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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 41 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.80% 0.36% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.00% 2.00% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£316 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
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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
100 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.60% 18.05% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 37 22
Average daily rate £338 £285 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (33.33%) SOAP
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) NHS
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) WPF
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (16.67%) Release Management
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) Information Security
6 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (16.67%) HTML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (33.33%) SOAP
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) WPF
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft