The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 92 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -16
Contract jobs citing WPF 38 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.23% 0.56% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.73% 2.25% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £254 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £297 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
803 801 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.96% 25.13% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 507 352
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 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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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 +24 16 £314 +8.27% 6
Bristol +6 5 £316 +5.41% 7
Wiltshire +7 4 £425 +73.46% 2
Gloucestershire -12 4 £315 -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 45 (84.91%) .NET
2 39 (73.58%) C#
3 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (49.06%) MVC
5 25 (47.17%) .NET Framework
6 22 (41.51%) Unit Testing
7 20 (37.74%) WCF
8 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
8 19 (35.85%) Entity Framework
8 19 (35.85%) Scrum
8 19 (35.85%) SQL
9 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET
10 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
10 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
11 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (24.53%) BDD
12 10 (18.87%) WF
12 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.98%) HTML
13 9 (16.98%) XAML
13 9 (16.98%) jQuery
14 8 (15.09%) MVVM
14 8 (15.09%) TDD
15 7 (13.21%) Silverlight
15 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (11.32%) LINQ
16 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (11.32%) C++
16 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
16 6 (11.32%) Web Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (3.77%) NUnit
4 2 (3.77%) MSTest
5 1 (1.89%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.89%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) StyleCop
General
1 4 (7.55%) Back Office
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 27 (50.94%) .NET Developer
3 7 (13.21%) WPF Developer
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Applications Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Development Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.77%) UI Designer
8 1 (1.89%) UI Developer
8 1 (1.89%) UX Designer
8 1 (1.89%) Silverlight Developer
8 1 (1.89%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (84.91%) .NET
2 25 (47.17%) .NET Framework
3 20 (37.74%) WCF
4 19 (35.85%) Entity Framework
5 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET
6 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (18.87%) WF
8 9 (16.98%) HTML
8 9 (16.98%) jQuery
9 7 (13.21%) Silverlight
10 6 (11.32%) LINQ
10 6 (11.32%) Web Services
10 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (7.55%) CSS
12 3 (5.66%) RESTful
12 3 (5.66%) WinForms
12 3 (5.66%) Apache Cordova
12 3 (5.66%) HTML5
12 3 (5.66%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 2 (3.77%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
2 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (1.89%) Graphic Design
2 1 (1.89%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (49.06%) MVC
3 22 (41.51%) Unit Testing
4 19 (35.85%) Scrum
5 13 (24.53%) BDD
6 8 (15.09%) MVVM
6 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 4 (7.55%) OO
8 3 (5.66%) OOD
8 3 (5.66%) Project Management
8 3 (5.66%) System Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
10 1 (1.89%) Automation Testing
10 1 (1.89%) Multithreading
10 1 (1.89%) Document Management
10 1 (1.89%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.89%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.89%) Refactoring
10 1 (1.89%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) C#
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 9 (16.98%) XAML
4 6 (11.32%) C++
4 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Telerik
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.89%) Twitter
4 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.89%) Infragistics
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