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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 40 35 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10  
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% 6.00% 4.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 14.88% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 23 6
Median daily rate £350 £388 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +26.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £11.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +272.72% -67.40%  

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 119 168 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 35.21% 40.29% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 125 37
Median daily rate £388 £380 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) MbUnit
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL

WCF
Top Related 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 1 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) MbUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ATDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript