Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WF over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 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 Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 821 840
Rank change year-on-year -29 +19 -54
Contract jobs citing WF 21 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.030% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.065% 0.096% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 24
UK median daily rate £550 £356 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.39% -26.55% +25.97%
10th Percentile £333 £275 £388
90th Percentile £701 £511 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £338 £485
% change year-on-year +39.26% -30.41% +29.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WF 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 32,345 30,282 31,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.55% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,020 20,984 21,682
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 344 546
UK median hourly rate £40.31 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.76% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £19.80 £15.58 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.17 £56.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% +0.65% +10.71%

WF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WF in the UK

WF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WF.

Contractor daily rate trend for WF in the UK

WF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WF over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WF in the UK

WF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WF.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WF in the UK

WF
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WF within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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 21 £550 +54.39% 12
London -39 15 £613 +44.97% 1
UK excluding London -13 6 £470 +39.26% 12
West Midlands +9 3 £550 -
Midlands +6 3 £550 - 5
North of England +27 2 £385 -9.41% 4
Yorkshire -1 2 £385 +10.00% 1
South East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WF 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 WF.

1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) WCF
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Workflow
6 5 (23.81%) SOA
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (19.05%) Apex Code
7 4 (19.05%) User Experience
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (19.05%) WPF
7 4 (19.05%) LINQ
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) CRM
7 4 (19.05%) N-Tier
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (14.29%) MVC
8 3 (14.29%) T-SQL

WF
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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Siebel EIM
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 2 (9.52%) MSTest
2 2 (9.52%) NUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
2 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Azure Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Salesforce Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Coordinator
5 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Coordinator
5 2 (9.52%) Data Coordinator
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Salesforce Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
1 10 (47.62%) WCF
2 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) LINQ
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) WPF
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) SOAP
4 3 (14.29%) WinForms
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) N-Tier
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) CCTV
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.76%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) Grid Computing
3 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (28.57%) OO
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) SOA
4 5 (23.81%) Workflow
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Business Process Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) DSDM
7 2 (9.52%) RUP
7 2 (9.52%) UML
8 1 (4.76%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (4.76%) KYC
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) Apex Code
2 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
2 1 (4.76%) MCDST
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) Siebel