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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 45 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.43% 3.33% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.14% 8.78% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 3
Median daily rate £388 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% -3.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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
173 205 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.50% 37.96% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 158 116
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.90 - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 20 £388 +23.01% 1
WCF
Wales

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 40 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (95.00%) C#
3 35 (87.50%) MVC
4 33 (82.50%) Scrum
5 31 (77.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 30 (75.00%) Unit Testing
6 30 (75.00%) Visual Studio
7 28 (70.00%) TDD
8 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (65.00%) jQuery
9 25 (62.50%) BDD
10 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
11 20 (50.00%) Web Development
12 19 (47.50%) HTML
12 19 (47.50%) CSS
12 19 (47.50%) HTML5
12 19 (47.50%) CSS3
12 19 (47.50%) KnockoutJS
12 19 (47.50%) AngularJS
12 19 (47.50%) TypeScript
13 18 (45.00%) ATDD
13 18 (45.00%) MbUnit
13 18 (45.00%) MSTest
13 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
13 18 (45.00%) Finance
13 18 (45.00%) Test-First Development
13 18 (45.00%) NUnit
13 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (42.50%) DevOps
15 16 (40.00%) Mentoring

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
2 3 (7.50%) CMS
2 3 (7.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.50%) Commerce Server
3 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.50%) Couchbase
5 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 18 (45.00%) MbUnit
2 18 (45.00%) MSTest
2 18 (45.00%) NUnit
3 11 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (20.00%) Selenium
4 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
6 5 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.00%) MSBuild
7 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (97.50%) Developer
2 20 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 20 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 17 (42.50%) Agile Developer
3 17 (42.50%) Senior Agile Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) CMS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Sitecore Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (77.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 26 (65.00%) jQuery
4 19 (47.50%) AngularJS
4 19 (47.50%) CSS
4 19 (47.50%) CSS3
4 19 (47.50%) HTML
4 19 (47.50%) HTML5
4 19 (47.50%) KnockoutJS
5 13 (32.50%) .NET Framework
5 13 (32.50%) Entity Framework
6 7 (17.50%) Ajax
6 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.50%) REST
7 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (15.00%) Web Services
8 4 (10.00%) LINQ
8 4 (10.00%) WinForms
9 3 (7.50%) Lucene
10 2 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) MVC
2 33 (82.50%) Scrum
3 30 (75.00%) Unit Testing
4 28 (70.00%) TDD
5 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (62.50%) BDD
7 20 (50.00%) Web Development
8 18 (45.00%) ATDD
8 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (45.00%) Test-First Development
9 17 (42.50%) DevOps
10 16 (40.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (17.50%) SOA
12 4 (10.00%) OOP
13 2 (5.00%) MVVM
13 2 (5.00%) UML
14 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
14 1 (2.50%) SDLC
14 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (95.00%) C#
2 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
3 19 (47.50%) TypeScript
4 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft