The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 104 84
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.15% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.98% 0.54% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.74% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
455 556 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.57% 28.37% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 335 278
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +157.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing WPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WPF.

1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) MVC
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
6 8 (42.11%) SQL
6 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
6 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
7 7 (36.84%) NoSQL
7 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 7 (36.84%) OO
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 7 (36.84%) WCF
8 6 (31.58%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (31.58%) Amazon S3
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (31.58%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (31.58%) OOD
8 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (31.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (31.58%) REST
8 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
9 5 (26.32%) LINQ
9 5 (26.32%) VB.NET

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon S3
1 6 (31.58%) AWS CloudFormation
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
2 7 (36.84%) NoSQL
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) SQLite
4 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.79%) Moq
3 3 (15.79%) NUnit
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 15 (78.95%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# WCF Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) WCF Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.53%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (36.84%) WCF
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (31.58%) REST
5 5 (26.32%) LINQ
5 5 (26.32%) WinForms
5 5 (26.32%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) SOAP
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) Node.js
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.26%) RESTful
8 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
2 3 (15.79%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Android
2 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) OO
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (31.58%) OOD
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Data Entry
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle