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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 56 66 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.26% 0.48% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.10% 1.61% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 7
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £343
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 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-43.58% +2.63%
WCF
UK

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
295 249 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.97% 29.71% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 168 62
Average daily rate £388 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £212
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 4 4
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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
South Wales +18 18 £315 -3.07%
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 32 (78.05%) .NET Framework
3 30 (73.17%) Entity Framework
4 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
5 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
5 28 (68.29%) ASP.NET
6 27 (65.85%) MVC
7 22 (53.66%) IIS
7 22 (53.66%) Visual Studio
7 22 (53.66%) C#
7 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (48.78%) HTML
8 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
8 20 (48.78%) CSS
9 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
10 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
10 17 (41.46%) Dynamics CRM
10 17 (41.46%) CRM
11 16 (39.02%) SQL
11 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 10 (24.39%) Windows
12 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (21.95%) Oracle
13 9 (21.95%) LINQ
14 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
14 8 (19.51%) NHS
14 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
14 8 (19.51%) Automated Testing
15 7 (17.07%) Oracle9i Database
15 7 (17.07%) OOP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (53.66%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle9i Database
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
4 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
4 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.44%) MySQL
6 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) MSBuild
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (97.56%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) CRM Developer
3 15 (36.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 9 (21.95%) .NET Developer
5 8 (19.51%) Software Developer
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (14.63%) CRM Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
7 5 (12.20%) Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Applications Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 32 (78.05%) .NET Framework
3 30 (73.17%) Entity Framework
4 28 (68.29%) ASP.NET
5 20 (48.78%) HTML
5 20 (48.78%) CSS
6 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 9 (21.95%) LINQ
8 6 (14.63%) Web Services
8 6 (14.63%) WinForms
9 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (9.76%) XML
10 3 (7.32%) SOAP
10 3 (7.32%) WPF
11 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (4.88%) NHibernate
12 1 (2.44%) Spring
12 1 (2.44%) jQuery
12 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
12 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) MVC
2 17 (41.46%) CRM
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.51%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.07%) OOP
5 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Scrum
6 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 5 (12.20%) SDLC
7 4 (9.76%) TDD
8 3 (7.32%) UML
8 3 (7.32%) ETL
8 3 (7.32%) MVVM
9 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.88%) Coaching
9 2 (4.88%) OOD
9 2 (4.88%) Information Security
10 1 (2.44%) Migration
10 1 (2.44%) OO
10 1 (2.44%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C#
2 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
4 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
5 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.88%) C++
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle