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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 25 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.73% - 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.56% - 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£308 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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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
97 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 30.89% 18.45% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 30 26
Average daily rate £450 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £190.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (86.96%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (73.91%) C#
4 15 (65.22%) .NET
4 15 (65.22%) Web Services
5 14 (60.87%) XML
6 12 (52.17%) SOAP
6 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
7 11 (47.83%) SQL
7 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
8 10 (43.48%) NHS
8 10 (43.48%) MVC
9 9 (39.13%) Replication
9 9 (39.13%) CSS
9 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
10 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
11 7 (30.43%) HTML
11 7 (30.43%) Information Security
12 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
12 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
13 4 (17.39%) TDD
13 4 (17.39%) IIS
13 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
2 2 (8.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (86.96%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Back Office
2 3 (13.04%) Electronics
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) SQL Developer
3 4 (17.39%) CRM Developer
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
1 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 14 (60.87%) XML
3 12 (52.17%) SOAP
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
5 9 (39.13%) CSS
6 7 (30.43%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 3 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (8.70%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) NHS
2 9 (39.13%) Replication
3 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) DTV
5 2 (8.70%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) MVC
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 2 (8.70%) EPiServer
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