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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 85 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Contract jobs citing WPF 43 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 1.00% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.86% 3.45% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £280 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £318 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -17.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
734 783 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.46% 28.93% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 411 555
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +14 21 £325 - 11
Cheshire +5 9 £325 +16.07% 7
Lancashire -18 9 £300 -1.23% 7
Merseyside - - - - 6
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 90 (96.77%) C#
2 82 (88.17%) .NET
3 43 (46.24%) WCF
4 41 (44.09%) SQL Server
5 39 (41.94%) SQL
6 38 (40.86%) ASP.NET
7 37 (39.78%) TDD
8 35 (37.63%) MVVM
9 33 (35.48%) WinForms
10 32 (34.41%) .NET Framework
11 30 (32.26%) MVC
12 27 (29.03%) OO
13 26 (27.96%) Unit Testing
14 25 (26.88%) Sybase
14 25 (26.88%) Web Services
15 23 (24.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (24.73%) Scrum
16 22 (23.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (23.66%) T-SQL
17 20 (21.51%) HTML
17 20 (21.51%) JavaScript
18 19 (20.43%) VB.NET
19 18 (19.35%) Windows
20 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
20 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (17.20%) OOD
22 15 (16.13%) jQuery
23 14 (15.05%) SQL Server 2008
23 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
23 14 (15.05%) CSS

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Intranet
2 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (44.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.60%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.23%) SQLPlus
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (23.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (11.83%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.60%) MSTest
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.08%) NUnit
4 1 (1.08%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (8.60%) Retail
2 2 (2.15%) Banking
2 2 (2.15%) Finance
3 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (93.55%) Developer
2 50 (53.76%) .NET Developer
3 47 (50.54%) C# Developer
4 24 (25.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (15.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (13.98%) Software Developer
7 10 (10.75%) WPF Developer
8 9 (9.68%) Web Developer
9 8 (8.60%) .NET Web Developer
10 7 (7.53%) C# Web Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) .NET Software Developer
12 4 (4.30%) VB6 Developer
12 4 (4.30%) SQL Developer
12 4 (4.30%) C# Software Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Applications Developer
12 4 (4.30%) VB Developer
13 3 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
13 3 (3.23%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (88.17%) .NET
2 43 (46.24%) WCF
3 38 (40.86%) ASP.NET
4 33 (35.48%) WinForms
5 32 (34.41%) .NET Framework
6 25 (26.88%) Web Services
7 23 (24.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 20 (21.51%) HTML
9 15 (16.13%) jQuery
10 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (15.05%) CSS
11 13 (13.98%) Silverlight
12 12 (12.90%) LINQ
13 8 (8.60%) HTML5
14 7 (7.53%) XML
14 7 (7.53%) XSD
15 6 (6.45%) Hibernate
16 5 (5.38%) Razor View Engine
17 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 4 (4.30%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) N-Tier
2 9 (9.68%) RIA
2 9 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.15%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.08%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.78%) TDD
2 35 (37.63%) MVVM
3 30 (32.26%) MVC
4 27 (29.03%) OO
5 26 (27.96%) Unit Testing
6 23 (24.73%) Scrum
7 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.20%) OOD
9 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.53%) User Stories
10 7 (7.53%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.38%) UML
12 3 (3.23%) Time Management
12 3 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
13 2 (2.15%) BDD
13 2 (2.15%) Domain-Driven Design
13 2 (2.15%) Risk Analysis
13 2 (2.15%) Multithreading
13 2 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (2.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 90 (96.77%) C#
2 39 (41.94%) SQL
3 22 (23.66%) T-SQL
4 20 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.43%) VB.NET
6 12 (12.90%) PL/SQL
7 11 (11.83%) C++
8 5 (5.38%) VB
8 5 (5.38%) VC++
8 5 (5.38%) VB6
9 3 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.23%) MCP
2 3 (3.23%) MCTS
2 3 (3.23%) MCPD
3 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 25 (26.88%) Sybase
2 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.90%) Oracle
4 7 (7.53%) Telerik
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