The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 29 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing WCF 19 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.92% 3.46% 2.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.46% 11.11% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 10
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +78.94%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 81 90 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 25.23% 31.14% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 70 86
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing WCF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cardiff

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCF in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for WCF.

1 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 20 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 19 (95.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (95.00%) .NET Framework
2 19 (95.00%) LINQ
2 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) OOP
2 19 (95.00%) RDBMS
2 19 (95.00%) Entity Framework
2 19 (95.00%) Relational Database
3 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (75.00%) WinForms
4 15 (75.00%) Oracle Forms
4 15 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 15 (75.00%) PL/SQL
4 15 (75.00%) Oracle
4 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
4 15 (75.00%) Code First Entity Framework
5 13 (65.00%) Informatics
5 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (65.00%) Scrum
6 12 (60.00%) UML
6 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (60.00%) MSBuild
7 8 (40.00%) MVVM
8 7 (35.00%) Degree

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (95.00%) RDBMS
1 19 (95.00%) Relational Database
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 19 (95.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (75.00%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (60.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) MbUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 16 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 2 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (5.00%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Forms Developer
9 1 (5.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (95.00%) .NET Framework
2 19 (95.00%) Entity Framework
2 19 (95.00%) LINQ
3 15 (75.00%) Code First Entity Framework
3 15 (75.00%) WinForms
4 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.00%) CSS
7 1 (5.00%) CSS3
7 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
7 1 (5.00%) HTML
7 1 (5.00%) HTML5
7 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 19 (95.00%) OOP
3 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (65.00%) Informatics
4 13 (65.00%) Scrum
5 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (60.00%) UML
6 8 (40.00%) MVVM
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
8 1 (5.00%) ATDD
8 1 (5.00%) BDD
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) DevOps
8 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) Test-First Development
8 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (95.00%) SQL
3 15 (75.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Oracle
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) HP