The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 199 167 196
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +29
Contract jobs citing WPF 64 77 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.81% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.64% 3.47% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 14
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£334 £353 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% +5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £420 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.81%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2427 2217 1958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.86% 23.40% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1270 1037
Average daily rate £350 £346 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 43 125
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the South East region.

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
Berkshire -7 17 £325 -3.70% 4
Surrey -17 12 £363 - 7
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £333 -6.66% 7
Oxfordshire -14 9 £400 +14.28% 9
Kent +2 8 £325 +30.00% 8
Hampshire -16 5 £328 +12.93% 2
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 3
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 125 (94.70%) C#
2 122 (92.42%) .NET
3 80 (60.61%) SQL Server
4 75 (56.82%) WCF
5 54 (40.91%) MVVM
6 48 (36.36%) SQL
7 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (25.00%) Web Services
8 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 32 (24.24%) .NET Framework
10 31 (23.48%) TDD
11 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET
12 26 (19.70%) Visual Studio
13 25 (18.94%) MVC
13 25 (18.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
14 23 (17.42%) WinForms
15 21 (15.91%) Windows
15 21 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (15.15%) Silverlight
17 19 (14.39%) XAML
18 18 (13.64%) HTML
18 18 (13.64%) Oracle
19 16 (12.12%) Software Engineering
19 16 (12.12%) Entity Framework
19 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (11.36%) SharePoint
21 14 (10.61%) MS Excel
21 14 (10.61%) CSS
21 14 (10.61%) T-SQL

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.03%) CMS
3 3 (2.27%) IIS
3 3 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.52%) Lync
5 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (19.70%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.06%) MSTest
4 5 (3.79%) Subversion
5 4 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.03%) JIRA
5 4 (3.03%) Selenium
6 3 (2.27%) NetAdvantage
6 3 (2.27%) NUnit
6 3 (2.27%) Moq
7 2 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.76%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.03%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (70.45%) Developer
2 46 (34.85%) C# Developer
3 45 (34.09%) .NET Developer
4 35 (26.52%) WPF Developer
5 33 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (7.58%) Software Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (3.03%) CRM Developer
8 4 (3.03%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.27%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.27%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.27%) Tester
9 3 (2.27%) Architect
9 3 (2.27%) Consultant
9 3 (2.27%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.27%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (2.27%) Senior Tester
9 3 (2.27%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (92.42%) .NET
2 75 (56.82%) WCF
3 33 (25.00%) Web Services
4 32 (24.24%) .NET Framework
5 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 23 (17.42%) WinForms
7 20 (15.15%) Silverlight
8 18 (13.64%) HTML
9 16 (12.12%) Entity Framework
10 14 (10.61%) CSS
11 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (7.58%) REST
12 10 (7.58%) jQuery
13 9 (6.82%) XML
14 8 (6.06%) Castle Windsor
14 8 (6.06%) AngularJS
14 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (6.06%) MSMQ
15 7 (5.30%) XHTML
16 5 (3.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.06%) Open Source
3 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.30%) Social Media
4 6 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.03%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.76%) EPoS
8 1 (0.76%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.76%) Tandem
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) Windows Phone
3 3 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.91%) MVVM
2 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (23.48%) TDD
4 25 (18.94%) MVC
5 16 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 14 (10.61%) Multithreading
7 13 (9.85%) Scrum
8 11 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 10 (7.58%) CRM
10 9 (6.82%) OO
10 9 (6.82%) BDD
11 8 (6.06%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.06%) Migration
11 8 (6.06%) OOP
12 6 (4.55%) Data Migration
12 6 (4.55%) Automation Testing
12 6 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.79%) OOD
13 5 (3.79%) Dependency Injection
14 4 (3.03%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 125 (94.70%) C#
2 48 (36.36%) SQL
3 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.39%) XAML
5 14 (10.61%) T-SQL
6 12 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 11 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.82%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.79%) VB
10 4 (3.03%) VB6
11 3 (2.27%) C++
12 1 (0.76%) Java
12 1 (0.76%) C
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.79%) Degree
3 4 (3.03%) MCTS
4 2 (1.52%) HND
5 1 (0.76%) ISEB
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) Puppet
1 9 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.64%) Oracle
3 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.03%) Telerik
4 3 (2.27%) Infragistics
4 3 (2.27%) VMware
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