The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 18 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 Berkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 117 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing WPF 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.21% 0.54% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate £344 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
543 552 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.03% 22.46% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 208 264
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 71 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WPF
South East

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the Berkshire region.

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 6 £338 - 5
Slough - 2 £400 -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
WPF
South East

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 22 (88.00%) .NET
2 19 (76.00%) C#
3 14 (56.00%) WCF
4 11 (44.00%) SQL
5 10 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 9 (36.00%) Web Services
6 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
6 9 (36.00%) Time Management
6 9 (36.00%) RESTful
6 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) Windows
8 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (24.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (24.00%) Web Development
9 5 (20.00%) MVVM
9 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (12.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
12 2 (8.00%) MVC
12 2 (8.00%) jQuery
12 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
12 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
13 1 (4.00%) Scrum

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (20.00%) WPF Developer
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Development Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Architect
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) .NET
2 14 (56.00%) WCF
3 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 9 (36.00%) RESTful
3 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (8.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.00%) REST
8 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
8 1 (4.00%) CSS
8 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Time Management
2 6 (24.00%) Web Development
3 5 (20.00%) MVVM
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) BDD
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle