The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 62 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.83% 1.57% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.82% 5.88% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -31.03%
WCF
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 South Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
177 170 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.45% 26.65% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 124 37
Average daily rate £315 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.25 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.24% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the South Wales region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the South Wales region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

WCF
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 5 £425 +47.82% 1
WCF
Wales

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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