
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £319 £304 £300
90th Percentile £625 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +3.45% -0.68% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 26
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +12.41%
10th Percentile £42.60 £37.50 £22.00
90th Percentile £46.60 £48.38 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 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
Top 17 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 17 November 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 +4 970 £445 +11.25% 224
London +51 547 £525 +16.67% 70
UK excluding London -38 467 £375 +3.45% 166
South East +10 183 £375 -6.25% 56
North of England +10 76 £340 +0.37% 49
Midlands -73 67 £340 -8.11% 20
East of England +3 62 £363 +3.94% 17
North West +17 51 £363 +3.57% 32
South West -43 43 £391 +11.57% 12
East Midlands -28 41 £340 -7.80% 12
West Midlands -58 26 £350 -2.10% 8
Yorkshire -7 24 £340 +0.74% 14
Wales +6 19 £375 -14.29% 8
Scotland -11 13 £360 +10.77% 3
Northern Ireland -30 13 £413 - 1
North East +56 1 £375 +20.00% 3
Isle of Man +2 1 £210 -50.59%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 928 (90.45%) C#
2 918 (89.47%) .NET
3 643 (62.67%) SQL Server
4 566 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
5 498 (48.54%) SQL
6 456 (44.44%) MVC
7 417 (40.64%) ASP.NET
8 381 (37.13%) Microsoft
9 339 (33.04%) TDD
10 334 (32.55%) JavaScript
11 317 (30.90%) .NET Framework
12 306 (29.82%) WPF
13 287 (27.97%) HTML
14 283 (27.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 262 (25.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 247 (24.07%) Web Services
16 247 (24.07%) Finance
17 226 (22.03%) CSS
17 226 (22.03%) AngularJS
18 207 (20.18%) Team Foundation Server
19 191 (18.62%) Scrum
20 185 (18.03%) Entity Framework
21 177 (17.25%) Visual Studio
22 170 (16.57%) XML
23 169 (16.47%) Windows
24 165 (16.08%) Banking
25 156 (15.20%) T-SQL
26 146 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
27 144 (14.04%) REST
28 141 (13.74%) jQuery

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 44 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
1 44 (4.29%) IIS
1 44 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.92%) CMS
3 21 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.36%) NServiceBus
5 12 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.97%) Apache
7 8 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.58%) Confluence
10 5 (0.49%) nginx
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.19%) JBoss
12 2 (0.19%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 13 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.49%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.097%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (1.07%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.49%) RMDS
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.29%) Endur
4 3 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.097%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 146 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.05%) SaaS
4 11 (1.07%) PaaS
5 10 (0.97%) IaaS
6 8 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.58%) GitHub
7 6 (0.58%) Serverless
8 5 (0.49%) Firebase
9 3 (0.29%) Office 365
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.36%) HTTP
3 13 (1.27%) CTI
3 13 (1.27%) Internet
3 13 (1.27%) Network Security
4 11 (1.07%) SSL
5 10 (0.97%) Intranet
6 7 (0.68%) LDAP
7 6 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.58%) SMTP
8 5 (0.49%) AMQP
8 5 (0.49%) DNS
9 4 (0.39%) IMAP
10 3 (0.29%) SMS
11 2 (0.19%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.097%) Extranet
12 1 (0.097%) Firewall
12 1 (0.097%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.097%) snoop
12 1 (0.097%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (62.67%) SQL Server
2 123 (11.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (10.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 91 (8.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 87 (8.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 67 (6.53%) Relational Database
7 53 (5.17%) NoSQL
8 49 (4.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 41 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 38 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 33 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (3.12%) Oracle Database
13 31 (3.02%) MongoDB
13 31 (3.02%) RDBMS
14 23 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.36%) Power BI
17 13 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
18 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
19 9 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 207 (20.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 177 (17.25%) Visual Studio
3 96 (9.36%) NUnit
4 77 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 66 (6.43%) Moq
6 61 (5.95%) JIRA
6 61 (5.95%) MSTest
7 57 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 41 (4.00%) Subversion
9 32 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (2.83%) MSBuild
11 28 (2.73%) SpecFlow
11 28 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (2.34%) ReSharper
13 18 (1.75%) WiX
14 16 (1.56%) Jenkins
15 13 (1.27%) FitNesse
15 13 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (1.17%) Selenium
General
1 247 (24.07%) Finance
2 165 (16.08%) Banking
3 89 (8.67%) Front Office
4 51 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 39 (3.80%) Financial Institution
6 35 (3.41%) Back Office
7 21 (2.05%) Legal
8 12 (1.17%) Advertising
8 12 (1.17%) Retail
9 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.78%) Marketing
9 8 (0.78%) Private Banking
10 6 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.49%) Automotive
11 5 (0.49%) Law
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 893 (87.04%) Developer
2 482 (46.98%) C# Developer
3 457 (44.54%) .NET Developer
4 222 (21.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 149 (14.52%) SQL Developer
6 132 (12.87%) WCF Developer
7 116 (11.31%) C# WCF Developer
8 108 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 105 (10.23%) Senior Developer
10 103 (10.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 103 (10.04%) Full Stack Developer
11 102 (9.94%) WPF Developer
12 89 (8.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 82 (7.99%) C# WPF Developer
14 61 (5.95%) Agile Developer
15 58 (5.65%) Software Developer
16 56 (5.46%) SQL Server Developer
17 52 (5.07%) Agile C# Developer
18 51 (4.97%) Senior .NET Developer
19 49 (4.78%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 918 (89.47%) .NET
2 417 (40.64%) ASP.NET
3 317 (30.90%) .NET Framework
4 306 (29.82%) WPF
5 287 (27.97%) HTML
6 283 (27.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 262 (25.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 247 (24.07%) Web Services
9 226 (22.03%) AngularJS
9 226 (22.03%) CSS
10 185 (18.03%) Entity Framework
11 170 (16.57%) XML
12 144 (14.04%) REST
13 141 (13.74%) jQuery
14 118 (11.50%) WinForms
15 116 (11.31%) HTML5
16 100 (9.75%) SOAP
17 91 (8.87%) LINQ
18 83 (8.09%) RESTful
19 82 (7.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.63%) Computer Science
2 67 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (5.17%) Derivative
4 51 (4.97%) Fixed Income
5 50 (4.87%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (4.68%) Market Risk
7 44 (4.29%) N-Tier
8 36 (3.51%) Credit Risk
9 35 (3.41%) Fintech
10 33 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (2.92%) User Experience
12 28 (2.73%) Hedge funds
13 27 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (2.53%) Equities
15 24 (2.34%) Data Structures
16 21 (2.05%) Algorithms
17 19 (1.85%) Mobile App
18 11 (1.07%) NHS
19 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
20 9 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 169 (16.47%) Windows
2 23 (2.24%) Windows Server
3 20 (1.95%) Apple iOS
3 20 (1.95%) Unix
4 14 (1.36%) Android
5 9 (0.88%) Linux
6 7 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.097%) MVS
8 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (44.44%) MVC
3 339 (33.04%) TDD
4 191 (18.62%) Scrum
5 132 (12.87%) Unit Testing
6 122 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
7 113 (11.01%) OO
8 110 (10.72%) MVVM
9 101 (9.84%) BDD
10 99 (9.65%) SOA
11 95 (9.26%) Web Development
12 94 (9.16%) Multithreading
13 90 (8.77%) Software Engineering
14 87 (8.48%) SOLID
15 81 (7.89%) Test Automation
16 77 (7.50%) CRM
17 74 (7.21%) SDLC
18 71 (6.92%) OOD
19 66 (6.43%) OOP
20 54 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 928 (90.45%) C#
2 498 (48.54%) SQL
3 334 (32.55%) JavaScript
4 156 (15.20%) T-SQL
5 60 (5.85%) PowerShell
6 51 (4.97%) TypeScript
7 41 (4.00%) Java
8 35 (3.41%) PL/SQL
9 30 (2.92%) C++
10 28 (2.73%) VB.NET
11 20 (1.95%) C
12 19 (1.85%) Python
13 16 (1.56%) XAML
14 11 (1.07%) F#
14 11 (1.07%) VBA
14 11 (1.07%) XPath
15 7 (0.68%) ES6
15 7 (0.68%) PHP
16 6 (0.58%) ECMAScript
16 6 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (9.65%) Degree
2 32 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.17%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.39%) MCP
6 4 (0.39%) MCSD
7 3 (0.29%) MCITP
7 3 (0.29%) MCPD
7 3 (0.29%) MCTS
8 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.097%) MCSE
9 1 (0.097%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.14%) QA
2 11 (1.07%) MiFID
3 9 (0.88%) EMIR
4 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.097%) GDPR
5 1 (0.097%) HL7
5 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.097%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.97%) Docker
3 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.39%) Ansible
2 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.39%) Puppet
2 4 (0.39%) Terraform
3 2 (0.19%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.19%) Oozie
3 2 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.097%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.097%) Kibana
4 1 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 381 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 132 (12.87%) Oracle
3 26 (2.53%) DevExpress
4 18 (1.75%) Xamarin
5 14 (1.36%) Apigee
6 13 (1.27%) Telerik
7 12 (1.17%) Charles River
7 12 (1.17%) Infragistics
7 12 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.07%) SimCorp
8 11 (1.07%) Sitecore
9 10 (0.97%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.97%) Google
9 10 (0.97%) TIBCO
10 8 (0.78%) CA
10 8 (0.78%) Syncfusion
11 7 (0.68%) Sybase
12 6 (0.58%) Axway
12 6 (0.58%) BMC
12 6 (0.58%) Murex