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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 239 120 154
Rank change year-on-year
-119 +34
Contract jobs citing WPF 472 915 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 1.74% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.01% 6.06% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 631 493
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £44.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

WPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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 -126 427 £445 -11.00% 248
London -96 251 £525 -4.54% 108
City of London -36 69 £550 - 44
South East -74 45 £350 - 30
North West -14 39 £325 +8.15% 17
Scotland -33 38 £375 -18.91% 10
East Midlands +3 32 £325 +8.33% 21
Glasgow -17 29 £400 -20.00% 4
West Midlands -6 22 £375 +25.00% 12
Manchester +1 20 £325 +0.38% 9
East of England -30 17 £363 -10.76% 10
Nottingham +15 15 £318 +5.83% 10
Nottinghamshire +14 15 £318 +5.83% 13
Berkshire +10 13 £350 -22.22% 6
Yorkshire -42 12 £285 -8.80% 22
Leicestershire +17 11 £325 - 1
Lancashire -12 10 £300 -3.22%
West Yorkshire -16 8 £285 -15.55% 13
Surrey -17 8 £375 +9.09% 5
Leeds -18 8 £285 -15.55% 11
Coventry - 8 £375 - 2
Cheshire -10 7 £308 +4.68% 4
East Sussex -4 6 £200 - 2
Birmingham -4 6 £400 +22.13% 2
Edinburgh -7 6 £325 +13.04% 3
Hampshire -22 6 £370 -1.33% 1
Suffolk - 6 £363 - 1
Leicester +10 5 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 5 £288 -25.80% 5
Stockport - 5 £320 - 1

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 978 (93.32%) C#
2 800 (76.34%) .NET
3 467 (44.56%) WCF
4 456 (43.51%) SQL Server
5 347 (33.11%) SQL
6 278 (26.53%) ASP.NET
7 264 (25.19%) TDD
8 246 (23.47%) MVC
9 243 (23.19%) MVVM
10 220 (20.99%) Finance
11 214 (20.42%) Banking
12 210 (20.04%) .NET Framework
13 208 (19.85%) Microsoft
14 207 (19.75%) WinForms
15 187 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
16 179 (17.08%) Windows
17 177 (16.89%) HTML
18 175 (16.70%) Web Services
19 174 (16.60%) Scrum
20 162 (15.46%) JavaScript
21 160 (15.27%) Front Office
22 150 (14.31%) Visual Studio
23 148 (14.12%) OO
24 142 (13.55%) Silverlight
24 142 (13.55%) Multithreading
25 141 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
26 140 (13.36%) SQL Server 2008
27 132 (12.60%) LINQ
28 128 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
29 126 (12.02%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (2.19%) IIS
2 21 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.76%) CMS
7 5 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.48%) Apache
7 5 (0.48%) Confluence
8 4 (0.38%) Node.js
9 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.095%) GemFire
11 1 (0.095%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.095%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.095%) Documentum
Applications
1 69 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (2.10%) Photoshop
4 13 (1.24%) MS Office
5 9 (0.86%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.095%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.19%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.095%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.91%) Office 365
3 10 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.095%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.15%) Internet
2 8 (0.76%) LDAP
3 3 (0.29%) HTTP
3 3 (0.29%) Intranet
4 2 (0.19%) FTP
4 2 (0.19%) AMQP
5 1 (0.095%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.095%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.095%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (43.51%) SQL Server
2 140 (13.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 21 (2.00%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.05%) KDB
15 10 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.86%) Big Data
17 8 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.76%) QlikView
18 7 (0.67%) Couchbase
18 7 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 150 (14.31%) Visual Studio
2 141 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (4.77%) MSTest
4 38 (3.63%) NUnit
5 34 (3.24%) Microsoft Blend
6 30 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 30 (2.86%) Subversion
7 27 (2.58%) Rhino Mocks
8 25 (2.39%) SpecFlow
9 20 (1.91%) JIRA
9 20 (1.91%) Git (software)
10 15 (1.43%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.15%) CruiseControl
12 11 (1.05%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.95%) Moq
13 10 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.86%) QUnit
15 8 (0.76%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 220 (20.99%) Finance
2 214 (20.42%) Banking
3 160 (15.27%) Front Office
4 97 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.00%) Back Office
6 17 (1.62%) Retail
7 11 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.67%) Games
8 7 (0.67%) Marketing
9 6 (0.57%) Publishing
9 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.38%) Law
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 1 (0.095%) German Language
Job Titles
1 889 (84.83%) Developer
2 487 (46.47%) C# Developer
3 320 (30.53%) .NET Developer
4 203 (19.37%) WPF Developer
5 162 (15.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 86 (8.21%) Senior Developer
7 57 (5.44%) Software Developer
8 51 (4.87%) Software Engineer
9 34 (3.24%) SQL Developer
10 30 (2.86%) Analyst
11 29 (2.77%) Designer
12 28 (2.67%) Senior C# Developer
13 26 (2.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (2.19%) Senior .NET Developer
15 22 (2.10%) Agile C# Developer
16 21 (2.00%) ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (1.91%) C# Software Developer
18 18 (1.72%) C++ Developer
18 18 (1.72%) Programmer
19 17 (1.62%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 800 (76.34%) .NET
2 467 (44.56%) WCF
3 278 (26.53%) ASP.NET
4 210 (20.04%) .NET Framework
5 207 (19.75%) WinForms
6 177 (16.89%) HTML
7 175 (16.70%) Web Services
8 142 (13.55%) Silverlight
9 132 (12.60%) LINQ
10 128 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 122 (11.64%) CSS
12 115 (10.97%) XML
13 114 (10.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 97 (9.26%) HTML5
15 84 (8.02%) jQuery
16 50 (4.77%) REST
17 48 (4.58%) SOAP
18 44 (4.20%) XSLT
19 37 (3.53%) CSS3
20 33 (3.15%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.11%) Derivative
2 56 (5.34%) Fixed Income
3 51 (4.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 38 (3.63%) N-Tier
5 34 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 33 (3.15%) Equities
7 27 (2.58%) Inversion of Control
8 25 (2.39%) Hedge funds
9 22 (2.10%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.62%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.43%) Market Risk
12 15 (1.43%) Mathematics
13 14 (1.34%) Open Source
14 12 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.05%) Grid Computing
16 10 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
17 9 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 8 (0.76%) Mobile App
19 6 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 179 (17.08%) Windows
2 25 (2.39%) UNIX
3 23 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (1.62%) Linux
5 15 (1.43%) Windows 8
6 12 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.67%) Android
8 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.095%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (25.19%) TDD
2 246 (23.47%) MVC
3 243 (23.19%) MVVM
4 187 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (16.60%) Scrum
6 148 (14.12%) OO
7 142 (13.55%) Multithreading
8 118 (11.26%) Unit Testing
9 95 (9.06%) Software Engineering
10 70 (6.68%) BDD
11 63 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (4.58%) Dependency Injection
13 42 (4.01%) OOD
14 36 (3.44%) OOP
15 30 (2.86%) SOA
15 30 (2.86%) Workflow
15 30 (2.86%) Low Latency
16 28 (2.67%) Electronic Trading
17 25 (2.39%) Kanban
17 25 (2.39%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 978 (93.32%) C#
2 347 (33.11%) SQL
3 162 (15.46%) JavaScript
4 126 (12.02%) XAML
5 84 (8.02%) T-SQL
6 77 (7.35%) C++
7 74 (7.06%) Java
8 55 (5.25%) VB.NET
9 36 (3.44%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.67%) VB
11 27 (2.58%) Python
12 23 (2.19%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.10%) VBA
14 16 (1.53%) VB6
15 9 (0.86%) C
15 9 (0.86%) Perl
15 9 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.67%) VBScript
17 6 (0.57%) VC++
18 3 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 60 (5.73%) Degree
2 37 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.62%) ISEB
5 13 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.67%) BC Cleared
6 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.57%) MCSD
8 5 (0.48%) MCSE
9 2 (0.19%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.095%) MCP
10 1 (0.095%) MCPD
10 1 (0.095%) MBA
10 1 (0.095%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.34%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) Basel III
3 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.095%) SLA
4 1 (0.095%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.095%) DICOM
4 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.86%) Control-M
3 4 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.095%) WMI
5 1 (0.095%) SCCM
Vendors
1 208 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 99 (9.45%) Oracle
3 47 (4.48%) Sybase
4 35 (3.34%) DevExpress
5 19 (1.81%) Telerik
6 15 (1.43%) Adobe
7 13 (1.24%) Infragistics
8 12 (1.15%) TIBCO
9 9 (0.86%) Reuters
9 9 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 9 (0.86%) Syncfusion
10 8 (0.76%) Informatica
11 7 (0.67%) IBM
12 5 (0.48%) Splunk
13 4 (0.38%) Perforce
13 4 (0.38%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.38%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.38%) SAP
14 3 (0.29%) JBoss
14 3 (0.29%) 29West
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