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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 99 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing WPF 38 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 1.41% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.70% 4.80% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £333 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -6.94%
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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
808 855 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.30% 29.37% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 460 579
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.28 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +17.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +7 20 £325 -3.70% 10
Lancashire -14 9 £300 -3.22% 2
Cheshire -11 7 £308 +6.95% 7
Merseyside - - - - 4
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 83 (96.51%) C#
2 75 (87.21%) .NET
3 40 (46.51%) SQL Server
4 37 (43.02%) WCF
5 36 (41.86%) MVVM
6 35 (40.70%) ASP.NET
7 34 (39.53%) TDD
8 33 (38.37%) MVC
9 31 (36.05%) SQL
10 30 (34.88%) WinForms
11 27 (31.40%) .NET Framework
12 25 (29.07%) Sybase
13 23 (26.74%) Unit Testing
14 22 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (25.58%) Scrum
14 22 (25.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (23.26%) Web Services
16 20 (23.26%) OO
16 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
17 19 (22.09%) VB.NET
17 19 (22.09%) HTML
18 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
18 18 (20.93%) T-SQL
19 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
20 15 (17.44%) LINQ
20 15 (17.44%) Windows
21 14 (16.28%) jQuery
21 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
22 13 (15.12%) CSS

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Intranet
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.30%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.33%) SQLPlus
7 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.30%) MSTest
4 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.16%) NUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (10.47%) Retail
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (95.35%) Developer
2 46 (53.49%) .NET Developer
3 40 (46.51%) C# Developer
4 19 (22.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (16.28%) Software Developer
6 11 (12.79%) WPF Developer
7 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (11.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Web Developer
9 5 (5.81%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.65%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.65%) VB Developer
10 4 (4.65%) VB6 Developer
10 4 (4.65%) C# Web Developer
10 4 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (3.49%) Agile C# Developer
11 3 (3.49%) C# Application Developer
11 3 (3.49%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (87.21%) .NET
2 37 (43.02%) WCF
3 35 (40.70%) ASP.NET
4 30 (34.88%) WinForms
5 27 (31.40%) .NET Framework
6 22 (25.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 20 (23.26%) Web Services
8 19 (22.09%) HTML
9 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (17.44%) LINQ
11 14 (16.28%) jQuery
12 13 (15.12%) CSS
13 9 (10.47%) Silverlight
14 7 (8.14%) HTML5
15 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
16 4 (4.65%) XML
16 4 (4.65%) XSD
16 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 3 (3.49%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) N-Tier
2 9 (10.47%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (6.98%) RIA
4 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) CCTV
6 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.16%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.86%) MVVM
2 34 (39.53%) TDD
3 33 (38.37%) MVC
4 23 (26.74%) Unit Testing
5 22 (25.58%) Scrum
6 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (23.26%) OO
8 9 (10.47%) OOD
9 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.14%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.65%) User Stories
12 3 (3.49%) Technical Analysis
12 3 (3.49%) Time Management
12 3 (3.49%) UML
13 2 (2.33%) Multithreading
13 2 (2.33%) BDD
13 2 (2.33%) Domain-Driven Design
13 2 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (2.33%) Risk Analysis
14 1 (1.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 83 (96.51%) C#
2 31 (36.05%) SQL
3 19 (22.09%) VB.NET
4 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 18 (20.93%) T-SQL
5 9 (10.47%) C++
6 7 (8.14%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.14%) XAML
7 5 (5.81%) VB6
7 5 (5.81%) VB
8 3 (3.49%) VC++
9 1 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 25 (29.07%) Sybase
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) Telerik