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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 128 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing WPF 15 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.85% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.86% 3.39% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Average daily rate
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£314 £310 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +7.57%
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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
808 561 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.54% 25.09% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 393 376
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 31
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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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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
Bristol -17 8 £320 - 5
Somerset -3 4 - - 2
Dorset - 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (85.71%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) WinForms
2 10 (47.62%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) C++
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) WCF
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) VB
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 3 (14.29%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (14.29%) MVC
8 3 (14.29%) XAML
8 3 (14.29%) WF
8 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
8 3 (14.29%) jQuery
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) MVVM
9 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (9.52%) JIRA
9 2 (9.52%) Silverlight
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 2 (9.52%) Back Office
9 2 (9.52%) SQL Server

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Blend
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (4.76%) Moq
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) NUnit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C++ Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) UI Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
1 10 (47.62%) WinForms
2 6 (28.57%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) Apache Cordova
4 3 (14.29%) WF
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
4 3 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 3 (14.29%) Task Parallel Library
5 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (9.52%) Silverlight
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) MFC
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) Kendo UI
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Graphic Design
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) MVVM
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) C++
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) VB
5 3 (14.29%) XAML
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £330 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago