The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 41 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing WPF 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.29% 3.65% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 9.33% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £275
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 £40.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +4.47%
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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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
98 75 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 28.32% 39.06% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 51 31
Average daily rate £438 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WPF across the Oxford region.

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

WPF
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) .NET

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight Developer
2 2 (66.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#