The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 61 51 73
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs citing WPF 7 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 1.82% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.21% 6.22% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate
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£308 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -9.61%
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%
WPF
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
218 241 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.23% 29.21% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 122 191
Average daily rate £340 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 +7 2 - - 1
Warrington -19 1 £225 -25.00% 2
Crewe - 1 £290 -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
WPF
North West

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) WinForms
3 7 (70.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (70.00%) WCF
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) MVVM
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) SignalR
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (10.00%) Spring.NET
7 1 (10.00%) Life Science
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (10.00%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) WinForms
2 7 (70.00%) WCF
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (10.00%) SignalR
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (10.00%) Spring.NET
6 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) XSLT
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
1 5 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (10.00%) AOP
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) R
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle