The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 65
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19  
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.57% 1.81% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 7.19% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 10
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £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 Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 154 139 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.00% 25.23% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 104 211
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £41.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.24% -24.54%  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCF in Wales

WCF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCF in Wales

WCF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCF in Wales

WCF
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +7 22 £375 - 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (71.43%) Unit Testing
4 20 (71.43%) Visual Studio
5 19 (67.86%) Windows
5 19 (67.86%) OOP
5 19 (67.86%) RDBMS
5 19 (67.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (67.86%) .NET Framework
5 19 (67.86%) LINQ
5 19 (67.86%) Entity Framework
5 19 (67.86%) Relational Database
6 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
7 16 (57.14%) Scrum
8 15 (53.57%) WinForms
8 15 (53.57%) Oracle Forms
8 15 (53.57%) Oracle9i Database
8 15 (53.57%) Oracle
8 15 (53.57%) PL/SQL
8 15 (53.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
8 15 (53.57%) Oracle Database
8 15 (53.57%) Code First Entity Framework
9 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
10 13 (46.43%) Informatics
11 12 (42.86%) UML
11 12 (42.86%) MSBuild
12 11 (39.29%) SQL Server

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) RDBMS
1 19 (67.86%) Relational Database
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle Database
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle9i Database
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 19 (67.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (53.57%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (42.86%) MSBuild
5 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) MbUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.57%) MSTest
6 1 (3.57%) NUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Selenium
6 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 23 (82.14%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (67.86%) .NET Framework
2 19 (67.86%) Entity Framework
2 19 (67.86%) LINQ
3 15 (53.57%) Code First Entity Framework
3 15 (53.57%) WinForms
4 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (32.14%) AngularJS
5 9 (32.14%) jQuery
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (17.86%) SOAP
8 5 (17.86%) Web Services
9 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) NHibernate
10 3 (10.71%) Sass
11 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 19 (67.86%) OOP
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
5 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
6 13 (46.43%) Informatics
7 12 (42.86%) UML
8 11 (39.29%) MVC
9 8 (28.57%) MVVM
10 4 (14.29%) Web Development
11 3 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Mobile First
11 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
12 1 (3.57%) ATDD
12 1 (3.57%) BDD
12 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (3.57%) DevOps
12 1 (3.57%) Health Informatics
12 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 15 (53.57%) PL/SQL
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Sitecore