The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 85 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Contract jobs citing WPF 51 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.85% 0.95% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 4
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £340 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
745 630 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.25% 26.07% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 505
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 33
Average hourly rate £40.57 £29.96 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +49.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.65 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £155.70 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WPF
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 21 £350 +55.55% 6
Lancashire -13 12 £375 +25.00% 2
Merseyside - 10 £350 - 3
Cheshire -3 4 £503 +43.71% 5
Cumbria - 4 £375 -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 89 (95.70%) .NET
2 87 (93.55%) C#
3 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET
4 40 (43.01%) SQL
4 40 (43.01%) WinForms
4 40 (43.01%) WCF
5 38 (40.86%) OO
6 37 (39.78%) TDD
6 37 (39.78%) .NET Framework
7 30 (32.26%) SQL Server
7 30 (32.26%) Software Engineering
8 29 (31.18%) Unit Testing
9 26 (27.96%) Silverlight
10 25 (26.88%) HTML
10 25 (26.88%) MVC
10 25 (26.88%) OOD
11 24 (25.81%) Windows
12 23 (24.73%) Web Services
12 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
13 22 (23.66%) VB.NET
14 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
14 18 (19.35%) MVVM
14 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (18.28%) jQuery
15 17 (18.28%) Sybase
16 16 (17.20%) XML
16 16 (17.20%) N-Tier
16 16 (17.20%) HTML5
16 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (16.13%) Scrum

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Intranet
2 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.30%) SQLPlus
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.23%) MSTest
4 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 75 (80.65%) Developer
2 42 (45.16%) .NET Developer
3 36 (38.71%) C# Developer
4 22 (23.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (17.20%) Software Engineer
6 13 (13.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (10.75%) Web Developer
9 9 (9.68%) WPF Developer
10 8 (8.60%) Software Developer
10 8 (8.60%) .NET Web Developer
11 7 (7.53%) C# Web Developer
12 5 (5.38%) Applications Developer
13 3 (3.23%) WinForms Developer
13 3 (3.23%) C# Application Developer
13 3 (3.23%) C# Software Engineer
14 2 (2.15%) Sitecore Developer
14 2 (2.15%) Mobile Developer
14 2 (2.15%) .NET Applications Developer
14 2 (2.15%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (95.70%) .NET
2 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET
3 40 (43.01%) WinForms
3 40 (43.01%) WCF
4 37 (39.78%) .NET Framework
5 26 (27.96%) Silverlight
6 25 (26.88%) HTML
7 23 (24.73%) Web Services
8 17 (18.28%) jQuery
9 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (17.20%) HTML5
9 16 (17.20%) XML
10 14 (15.05%) CSS
11 12 (12.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (11.83%) Razor View Engine
13 9 (9.68%) LINQ
14 7 (7.53%) XSD
15 6 (6.45%) Ajax
15 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 5 (5.38%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) N-Tier
2 15 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (7.53%) RIA
5 6 (6.45%) SCADA
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.81%) Windows
2 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.86%) OO
2 37 (39.78%) TDD
3 30 (32.26%) Software Engineering
4 29 (31.18%) Unit Testing
5 25 (26.88%) MVC
5 25 (26.88%) OOD
6 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (19.35%) MVVM
7 15 (16.13%) Scrum
8 10 (10.75%) Multithreading
9 7 (7.53%) User Stories
10 5 (5.38%) UML
11 2 (2.15%) OOP
11 2 (2.15%) SOA
11 2 (2.15%) RUP
11 2 (2.15%) DSDM
11 2 (2.15%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.15%) Time Management
11 2 (2.15%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (93.55%) C#
2 40 (43.01%) SQL
3 22 (23.66%) VB.NET
4 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 14 (15.05%) PL/SQL
5 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.60%) XAML
7 7 (7.53%) C++
8 5 (5.38%) VC++
9 3 (3.23%) VB
10 2 (2.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (6.45%) MCTS
1 6 (6.45%) MCPD
2 5 (5.38%) MCP
3 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.28%) Sybase
3 8 (8.60%) Telerik
3 8 (8.60%) Oracle
4 5 (5.38%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.15%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.08%) TIBCO