The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South Wales region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 59 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.50% 1.51% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 12.00% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £331 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £338 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-40.47% +18.30%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
155 50 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.62% 12.59% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 39 57
Average daily rate £375 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £30.25 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
WCF
Wales

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
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 22 July 2014. 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 -12 2 £288 -8.14% 6
Torfaen - 1 £375 - 1
Bridgend - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Newport - - - - 3
Monmouthshire - - - -
Gwent - - - -
WCF
Wales

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) XML
4 6 (66.67%) MVC
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (66.67%) Web Services
4 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (55.56%) WPF
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (55.56%) XSLT
6 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 4 (44.44%) Java
6 4 (44.44%) REST
7 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) Java SE
7 3 (33.33%) Apache FOP
7 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
7 3 (33.33%) TDD
7 3 (33.33%) SQL
7 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 3 (33.33%) MCSD
7 3 (33.33%) Windows
7 3 (33.33%) SOAP
7 3 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (33.33%) XSD
7 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) XML
3 6 (66.67%) Web Services
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) WPF
4 5 (55.56%) XSLT
5 4 (44.44%) REST
6 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (33.33%) Java SE
6 3 (33.33%) Apache FOP
6 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
6 3 (33.33%) SOAP
6 3 (33.33%) XSD
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (11.11%) jQuery
8 1 (11.11%) WinForms
8 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) MCSD
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
DP Connect
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago