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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 51 59 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.28% 0.78% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.45% 2.79% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £278 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £345
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 £22.00 £38.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-42.48% -7.83%
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
213 179 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.87% 28.01% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 124 47
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 June 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 +25 18 £315 +9.56% 1
WCF
Wales

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) C#
3 19 (70.37%) .NET Framework
4 18 (66.67%) Entity Framework
5 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
6 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET
7 13 (48.15%) MVC
8 10 (37.04%) IIS
8 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
8 10 (37.04%) Windows
9 9 (33.33%) Oracle
9 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (33.33%) LINQ
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
10 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
10 8 (29.63%) NHS
10 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
11 7 (25.93%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (25.93%) OOP
11 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
11 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
12 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
12 6 (22.22%) WinForms
12 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
12 6 (22.22%) HTML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 10 (37.04%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle9i Database
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
4 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.70%) MySQL
6 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) MSBuild
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Software Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Analyst Developer
5 5 (18.52%) CRM Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
6 4 (14.81%) Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Support Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Specialist
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Server Specialist
9 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 19 (70.37%) .NET Framework
3 18 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET
5 9 (33.33%) LINQ
6 6 (22.22%) WinForms
6 6 (22.22%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 3 (11.11%) XML
8 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 3 (11.11%) WPF
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (3.70%) Spring
10 1 (3.70%) NHibernate
10 1 (3.70%) jQuery
10 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.93%) OOP
4 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) CRM
5 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 3 (11.11%) ETL
6 3 (11.11%) UML
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) MVVM
7 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security
8 1 (3.70%) OOD
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) C#
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.41%) C++
8 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle