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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 57 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing WPF 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.97% 0.59% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.83% 2.30% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £358 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.38 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
WPF
West Midlands

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
183 174 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.49% 25.59% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 111 74
Average daily rate £350 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.93 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.63% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 12 (92.31%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) WCF
4 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
5 5 (38.46%) ERP
6 4 (30.77%) WinForms
6 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (30.77%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) MVC
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
8 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (15.38%) MVVM
8 2 (15.38%) DevExpress
9 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (7.69%) HTML5
9 1 (7.69%) Moq
9 1 (7.69%) BDD
9 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
9 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (7.69%) LINQ
9 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
9 1 (7.69%) DevOps
9 1 (7.69%) Skype
9 1 (7.69%) REST
9 1 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Moq
1 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) C# Developer
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Web Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) WinForms
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) LINQ
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
2 5 (38.46%) ERP
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) MVVM
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) VB6
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) DevExpress
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft