The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 24 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.44% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.92% 1.96% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% -0.62%
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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
65 102 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.21% 29.82% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 68 6
Average daily rate £350 £400 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +30.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £190.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.89% +1017.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 March 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 25 (80.65%) C#
2 23 (74.19%) .NET
3 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
4 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (45.16%) Web Services
6 13 (41.94%) XML
6 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
7 12 (38.71%) SOAP
7 12 (38.71%) NHS
7 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (38.71%) MVC
7 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (35.48%) T-SQL
8 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
10 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
10 9 (29.03%) CSS
10 9 (29.03%) Entity Framework
11 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
11 8 (25.81%) Replication
12 7 (22.58%) Information Security
12 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (22.58%) HTML
12 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
13 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (19.35%) LINQ
13 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (9.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
3 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) MSBuild
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (12.90%) Back Office
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (87.10%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) .NET Developer
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Software Developer
4 5 (16.13%) CRM Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Server Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 14 (45.16%) Web Services
3 13 (41.94%) XML
3 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
4 12 (38.71%) SOAP
5 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
6 9 (29.03%) Entity Framework
6 9 (29.03%) CSS
7 7 (22.58%) HTML
8 6 (19.35%) LINQ
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (9.68%) WinForms
11 2 (6.45%) Lucene
11 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) NHS
2 8 (25.81%) Replication
3 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.68%) DTV
5 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) MVC
2 7 (22.58%) Information Security
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 5 (16.13%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 4 (12.90%) OOP
5 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (6.45%) MVVM
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Coaching
7 2 (6.45%) UML
7 2 (6.45%) ETL
7 2 (6.45%) Content Management
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) T-SQL
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) EPiServer
4 2 (6.45%) Sitecore