The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Wales region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 59 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.46% 1.30% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 10.14% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Average daily rate
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£385 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £303 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £338 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
209 69 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.79% 12.85% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 52 96
Average daily rate £385 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £416 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £41.38 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £40.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
WCF
UK

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 29 July 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
South Wales -10 10 £385 +18.46% 11
West Wales - 1 £275 - 3
North Wales - - - - 1
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) C#
3 13 (76.47%) Web Services
3 13 (76.47%) XML
3 13 (76.47%) MVC
3 13 (76.47%) .NET Framework
4 12 (70.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
5 11 (64.71%) REST
6 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (58.82%) SOAP
7 9 (52.94%) TDD
7 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (52.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
8 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
9 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (35.29%) BDD
10 5 (29.41%) XSLT
10 5 (29.41%) Java
10 5 (29.41%) WPF
11 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
11 4 (23.53%) SQL
12 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
12 3 (17.65%) MCSD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (76.47%) Web Services
2 13 (76.47%) XML
2 13 (76.47%) .NET Framework
3 11 (64.71%) REST
4 10 (58.82%) SOAP
4 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (52.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (29.41%) WPF
7 5 (29.41%) XSLT
8 3 (17.65%) XSD
8 3 (17.65%) Java SE
8 3 (17.65%) Apache FOP
8 3 (17.65%) NHibernate
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (5.88%) jQuery
10 1 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) AS400
1 1 (5.88%) iSeries
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) MVC
2 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Logistics
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) MCSD
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Informatica
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
Swansea
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South Wales
DP Connect
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago