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 3 months to 26 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 Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 632 595
Rank change year-on-year +65 -37  
Contract jobs citing WF 33 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.041% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.15% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 45
Median daily rate £400 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £328
% change year-on-year -8.04% +32.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WF 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 14684 15556 14918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.59% 27.85% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10203 10869 9655
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 196 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

WF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 14 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 3 months to 26 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 +50 22 £500 +5.26% 7
London +14 17 £513 +1.48%
Belfast - 11 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 11 £400 -
County Antrim - 11 £400 -
West Midlands +26 2 - -
Solihull +9 2 - -
East of England +3 2 £400 -13.04%
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +19 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £463 +0.54%
Hertfordshire +8 1 £338 -
City of London -4 1 £350 -26.31%
Bradford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WF 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 WF.

1 42 (85.71%) C#
2 40 (81.63%) .NET
3 38 (77.55%) SQL Server
4 31 (63.27%) WCF
5 23 (46.94%) Finance
6 22 (44.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 21 (42.86%) SQL
8 20 (40.82%) .NET Framework
9 18 (36.73%) Banking
10 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET
10 17 (34.69%) SOA
11 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (30.61%) Windows
13 14 (28.57%) Web Services
13 14 (28.57%) OO
13 14 (28.57%) ADO.NET
13 14 (28.57%) JSON
13 14 (28.57%) Multithreading
14 13 (26.53%) WPF
14 13 (26.53%) XML
14 13 (26.53%) Front Office
15 12 (24.49%) PL/SQL
15 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
15 12 (24.49%) Scrum
15 12 (24.49%) Workflow
15 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
16 11 (22.45%) Algorithms
16 11 (22.45%) RESTful
16 11 (22.45%) Memory Management

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 10 (20.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (2.04%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (10.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Extranet
1 5 (10.20%) Intranet
2 4 (8.16%) Internet
3 3 (6.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (77.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
3 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.04%) OLAP
6 1 (2.04%) OLTP
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) NUnit
3 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.12%) CruiseControl
4 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) MorphX
5 1 (2.04%) MSTest
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 18 (36.73%) Banking
3 13 (26.53%) Front Office
4 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (69.39%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) C# Developer
3 15 (30.61%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.24%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (10.20%) C# WPF Developer
6 5 (10.20%) WPF Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.12%) Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 2 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (81.63%) .NET
2 31 (63.27%) WCF
3 22 (44.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (40.82%) .NET Framework
5 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET
6 14 (28.57%) ADO.NET
6 14 (28.57%) JSON
6 14 (28.57%) Web Services
7 13 (26.53%) WPF
7 13 (26.53%) XML
8 11 (22.45%) RESTful
9 10 (20.41%) jQuery
10 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (16.33%) CSS
11 5 (10.20%) HTML
11 5 (10.20%) XSLT
12 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
12 4 (8.16%) XHTML
13 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 3 (6.12%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.20%) Credit Risk
2 5 (10.20%) Grid Computing
2 5 (10.20%) Market Risk
2 5 (10.20%) User Experience
3 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) SOA
2 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 14 (28.57%) OO
4 12 (24.49%) Scrum
4 12 (24.49%) Workflow
5 11 (22.45%) Memory Management
6 10 (20.41%) OOP
7 9 (18.37%) Analytics
7 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (16.33%) MVC
9 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.24%) TDD
10 5 (10.20%) Risk Analytics
11 4 (8.16%) Change Control
11 4 (8.16%) CRM
11 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
11 4 (8.16%) SDLC
12 3 (6.12%) Multithreaded Programming
12 3 (6.12%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) C#
2 21 (42.86%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) PL/SQL
3 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
4 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.16%) VBA
6 4 (8.16%) XPath
7 3 (6.12%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) CCNP
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCDBA
4 2 (4.08%) MCDST
4 2 (4.08%) MCITP
4 2 (4.08%) MCSA
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) MCTS
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
2 11 (22.45%) Sybase
3 5 (10.20%) Nintex
4 4 (8.16%) Google
5 2 (4.08%) Nokia
6 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards