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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 251 124 159
Rank change year-on-year
-127 +35
Contract jobs citing WPF 451 906 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.72% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.88% 5.96% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 612 479
Average daily rate
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£425 £466 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% -12.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £614 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -7.89%

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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
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 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -133 408 £456 -3.94% 290
London -97 244 £525 -4.54% 103
City of London -27 70 £550 +4.76% 39
South East -51 53 £375 +6.38% 34
Scotland -28 36 £375 -14.28% 10
East Midlands -5 28 £325 +8.33% 16
North West -28 27 £325 +6.90% 31
Glasgow -12 25 £425 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -21 19 £388 +38.39% 20
Nottingham +11 17 £321 +7.08% 5
Nottinghamshire +1 17 £321 +7.08% 6
Manchester -5 17 £325 +0.38% 13
East of England -24 16 £425 -5.55% 21
Berkshire +9 14 £375 -16.66% 7
Yorkshire -42 13 £300 -3.61% 37
Surrey -18 12 £375 +3.80% 7
Leicestershire +10 10 £325 - 4
Warwickshire - 9 £425 - 2
Edinburgh +3 8 £350 +21.73% 4
Hampshire -16 8 £360 -4.95% 2
East Sussex -9 7 £200 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire -14 7 £285 -13.96% 23
Leeds -16 7 £285 -15.55% 20
Lancashire -24 7 - -
Birmingham -7 6 £400 +22.13% 4
South Yorkshire +12 5 £310 - 5
Norfolk -7 5 £375 - 1
Warwick - 5 £325 - 1
Stockport - 5 £320 - 1
Sheffield +11 4 £310 - 5

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 947 (92.75%) C#
2 774 (75.81%) .NET
3 457 (44.76%) WCF
4 438 (42.90%) SQL Server
5 407 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
6 341 (33.40%) SQL
7 261 (25.56%) ASP.NET
8 256 (25.07%) TDD
9 242 (23.70%) MVVM
10 233 (22.82%) MVC
11 216 (21.16%) .NET Framework
12 214 (20.96%) Microsoft
13 205 (20.08%) Finance
14 201 (19.69%) Banking
15 197 (19.29%) WinForms
16 178 (17.43%) Scrum
17 168 (16.45%) HTML
18 167 (16.36%) Web Services
18 167 (16.36%) Windows
19 161 (15.77%) JavaScript
20 150 (14.69%) OO
21 148 (14.50%) Front Office
22 143 (14.01%) Visual Studio
23 141 (13.81%) Silverlight
24 135 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
25 132 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
26 128 (12.54%) Multithreading
27 120 (11.75%) LINQ
27 120 (11.75%) XAML
28 119 (11.66%) XML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (2.64%) IIS
2 22 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (0.59%) CMS
6 5 (0.49%) Apache
6 5 (0.49%) Confluence
7 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.39%) Node.js
8 3 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.098%) GemFire
10 1 (0.098%) Lync
10 1 (0.098%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (0.098%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.098%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 68 (6.66%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (2.25%) Photoshop
4 13 (1.27%) MS Office
5 10 (0.98%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.098%) Simulink
9 1 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.098%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.098%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.96%) Office 365
3 10 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.098%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.27%) Internet
2 8 (0.78%) LDAP
3 3 (0.29%) FTP
3 3 (0.29%) HTTP
4 2 (0.20%) AMQP
4 2 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.098%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.098%) LAN
5 1 (0.098%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.098%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (42.90%) SQL Server
2 132 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.64%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (2.25%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.98%) Big Data
13 9 (0.88%) MS Access
13 9 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (0.88%) KDB
13 9 (0.88%) QlikView
14 8 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 143 (14.01%) Visual Studio
2 135 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (5.09%) MSTest
4 39 (3.82%) NUnit
5 36 (3.53%) Microsoft Blend
6 34 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
7 30 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.84%) Subversion
9 23 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 20 (1.96%) JIRA
11 15 (1.47%) Git (software)
11 15 (1.47%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.98%) CruiseControl
13 10 (0.98%) QUnit
13 10 (0.98%) MSBuild
14 9 (0.88%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.88%) Moq
14 9 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.78%) Maven
General
1 205 (20.08%) Finance
2 201 (19.69%) Banking
3 148 (14.50%) Front Office
4 94 (9.21%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.06%) Back Office
6 17 (1.67%) Retail
7 10 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.69%) Games
8 7 (0.69%) Marketing
9 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.59%) Publishing
10 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
12 2 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 849 (83.15%) Developer
2 452 (44.27%) C# Developer
3 305 (29.87%) .NET Developer
4 193 (18.90%) WPF Developer
5 146 (14.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 80 (7.84%) Senior Developer
7 53 (5.19%) Software Developer
8 46 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 32 (3.13%) SQL Developer
10 29 (2.84%) Designer
11 28 (2.74%) Senior C# Developer
11 28 (2.74%) Analyst
12 21 (2.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (1.86%) Agile C# Developer
13 19 (1.86%) UI Developer
13 19 (1.86%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (1.76%) C++ Developer
14 18 (1.76%) Applications Developer
15 17 (1.67%) Silverlight Developer
15 17 (1.67%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 774 (75.81%) .NET
2 457 (44.76%) WCF
3 261 (25.56%) ASP.NET
4 216 (21.16%) .NET Framework
5 197 (19.29%) WinForms
6 168 (16.45%) HTML
7 167 (16.36%) Web Services
8 141 (13.81%) Silverlight
9 120 (11.75%) LINQ
10 119 (11.66%) XML
11 118 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 115 (11.26%) CSS
13 106 (10.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 89 (8.72%) jQuery
15 88 (8.62%) HTML5
16 46 (4.51%) REST
17 44 (4.31%) SOAP
18 42 (4.11%) XSLT
19 41 (4.02%) Reactive Extensions
20 36 (3.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.07%) User Experience
3 56 (5.48%) Fixed Income
4 49 (4.80%) Derivative
5 48 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 41 (4.02%) Computer Science
7 37 (3.62%) N-Tier
8 31 (3.04%) Equities
9 28 (2.74%) Hedge funds
10 26 (2.55%) Inversion of Control
11 20 (1.96%) Mathematics
11 20 (1.96%) Visualisation
12 18 (1.76%) Market Risk
13 15 (1.47%) Credit Risk
14 14 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.37%) Open Source
15 12 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.88%) Grid Computing
17 9 (0.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 167 (16.36%) Windows
2 23 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 23 (2.25%) UNIX
3 16 (1.57%) Windows 8
4 14 (1.37%) Linux
5 11 (1.08%) Windows Phone
6 6 (0.59%) Android
6 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.098%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (25.07%) TDD
3 242 (23.70%) MVVM
4 233 (22.82%) MVC
5 178 (17.43%) Scrum
6 150 (14.69%) OO
7 128 (12.54%) Multithreading
8 113 (11.07%) Unit Testing
9 84 (8.23%) Software Engineering
10 75 (7.35%) BDD
11 68 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (4.80%) Dependency Injection
13 45 (4.41%) OOD
14 38 (3.72%) OOP
15 32 (3.13%) Workflow
16 28 (2.74%) Low Latency
17 26 (2.55%) Electronic Trading
17 26 (2.55%) SOA
18 24 (2.35%) Automated Testing
19 23 (2.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 947 (92.75%) C#
2 341 (33.40%) SQL
3 161 (15.77%) JavaScript
4 120 (11.75%) XAML
5 81 (7.93%) T-SQL
6 77 (7.54%) Java
7 72 (7.05%) C++
8 49 (4.80%) VB.NET
9 45 (4.41%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.45%) Python
11 23 (2.25%) VB
11 23 (2.25%) VBA
12 22 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.18%) VB6
14 10 (0.98%) VBScript
14 10 (0.98%) C
15 9 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.69%) Perl
17 4 (0.39%) F#
17 4 (0.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 69 (6.76%) Degree
2 39 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.57%) ISEB
5 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.69%) BC Cleared
6 7 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.49%) MCSE
7 5 (0.49%) MCSD
8 3 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.20%) PhD
10 1 (0.098%) MCP
10 1 (0.098%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.62%) QA
2 5 (0.49%) Basel III
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.098%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.098%) SLA
4 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.88%) Control-M
3 4 (0.39%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.098%) SCCM
5 1 (0.098%) WMI
Vendors
1 214 (20.96%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.38%) Oracle
3 41 (4.02%) Sybase
4 28 (2.74%) DevExpress
5 18 (1.76%) Telerik
6 15 (1.47%) Adobe
7 12 (1.18%) Infragistics
8 11 (1.08%) TIBCO
9 9 (0.88%) Informatica
10 8 (0.78%) Reuters
10 8 (0.78%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.49%) Splunk
11 5 (0.49%) IBM
11 5 (0.49%) Syncfusion
12 4 (0.39%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.39%) SAP
12 4 (0.39%) Perforce
13 3 (0.29%) 29West
13 3 (0.29%) JBoss
14 2 (0.20%) Atlassian
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