The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 64 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing WPF 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.75% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% 1.60% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
Wales

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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
223 187 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 41.84% 38.32% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 132 104
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.90 £32.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.98% +7.43%
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 South Wales

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

WPF
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cardiff -18 4 £325 +8.33%
WPF
Wales

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) UML
3 4 (66.67%) MVVM
4 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) LINQ
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (50.00%) Use Case
4 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 3 (50.00%) OOP
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) STL
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) RDBMS

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (50.00%) LINQ
2 3 (50.00%) STL
2 3 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) AutoMapper
4 1 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (16.67%) Code First Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) MVVM
3 4 (66.67%) UML
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 3 (50.00%) OOP
4 3 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Sybase