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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / Wales
Rank 60 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7  
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.85% 4.97% 3.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.82% 13.03% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 10
Median daily rate £363 £388 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +22.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £519 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +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 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 213 261 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 30.30% 38.16% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 177 87
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
South Wales -13 4 £363 -6.45% 4
West Wales - 2 - -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (63.64%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (54.55%) MVC
6 5 (45.45%) CSS
6 5 (45.45%) HTML
6 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (45.45%) jQuery
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
7 4 (36.36%) Web Development
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
7 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) Scrum
8 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
8 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
8 3 (27.27%) Sass
8 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 3 (27.27%) Mobile First
9 2 (18.18%) Mercurial

WCF
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Couchbase
3 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) MbUnit
5 1 (9.09%) MSTest
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (90.91%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 7 (63.64%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
6 3 (27.27%) Sass
7 2 (18.18%) CSS3
7 2 (18.18%) HTML5
7 2 (18.18%) Web Services
8 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
8 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
8 1 (9.09%) PhoneGap
8 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Web Development
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile First
4 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Test-First Development
6 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) OpenText
2 1 (9.09%) Xamarin