Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 852 801
Rank change year-on-year +56 -51 -78
Contract jobs citing WF 45 41 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.037% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 64
UK median daily rate £400 £468 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +16.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £365 £288
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £405 £394
% change year-on-year -4.32% +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 30439 31289 30905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.44% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21046 21848 20395
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 400 423
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.03 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +1.35% +8.82%

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 24 July 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 10 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 24 July 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 +64 34 £463 -1.07% 11
London +21 25 £500 +4.60% 1
UK excluding London +72 20 £388 -4.32% 10
Northern Ireland - 11 £400 -
West Midlands +36 3 £350 -
Midlands +25 3 £350 - 1
East of England -5 3 £350 -23.91% 1
North of England +63 2 - - 7
Yorkshire +26 2 - - 2
South East - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 41 (91.11%) C#
2 40 (88.89%) .NET
3 39 (86.67%) SQL Server
4 29 (64.44%) WCF
5 26 (57.78%) .NET Framework
5 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
6 23 (51.11%) SQL
7 20 (44.44%) Finance
8 18 (40.00%) Banking
9 17 (37.78%) Windows
9 17 (37.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (33.33%) OO
10 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (31.11%) Workflow
11 14 (31.11%) WPF
11 14 (31.11%) Multithreading
11 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (31.11%) Web Services
11 14 (31.11%) T-SQL
11 14 (31.11%) Visual Studio
11 14 (31.11%) ADO.NET
12 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
12 13 (28.89%) PL/SQL
12 13 (28.89%) Front Office
12 13 (28.89%) SOA
12 13 (28.89%) JSON
12 13 (28.89%) NUnit
12 13 (28.89%) Relational Database
13 12 (26.67%) TDD

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 11 (24.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (15.56%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.44%) CMS
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) Extranet
2 2 (4.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (28.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.44%) OLAP
8 2 (4.44%) OLTP
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Visual Studio
2 13 (28.89%) NUnit
3 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.67%) CruiseControl
5 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.44%) MorphX
7 1 (2.22%) MSTest
7 1 (2.22%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 18 (40.00%) Banking
3 13 (28.89%) Front Office
4 6 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 18 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 10 (22.22%) Applications Support
4 10 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 9 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
5 9 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Messaging Support
7 5 (11.11%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) WPF Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Architect
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (88.89%) .NET
2 29 (64.44%) WCF
3 26 (57.78%) .NET Framework
4 17 (37.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (31.11%) ADO.NET
5 14 (31.11%) Web Services
5 14 (31.11%) WPF
6 13 (28.89%) JSON
7 11 (24.44%) RESTful
7 11 (24.44%) XML
8 10 (22.22%) CSS
9 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 8 (17.78%) HTML
11 7 (15.56%) XSLT
12 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
13 5 (11.11%) XHTML
14 4 (8.89%) jQuery
15 3 (6.67%) Sass
15 3 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Algorithms
2 5 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 5 (11.11%) Grid Computing
2 5 (11.11%) Market Risk
3 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Fintech
5 1 (2.22%) Robotics
5 1 (2.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (33.33%) OO
2 14 (31.11%) Multithreading
2 14 (31.11%) Workflow
3 13 (28.89%) SOA
4 12 (26.67%) TDD
5 11 (24.44%) Memory Management
5 11 (24.44%) Scrum
6 10 (22.22%) OOP
7 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.33%) MVC
8 5 (11.11%) Analytics
8 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.11%) CRM
8 5 (11.11%) Risk Analytics
9 4 (8.89%) Change Control
9 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 3 (6.67%) Multithreaded Programming
11 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 41 (91.11%) C#
2 23 (51.11%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) T-SQL
4 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 13 (28.89%) PL/SQL
5 11 (24.44%) VBA
6 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 5 (11.11%) XPath
7 3 (6.67%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.44%) C
9 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) MCDBA
2 2 (4.44%) MCDST
2 2 (4.44%) MCITP
2 2 (4.44%) MCSA
2 2 (4.44%) MCSE
2 2 (4.44%) MCTS
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Oracle
3 11 (24.44%) Sybase
4 2 (4.44%) JD Edwards
4 2 (4.44%) Nintex
4 2 (4.44%) Nokia
5 1 (2.22%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow