The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Kent 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 32 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing WPF 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.50% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 1.01% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
63 99 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 31.66% 27.81% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 28
Average daily rate £375 £299 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.52% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WPF
South East

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Kent

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - - 1
West Malling - - - -
WPF
South East

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 4 (44.44%) WinForms
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
7 2 (22.22%) XAML
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) OOP
7 2 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) LINQ
7 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
7 2 (22.22%) DevExpress
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (22.22%) MSTest
7 2 (22.22%) MVVM
7 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) WPF Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) WinForms
3 4 (44.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) LINQ
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) EDI
6 1 (11.11%) WF
6 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) MVVM
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) XAML
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) DevExpress