The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 120 95 111
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Contract jobs citing WPF 16 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.81% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.06% 3.35% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 12
Average daily rate
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£319 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £458 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
776 507 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.47% 24.13% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 341 378
Average daily rate £330 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 27
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +38.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.65 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
WPF
England

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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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
Somerset -13 10 £325 -29.03%
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Bristol -28 1 - - 5
Dorset - 1 - - 4
Devon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 27 (87.10%) C#
2 24 (77.42%) .NET
3 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 15 (48.39%) Windows
5 14 (45.16%) C++
5 14 (45.16%) WinForms
6 13 (41.94%) Scrum
6 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
7 12 (38.71%) .NET Framework
8 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
9 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
10 8 (25.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 8 (25.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (25.81%) WCF
10 8 (25.81%) VB.NET
11 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Task Parallel Library
12 6 (19.35%) WF
13 5 (16.13%) Silverlight
13 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
14 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
14 4 (12.90%) HTML
14 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
14 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
14 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
14 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
14 4 (12.90%) Back Office
14 4 (12.90%) MVVM
15 3 (9.68%) jQuery

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) NUnit
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.23%) Moq
3 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 4 (12.90%) Back Office
1 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) .NET Developer
3 6 (19.35%) C++ Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Programmer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (77.42%) .NET
2 14 (45.16%) WinForms
3 12 (38.71%) .NET Framework
4 8 (25.81%) WCF
4 8 (25.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 8 (25.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (22.58%) Task Parallel Library
6 6 (19.35%) WF
7 5 (16.13%) Silverlight
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.90%) HTML
9 3 (9.68%) CSS
9 3 (9.68%) jQuery
10 2 (6.45%) MFC
10 2 (6.45%) XML
11 1 (3.23%) XSD
11 1 (3.23%) XSLT
11 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
11 1 (3.23%) LINQ
11 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
1 3 (9.68%) SCADA
2 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Scrum
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.90%) MVVM
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Workflow
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
6 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.23%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C#
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 14 (45.16%) C++
4 8 (25.81%) VB.NET
5 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) VB6
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Serena
2 1 (3.23%) Telerik
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