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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
England / North West
Rank 121 145 125
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -20
Contract jobs citing WPF 16 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.96% 0.97% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 8
Median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £285 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.74% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%

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
816 1027 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.01% 26.21% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 639 512
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 41 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +64.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +21 9 £375 +15.38% 9
Cheshire - 6 £375 - 9
Lancashire -6 1 £451 -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 33 (97.06%) C#
2 32 (94.12%) .NET
3 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (47.06%) SQL
5 16 (47.06%) Windows
6 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
7 14 (41.18%) WinForms
7 14 (41.18%) MVC
8 13 (38.24%) .NET Framework
9 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
10 11 (32.35%) XML
11 10 (29.41%) VB.NET
11 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
11 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
12 9 (26.47%) WCF
12 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
12 9 (26.47%) TDD
13 8 (23.53%) OO
13 8 (23.53%) HTML
13 8 (23.53%) CSS
13 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
13 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
13 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
14 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (20.59%) LINQ
14 7 (20.59%) Manufacturing

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 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon S3
2 6 (17.65%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTPS
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
1 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.82%) SQLite
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.71%) ClearCase
4 5 (14.71%) Rational Robot
5 3 (8.82%) Moq
5 3 (8.82%) NUnit
6 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 7 (20.59%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.76%) Advertising
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 32 (94.12%) Developer
2 22 (64.71%) .NET Developer
3 13 (38.24%) C# Developer
4 9 (26.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Software Developer
6 6 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (14.71%) WPF Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# WCF Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (8.82%) WCF Developer
9 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
9 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (2.94%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
10 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.94%) VB Developer
10 1 (2.94%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (94.12%) .NET
2 17 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (41.18%) WinForms
4 13 (38.24%) .NET Framework
5 11 (32.35%) XML
6 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (26.47%) WCF
7 8 (23.53%) CSS
7 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
7 8 (23.53%) HTML
8 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (20.59%) LINQ
9 6 (17.65%) jQuery
9 6 (17.65%) REST
10 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
10 5 (14.71%) XSD
10 5 (14.71%) XSLT
11 4 (11.76%) Ajax
11 4 (11.76%) SOAP
11 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.82%) Physics
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
2 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) MVC
3 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) OO
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (17.65%) OOD
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) ETL
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Data Entry
8 3 (8.82%) OOP
8 3 (8.82%) SOLID
8 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.82%) User Stories
8 3 (8.82%) Validation
9 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (97.06%) C#
2 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 10 (29.41%) VB.NET
4 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
5 5 (14.71%) VB
5 5 (14.71%) VB6
6 3 (8.82%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Perforce