Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 44 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.99% 1.65% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 6.87% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 19
Cardiff median daily rate £388 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +58.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £314 £351 £241
90th Percentile £400 £513 £465
South Wales median daily rate £400 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +30.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £66.00

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 176 131 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 29.00% 23.95% 33.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 102 250
Cardiff median daily rate £373 £381 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +15.97% -6.07%
10th Percentile £191 £263 £220
90th Percentile £475 £525 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +43.33% -89.66%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £20.25
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -36.00%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 19 November 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 5 (83.33%) WinForms
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
1 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
1 5 (83.33%) OOP
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) RDBMS
1 5 (83.33%) LINQ
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
1 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (83.33%) Code First Entity Framework
2 4 (66.67%) MSBuild
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) MVVM
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Informatics
2 4 (66.67%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 5 (83.33%) RDBMS
1 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (66.67%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
1 5 (83.33%) Code First Entity Framework
1 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
1 5 (83.33%) LINQ
1 5 (83.33%) WinForms
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) React
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) RxJS
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) OOP
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Informatics
2 4 (66.67%) MVVM
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP