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 30 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.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1  
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.70% 6.20% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.72% 15.67% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 7
Median daily rate £363 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +23.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £519 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £68.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +110.76%  
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 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 147 217 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.70% 39.60% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 155 77
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +103.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -8 1 £350 -9.67% 3
WCF
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) jQuery
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
6 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) MbUnit
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (25.00%) CSS3
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 1 (12.50%) NHibernate
7 1 (12.50%) PhoneGap
7 1 (12.50%) RESTful
7 1 (12.50%) Sass
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) ATDD
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile First
3 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Test-First Development
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) OpenText
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin