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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 37 49 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.84% 0.74% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.55% 2.26% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £308 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
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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
117 133 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.24% 32.92% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 99 18
Average daily rate £310 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (95.24%) C#
2 18 (85.71%) .NET
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) .NET Framework
4 14 (66.67%) Entity Framework
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (47.62%) Windows
6 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
7 9 (42.86%) Oracle
7 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 9 (42.86%) LINQ
7 9 (42.86%) MVC
8 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
8 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
8 8 (38.10%) NHS
9 7 (33.33%) OOP
9 7 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
10 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 6 (28.57%) WinForms
10 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
10 6 (28.57%) IIS
11 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
11 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
11 5 (23.81%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (23.81%) Project Management

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) MSBuild
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Software Developer
3 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
5 4 (19.05%) Applications Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Server Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 14 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 9 (42.86%) LINQ
4 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) WinForms
6 3 (14.29%) SOAP
6 3 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) WPF
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.76%) CSS
8 1 (4.76%) HTML
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) MVC
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (33.33%) OOP
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) MVVM
5 3 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) ETL
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
4 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.52%) C++
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle