The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 71 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing WPF 17 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.25% 0.93% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.22% 2.96% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £324 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% +17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -7.89%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
403 371 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.57% 31.26% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 258
Average daily rate £325 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Stockport - 5 £320 - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
WPF
North West

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (93.10%) C#
2 25 (86.21%) .NET
3 21 (72.41%) WCF
4 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET
4 18 (62.07%) MVC
5 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
6 14 (48.28%) .NET Framework
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
7 12 (41.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (37.93%) Scrum
8 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (37.93%) LINQ
8 11 (37.93%) SQL
9 10 (34.48%) MVVM
10 9 (31.03%) jQuery
10 9 (31.03%) HTML
10 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
10 9 (31.03%) CSS
10 9 (31.03%) Web Services
10 9 (31.03%) OO
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (27.59%) WinForms
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
12 7 (24.14%) Windows
13 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
13 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
13 6 (20.69%) Oracle
13 6 (20.69%) Retail
13 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.90%) SQLPlus
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) MSTest
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (93.10%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 13 (44.83%) C# Developer
4 8 (27.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.34%) WPF Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Programmer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Programmer
7 2 (6.90%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) WCF
3 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET
4 14 (48.28%) .NET Framework
5 12 (41.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 11 (37.93%) LINQ
7 9 (31.03%) jQuery
7 9 (31.03%) HTML
7 9 (31.03%) CSS
7 9 (31.03%) Web Services
8 8 (27.59%) WinForms
9 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (13.79%) Silverlight
11 3 (10.34%) HTML5
12 2 (6.90%) Ajax
12 2 (6.90%) XML
12 2 (6.90%) XSD
12 2 (6.90%) Apache Cordova
12 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) RIA
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) MVC
2 11 (37.93%) Scrum
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) MVVM
4 9 (31.03%) OO
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) OOD
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (6.90%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.45%) Line Management
9 1 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Analytics
9 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
5 4 (13.79%) C++
6 3 (10.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Telerik