The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 53 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing WPF 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.62% 0.84% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.55% 2.58% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£360 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +11.94%
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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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
157 155 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.34% 32.43% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 55
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £36.67 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.23% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £25.00 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Essex

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 4 (66.67%) MVVM
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) CSS3
4 3 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) LINQ
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) VB6
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) JSON
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 1 (16.67%) Kanban
6 1 (16.67%) Git (software)

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) GUI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WPF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) UI Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) CSS3
4 3 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) LINQ
6 1 (16.67%) JSON
6 1 (16.67%) WinForms
6 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 4 (66.67%) MVVM
3 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) XAML
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle