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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 119 83 111
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +28
Contract jobs citing WPF 12 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 1.54% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.50% 5.45% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 4
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
802 770 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.49% 28.30% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 432 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £18.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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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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
Manchester -10 6 £338 +12.50% 13
Lancashire -13 5 £325 - 6
Cheshire -17 1 - - 6
Merseyside - - - - 7
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) C#
2 24 (80.00%) .NET
3 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (56.67%) MVC
5 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
6 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (36.67%) WCF
7 11 (36.67%) MVVM
8 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 9 (30.00%) XAML
8 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (26.67%) Degree
10 7 (23.33%) LINQ
10 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
11 6 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (20.00%) Retail
11 6 (20.00%) WinForms
11 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (20.00%) Windows
12 5 (16.67%) Web Services
12 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 5 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (13.33%) TDD
13 4 (13.33%) MS Office
14 3 (10.00%) jQuery
14 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
14 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) MSTest
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.33%) Ant
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) NuGet
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) C# Developer
3 10 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Junior
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Junior C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.33%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) GUI Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 11 (36.67%) WCF
4 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (23.33%) LINQ
6 6 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (20.00%) WinForms
7 5 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) jQuery
9 2 (6.67%) RESTful
9 2 (6.67%) HTML
9 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
10 1 (3.33%) SignalR
10 1 (3.33%) Protocol Buffers
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
2 1 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) MVC
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) MVVM
4 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 3 (10.00%) OO
7 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) SOA
9 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Web Development
9 1 (3.33%) Kanban
9 1 (3.33%) Market Research
9 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (3.33%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (3.33%) BDD
9 1 (3.33%) DevOps
9 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) XAML
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) VB
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) VC++
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB6
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Sybase
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.33%) Twitter
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