Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 855 875
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 -24
Contract jobs citing WF 33 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.025% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.092% 0.078% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 22
UK median daily rate £600 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -8.57% -9.79%
10th Percentile £413 £315 £329
90th Percentile £619 £475 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -8.11%
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 35,962 32,047 32,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.23% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,313 22,481 22,491
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 366 382
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.30 £18.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.72% +11.96% -3.94%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -15 33 £600 +49.81% 7
London +2 24 £606 +51.37% 3
UK excluding London -17 9 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -9 4 £395 - 1
North of England -20 4 £395 - 2
South East -6 3 £425 - 1
Midlands -6 2 £600 +71.43%
West Midlands -20 2 £600 +71.43%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 30 (90.91%) .NET
2 27 (81.82%) WCF
3 26 (78.79%) C#
4 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
6 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (51.52%) MVC
8 16 (48.48%) Finance
9 14 (42.42%) SQL
9 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
10 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (39.39%) CSS
10 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
10 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (36.36%) Banking
12 11 (33.33%) Investment Banking
12 11 (33.33%) HTML
12 11 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
12 11 (33.33%) Market Risk
12 11 (33.33%) Analytics
13 10 (30.30%) AngularJS
14 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (27.27%) SOA
14 9 (27.27%) Workflow
15 8 (24.24%) TDD
15 8 (24.24%) jQuery
15 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery

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 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.03%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.09%) SaaS
4 2 (6.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (12.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.06%) Big Data
6 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.09%) Moq
3 3 (9.09%) MSTest
3 3 (9.09%) NUnit
3 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) FxCop
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) StyleCop
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Banking
3 11 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (15.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 22 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 12 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 11 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Front Office Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Azure Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) .NET
2 27 (81.82%) WCF
3 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
4 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
5 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (39.39%) CSS
6 11 (33.33%) HTML
7 10 (30.30%) AngularJS
8 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (24.24%) jQuery
10 7 (21.21%) .NET Core
11 6 (18.18%) Web Services
12 5 (15.15%) CSS3
12 5 (15.15%) HTML5
12 5 (15.15%) LINQ
12 5 (15.15%) SOAP
13 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
13 4 (12.12%) RESTful
13 4 (12.12%) WPF
14 3 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Market Risk
2 7 (21.21%) Grid Computing
3 3 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 3 (9.09%) User Experience
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) MVC
3 11 (33.33%) Analytics
3 11 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
4 9 (27.27%) SOA
4 9 (27.27%) Workflow
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (24.24%) TDD
6 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (21.21%) Scrum
6 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.21%) Web Development
7 6 (18.18%) Microservices
7 6 (18.18%) OO
7 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 6 (18.18%) SOLID
8 5 (15.15%) Change Control
8 5 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) C#
2 14 (42.42%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
1 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle