Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 83 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -29 +43
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 21 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.84% 1.49% 3.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.65% 5.16% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 52
Wales median daily rate £388 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -2.78% +42.41%
10th Percentile £327 £303 £290
90th Percentile £480 £525 £530
UK median daily rate £430 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.49% +12.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £66.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +12.41%

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 Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 378 407 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.66% 28.78% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 298 429
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £250 £294 £244
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +24.21%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £59.15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
South Wales 0 9 £375 -21.05% 6
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (70.00%) LINQ
3 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
3 7 (70.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) OOP
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) Code First Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) WinForms
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (60.00%) Informatics
5 5 (50.00%) MSBuild
5 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) UML
6 4 (40.00%) MVVM
7 3 (30.00%) Degree

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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (50.00%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
2 7 (70.00%) LINQ
3 6 (60.00%) Code First Entity Framework
3 6 (60.00%) WinForms
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) React
6 1 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) RxJS
6 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) OOP
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Informatics
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) UML
5 4 (40.00%) MVVM
6 3 (30.00%) MVC
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Sitecore