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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 53 61 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.71% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.17% 2.47% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £340 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.27%
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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
257 243 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.12% 32.23% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 155 65
Average daily rate £400 £425 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +31.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +5.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 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 5 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 +13 19 £310 -4.61% 3
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UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 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 43 (82.69%) .NET
2 37 (71.15%) SQL Server
3 33 (63.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (61.54%) C#
5 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 30 (57.69%) .NET Framework
6 29 (55.77%) ASP.NET
7 28 (53.85%) MVC
7 28 (53.85%) Entity Framework
8 25 (48.08%) SQL
9 23 (44.23%) JavaScript
9 23 (44.23%) CSS
10 22 (42.31%) Visual Studio
10 22 (42.31%) HTML
11 20 (38.46%) IIS
11 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
12 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
12 17 (32.69%) Dynamics CRM
12 17 (32.69%) CRM
13 16 (30.77%) Web Services
13 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 15 (28.85%) XML
14 15 (28.85%) NHS
15 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (25.00%) SOAP
15 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
17 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 20 (38.46%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.92%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (71.15%) SQL Server
2 33 (63.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
6 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Visual Studio
2 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (5.77%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (7.69%) Back Office
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (96.15%) Developer
2 17 (32.69%) CRM Developer
3 15 (28.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 12 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 9 (17.31%) SQL Developer
5 9 (17.31%) Software Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Architect
7 6 (11.54%) Senior Developer
7 6 (11.54%) CRM Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Applications Support
9 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (82.69%) .NET
2 30 (57.69%) .NET Framework
3 29 (55.77%) ASP.NET
4 28 (53.85%) Entity Framework
5 23 (44.23%) CSS
6 22 (42.31%) HTML
7 16 (30.77%) Web Services
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 15 (28.85%) XML
9 13 (25.00%) SOAP
10 9 (17.31%) LINQ
11 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (11.54%) WinForms
13 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (5.77%) WPF
15 2 (3.85%) NHibernate
15 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
16 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) NHS
2 8 (15.38%) Replication
3 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) DTV
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) MVC
2 17 (32.69%) CRM
3 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.38%) Information Security
4 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.46%) OOP
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
7 5 (9.62%) TDD
8 3 (5.77%) MVVM
8 3 (5.77%) Project Management
8 3 (5.77%) UML
8 3 (5.77%) ETL
9 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.85%) OOD
9 2 (3.85%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.85%) Coaching
10 1 (1.92%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) C#
2 25 (48.08%) SQL
3 23 (44.23%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.85%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) SAP