The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 29 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing WPF 15 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.89% 0.27% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 0.92% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £315 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-72.50% +6.66%
WPF
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
105 109 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.20% 29.86% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 80 90
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £37.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing WPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for WPF.

1 31 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (96.77%) .NET
3 21 (67.74%) Software Engineering
4 18 (58.06%) .NET Framework
4 18 (58.06%) Visual Studio
5 15 (48.39%) Unit Testing
6 14 (45.16%) WCF
7 12 (38.71%) Integration Testing
7 12 (38.71%) WinForms
7 12 (38.71%) Change Control
8 10 (32.26%) LINQ
9 7 (22.58%) CAD
10 6 (19.35%) XAML
10 6 (19.35%) OO
11 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
11 5 (16.13%) SQL
11 5 (16.13%) MVC
12 4 (12.90%) System Testing
12 4 (12.90%) SCADA
12 4 (12.90%) Content Management
12 4 (12.90%) CMS
12 4 (12.90%) Windows
12 4 (12.90%) PhD
13 3 (9.68%) SOA
13 3 (9.68%) Finance
13 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
13 3 (9.68%) Degree
13 3 (9.68%) DevExpress
13 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (9.68%) MVVM

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Software Engineer
2 13 (41.94%) Developer
3 11 (35.48%) C# Developer
3 11 (35.48%) WPF Developer
4 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
4 10 (32.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (29.03%) C# WPF Developer
6 7 (22.58%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (16.13%) C# WCF Developer
7 5 (16.13%) WCF Developer
8 3 (9.68%) ASP Developer
8 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Senior SQL Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Senior WPF Developer
8 3 (9.68%) SOA Developer
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (96.77%) .NET
2 18 (58.06%) .NET Framework
3 14 (45.16%) WCF
4 12 (38.71%) WinForms
5 10 (32.26%) LINQ
6 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
8 2 (6.45%) XML
9 1 (3.23%) Ajax
9 1 (3.23%) CSS
9 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.23%) HTML
9 1 (3.23%) jQuery
9 1 (3.23%) MFC
9 1 (3.23%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Software Engineering
2 15 (48.39%) Unit Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Change Control
3 12 (38.71%) Integration Testing
4 7 (22.58%) CAD
5 6 (19.35%) OO
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 4 (12.90%) Content Management
7 4 (12.90%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) MVVM
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
9 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.23%) API Development
10 1 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (3.23%) OOD
10 1 (3.23%) Performance Optimisation
10 1 (3.23%) SOLID
10 1 (3.23%) TDD
10 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) XAML
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) PhD
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) DevExpress
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft