The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 29 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 England 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 217 119 145
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +26
Contract jobs citing WPF 462 818 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.75% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 6.15% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 600 490
Average daily rate
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£425 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 20
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.90 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13762 13307 14069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.90% 28.55% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8978 8639 8735
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 265 343
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
WPF
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WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in England

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in England

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in England

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in England

WPF
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WPF Hourly Rate Histogram in England

WPF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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.

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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
London -105 262 £525 -4.54% 112
South East -64 46 £320 -8.89% 34
North West +14 43 £325 +8.33% 27
East Midlands +11 32 £346 -1.07% 14
East of England -22 27 £330 -17.50% 26
West Midlands +2 22 £375 +38.88% 14
Yorkshire -18 13 £285 -12.30% 20
South West -40 12 £325 +18.18% 14
North East -33 1 - - 7
WPF
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WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 938 (92.32%) C#
2 798 (78.54%) .NET
3 491 (48.33%) SQL Server
4 479 (47.15%) WCF
5 342 (33.66%) SQL
6 283 (27.85%) ASP.NET
7 261 (25.69%) TDD
8 234 (23.03%) MVC
9 222 (21.85%) MVVM
10 205 (20.18%) Finance
11 196 (19.29%) Banking
12 192 (18.90%) .NET Framework
13 191 (18.80%) Scrum
14 184 (18.11%) HTML
15 183 (18.01%) Windows
16 182 (17.91%) Microsoft
17 180 (17.72%) WinForms
18 178 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
19 171 (16.83%) Web Services
20 170 (16.73%) Visual Studio
21 166 (16.34%) JavaScript
22 160 (15.75%) Silverlight
23 154 (15.16%) OO
24 149 (14.67%) Multithreading
24 149 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
25 148 (14.57%) Front Office
26 143 (14.07%) Team Foundation Server
27 129 (12.70%) CSS
28 127 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
29 117 (11.52%) LINQ

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.57%) IIS
3 10 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.89%) CMS
5 8 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.49%) Apache
8 4 (0.39%) Confluence
9 3 (0.30%) Node.js
9 3 (0.30%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.30%) ArcSDE
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.20%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.098%) GemFire
11 1 (0.098%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 58 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (1.77%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.08%) MS Office
5 10 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.89%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.098%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.59%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.098%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.098%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.77%) Office 365
3 10 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.098%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.38%) Internet
2 7 (0.69%) LDAP
3 6 (0.59%) Intranet
4 5 (0.49%) HTTP
4 5 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.20%) AMQP
6 1 (0.098%) Wireless
6 1 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.098%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (48.33%) SQL Server
2 149 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (3.74%) Relational Database
8 28 (2.76%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (1.87%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.38%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (0.89%) Big Data
15 8 (0.79%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.79%) QlikView
16 7 (0.69%) MS Access
16 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 170 (16.73%) Visual Studio
2 143 (14.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (4.82%) MSTest
4 42 (4.13%) NUnit
5 32 (3.15%) Microsoft Blend
6 27 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 26 (2.56%) Subversion
8 24 (2.36%) SpecFlow
9 22 (2.17%) Git (software)
10 20 (1.97%) Rhino Mocks
11 15 (1.48%) JIRA
11 15 (1.48%) CruiseControl
11 15 (1.48%) MSBuild
12 13 (1.28%) Jenkins
12 13 (1.28%) Moq
13 10 (0.98%) Axure RP
14 9 (0.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 9 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.79%) QUnit
16 7 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 205 (20.18%) Finance
2 196 (19.29%) Banking
3 148 (14.57%) Front Office
4 90 (8.86%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.57%) Retail
5 16 (1.57%) Back Office
6 12 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.98%) Publishing
8 8 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
8 8 (0.79%) Marketing
9 5 (0.49%) Law
10 4 (0.39%) Games
10 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.20%) German Language
11 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.098%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.098%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 837 (82.38%) Developer
2 456 (44.88%) C# Developer
3 319 (31.40%) .NET Developer
4 180 (17.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 166 (16.34%) WPF Developer
6 81 (7.97%) Senior Developer
7 64 (6.30%) Software Developer
8 60 (5.91%) Software Engineer
9 40 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 39 (3.84%) Designer
11 34 (3.35%) Analyst
12 33 (3.25%) ASP.NET Developer
13 30 (2.95%) SQL Developer
14 24 (2.36%) Senior .NET Developer
15 23 (2.26%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (2.26%) Programmer
15 23 (2.26%) C# Software Developer
16 22 (2.17%) Web Developer
17 21 (2.07%) Test Analyst
18 19 (1.87%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 798 (78.54%) .NET
2 479 (47.15%) WCF
3 283 (27.85%) ASP.NET
4 192 (18.90%) .NET Framework
5 184 (18.11%) HTML
6 180 (17.72%) WinForms
7 171 (16.83%) Web Services
8 160 (15.75%) Silverlight
9 129 (12.70%) CSS
10 127 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 117 (11.52%) LINQ
12 112 (11.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 110 (10.83%) XML
14 104 (10.24%) HTML5
15 84 (8.27%) jQuery
16 51 (5.02%) REST
16 51 (5.02%) SOAP
17 38 (3.74%) XSLT
17 38 (3.74%) CSS3
18 29 (2.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.68%) Derivative
2 44 (4.33%) Fixed Income
3 40 (3.94%) N-Tier
4 39 (3.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
6 27 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.17%) Equities
8 20 (1.97%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.57%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.38%) Grid Computing
12 14 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.28%) Market Risk
13 13 (1.28%) Mathematics
14 12 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
15 11 (1.08%) Open Source
16 10 (0.98%) RIA
17 9 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 9 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 183 (18.01%) Windows
2 23 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (1.97%) Linux
4 12 (1.18%) UNIX
5 11 (1.08%) Windows 8
6 9 (0.89%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.79%) Android
8 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (25.69%) TDD
2 234 (23.03%) MVC
3 222 (21.85%) MVVM
4 191 (18.80%) Scrum
5 178 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (15.16%) OO
7 149 (14.67%) Multithreading
8 111 (10.93%) Unit Testing
9 109 (10.73%) Software Engineering
10 70 (6.89%) BDD
11 59 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (4.82%) Dependency Injection
12 49 (4.82%) OOD
13 37 (3.64%) SOA
14 30 (2.95%) UML
15 29 (2.85%) Workflow
15 29 (2.85%) Content Management
15 29 (2.85%) Automated Testing
15 29 (2.85%) Low Latency
16 28 (2.76%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 938 (92.32%) C#
2 342 (33.66%) SQL
3 166 (16.34%) JavaScript
4 113 (11.12%) XAML
5 89 (8.76%) T-SQL
6 76 (7.48%) C++
7 47 (4.63%) VB.NET
8 46 (4.53%) Java
9 27 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 27 (2.66%) VB
10 21 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.07%) VBA
10 21 (2.07%) Python
11 16 (1.57%) VB6
12 11 (1.08%) C
13 10 (0.98%) VC++
14 3 (0.30%) VBScript
14 3 (0.30%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (5.51%) Degree
2 38 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.07%) ISEB
5 15 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.49%) MCP
8 5 (0.49%) MCSE
9 4 (0.39%) MCSD
9 4 (0.39%) MCPD
10 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.30%) MCTS
11 2 (0.20%) CFA
11 2 (0.20%) MBA
11 2 (0.20%) PhD
11 2 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.35%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.49%) Basel III
4 1 (0.098%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.098%) DICOM
4 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.098%) SLA
4 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.59%) Control-M
3 4 (0.39%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.098%) WMI
5 1 (0.098%) SCCM
5 1 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 182 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 92 (9.06%) Oracle
3 41 (4.04%) Sybase
4 35 (3.44%) DevExpress
5 23 (2.26%) Telerik
6 15 (1.48%) Infragistics
7 14 (1.38%) Syncfusion
7 14 (1.38%) TIBCO
8 8 (0.79%) Informatica
8 8 (0.79%) Adobe
8 8 (0.79%) DataSynapse
9 6 (0.59%) IBM
9 6 (0.59%) ESRI
10 5 (0.49%) Splunk
11 4 (0.39%) SAP
12 3 (0.30%) JBoss
12 3 (0.30%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.30%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.30%) Perforce
13 2 (0.20%) Atlassian
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