Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 786 845
Rank change year-on-year -37 +59 -52
Contract jobs citing WF 47 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.056% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 22
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -14.44% +21.43%
10th Percentile £390 £300 £389
90th Percentile £619 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +14.93% -11.76% +21.43%
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 33,402 29,324 30,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.32% 32.02% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,474 20,292 21,224
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 375 414
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £56.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +4.17%

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 June 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 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 23 June 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 -36 40 £513 +28.13% 20
London -58 28 £613 +22.50% 5
UK excluding London -36 19 £431 +14.93% 16
Northern Ireland +14 7 £431 +7.75%
Yorkshire -14 6 £390 +56.00% 2
North of England -23 6 £390 +20.00% 4
Midlands -17 3 £550 +57.14% 1
West Midlands -19 3 £550 +57.14%
South East -22 3 £425 - 5

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 43 (91.49%) .NET
2 42 (89.36%) WCF
3 40 (85.11%) C#
4 33 (70.21%) SQL Server
5 29 (61.70%) Microsoft
5 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (53.19%) Finance
7 23 (48.94%) SQL
8 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
8 22 (46.81%) .NET Framework
9 20 (42.55%) Banking
10 17 (36.17%) Scrum
10 17 (36.17%) WPF
10 17 (36.17%) MVC
11 16 (34.04%) SOA
11 16 (34.04%) OO
12 15 (31.91%) Web Services
12 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (29.79%) RESTful
14 13 (27.66%) Analytics
14 13 (27.66%) Risk Analytics
14 13 (27.66%) CSS
15 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
15 12 (25.53%) Market Risk
15 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (25.53%) Investment Banking
16 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
16 11 (23.40%) HTML
16 11 (23.40%) Oracle
16 11 (23.40%) Front Office

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 (19.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (10.64%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.26%) CMS
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.26%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.26%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (70.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
4 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (6.38%) Big Data
6 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
2 5 (10.64%) MSTest
2 5 (10.64%) NUnit
2 5 (10.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.13%) FxCop
5 1 (2.13%) Selenium
5 1 (2.13%) StyleCop
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (53.19%) Finance
2 20 (42.55%) Banking
3 12 (25.53%) Investment Banking
4 11 (23.40%) Front Office
5 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (76.60%) Developer
2 28 (59.57%) .NET Developer
3 25 (53.19%) C# Developer
4 20 (42.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Azure Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (91.49%) .NET
2 42 (89.36%) WCF
3 22 (46.81%) .NET Framework
3 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
4 17 (36.17%) WPF
5 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (31.91%) Web Services
6 14 (29.79%) RESTful
7 13 (27.66%) CSS
8 11 (23.40%) HTML
9 10 (21.28%) ADO.NET
9 10 (21.28%) jQuery
10 9 (19.15%) JSON
11 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (17.02%) LINQ
12 7 (14.89%) SOAP
13 6 (12.77%) WinForms
14 4 (8.51%) Entity Framework
15 3 (6.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Market Risk
2 7 (14.89%) Algorithms
2 7 (14.89%) Grid Computing
3 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
3 4 (8.51%) User Experience
4 3 (6.38%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.13%) Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Equities
6 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) MVC
2 17 (36.17%) Scrum
3 16 (34.04%) OO
3 16 (34.04%) SOA
4 13 (27.66%) Analytics
4 13 (27.66%) Risk Analytics
5 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (21.28%) Workflow
7 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (14.89%) Memory Management
7 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
7 7 (14.89%) OOP
7 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.89%) Web Development
8 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) DSDM
9 5 (10.64%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 40 (85.11%) C#
2 23 (48.94%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
5 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.26%) C++
7 2 (4.26%) Java
7 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) APMP
2 1 (2.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.13%) CCNP
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.13%) MCDST
2 1 (2.13%) MCITP
2 1 (2.13%) MCSA
2 1 (2.13%) MCSE
2 1 (2.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) Sybase
4 1 (2.13%) Kronos