The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 391 276 226
Rank change year-on-year
-115 -50
Contract jobs citing WPF 280 466 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.82% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% 2.98% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 347 356
Median daily rate £458 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £314 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.42 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% +32.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.75 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.92 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £34.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -1.78%

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
15715 15662 15113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.10% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10542 9762
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 225 216
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £16.76 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -123 269 £475 -5.00% 181
London -79 154 £550 -4.34% 60
South East -9 45 £390 +4.00% 33
City of London -37 23 £550 - 8
East Midlands -8 21 £333 -1.48% 3
Nottinghamshire +6 18 £340 -18.80% 1
Surrey +6 17 £425 +6.25% 5
Nottingham +3 17 £340 -18.80% 1
West Yorkshire +12 14 £325 -14.47% 12
Yorkshire +3 14 £325 - 16
Leeds - 13 £325 - 5
South West 0 12 £370 +34.54% 11
Berkshire -2 11 £350 -3.44% 5
Reading +8 9 £388 +14.81% 3
Scotland -14 9 £325 -7.55% 6
North West +2 8 £350 +7.69% 22
Wiltshire +4 6 £361 - 1
Edinburgh +3 6 £290 - 1
East of England +2 6 £350 +3.70% 17
Oxfordshire -14 6 £345 -10.96% 3
Swindon - 6 £361 - 1
Kent - 5 £275 - 4
Hampshire +1 4 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands -39 4 £350 +7.69% 18
Bristol - 4 £385 - 4
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £350 +7.69% 5
Merseyside -1 3 - - 2
Manchester -2 3 £350 +11.11% 13
Oxford -20 3 £390 +2.63% 2
North East -33 3 £275 -26.66% 1

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WPF.

1 632 (95.61%) C#
2 502 (75.95%) .NET
3 261 (39.49%) SQL Server
4 233 (35.25%) WCF
5 211 (31.92%) SQL
6 203 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
6 203 (30.71%) MVVM
7 161 (24.36%) Front Office
8 160 (24.21%) MVC
9 154 (23.30%) Finance
10 150 (22.69%) .NET Framework
11 148 (22.39%) ASP.NET
12 146 (22.09%) Multithreading
13 135 (20.42%) Microsoft
14 132 (19.97%) WinForms
15 130 (19.67%) TDD
16 120 (18.15%) JavaScript
17 119 (18.00%) Oracle
18 113 (17.10%) Windows
19 111 (16.79%) HTML
20 104 (15.73%) OO
21 103 (15.58%) Banking
22 100 (15.13%) Visual Studio
23 91 (13.77%) Electronic Trading
23 91 (13.77%) Unit Testing
24 87 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 81 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
26 80 (12.10%) C++
27 75 (11.35%) Web Services
28 72 (10.89%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (3.18%) IIS
2 17 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.66%) CMS
5 7 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.61%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.45%) Jetty
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.27%) MS Office
3 6 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.03%) RMDS
2 14 (2.12%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.91%) Beauchamp
4 4 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.45%) Endur
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) Google Play
3 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.82%) HTTP
2 9 (1.36%) Network Security
3 6 (0.91%) DNS
3 6 (0.91%) SSL
4 5 (0.76%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.45%) Internet
5 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.30%) Intranet
7 1 (0.15%) Extranet
7 1 (0.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (39.49%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 35 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (3.63%) Oracle Database
7 22 (3.33%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.21%) MySQL
12 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.61%) DB2
15 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (15.13%) Visual Studio
2 81 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (8.62%) NUnit
4 30 (4.54%) Subversion
5 23 (3.48%) SpecFlow
5 23 (3.48%) TeamCity
6 17 (2.57%) Moq
7 15 (2.27%) MSTest
8 14 (2.12%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (1.82%) Git (software)
10 11 (1.66%) JIRA
10 11 (1.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 9 (1.36%) MSBuild
12 8 (1.21%) Jenkins
12 8 (1.21%) Selenium
13 7 (1.06%) MSI
13 7 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.91%) TortoiseSVN
15 5 (0.76%) Fiddler
15 5 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 161 (24.36%) Front Office
2 154 (23.30%) Finance
3 103 (15.58%) Banking
4 58 (8.77%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.97%) Back Office
6 9 (1.36%) Advertising
7 7 (1.06%) Retail
8 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.76%) Games
9 3 (0.45%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.30%) French Language
10 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 534 (80.79%) Developer
2 374 (56.58%) C# Developer
3 198 (29.95%) .NET Developer
3 198 (29.95%) WPF Developer
4 162 (24.51%) C# WPF Developer
5 117 (17.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 79 (11.95%) Senior Developer
7 60 (9.08%) Senior C# Developer
8 44 (6.66%) Software Engineer
9 42 (6.35%) SQL Developer
10 41 (6.20%) Senior WPF Developer
11 32 (4.84%) Front Office Developer
12 30 (4.54%) C# Software Engineer
13 26 (3.93%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 26 (3.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 25 (3.78%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
15 24 (3.63%) C# GUI Developer
15 24 (3.63%) GUI Developer
16 22 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 20 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (75.95%) .NET
2 233 (35.25%) WCF
3 150 (22.69%) .NET Framework
4 148 (22.39%) ASP.NET
5 132 (19.97%) WinForms
6 111 (16.79%) HTML
7 75 (11.35%) Web Services
8 70 (10.59%) XML
9 64 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (9.23%) Entity Framework
11 55 (8.32%) CSS
12 53 (8.02%) LINQ
13 48 (7.26%) jQuery
14 45 (6.81%) AngularJS
15 43 (6.51%) HTML5
16 42 (6.35%) Reactive Extensions
17 41 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
18 40 (6.05%) FIX Protocol
19 38 (5.75%) Unity DI Container
20 28 (4.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 87 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 69 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (8.93%) Fixed Income
4 42 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 42 (6.35%) Derivative
5 39 (5.90%) User Experience
6 23 (3.48%) Equities
7 21 (3.18%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
10 14 (2.12%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.82%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.51%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.36%) Digital Media
13 9 (1.36%) Swaptions
14 8 (1.21%) Market Risk
14 8 (1.21%) Visualisation
15 7 (1.06%) Video on Demand
16 6 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.10%) Windows
2 15 (2.27%) Unix
3 12 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.91%) Android
6 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.61%) Linux
7 4 (0.61%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
1 203 (30.71%) MVVM
2 160 (24.21%) MVC
3 146 (22.09%) Multithreading
4 130 (19.67%) TDD
5 104 (15.73%) OO
6 91 (13.77%) Electronic Trading
6 91 (13.77%) Unit Testing
7 64 (9.68%) Scrum
7 64 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 55 (8.32%) Low Latency
9 51 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (7.11%) Risk Management
11 46 (6.96%) SDLC
12 44 (6.66%) BDD
12 44 (6.66%) OOD
13 43 (6.51%) Market Making
14 42 (6.35%) Performance Optimisation
14 42 (6.35%) Web Development
15 38 (5.75%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 632 (95.61%) C#
2 211 (31.92%) SQL
3 120 (18.15%) JavaScript
4 80 (12.10%) C++
5 72 (10.89%) XAML
6 52 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 50 (7.56%) Java
8 39 (5.90%) VB.NET
9 37 (5.60%) PL/SQL
10 30 (4.54%) VBA
11 24 (3.63%) Python
11 24 (3.63%) VB
12 21 (3.18%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.87%) VBScript
14 17 (2.57%) PHP
15 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.91%) C
17 5 (0.76%) Perl
17 5 (0.76%) Ruby
18 3 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (9.98%) Degree
2 10 (1.51%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.61%) ISEB
5 4 (0.61%) PhD
6 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.45%) MCITP
6 3 (0.45%) MCTS
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.66%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) MiFID
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.45%) Ansible
1 3 (0.45%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 135 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 119 (18.00%) Oracle
3 30 (4.54%) TIBCO
4 28 (4.24%) DevExpress
5 24 (3.63%) ION Trading
5 24 (3.63%) Sybase
6 19 (2.87%) Reuters
7 14 (2.12%) Infragistics
8 11 (1.66%) Syncfusion
9 8 (1.21%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.21%) Telerik
10 6 (0.91%) Charles River
10 6 (0.91%) VMware
10 6 (0.91%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.61%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.45%) Murex
12 3 (0.45%) Solace
13 2 (0.30%) DataSynapse
13 2 (0.30%) Splunk
13 2 (0.30%) Teradata
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