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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 147 130 98
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs citing WPF 11 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.34% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 1.30% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 19
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.25 - £24.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.38 - £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £34.00
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +4 8 - -
Manchester -17 3 £275 -18.51% 19
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) C#
2 22 (91.67%) .NET
3 16 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 10 (41.67%) WinForms
5 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (37.50%) TDD
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 8 (33.33%) ClearCase
7 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle
7 8 (33.33%) WCF
8 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (29.17%) Project Planning
8 7 (29.17%) XML
8 7 (29.17%) MVC
9 6 (25.00%) XSD
9 6 (25.00%) XSLT
9 6 (25.00%) VB
9 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
10 5 (20.83%) SOLID
10 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
10 5 (20.83%) HTML
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) Rational Robot
11 4 (16.67%) Degree
11 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 4 (16.67%) MVVM

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (16.67%) Rational Robot
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Moq
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Avionics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (58.33%) C# Developer
3 10 (41.67%) .NET Developer
4 9 (37.50%) Software Developer
5 8 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
5 8 (33.33%) WPF Developer
6 4 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (8.33%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) ClearCase Developer
8 1 (4.17%) CRM Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Digital Developer
8 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior WinForms Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (91.67%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) WinForms
3 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (33.33%) WCF
4 7 (29.17%) XML
5 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (25.00%) XSD
5 6 (25.00%) XSLT
6 5 (20.83%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.33%) CSS
8 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 2 (8.33%) WSDL
9 1 (4.17%) jQuery
9 1 (4.17%) JSON
9 1 (4.17%) LINQ
9 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
9 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) Project Planning
4 5 (20.83%) SOLID
5 4 (16.67%) MVVM
6 3 (12.50%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) OOD
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.17%) CRM
8 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.17%) OOP
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
8 1 (4.17%) SDLC
8 1 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) VB
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) VB6
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
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