The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Belfast region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 18 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing WPF 2 31 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.04% 13.03% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 25.00% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 28 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44 124 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.90% 52.10% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 90 10
Average daily rate £375 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WPF
County Antrim

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WPF across the Belfast region.

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing WPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WPF.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) OOD

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing WPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (50.00%) LINQ
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) TIBCO