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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 128 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing WPF 14 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 1.50% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £312 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £320 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
773 601 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.86% 24.51% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 388 404
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 26
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.10 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 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
Bristol 0 9 £320 +1.58% 7
Dorset - 2 - - 4
Somerset - 2 £320 - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 5
Devon - - - -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 18 (81.82%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) .NET
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
3 7 (31.82%) WinForms
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) WCF
5 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 5 (22.73%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) VB
6 4 (18.18%) XAML
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (18.18%) MVVM
7 3 (13.64%) HTML5
7 3 (13.64%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (13.64%) Silverlight
7 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 2 (9.09%) Web Services
8 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.09%) Intranet
8 2 (9.09%) OpenGL
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) NUnit
8 2 (9.09%) Telerik
8 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 2 (9.09%) RESTful

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) NUnit
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (4.55%) Moq
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) UI Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.55%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) WinForms
3 6 (27.27%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (13.64%) Silverlight
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) OpenGL
6 2 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (9.09%) Kendo UI
7 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (4.55%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
1 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
1 1 (4.55%) Physics
1 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) MVVM
3 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) VB
3 4 (18.18%) XAML
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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