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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 139 158 102
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -56
Contract jobs citing WPF 12 8 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.19% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 0.77% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 23
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +18.62%
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
945 1036 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.46% 24.49% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 670 472
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 9 £350 +7.69% 13
Lancashire +13 1 £375 +20.00% 1
Merseyside +9 1 - - 1
Cheshire +7 1 £325 -9.09% 4
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WPF.

1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (91.67%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) XML
5 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 8 (33.33%) CSS
6 8 (33.33%) OO
6 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 8 (33.33%) MVC
6 8 (33.33%) WCF
7 7 (29.17%) LINQ
7 7 (29.17%) VB.NET
8 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (25.00%) jQuery
8 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (25.00%) HTML5
8 6 (25.00%) MVVM
9 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (20.83%) Use Case
9 5 (20.83%) OOP
9 5 (20.83%) C++
9 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Degree
10 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Web Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.33%) CMS
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) Moq
3 3 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (8.33%) Axure RP
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.50%) Games
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) C# Developer
3 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
4 6 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 6 (25.00%) WPF Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Applications Developer
6 3 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (12.50%) C# Application Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Lead Tester
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (4.17%) WCF Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
3 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 9 (37.50%) XML
4 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) WCF
5 7 (29.17%) LINQ
6 6 (25.00%) HTML5
6 6 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.67%) CSS3
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (12.50%) WinForms
9 2 (8.33%) Ajax
9 2 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 3 (12.50%) Physics
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) MVC
1 8 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (25.00%) MVVM
2 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
3 5 (20.83%) OOP
3 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (20.83%) Use Case
4 4 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 3 (12.50%) Web Development
6 2 (8.33%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Typography
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) VB.NET
4 5 (20.83%) C++
5 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) XAML
7 2 (8.33%) Delphi
7 2 (8.33%) VB
8 1 (4.17%) Java
8 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Xamarin
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