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 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 40 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.16% 2.28% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.30% 8.73% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 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 £325 £313 £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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 135 126 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.52% 26.09% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 98 166
Median daily rate £370 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.12% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.24% -  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Cardiff +9 19 £375 -3.22% 1
WCF
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 26 (100.00%) C#
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) Visual Studio
2 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
3 19 (73.08%) Entity Framework
3 19 (73.08%) Relational Database
3 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 19 (73.08%) OOP
3 19 (73.08%) RDBMS
3 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) .NET Framework
3 19 (73.08%) LINQ
3 19 (73.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle Forms
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle9i Database
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle
5 15 (57.69%) PL/SQL
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (57.69%) WinForms
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle Database
5 15 (57.69%) Code First Entity Framework
6 14 (53.85%) Scrum
7 13 (50.00%) Informatics
7 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
8 12 (46.15%) UML
8 12 (46.15%) MSBuild
9 9 (34.62%) AngularJS

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 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) RDBMS
1 19 (73.08%) Relational Database
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle Database
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle9i Database
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Visual Studio
2 19 (73.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (57.69%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (46.15%) MSBuild
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) MbUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.85%) MSTest
6 1 (3.85%) NUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 21 (80.77%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) SQL Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.85%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (3.85%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Programmer
9 1 (3.85%) Senior Oracle Forms Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (73.08%) .NET Framework
2 19 (73.08%) Entity Framework
2 19 (73.08%) LINQ
3 15 (57.69%) Code First Entity Framework
3 15 (57.69%) WinForms
4 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 9 (34.62%) AngularJS
6 7 (26.92%) jQuery
7 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (19.23%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (19.23%) SOAP
7 5 (19.23%) Web Services
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (7.69%) CSS
9 2 (7.69%) HTML
10 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
10 1 (3.85%) NHibernate
10 1 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) NHS
2 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) OOP
3 14 (53.85%) Scrum
4 13 (50.00%) Informatics
4 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (46.15%) UML
6 9 (34.62%) MVC
7 8 (30.77%) MVVM
8 2 (7.69%) Web Development
9 1 (3.85%) ATDD
9 1 (3.85%) BDD
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) DevOps
9 1 (3.85%) Health Informatics
9 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) TDD
9 1 (3.85%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
3 15 (57.69%) PL/SQL
4 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Sitecore