The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 69 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.57% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.02% 5.34% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +23.00%
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 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
247 206 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.04% 27.61% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 148 52
Average daily rate £315 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.24% -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Wales

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

WCF
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
South Wales -4 5 £425 +10.38% 1
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WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (86.96%) C#
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) .NET Framework
3 16 (69.57%) Entity Framework
4 15 (65.22%) SQL
5 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
7 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
7 11 (47.83%) MVC
8 10 (43.48%) Windows
9 9 (39.13%) Oracle
9 9 (39.13%) LINQ
10 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
10 8 (34.78%) IIS
10 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
10 8 (34.78%) NHS
11 7 (30.43%) OOP
11 7 (30.43%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
11 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
11 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
11 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
12 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
12 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (26.09%) WinForms
12 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
13 5 (21.74%) Project Management
13 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (34.78%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle9i Database
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
3 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) MSBuild
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Software Developer
3 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
5 4 (17.39%) Applications Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (13.04%) CRM Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Server Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) .NET Framework
3 16 (69.57%) Entity Framework
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
5 9 (39.13%) LINQ
6 6 (26.09%) WinForms
7 3 (13.04%) HTML
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
7 3 (13.04%) SOAP
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) XML
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) MVC
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
3 7 (30.43%) OOP
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) MVVM
5 3 (13.04%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) CRM
5 3 (13.04%) ETL
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Coaching
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle