Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 20 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 68 57
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 +25
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 20 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.74% 1.79% 4.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.80% 7.25% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 48
South Wales median daily rate £400 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +30.25%
10th Percentile £319 £326 £283
90th Percentile £450 £525 £532
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -8.57% -2.78% +42.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £66.00
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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 250 276 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.54% 24.75% 36.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 203 381
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24% +7.41%
10th Percentile £250 £283 £245
90th Percentile £500 £543 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £363
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -36.00%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +24.21%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in South Wales

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in South Wales

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in South Wales

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in South Wales

WCF
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 6 £388 -18.42%
WCF
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) RDBMS
2 5 (71.43%) WinForms
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) OOP
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) LINQ
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 5 (71.43%) Code First Entity Framework
3 4 (57.14%) MVVM
3 4 (57.14%) MSBuild
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Informatics
3 4 (57.14%) UML
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Degree

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle9i Database
1 5 (71.43%) RDBMS
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Sitecore Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Code First Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) LINQ
2 5 (71.43%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) React
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) RxJS
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) OOP
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Informatics
2 4 (57.14%) MVVM
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Sitecore