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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 234 133 153
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +20
Contract jobs citing WPF 506 851 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.65% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.20% 5.69% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 594 492
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £294 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £30.50 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.00 £40.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%

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
15790 14953 15025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.03% 28.97% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10476 9711 8996
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 275 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -110 477 £500 +11.11% 290
London -55 302 £550 +4.76% 106
City of London -20 92 £550 +4.76% 32
South East -62 73 £373 +4.92% 40
East Midlands -13 28 £325 +8.33% 16
East of England -22 24 £400 - 24
Nottingham +11 23 £325 +8.33% 9
Nottinghamshire +1 23 £325 +8.33% 10
Scotland -15 21 £350 +7.69% 7
Surrey -17 21 £375 +3.44% 8
North West -36 19 £320 +4.83% 28
West Midlands -33 14 £400 +33.33% 13
Edinburgh +8 11 £350 +27.27% 3
Kent +3 11 £313 +4.16% 8
Berkshire -3 11 £375 +15.83% 10
Manchester -13 11 £320 -1.15% 11
Hertfordshire -12 10 £335 -25.55% 4
Oxfordshire -12 9 £315 -20.75% 5
Glasgow -9 8 £425 -8.10% 3
Yorkshire -50 8 £310 +5.98% 23
South West -56 8 £308 -4.57% 30
Warwickshire - 8 £350 - 3
Woking 0 7 £375 +3.44%
Slough -2 7 £375 +11.11%
Norfolk -6 6 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £375 -3.22% 3
East Sussex -9 5 £338 +50.00% 2
Lancashire -19 5 £265 -15.53% 2
Hampshire -22 5 £360 -6.25% 3
Leicestershire +15 4 £325 - 2

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 961 (93.48%) C#
2 771 (75.00%) .NET
3 441 (42.90%) WCF
4 408 (39.69%) SQL Server
5 382 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
6 337 (32.78%) SQL
7 260 (25.29%) TDD
8 253 (24.61%) MVVM
9 245 (23.83%) ASP.NET
10 235 (22.86%) Finance
11 234 (22.76%) .NET Framework
12 223 (21.69%) WinForms
13 220 (21.40%) MVC
14 214 (20.82%) Microsoft
15 211 (20.53%) Banking
16 181 (17.61%) Front Office
17 177 (17.22%) HTML
18 171 (16.63%) JavaScript
19 161 (15.66%) Windows
20 158 (15.37%) OO
21 153 (14.88%) Scrum
22 144 (14.01%) Web Services
23 143 (13.91%) Multithreading
24 123 (11.96%) Silverlight
25 112 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
25 112 (10.89%) Oracle
26 111 (10.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 104 (10.12%) CSS
28 101 (9.82%) Visual Studio
28 101 (9.82%) Investment Banking

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 28 (2.72%) IIS
1 28 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 10 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (0.78%) Confluence
4 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.49%) Apache
6 5 (0.49%) Node.js
7 3 (0.29%) JBoss
7 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.097%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.097%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.097%) GemFire
9 1 (0.097%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 61 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (1.26%) MS Office
3 13 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.97%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.097%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.097%) Simulink
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 29 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.097%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.58%) Office 365
3 4 (0.39%) GitHub
4 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.097%) SaaS
5 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.36%) Internet
2 7 (0.68%) LDAP
3 4 (0.39%) HTTP
4 3 (0.29%) Intranet
4 3 (0.29%) FTP
4 3 (0.29%) AMQP
5 1 (0.097%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.097%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.097%) SSH
5 1 (0.097%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (39.69%) SQL Server
2 97 (9.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (2.72%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.95%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.85%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.26%) Big Data
13 11 (1.07%) KDB
14 7 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (0.58%) QlikView
15 6 (0.58%) MS Access
16 5 (0.49%) OLAP
16 5 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 101 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 75 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (6.23%) NUnit
4 53 (5.16%) MSTest
5 45 (4.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 39 (3.79%) TeamCity
7 32 (3.11%) Subversion
8 23 (2.24%) JIRA
9 21 (2.04%) Microsoft Blend
10 17 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.56%) Moq
12 13 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (1.26%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.26%) Jenkins
13 11 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (1.07%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 10 (0.97%) Git (software)
15 9 (0.88%) CruiseControl
15 9 (0.88%) QUnit
16 8 (0.78%) MSBuild
General
1 235 (22.86%) Finance
2 211 (20.53%) Banking
3 181 (17.61%) Front Office
4 101 (9.82%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.04%) Retail
6 19 (1.85%) Back Office
7 9 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.68%) Games
9 4 (0.39%) Marketing
9 4 (0.39%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.29%) Legal
10 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.19%) French Language
11 2 (0.19%) Billing
11 2 (0.19%) Publishing
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.097%) Law
12 1 (0.097%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 879 (85.51%) Developer
2 481 (46.79%) C# Developer
3 284 (27.63%) .NET Developer
4 207 (20.14%) WPF Developer
5 127 (12.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 92 (8.95%) Senior Developer
7 44 (4.28%) Software Developer
8 33 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
9 27 (2.63%) Software Engineer
9 27 (2.63%) Analyst
10 25 (2.43%) SQL Developer
11 22 (2.14%) UI Developer
11 22 (2.14%) Java Developer
11 22 (2.14%) Front Office Developer
12 20 (1.95%) Senior .NET Developer
12 20 (1.95%) Architect
13 19 (1.85%) Applications Developer
14 18 (1.75%) UI Programmer
14 18 (1.75%) Designer
14 18 (1.75%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (75.00%) .NET
2 441 (42.90%) WCF
3 245 (23.83%) ASP.NET
4 234 (22.76%) .NET Framework
5 223 (21.69%) WinForms
6 177 (17.22%) HTML
7 144 (14.01%) Web Services
8 123 (11.96%) Silverlight
9 112 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 111 (10.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 104 (10.12%) CSS
12 98 (9.53%) XML
13 94 (9.14%) HTML5
14 92 (8.95%) jQuery
15 83 (8.07%) LINQ
16 56 (5.45%) Reactive Extensions
17 45 (4.38%) AngularJS
18 40 (3.89%) Task Parallel Library
19 36 (3.50%) REST
20 34 (3.31%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.23%) Fixed Income
2 63 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (5.25%) Derivative
5 53 (5.16%) User Experience
6 52 (5.06%) Computer Science
7 38 (3.70%) Equities
8 34 (3.31%) N-Tier
8 34 (3.31%) Mathematics
9 29 (2.82%) Hedge funds
10 25 (2.43%) Algorithms
11 24 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
12 21 (2.04%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.95%) Credit Risk
14 19 (1.85%) Market Risk
15 18 (1.75%) Blog
16 17 (1.65%) Visualisation
17 16 (1.56%) Open Source
18 13 (1.26%) Grid Computing
18 13 (1.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 161 (15.66%) Windows
2 23 (2.24%) UNIX
3 16 (1.56%) Linux
4 11 (1.07%) Windows 8
5 9 (0.88%) Windows Phone
6 7 (0.68%) Android
6 7 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.097%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.097%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (25.29%) TDD
3 253 (24.61%) MVVM
4 220 (21.40%) MVC
5 158 (15.37%) OO
6 153 (14.88%) Scrum
7 143 (13.91%) Multithreading
8 100 (9.73%) Unit Testing
9 90 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (7.20%) BDD
11 64 (6.23%) Software Engineering
12 50 (4.86%) Dependency Injection
13 44 (4.28%) OOD
14 34 (3.31%) Low Latency
14 34 (3.31%) Workflow
15 32 (3.11%) CRM
15 32 (3.11%) OOP
16 28 (2.72%) Domain-Driven Design
17 26 (2.53%) Analytics
17 26 (2.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 961 (93.48%) C#
2 337 (32.78%) SQL
3 171 (16.63%) JavaScript
4 100 (9.73%) XAML
5 88 (8.56%) Java
6 83 (8.07%) T-SQL
7 81 (7.88%) C++
8 48 (4.67%) PL/SQL
8 48 (4.67%) VB.NET
9 20 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.85%) VB
11 18 (1.75%) VBA
12 14 (1.36%) F#
12 14 (1.36%) Python
13 12 (1.17%) VBScript
14 9 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.78%) C
16 6 (0.58%) VB6
16 6 (0.58%) Perl
17 5 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 82 (7.98%) Degree
2 43 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.88%) ISEB
6 8 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.68%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.39%) MCSD
9 4 (0.39%) MCSE
10 3 (0.29%) MCTS
10 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.19%) PhD
12 1 (0.097%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.31%) QA
2 5 (0.49%) Basel III
3 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.097%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.097%) SLA
4 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.097%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (0.88%) Puppet
2 7 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.58%) Control-M
4 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.097%) WMI
5 1 (0.097%) Kibana
5 1 (0.097%) logstash
Vendors
1 214 (20.82%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.89%) Oracle
3 26 (2.53%) Sybase
4 25 (2.43%) DevExpress
5 24 (2.33%) TIBCO
6 19 (1.85%) Telerik
7 12 (1.17%) Infragistics
8 10 (0.97%) Adobe
9 7 (0.68%) IBM
9 7 (0.68%) Informatica
10 5 (0.49%) Perforce
10 5 (0.49%) Typemock
11 4 (0.39%) Syncfusion
11 4 (0.39%) Reuters
11 4 (0.39%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.29%) Splunk
12 3 (0.29%) 29West
13 2 (0.19%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.19%) Xamarin
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