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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 110 82 113
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +31
Contract jobs citing WPF 27 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.69% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 5.64% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 18
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£325 £304 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +13.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -7.89%
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 17 £325 +0.38% 13
Lancashire -24 7 - - 1
Cheshire -10 1 £225 -25.00% 13
Merseyside - - - - 4
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 65 (95.59%) C#
2 57 (83.82%) .NET
3 34 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 32 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (47.06%) MVVM
5 30 (44.12%) WCF
6 27 (39.71%) SQL
7 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
7 25 (36.76%) TDD
7 25 (36.76%) MVC
8 23 (33.82%) WinForms
9 20 (29.41%) Scrum
9 20 (29.41%) Sybase
9 20 (29.41%) .NET Framework
9 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
11 17 (25.00%) Unit Testing
12 15 (22.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 14 (20.59%) OO
13 14 (20.59%) T-SQL
14 13 (19.12%) LINQ
15 12 (17.65%) Web Services
16 11 (16.18%) Windows
16 11 (16.18%) HTML
16 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
17 10 (14.71%) jQuery
17 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (14.71%) CSS
17 10 (14.71%) VB.NET

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.94%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.82%) MSTest
4 1 (1.47%) NUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.47%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (10.29%) Retail
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 64 (94.12%) Developer
2 33 (48.53%) .NET Developer
3 32 (47.06%) C# Developer
4 15 (22.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (19.12%) Software Developer
6 11 (16.18%) WPF Developer
7 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.35%) VB6 Developer
8 5 (7.35%) VB Developer
9 4 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Agile C# Developer
11 2 (2.94%) .NET Team Leader
11 2 (2.94%) C# Web Developer
11 2 (2.94%) WinForms Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Software Programmer
11 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (83.82%) .NET
2 30 (44.12%) WCF
3 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
4 23 (33.82%) WinForms
5 20 (29.41%) .NET Framework
6 15 (22.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (19.12%) LINQ
8 12 (17.65%) Web Services
9 11 (16.18%) HTML
10 10 (14.71%) jQuery
10 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (14.71%) CSS
11 6 (8.82%) Hibernate
12 4 (5.88%) Silverlight
12 4 (5.88%) HTML5
13 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
14 2 (2.94%) Apache Cordova
14 2 (2.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 7 (10.29%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (5.88%) RIA
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.94%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.47%) CCTV
5 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.47%) Life Science
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (47.06%) MVVM
2 25 (36.76%) TDD
2 25 (36.76%) MVC
3 20 (29.41%) Scrum
4 17 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 14 (20.59%) OO
6 7 (10.29%) OOD
7 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.41%) Time Management
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.94%) User Stories
10 2 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (2.94%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.94%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.94%) BDD
11 1 (1.47%) Workflow
11 1 (1.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (95.59%) C#
2 27 (39.71%) SQL
3 14 (20.59%) T-SQL
4 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.29%) C++
6 7 (10.29%) XAML
7 6 (8.82%) VB
7 6 (8.82%) VB6
8 5 (7.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.47%) VC++
9 1 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Sybase
2 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) Telerik
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