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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 27 25 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing WCF 19 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.35% 6.21% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.97% 18.56% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 1
Median daily rate £388 £315 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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
119 97 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 39.80% 33.45% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 95
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 £313 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 29 May 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 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 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (93.75%) C#
3 27 (84.38%) MVC
4 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (78.13%) Scrum
5 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (68.75%) Unit Testing
6 22 (68.75%) Visual Studio
7 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
7 20 (62.50%) TDD
8 19 (59.38%) Web Development
8 19 (59.38%) jQuery
9 18 (56.25%) HTML
9 18 (56.25%) CSS
9 18 (56.25%) HTML5
9 18 (56.25%) BDD
9 18 (56.25%) CSS3
9 18 (56.25%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (56.25%) AngularJS
9 18 (56.25%) TypeScript
10 17 (53.13%) ATDD
10 17 (53.13%) MSTest
10 17 (53.13%) MbUnit
10 17 (53.13%) DevOps
10 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (53.13%) Test-First Development
10 17 (53.13%) NUnit
11 16 (50.00%) Finance
11 16 (50.00%) Mentoring
12 11 (34.38%) 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 (9.38%) Apache Solr
1 3 (9.38%) CMS
1 3 (9.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Commerce Server
2 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) Couchbase
4 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Visual Studio
2 17 (53.13%) MbUnit
2 17 (53.13%) MSTest
2 17 (53.13%) NUnit
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
2 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (96.88%) Developer
2 19 (59.38%) Senior Developer
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Developer
3 16 (50.00%) Senior Agile Developer
4 12 (37.50%) .NET Developer
5 6 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (18.75%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) CMS Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 19 (59.38%) jQuery
4 18 (56.25%) AngularJS
4 18 (56.25%) CSS
4 18 (56.25%) CSS3
4 18 (56.25%) HTML
4 18 (56.25%) HTML5
4 18 (56.25%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
6 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (18.75%) Entity Framework
6 6 (18.75%) Web Services
7 4 (12.50%) LINQ
7 4 (12.50%) WinForms
8 3 (9.38%) Lucene
9 2 (6.25%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (6.25%) WPF
9 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) MVC
2 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (78.13%) Scrum
3 22 (68.75%) Unit Testing
4 20 (62.50%) TDD
5 19 (59.38%) Web Development
6 18 (56.25%) BDD
7 17 (53.13%) ATDD
7 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (53.13%) DevOps
7 17 (53.13%) Test-First Development
8 16 (50.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.50%) OOP
10 2 (6.25%) MVVM
10 2 (6.25%) SOA
10 2 (6.25%) UML
11 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
11 1 (3.13%) SDLC
11 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (93.75%) C#
2 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 18 (56.25%) TypeScript
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Sitecore
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft