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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 50 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.75% 0.91% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 4.65% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£385 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £338 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £338 £314
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 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
160 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.97% 19.50% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 59 58
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £145.00 £11.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1160.86% -36.11%
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 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 19 September 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
Newport -4 6 £403 +19.25%
Cardiff -10 3 £316 - 1
Torfaen - 1 £375 -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Gwent - - - -
WCF
Wales

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (92.86%) Web Services
1 13 (92.86%) C#
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
1 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET
2 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 11 (78.57%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (64.29%) REST
4 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio
4 9 (64.29%) SOAP
4 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
5 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (42.86%) BDD
8 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 3 (21.43%) SQL
10 3 (21.43%) Java
10 3 (21.43%) WPF
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.14%) TestNG
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Web Services
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET
2 11 (78.57%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (64.29%) REST
4 9 (64.29%) SOAP
4 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 7 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (21.43%) WPF
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (14.29%) HTML
7 2 (14.29%) CSS
8 1 (7.14%) XSD
8 1 (7.14%) XSLT
8 1 (7.14%) XHTML
8 1 (7.14%) WinForms
8 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Information Security
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
7 1 (7.14%) Logistics
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSD
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Informatica
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) IBM