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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 141 79 117
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +38
Contract jobs citing WPF 7 49 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 1.62% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 6.99% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 4
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£350 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £445 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -1.31%
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
825 701 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 23.18% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 420 332
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £20.40 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.40 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 5 £350 - 16
Cheshire -13 2 £413 +26.92% 11
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 10 (52.63%) WCF
5 8 (42.11%) WinForms
6 7 (36.84%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Web Services
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) HTML5
8 4 (21.05%) MVVM
8 4 (21.05%) Twitter
9 3 (15.79%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Retail
9 3 (15.79%) jQuery
9 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 2 (10.53%) XML
10 2 (10.53%) XAML
10 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
10 2 (10.53%) JSON
10 2 (10.53%) JIRA
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (10.53%) Scrum

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) AMQP
1 1 (5.26%) GPRS
1 1 (5.26%) UMTS
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Developer
3 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) WCF
3 8 (42.11%) WinForms
4 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 5 (26.32%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
7 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 2 (10.53%) XML
8 2 (10.53%) JSON
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.26%) RESTful
9 1 (5.26%) Spring.NET
9 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
9 1 (5.26%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (5.26%) Ninject
9 1 (5.26%) REST
9 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Social Network
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) MVVM
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Market Research
6 1 (5.26%) WFM
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
6 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Use Case
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) XAML
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCPD
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Twitter
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Facebook
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
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