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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 44 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.92% 2.44% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.28% 8.66% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 9
Median daily rate £475 £483 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +25.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £268 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +14.48%
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
145 254 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.24% 28.16% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 189 151
Median daily rate £465 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Median hourly rate - £29.50 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +7 12 £475 -2.06% 7
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (100.00%) .NET
1 30 (100.00%) MVC
2 28 (93.33%) C#
3 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (86.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (80.00%) HTML
4 24 (80.00%) CSS
4 24 (80.00%) TDD
4 24 (80.00%) jQuery
5 23 (76.67%) Visual Studio
5 23 (76.67%) KnockoutJS
6 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (73.33%) CSS3
6 22 (73.33%) AngularJS
6 22 (73.33%) TypeScript
6 22 (73.33%) HTML5
6 22 (73.33%) Unit Testing
6 22 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (63.33%) Web Development
8 18 (60.00%) Test-First Development
8 18 (60.00%) NUnit
8 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
8 18 (60.00%) MbUnit
8 18 (60.00%) BDD
8 18 (60.00%) ATDD
8 18 (60.00%) MSTest
8 18 (60.00%) DevOps
9 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
10 15 (50.00%) Scrum
11 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC

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 3 (10.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (36.67%) Couchbase
3 11 (36.67%) MongoDB
3 11 (36.67%) NoSQL
3 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (76.67%) Visual Studio
2 18 (60.00%) MbUnit
2 18 (60.00%) MSTest
2 18 (60.00%) NUnit
3 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (26.67%) TeamCity
4 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (23.33%) Mercurial
4 7 (23.33%) Selenium
4 7 (23.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) .NET Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Senior Agile Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) CMS Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.33%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (86.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (80.00%) CSS
3 24 (80.00%) HTML
3 24 (80.00%) jQuery
4 23 (76.67%) KnockoutJS
5 22 (73.33%) AngularJS
5 22 (73.33%) CSS3
5 22 (73.33%) HTML5
6 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
7 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
9 3 (10.00%) Lucene
9 3 (10.00%) Web Services
10 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.33%) Ajax
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) MVC
2 24 (80.00%) TDD
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (73.33%) Unit Testing
4 19 (63.33%) Web Development
5 18 (60.00%) ATDD
5 18 (60.00%) BDD
5 18 (60.00%) DevOps
5 18 (60.00%) Test-First Development
6 15 (50.00%) Scrum
7 11 (36.67%) Mentoring
7 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Front End Development
9 1 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 26 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (73.33%) TypeScript
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.33%) Sitecore