The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing WCF 25 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.25% 2.61% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.21% 7.84% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 5
Median daily rate £388 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.04% -6.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
223 255 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.93% 33.33% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 161 154
Median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.90 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.98% +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 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
South Wales +8 24 £388 +27.04%
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 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 Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 39 (95.12%) C#
3 35 (85.37%) MVC
3 35 (85.37%) Scrum
4 31 (75.61%) Unit Testing
4 31 (75.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 30 (73.17%) Visual Studio
6 28 (68.29%) TDD
7 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (63.41%) jQuery
8 25 (60.98%) BDD
9 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
10 19 (46.34%) Finance
10 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
10 19 (46.34%) Web Development
11 18 (43.90%) HTML
11 18 (43.90%) CSS
11 18 (43.90%) HTML5
11 18 (43.90%) CSS3
11 18 (43.90%) KnockoutJS
11 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
11 18 (43.90%) TypeScript
12 17 (41.46%) ATDD
12 17 (41.46%) MbUnit
12 17 (41.46%) MSTest
12 17 (41.46%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (41.46%) Test-First Development
12 17 (41.46%) NUnit
13 16 (39.02%) DevOps
13 16 (39.02%) Mentoring

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in 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 7 (17.07%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.32%) Apache Solr
2 3 (7.32%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Commerce Server
3 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (14.63%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
5 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (73.17%) Visual Studio
2 17 (41.46%) MbUnit
2 17 (41.46%) MSTest
2 17 (41.46%) NUnit
3 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (19.51%) Selenium
4 8 (19.51%) SpecFlow
5 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
8 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (97.56%) Developer
2 21 (51.22%) .NET Developer
3 20 (48.78%) Senior Developer
4 17 (41.46%) Agile Developer
4 17 (41.46%) Senior Agile Developer
5 6 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.32%) CMS Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
9 1 (2.44%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (75.61%) ASP.NET Web API
3 26 (63.41%) jQuery
4 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
4 18 (43.90%) CSS
4 18 (43.90%) CSS3
4 18 (43.90%) HTML
4 18 (43.90%) HTML5
4 18 (43.90%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (36.59%) .NET Framework
5 15 (36.59%) Entity Framework
6 8 (19.51%) Ajax
6 8 (19.51%) REST
7 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 5 (12.20%) LINQ
9 5 (12.20%) WinForms
10 3 (7.32%) Lucene
10 3 (7.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (85.37%) MVC
1 35 (85.37%) Scrum
2 31 (75.61%) Unit Testing
3 28 (68.29%) TDD
4 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (60.98%) BDD
6 19 (46.34%) Web Development
7 17 (41.46%) ATDD
7 17 (41.46%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (41.46%) Test-First Development
8 16 (39.02%) DevOps
8 16 (39.02%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.07%) SOA
10 5 (12.20%) OOP
11 2 (4.88%) MVVM
11 2 (4.88%) SDLC
11 2 (4.88%) UML
12 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
3 18 (43.90%) TypeScript
4 11 (26.83%) SQL
5 7 (17.07%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft