The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 156 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -4
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 1.23% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 4.70% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £295 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £360 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.94%
WPF
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1064 808 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.24% 26.18% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 472 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WPF across the North West region.

WPF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the North West region.

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Cheshire -10 5 £350 +13.82% 13
Manchester -33 3 £325 - 16
Lancashire -15 2 £313 +4.16%
Merseyside - 2 £319 - 3
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (94.12%) C#
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 8 (47.06%) WCF
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
6 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (17.65%) RESTful
7 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
7 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
7 3 (17.65%) MVVM
8 2 (11.76%) Node.js
8 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
8 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (11.76%) Twitter

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) SQLite
3 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Grunt
2 2 (11.76%) Bower
2 2 (11.76%) gulp
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.88%) Moq
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Developer
2 7 (41.18%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 8 (47.06%) WCF
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) HTML5
4 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (17.65%) RESTful
6 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
7 2 (11.76%) WinForms
7 2 (11.76%) Ajax
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) JSON
8 1 (5.88%) XML
8 1 (5.88%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Social Network
2 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) MVVM
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) WFM
5 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) XAML
4 2 (11.76%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Twitter
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Facebook
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