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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 49 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.31% 0.78% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.33% 3.20% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
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£305 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
WCF
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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
203 125 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.25% 24.41% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 62 82
Average daily rate £420 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 0 21 £305 - 7
North Wales - - - - 2
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (76.47%) .NET
2 26 (76.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (73.53%) C#
4 23 (67.65%) Web Services
5 22 (64.71%) XML
6 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
7 19 (55.88%) SOAP
7 19 (55.88%) MVC
7 19 (55.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (38.24%) SQL
10 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
10 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
10 12 (35.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (35.29%) TDD
11 11 (32.35%) CSS
11 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
11 11 (32.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
11 11 (32.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (29.41%) NHS
12 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
13 9 (26.47%) Replication
13 9 (26.47%) HTML
13 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
13 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (26.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (76.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (55.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (35.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (32.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 11 (32.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) TestNG
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.76%) Back Office
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Developer
2 10 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 4 (11.76%) CRM Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) CRM Architect
6 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) .NET
2 23 (67.65%) Web Services
3 22 (64.71%) XML
4 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
5 19 (55.88%) SOAP
6 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (32.35%) CSS
7 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
8 9 (26.47%) HTML
8 9 (26.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (20.59%) REST
9 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 2 (5.88%) Lucene
13 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1 (2.94%) XHTML
14 1 (2.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) NHS
2 9 (26.47%) Replication
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) DTV
5 2 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.94%) Open Source
6 1 (2.94%) iSeries
6 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) MVC
2 12 (35.29%) TDD
3 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Information Security
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) BDD
5 4 (11.76%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Content Management
8 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.94%) Web Development
8 1 (2.94%) OO
8 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.94%) OOD
8 1 (2.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Informatica
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
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