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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 55 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing WPF 6 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.80% 1.21% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.14% 3.98% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%
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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
191 201 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.50% 30.45% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 145 77
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 28 August 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) WCF
4 5 (38.46%) LINQ
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) CSS3
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Couchbase
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (15.38%) WF
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (15.38%) WinForms
7 2 (15.38%) ION Trading
7 2 (15.38%) VB6
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) VB
8 1 (7.69%) DTV
8 1 (7.69%) SAP

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 3 (23.08%) Couchbase
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 11 (84.62%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) WCF
3 5 (38.46%) LINQ
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (15.38%) WF
5 2 (15.38%) WinForms
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) ION Trading
3 1 (7.69%) SAP