The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 72 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.87% 1.00% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.73% 3.95% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate £475 £323 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.28% -4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-72.50% -
WPF
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
241 253 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.42% 25.40% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 164 137
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Python
3 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) IIS
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (55.56%) ADO.NET
3 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
3 5 (55.56%) HTTP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) PHP
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Ruby
3 5 (55.56%) Ajax
3 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
3 5 (55.56%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) LINQ
3 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 5 (55.56%) Fiddler
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 5 (55.56%) FastCGI
3 5 (55.56%) REST
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
1 5 (55.56%) HTTP
1 5 (55.56%) SSL
1 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Fiddler
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 4 (44.44%) WPF Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Azure Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Development Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Development Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WCF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) ADO.NET
2 5 (55.56%) Ajax
2 5 (55.56%) FastCGI
2 5 (55.56%) LINQ
2 5 (55.56%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (11.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) PHP
2 5 (55.56%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
1 3 (33.33%) MCTS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft