The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Cheshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 58 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 1.04% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 3.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -17.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
198 212 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.69% 27.60% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 103 174
Average daily rate £350 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WPF
North West

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 2 - - 1
Crewe - 1 £290 -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - -
WPF
North West

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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#
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 11 (84.62%) WinForms
3 9 (69.23%) TDD
4 8 (61.54%) .NET
5 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
5 7 (53.85%) WCF
6 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
6 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
6 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
7 4 (30.77%) MVVM
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) OOD
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (23.08%) MCP
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) MCPD
8 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 3 (23.08%) MCTS
9 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
9 2 (15.38%) BDD
9 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) HTML
9 2 (15.38%) MVC
10 1 (7.69%) Finance
10 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) WinForms
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) WCF
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) Spring.NET
7 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) MVVM
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) MCTS
2 3 (23.08%) MCPD
2 3 (23.08%) MCP
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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