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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 31 18 48
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +30
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.26% 7.09% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.29% 21.59% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 2
Median daily rate £388 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
133 88 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 41.96% 32.84% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 61 84
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (96.77%) C#
3 26 (83.87%) MVC
4 25 (80.65%) Scrum
5 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (67.74%) Unit Testing
7 21 (67.74%) Visual Studio
8 19 (61.29%) TDD
9 18 (58.06%) jQuery
9 18 (58.06%) Web Development
9 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
10 17 (54.84%) HTML
10 17 (54.84%) CSS
10 17 (54.84%) Finance
10 17 (54.84%) TypeScript
10 17 (54.84%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (54.84%) AngularJS
10 17 (54.84%) HTML5
10 17 (54.84%) BDD
10 17 (54.84%) CSS3
11 16 (51.61%) MSTest
11 16 (51.61%) MbUnit
11 16 (51.61%) ATDD
11 16 (51.61%) DevOps
11 16 (51.61%) Mentoring
11 16 (51.61%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (51.61%) Test-First Development
11 16 (51.61%) NUnit
12 11 (35.48%) SQL Server

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 (9.68%) Apache Solr
1 3 (9.68%) CMS
1 3 (9.68%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Commerce Server
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
3 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (67.74%) Visual Studio
2 16 (51.61%) MbUnit
2 16 (51.61%) MSTest
2 16 (51.61%) NUnit
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (96.77%) Developer
2 19 (61.29%) Senior Developer
3 16 (51.61%) Agile Developer
3 16 (51.61%) Senior Agile Developer
4 11 (35.48%) .NET Developer
5 6 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (19.35%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.68%) CMS Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET Web API
3 18 (58.06%) jQuery
4 17 (54.84%) AngularJS
4 17 (54.84%) CSS
4 17 (54.84%) CSS3
4 17 (54.84%) HTML
4 17 (54.84%) HTML5
4 17 (54.84%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
6 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (19.35%) Entity Framework
6 6 (19.35%) Web Services
7 4 (12.90%) LINQ
7 4 (12.90%) WinForms
8 3 (9.68%) Lucene
8 3 (9.68%) XML
9 2 (6.45%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (6.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) MVC
2 25 (80.65%) Scrum
3 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (67.74%) Unit Testing
5 19 (61.29%) TDD
6 18 (58.06%) Web Development
7 17 (54.84%) BDD
8 16 (51.61%) ATDD
8 16 (51.61%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (51.61%) DevOps
8 16 (51.61%) Mentoring
8 16 (51.61%) Test-First Development
9 4 (12.90%) OOP
10 2 (6.45%) MVVM
10 2 (6.45%) UML
11 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
11 1 (3.23%) SDLC
11 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 17 (54.84%) TypeScript
4 8 (25.81%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Sitecore
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft