Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 804 866
Rank change year-on-year -36 +62 -34
Contract jobs citing WF 48 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 22
UK median daily rate £494 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.44% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £404 £343 £365
90th Percentile £619 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +7.75% -2.44% +7.54%
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 35,210 31,027 31,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.40% 32.45% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,875 21,424 22,143
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £291
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 382 385
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WF in the UK

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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 9 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 14 August 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 -21 41 £550 +18.92% 11
London -15 30 £613 +22.50%
UK excluding London -21 18 £431 +7.75% 11
Northern Ireland +27 7 £431 +7.75%
North of England -12 4 £395 - 5
Yorkshire -14 4 £395 - 4
South East -21 4 £425 - 1
Midlands -6 3 £600 +71.43% 3
West Midlands -21 3 £600 +71.43%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 44 (91.67%) .NET
2 43 (89.58%) WCF
3 39 (81.25%) C#
4 35 (72.92%) SQL Server
5 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
6 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (54.17%) Finance
8 25 (52.08%) .NET Framework
9 24 (50.00%) SQL
10 22 (45.83%) ASP.NET
11 21 (43.75%) Banking
12 19 (39.58%) MVC
13 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (33.33%) SOA
15 15 (31.25%) Scrum
15 15 (31.25%) WPF
16 14 (29.17%) OO
16 14 (29.17%) Risk Analytics
16 14 (29.17%) Analytics
17 13 (27.08%) Web Services
17 13 (27.08%) CSS
17 13 (27.08%) Market Risk
17 13 (27.08%) Investment Banking
18 12 (25.00%) Front Office
18 12 (25.00%) RESTful
19 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (22.92%) Oracle
19 11 (22.92%) HTML
20 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
20 10 (20.83%) ADO.NET

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 9 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.17%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.58%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (72.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.17%) Big Data
7 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.25%) MSTest
3 3 (6.25%) NUnit
3 3 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.08%) FxCop
5 1 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) StyleCop
5 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 21 (43.75%) Banking
3 13 (27.08%) Investment Banking
4 12 (25.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (77.08%) Developer
2 29 (60.42%) .NET Developer
3 24 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 19 (39.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Azure Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Front Office Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
9 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Senior .NET Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (91.67%) .NET
2 43 (89.58%) WCF
3 25 (52.08%) .NET Framework
4 22 (45.83%) ASP.NET
5 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (31.25%) WPF
7 13 (27.08%) CSS
7 13 (27.08%) Web Services
8 12 (25.00%) RESTful
9 11 (22.92%) HTML
10 10 (20.83%) ADO.NET
10 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
10 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (18.75%) JSON
12 8 (16.67%) jQuery
13 6 (12.50%) LINQ
13 6 (12.50%) WinForms
14 5 (10.42%) CSS3
14 5 (10.42%) HTML5
14 5 (10.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Market Risk
2 7 (14.58%) Algorithms
2 7 (14.58%) Grid Computing
3 4 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 4 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (6.25%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Equities
6 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) MVC
3 16 (33.33%) SOA
4 15 (31.25%) Scrum
5 14 (29.17%) Analytics
5 14 (29.17%) OO
5 14 (29.17%) Risk Analytics
6 10 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (20.83%) Workflow
7 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (14.58%) Memory Management
9 7 (14.58%) Multithreading
9 7 (14.58%) OOP
9 7 (14.58%) TDD
9 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.58%) Web Development
10 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
11 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) C#
2 24 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) APMP
2 1 (2.08%) CCNA
2 1 (2.08%) CCNP
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.08%) MCDST
2 1 (2.08%) MCITP
2 1 (2.08%) MCSA
2 1 (2.08%) MCSE
2 1 (2.08%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle
3 7 (14.58%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) Kronos