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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 81 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing WPF 5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.98% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 3.08% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
366 357 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.68% 31.85% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 215 228
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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 - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
WPF
North West

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) XAML
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) WCF
5 5 (33.33%) MVVM
6 4 (26.67%) LINQ
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Retail
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) WinForms
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (13.33%) Loose Coupling
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
8 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (13.33%) RESTful
8 2 (13.33%) Back Office
8 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) NuGet
1 1 (6.67%) MSTest
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) C# Developer
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) WPF Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) GUI Developer
6 1 (6.67%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (33.33%) WCF
3 4 (26.67%) LINQ
4 3 (20.00%) WinForms
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) JMS
6 1 (6.67%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) MVC
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) MVVM
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Loose Coupling
7 1 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Market Research
7 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) XAML
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCPD
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) Google