The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 235 144 165
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +21
Contract jobs citing WPF 488 720 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.32% 5.11% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 510 423
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 14
Average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WPF
Daily Rate Trend

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

WPF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WPF
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -98 456 £525 +16.66% 218
London -45 294 £550 - 66
City of London -37 87 £550 +3.52% 23
South East -34 74 £350 -2.77% 45
Surrey -17 20 £350 -4.43% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 18 £425 +30.76% 5
Scotland -10 18 £350 +21.73% 8
North West -33 18 £325 +1.56% 18
East Midlands 0 17 £325 +8.33% 10
South West -27 16 £320 - 24
East of England -26 15 £343 +5.38% 19
Yorkshire -34 14 £313 -2.34% 17
Nottinghamshire +1 12 £325 +8.33% 6
Milton Keynes -7 12 £425 +30.76% 3
Manchester -12 12 £315 +10.35% 9
Nottingham 0 11 £325 +8.33% 5
Berkshire -3 11 £300 -7.69% 15
Hertfordshire +12 9 £335 +3.07%
Glasgow +3 9 £298 -33.88% 3
Bristol -16 8 £323 +0.78% 7
Woking +8 7 £375 -6.83%
Kent -2 7 £313 -26.47% 6
Oxfordshire -14 7 £320 - 5
West Yorkshire -32 7 £320 - 14
South Yorkshire +2 6 £285 -18.57% 2
Sheffield -1 6 £285 -18.57% 2
Guildford -4 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Edinburgh -8 6 £350 - 5
West Midlands -19 6 £223 -28.80% 14
Reading +19 4 £250 -20.00% 13

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 859 (92.37%) C#
2 694 (74.62%) .NET
3 403 (43.33%) WCF
4 359 (38.60%) SQL Server
5 327 (35.16%) SQL
6 317 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
7 214 (23.01%) .NET Framework
8 213 (22.90%) TDD
8 213 (22.90%) ASP.NET
9 209 (22.47%) Finance
9 209 (22.47%) MVVM
10 200 (21.51%) Banking
11 199 (21.40%) MVC
12 196 (21.08%) WinForms
13 191 (20.54%) HTML
14 185 (19.89%) Microsoft
15 183 (19.68%) JavaScript
16 169 (18.17%) Front Office
17 140 (15.05%) OO
18 137 (14.73%) Windows
19 124 (13.33%) Scrum
20 123 (13.23%) Multithreading
21 121 (13.01%) Web Services
22 119 (12.80%) Oracle
23 111 (11.94%) CSS
24 108 (11.61%) Silverlight
25 103 (11.08%) Java
26 102 (10.97%) Investment Banking
27 98 (10.54%) XML
28 94 (10.11%) HTML5

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (3.44%) IIS
2 27 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.26%) TIBCO EMS
4 13 (1.40%) Confluence
5 7 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (0.32%) JBoss
9 3 (0.32%) CMS
9 3 (0.32%) Node.js
9 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 54 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.40%) MS Office
3 10 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.54%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.11%) Endur
2 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.11%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.43%) GitHub
3 3 (0.32%) Office 365
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.75%) Internet
2 5 (0.54%) HTTP
3 3 (0.32%) LDAP
3 3 (0.32%) Intranet
3 3 (0.32%) AMQP
4 2 (0.22%) FTP
4 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.11%) SSL
5 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (38.60%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (2.69%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.51%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.65%) KDB
14 6 (0.65%) Big Data
15 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.54%) MS Access
16 4 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 92 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 72 (7.74%) NUnit
3 66 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (4.19%) Rhino Mocks
5 34 (3.66%) MSTest
6 30 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 29 (3.12%) JIRA
8 19 (2.04%) Subversion
8 19 (2.04%) Microsoft Blend
9 16 (1.72%) Moq
10 14 (1.51%) JUnit
11 13 (1.40%) Maven
12 12 (1.29%) Jasmine
13 10 (1.08%) MSI
13 10 (1.08%) Selenium
14 9 (0.97%) Ant
14 9 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.75%) Mockito
15 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 7 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 209 (22.47%) Finance
2 200 (21.51%) Banking
3 169 (18.17%) Front Office
4 102 (10.97%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.47%) Retail
6 14 (1.51%) Back Office
7 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.65%) Games
8 5 (0.54%) Marketing
9 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.32%) Legal
11 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
11 2 (0.22%) Advertising
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 766 (82.37%) Developer
2 409 (43.98%) C# Developer
3 223 (23.98%) .NET Developer
4 165 (17.74%) WPF Developer
5 103 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 89 (9.57%) Senior Developer
7 45 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
8 41 (4.41%) Java Developer
9 35 (3.76%) Software Developer
10 28 (3.01%) UI Developer
11 25 (2.69%) Architect
12 24 (2.58%) Designer
12 24 (2.58%) UI Programmer
13 23 (2.47%) Analyst
14 21 (2.26%) Web Developer
14 21 (2.26%) Applications Developer
15 20 (2.15%) Software Engineer
16 19 (2.04%) Front Office Developer
17 16 (1.72%) CRM Developer
18 15 (1.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (74.62%) .NET
2 403 (43.33%) WCF
3 214 (23.01%) .NET Framework
4 213 (22.90%) ASP.NET
5 196 (21.08%) WinForms
6 191 (20.54%) HTML
7 121 (13.01%) Web Services
8 111 (11.94%) CSS
9 108 (11.61%) Silverlight
10 98 (10.54%) XML
11 94 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 94 (10.11%) HTML5
12 91 (9.78%) jQuery
13 83 (8.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 70 (7.53%) LINQ
15 56 (6.02%) AngularJS
16 45 (4.84%) Reactive Extensions
17 35 (3.76%) Task Parallel Library
18 34 (3.66%) Castle Windsor
19 31 (3.33%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (7.96%) Fixed Income
3 69 (7.42%) Derivative
4 56 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 53 (5.70%) User Experience
6 45 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (3.98%) Mathematics
8 32 (3.44%) Hedge funds
9 29 (3.12%) Equities
10 25 (2.69%) N-Tier
10 25 (2.69%) Blog
11 23 (2.47%) Data Structures
12 21 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
13 19 (2.04%) Market Risk
14 18 (1.94%) Mobile App
15 17 (1.83%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.83%) Management Information System
16 16 (1.72%) Algorithms
17 15 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
17 15 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.73%) Windows
2 21 (2.26%) UNIX
3 12 (1.29%) Linux
4 9 (0.97%) Windows 8
4 9 (0.97%) Windows Phone
5 8 (0.86%) Android
6 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (22.90%) TDD
3 209 (22.47%) MVVM
4 199 (21.40%) MVC
5 140 (15.05%) OO
6 124 (13.33%) Scrum
7 123 (13.23%) Multithreading
8 76 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (7.31%) Unit Testing
10 67 (7.20%) BDD
11 53 (5.70%) Software Engineering
12 50 (5.38%) OOD
13 42 (4.52%) CRM
14 38 (4.09%) SOA
15 32 (3.44%) Dependency Injection
15 32 (3.44%) Domain-Driven Design
16 31 (3.33%) Low Latency
17 30 (3.23%) OOP
18 27 (2.90%) Workflow
19 23 (2.47%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 859 (92.37%) C#
2 327 (35.16%) SQL
3 183 (19.68%) JavaScript
4 103 (11.08%) Java
5 91 (9.78%) XAML
6 73 (7.85%) T-SQL
7 62 (6.67%) C++
8 47 (5.05%) PL/SQL
8 47 (5.05%) VB.NET
9 24 (2.58%) VB
10 21 (2.26%) F#
11 15 (1.61%) VBA
12 14 (1.51%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.40%) VBScript
14 11 (1.18%) Python
15 9 (0.97%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.86%) VB6
17 6 (0.65%) Perl
17 6 (0.65%) C
18 4 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 83 (8.92%) Degree
2 18 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.54%) MCTS
6 5 (0.54%) ISEB
7 3 (0.32%) MCPD
8 2 (0.22%) HND
8 2 (0.22%) CFA
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.41%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) HL7
2 1 (0.11%) Basel III
2 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (0.65%) Puppet
2 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.22%) Control-M
3 2 (0.22%) WMI
3 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 185 (19.89%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.80%) Oracle
3 36 (3.87%) TIBCO
4 28 (3.01%) DevExpress
5 24 (2.58%) Sybase
6 19 (2.04%) Telerik
7 18 (1.94%) Infragistics
8 12 (1.29%) IBM
9 8 (0.86%) Adobe
10 7 (0.75%) Perforce
11 6 (0.65%) Typemock
11 6 (0.65%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.43%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.43%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.43%) Syncfusion
12 4 (0.43%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.43%) Lotus
13 3 (0.32%) Reuters
13 3 (0.32%) SimCorp
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