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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 121 88 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +31
Contract jobs citing WPF 18 41 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.45% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.24% 5.15% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
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
804 796 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 28.11% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 446 528
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 12 £315 +10.35% 8
Lancashire - 3 £295 -
Cheshire -8 2 £375 +15.38% 6
Merseyside - - - - 3
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (95.35%) C#
2 34 (79.07%) .NET
3 26 (60.47%) MVC
4 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
5 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
6 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (39.53%) MVVM
8 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
9 15 (34.88%) .NET Framework
9 15 (34.88%) WCF
10 13 (30.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (27.91%) LINQ
12 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (25.58%) Windows
12 11 (25.58%) SQL
12 11 (25.58%) Scrum
13 10 (23.26%) WinForms
13 10 (23.26%) Retail
14 9 (20.93%) TDD
14 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
14 9 (20.93%) XAML
14 9 (20.93%) Degree
14 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (18.60%) OO
15 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
16 7 (16.28%) Web Services
16 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
16 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
17 6 (13.95%) MSTest

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) Intranet
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 6 (13.95%) MSTest
3 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.33%) NUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Ant
5 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.33%) NuGet
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (23.26%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (95.35%) Developer
2 21 (48.84%) C# Developer
3 17 (39.53%) .NET Developer
4 9 (20.93%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Software Developer
5 7 (16.28%) WPF Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) VB Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior C# Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) VB6 Developer
8 1 (2.33%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (79.07%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
3 15 (34.88%) .NET Framework
3 15 (34.88%) WCF
4 13 (30.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 12 (27.91%) LINQ
6 10 (23.26%) WinForms
7 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (16.28%) Web Services
9 6 (13.95%) jQuery
10 4 (9.30%) HTML
11 3 (6.98%) CSS
12 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
12 2 (4.65%) RESTful
12 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (4.65%) Razor View Engine
13 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
13 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
13 1 (2.33%) SignalR
13 1 (2.33%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) User Experience
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.33%) Life Science
2 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) MVC
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) MVVM
4 11 (25.58%) Scrum
5 9 (20.93%) TDD
5 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
6 8 (18.60%) OO
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.65%) SOA
10 1 (2.33%) Workflow
10 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
10 1 (2.33%) Web Development
10 1 (2.33%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (2.33%) Kanban
10 1 (2.33%) Market Research
10 1 (2.33%) Dependency Injection
10 1 (2.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (95.35%) C#
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) XAML
4 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.95%) C++
6 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.65%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) Java
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) VC++
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.33%) VB6
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Sybase
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 days ago