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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 145 87 111
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +24
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 52 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 1.64% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 6.62% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £380 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
883 785 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.90% 24.79% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 447 323
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.29 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +34.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £28.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £146.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 21 April 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
Manchester -23 7 £350 - 13
Cheshire -6 2 £325 -35.38% 8
Cumbria - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (95.45%) C#
2 20 (90.91%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (54.55%) WCF
4 9 (40.91%) WinForms
4 9 (40.91%) MVC
5 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) Web Services
7 6 (27.27%) MVVM
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (18.18%) Retail
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) Oracle
9 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (18.18%) Twitter
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
10 3 (13.64%) MSTest
10 3 (13.64%) HTML5
10 3 (13.64%) HTML
10 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
10 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 3 (13.64%) TDD
10 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
10 3 (13.64%) LINQ
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) GPRS
1 1 (4.55%) UMTS
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) MSTest
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (4.55%) Moq
4 1 (4.55%) NuGet
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 8 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
5 2 (9.09%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) WCF
3 9 (40.91%) WinForms
4 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
6 3 (13.64%) LINQ
6 3 (13.64%) HTML5
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 2 (9.09%) jQuery
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) JMS
8 1 (4.55%) SOAP
8 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.55%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows CE
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) MVVM
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Market Research
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 2 (9.09%) XAML
4 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCPD
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) Twitter
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.55%) Facebook