The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 56 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 1.63% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.29% 6.21% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £265 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -26.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
210 161 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.49% 26.22% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 109 70
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.42% -1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) WCF
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) WinForms
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) MVVM
6 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
6 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
7 1 (9.09%) LINQ
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Moq
7 1 (9.09%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (9.09%) NSubstitute
7 1 (9.09%) Skype
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (9.09%) SOA

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Moq
1 1 (9.09%) NSubstitute
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C# Developer
3 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
4 4 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
1 5 (45.45%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) MVVM
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft