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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 137 151 122
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing WPF 20 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.24% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.09% 1.02% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 11
Median daily rate £375 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £247 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
- +12.58%
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
957 985 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.06% 23.51% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 596 526
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.78% -11.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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 8 £375 +20.00% 17
Lancashire - 7 £388 - 2
Cheshire +19 5 £375 +36.36% 5
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 29 (93.55%) C#
1 29 (93.55%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
4 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
4 14 (45.16%) SQL
5 13 (41.94%) WinForms
6 12 (38.71%) MVC
6 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
6 12 (38.71%) Windows
6 12 (38.71%) .NET Framework
7 11 (35.48%) Visual Studio
7 11 (35.48%) XML
7 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
8 10 (32.26%) HTML
8 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (29.03%) CSS
9 9 (29.03%) VB.NET
9 9 (29.03%) TDD
10 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (25.81%) Entity Framework
11 7 (22.58%) LINQ
11 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
12 6 (19.35%) XSLT
12 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
12 6 (19.35%) Oracle
12 6 (19.35%) WCF
12 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
13 5 (16.13%) NoSQL

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 3 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon S3
2 4 (12.90%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.45%) MySQL
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Visual Studio
2 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) ClearCase
4 5 (16.13%) Rational Robot
5 3 (9.68%) Moq
5 3 (9.68%) NUnit
6 2 (6.45%) Axure RP
6 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (3.23%) Selenium
7 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Advertising
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 20 (64.52%) .NET Developer
3 12 (38.71%) C# Developer
4 9 (29.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (22.58%) Software Developer
6 6 (19.35%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (16.13%) WPF Developer
8 3 (9.68%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (9.68%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
9 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (3.23%) HTML Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (3.23%) VB Developer
10 1 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (93.55%) .NET
2 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
3 13 (41.94%) WinForms
4 12 (38.71%) .NET Framework
5 11 (35.48%) XML
6 10 (32.26%) HTML
7 9 (29.03%) CSS
8 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (25.81%) Entity Framework
9 7 (22.58%) LINQ
10 6 (19.35%) WCF
10 6 (19.35%) XSLT
11 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
11 5 (16.13%) jQuery
11 5 (16.13%) XSD
12 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (12.90%) REST
13 3 (9.68%) Ajax
14 2 (6.45%) HTML5
14 2 (6.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
2 3 (9.68%) Physics
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) MVC
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (12.90%) OOD
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) User Stories
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) SOLID
6 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.45%) OOP
7 2 (6.45%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) C#
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 9 (29.03%) VB.NET
5 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 5 (16.13%) VB
5 5 (16.13%) VB6
6 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Perforce
3 1 (3.23%) Xamarin
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