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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 104 94 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing WPF 2 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.48% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 2.08% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 9
Median daily rate - £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-72.50% +6.66%
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
450 384 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.50% 23.02% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 243 241
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 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) Moq
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Moq
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (50.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Application Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVVM
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft