The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 31 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 Staffordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 20 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WPF 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.71% - 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% - 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£313 - £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -17.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
35 48 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.91% 40.68% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 45
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WPF
West Midlands

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £313 - 2
Tamworth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 3
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - -
WPF
West Midlands

WPF
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET