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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 103 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing WPF 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 1.28% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate £275 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £34.00
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
518 390 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.59% 27.31% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 266 224
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
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 11 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (66.67%) WCF
4 7 (58.33%) MVC
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) HTML
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (33.33%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (33.33%) MVVM
8 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (25.00%) OOD
8 3 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (25.00%) OO
9 2 (16.67%) HTML5
9 2 (16.67%) CSS
9 2 (16.67%) VB
9 2 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (16.67%) C++
9 2 (16.67%) WinForms
9 2 (16.67%) WSDL
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (16.67%) Multithreading

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Moq
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) C# Developer
3 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (25.00%) WPF Developer
6 2 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
7 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (8.33%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (66.67%) WCF
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) WinForms
5 2 (16.67%) WSDL
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) LINQ
6 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
6 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) MVVM
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
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Posted: 21 days ago
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Posted: 22 days ago