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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 93 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing WPF 4 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 1.06% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 3.27% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £297 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
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
373 397 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.14% 32.46% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 242 181
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
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 3 March 2015. 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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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
Bolton - - - -
Stockport - - - - 6
Wigan - - - - 2
WPF
North West

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) WinForms
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) WCF
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Retail
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) LINQ
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Back Office
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (13.33%) User Experience
8 2 (13.33%) MSTest
8 2 (13.33%) MVVM
8 2 (13.33%) XAML
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (13.33%) OO

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) MSTest
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) NuGet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) WPF Developer
6 1 (6.67%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (6.67%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) WCF
2 6 (40.00%) WinForms
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) LINQ
6 2 (13.33%) RESTful
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) JMS
7 1 (6.67%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) MVVM
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Market Research
6 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) XAML
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCPD
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter
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