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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 266 154
Rank change year-on-year +47 -112  
Contract jobs citing WCF 524 521 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.93% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.57% 3.35% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 391 604
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.53% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £46.63 £11.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.86% -50.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £11.00 £21.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £15.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 14661 15533 15022
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.79% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10190 10831 9735
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 194 202
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 488 £419 -1.47% 272
London +36 213 £488 +2.63% 78
South East +60 116 £390 -0.95% 45
South West +22 59 £313 -20.63% 21
City of London 0 49 £506 +3.31% 7
Kent +36 35 £396 +0.63% 3
East of England -18 27 £325 -13.33% 32
Bristol +17 25 £438 +16.66% 7
East Midlands -8 23 £368 +5.00% 20
North West +26 20 £375 +15.38% 32
Hampshire +24 20 £400 +3.22% 8
Nottinghamshire +8 20 £368 -13.52% 7
Belfast - 20 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 20 £375 - 1
County Antrim - 20 £375 -
Nottingham +7 18 £368 -13.52% 5
Yorkshire +17 17 £345 +2.22% 15
Wiltshire +3 15 £300 -30.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £479 +50.11% 2
Surrey +4 12 £381 -15.27% 11
Manchester +12 11 £375 +4.52% 16
Tunbridge Wells +11 11 £350 -15.15% 1
Milton Keynes +6 11 £479 +47.23% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 11 £300 -20.00% 13
West Midlands -4 11 £351 -12.37% 20
Berkshire +14 10 £378 -18.37% 7
Cambridge +7 10 £300 -4.76% 6
East Sussex +4 10 £375 +11.94% 6
West Yorkshire +16 9 £345 +2.22% 8
Hastings +1 9 - -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 814 (87.06%) .NET
2 774 (82.78%) C#
3 533 (57.01%) SQL Server
4 416 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
5 397 (42.46%) Microsoft
6 386 (41.28%) MVC
7 375 (40.11%) SQL
8 356 (38.07%) ASP.NET
9 347 (37.11%) JavaScript
10 328 (35.08%) .NET Framework
11 301 (32.19%) TDD
12 294 (31.44%) WPF
13 281 (30.05%) HTML
14 271 (28.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 270 (28.88%) Web Services
16 244 (26.10%) CSS
17 214 (22.89%) Finance
18 210 (22.46%) Team Foundation Server
19 192 (20.53%) Visual Studio
20 184 (19.68%) Scrum
21 173 (18.50%) CRM
22 168 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC
23 153 (16.36%) Entity Framework
24 149 (15.94%) Dynamics CRM
25 147 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
25 147 (15.72%) Windows
26 140 (14.97%) XML
27 138 (14.76%) AngularJS
28 126 (13.48%) OO
28 126 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008

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
1 102 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 85 (9.09%) IIS
3 56 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (2.35%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.39%) CMS
6 13 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (0.86%) Confluence
8 8 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.43%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.32%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.32%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.21%) JBoss
13 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 149 (15.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 147 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.60%) PaaS
3 38 (4.06%) IaaS
4 19 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.86%) Office 365
5 8 (0.86%) SaaS
6 5 (0.53%) Yammer
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) Boomi
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.28%) HTTPS
3 9 (0.96%) X.509
4 8 (0.86%) Internet
5 6 (0.64%) DNS
6 5 (0.53%) Broadband
6 5 (0.53%) Firewall
6 5 (0.53%) HTTP
6 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.53%) LAN
6 5 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.43%) Multicast
7 4 (0.43%) Network Security
7 4 (0.43%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.32%) AMQP
8 3 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.32%) SSL
8 3 (0.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.21%) IMAP
9 2 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (57.01%) SQL Server
2 126 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 61 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.89%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.07%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.86%) Big Data
15 8 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 210 (22.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 192 (20.53%) Visual Studio
3 92 (9.84%) NUnit
4 88 (9.41%) JIRA
5 81 (8.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 73 (7.81%) MSTest
7 56 (5.99%) Moq
8 52 (5.56%) Git (software)
9 28 (2.99%) Subversion
9 28 (2.99%) TeamCity
10 27 (2.89%) ReSharper
11 26 (2.78%) MSBuild
12 20 (2.14%) Jenkins
12 20 (2.14%) SpecFlow
13 19 (2.03%) Selenium
14 11 (1.18%) CruiseControl
15 10 (1.07%) WiX
16 9 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.96%) NuGet
16 9 (0.96%) StyleCop
General
1 214 (22.89%) Finance
2 106 (11.34%) Banking
3 63 (6.74%) Front Office
4 38 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.71%) Marketing
6 13 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.28%) Retail
8 11 (1.18%) Back Office
9 7 (0.75%) Electronics
9 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.64%) Legal
11 5 (0.53%) Publishing
12 4 (0.43%) Automotive
12 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.32%) Advertising
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 801 (85.67%) Developer
2 411 (43.96%) .NET Developer
3 388 (41.50%) C# Developer
4 211 (22.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 120 (12.83%) WCF Developer
6 113 (12.09%) WPF Developer
7 97 (10.37%) C# WCF Developer
8 95 (10.16%) Senior Developer
9 77 (8.24%) CRM Developer
9 77 (8.24%) SQL Developer
10 76 (8.13%) Microsoft Developer
11 74 (7.91%) C# WPF Developer
12 71 (7.59%) Software Developer
13 70 (7.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 69 (7.38%) ASP.NET Developer
15 65 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 62 (6.63%) Senior C# Developer
17 58 (6.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 42 (4.49%) Senior .NET Developer
19 37 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 814 (87.06%) .NET
2 356 (38.07%) ASP.NET
3 328 (35.08%) .NET Framework
4 294 (31.44%) WPF
5 281 (30.05%) HTML
6 271 (28.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 270 (28.88%) Web Services
8 244 (26.10%) CSS
9 168 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 153 (16.36%) Entity Framework
11 140 (14.97%) XML
12 138 (14.76%) AngularJS
13 116 (12.41%) jQuery
14 96 (10.27%) REST
15 83 (8.88%) LINQ
16 81 (8.66%) HTML5
17 79 (8.45%) SOAP
18 74 (7.91%) RESTful
19 70 (7.49%) WinForms
20 54 (5.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
1 50 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.21%) Derivative
4 28 (2.99%) User Experience
5 27 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 21 (2.25%) Fixed Income
7 19 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.50%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.39%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.07%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.86%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.86%) Grid Computing
14 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 147 (15.72%) Windows
2 13 (1.39%) Windows Server
3 12 (1.28%) Linux
4 10 (1.07%) Unix
5 9 (0.96%) Android
6 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.11%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (41.28%) MVC
3 301 (32.19%) TDD
4 184 (19.68%) Scrum
5 173 (18.50%) CRM
6 126 (13.48%) OO
7 113 (12.09%) Unit Testing
8 111 (11.87%) MVVM
9 105 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (9.09%) Multithreading
11 81 (8.66%) Software Engineering
12 80 (8.56%) SOA
13 79 (8.45%) SOLID
14 69 (7.38%) BDD
14 69 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (7.38%) Dependency Injection
14 69 (7.38%) Web Development
15 50 (5.35%) OOP
16 47 (5.03%) Automated Testing
17 43 (4.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 774 (82.78%) C#
2 375 (40.11%) SQL
3 347 (37.11%) JavaScript
4 122 (13.05%) T-SQL
5 38 (4.06%) PowerShell
6 37 (3.96%) VB.NET
7 36 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 34 (3.64%) C++
9 19 (2.03%) VB
9 19 (2.03%) VBA
10 18 (1.93%) Java
11 16 (1.71%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.50%) Python
13 11 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.86%) VBScript
14 8 (0.86%) XAML
15 7 (0.75%) C
16 6 (0.64%) PHP
16 6 (0.64%) VB6
17 5 (0.53%) ES6
Qualifications
1 61 (6.52%) Degree
2 54 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.64%) HNC
7 6 (0.64%) ISEB
7 6 (0.64%) MCITP
8 5 (0.53%) MCTS
9 4 (0.43%) HND
10 3 (0.32%) CFA
10 3 (0.32%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (0.32%) CISM
10 3 (0.32%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.32%) MCPD
10 3 (0.32%) MCSE
11 2 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.21%) MCDST
11 2 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.46%) QA
2 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.32%) Basel III
3 3 (0.32%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.21%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 21 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.53%) Snort
3 4 (0.43%) Docker
4 3 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 397 (42.46%) Microsoft
2 113 (12.09%) Oracle
3 20 (2.14%) Telerik
4 18 (1.93%) SAP
5 17 (1.82%) Infragistics
6 15 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 13 (1.39%) Sybase
8 12 (1.28%) DevExpress
9 10 (1.07%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.96%) Siebel
11 5 (0.53%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.53%) Infor
11 5 (0.53%) Kofax
11 5 (0.53%) Sencha
11 5 (0.53%) Sourcefire
12 4 (0.43%) RedGate
12 4 (0.43%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.32%) IBM
13 3 (0.32%) Reuters
York
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day plus excellent company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £279 - £321 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £325 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day negotiable on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago