The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 27 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.43% 0.47% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.11% 1.63% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £475 £240 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.91% -16.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
WCF
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
54 123 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.86% 28.81% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 101 78
Median daily rate £425 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £145.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -93.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Cardiff region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for WCF.

1 26 (100.00%) .NET
1 26 (100.00%) MVC
2 25 (96.15%) C#
3 24 (92.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (84.62%) JavaScript
4 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (84.62%) TDD
5 20 (76.92%) Test-First Development
5 20 (76.92%) NUnit
5 20 (76.92%) Web Development
5 20 (76.92%) jQuery
5 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
5 20 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (76.92%) HTML
5 20 (76.92%) Visual Studio
5 20 (76.92%) CSS
5 20 (76.92%) DevOps
5 20 (76.92%) ATDD
5 20 (76.92%) AngularJS
5 20 (76.92%) TypeScript
5 20 (76.92%) MSTest
5 20 (76.92%) HTML5
5 20 (76.92%) MbUnit
5 20 (76.92%) BDD
5 20 (76.92%) CSS3
5 20 (76.92%) KnockoutJS
6 15 (57.69%) Scrum
7 13 (50.00%) Finance
7 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
8 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (11.54%) Apache Solr
1 3 (11.54%) CMS
1 3 (11.54%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Couchbase
2 7 (26.92%) MongoDB
2 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) MbUnit
1 20 (76.92%) MSTest
1 20 (76.92%) NUnit
1 20 (76.92%) Visual Studio
2 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 7 (26.92%) Mercurial
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
2 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 12 (46.15%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) CMS Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (92.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (76.92%) AngularJS
3 20 (76.92%) CSS
3 20 (76.92%) CSS3
3 20 (76.92%) HTML
3 20 (76.92%) HTML5
3 20 (76.92%) jQuery
3 20 (76.92%) KnockoutJS
4 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (26.92%) Gherkin
7 3 (11.54%) Lucene
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) MVC
2 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) TDD
3 20 (76.92%) ATDD
3 20 (76.92%) BDD
3 20 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (76.92%) DevOps
3 20 (76.92%) Test-First Development
3 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
3 20 (76.92%) Web Development
4 15 (57.69%) Scrum
5 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) C#
2 22 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 20 (76.92%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Sitecore
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft