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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 116 87 110
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Contract jobs citing WPF 24 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 1.51% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.04% 5.16% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 21
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£325 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £338 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.63%
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
790 852 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 29.27% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 462 578
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +36.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.69 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 -11 14 £325 +0.38% 15
Lancashire -21 7 £265 -16.53% 2
Cheshire -14 2 £300 - 15
Merseyside - - - - 6
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 63 (95.45%) C#
2 53 (80.30%) .NET
3 36 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (48.48%) MVVM
5 27 (40.91%) MVC
6 26 (39.39%) ASP.NET
6 26 (39.39%) WCF
7 25 (37.88%) TDD
7 25 (37.88%) SQL
8 22 (33.33%) WinForms
9 21 (31.82%) .NET Framework
10 18 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (27.27%) Scrum
10 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
11 17 (25.76%) Sybase
11 17 (25.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 15 (22.73%) Unit Testing
13 14 (21.21%) OO
14 13 (19.70%) T-SQL
15 12 (18.18%) LINQ
15 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (16.67%) Windows
17 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
17 10 (15.15%) jQuery
17 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
18 9 (13.64%) C++
18 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
18 9 (13.64%) Web Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (1.52%) Node.js
1 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Intranet
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.52%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.61%) MSTest
2 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.03%) NUnit
4 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.52%) Ant
General
1 7 (10.61%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 62 (93.94%) Developer
2 34 (51.52%) C# Developer
3 27 (40.91%) .NET Developer
4 14 (21.21%) Software Developer
4 14 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (18.18%) WPF Developer
6 5 (7.58%) VB6 Developer
6 5 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) VB Developer
6 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (6.06%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.03%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.03%) WinForms Developer
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Team Leader
10 1 (1.52%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (1.52%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (80.30%) .NET
2 26 (39.39%) ASP.NET
2 26 (39.39%) WCF
3 22 (33.33%) WinForms
4 21 (31.82%) .NET Framework
5 17 (25.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 12 (18.18%) LINQ
6 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (15.15%) jQuery
8 9 (13.64%) Web Services
9 8 (12.12%) CSS
9 8 (12.12%) HTML
10 6 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 3 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
11 3 (4.55%) Silverlight
12 2 (3.03%) MFC
12 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
12 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (3.03%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) N-Tier
2 5 (7.58%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.55%) RIA
4 2 (3.03%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) CCTV
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (48.48%) MVVM
2 27 (40.91%) MVC
3 25 (37.88%) TDD
4 18 (27.27%) Scrum
5 15 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 14 (21.21%) OO
7 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.09%) OOD
9 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Time Management
10 3 (4.55%) BDD
10 3 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (3.03%) UML
11 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.03%) Multithreading
11 2 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 63 (95.45%) C#
2 25 (37.88%) SQL
3 13 (19.70%) T-SQL
4 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.64%) C++
5 9 (13.64%) XAML
6 7 (10.61%) VB.NET
7 6 (9.09%) VB
7 6 (9.09%) VB6
8 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.03%) VC++
10 1 (1.52%) R
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
10 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) Sybase
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) Telerik
5 1 (1.52%) Google
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