The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 195 150 124
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -26
Contract jobs citing WPF 609 666 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.40% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 5.22% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 482 634
Average daily rate £413 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 565 £420 -19.23% 307
London -76 277 £545 -0.90% 128
South East +52 103 £360 +9.92% 42
City of London -40 87 £550 +10.00% 52
Surrey +20 56 £400 +23.07% 19
North West +26 52 £350 +21.73% 29
East of England -5 40 £350 -20.00% 26
West Midlands +14 34 £331 -4.33% 20
Scotland -55 30 £375 -16.66% 13
Woking -3 28 £413 +26.92% 4
Yorkshire -20 28 £300 +1.69% 18
Manchester +6 21 £350 +55.55% 12
Glasgow -27 19 £375 -16.66% 9
Essex - 18 £337 - 3
North Yorkshire +11 16 £300 - 3
East Midlands -25 16 £288 -14.81% 15
Hampshire +18 15 £290 - 4
York 0 15 £300 - 2
South West -18 14 £275 -5.57% 24
Berkshire +1 12 £344 - 5
Lancashire -15 12 £375 +30.43% 2
West Yorkshire -29 12 £325 +10.16% 12
Birmingham +1 11 £308 -15.17% 4
Liverpool - 10 £350 - 4
New Milton - 10 £290 -
Merseyside - 10 £350 - 8
Guildford +5 8 £360 - 2
Suffolk -3 8 £425 +21.42% 5
Leeds -27 8 £323 +11.20% 9
Oxfordshire +1 7 £345 -4.82% 7

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1182 (93.66%) C#
2 983 (77.89%) .NET
3 578 (45.80%) SQL Server
4 568 (45.01%) WCF
5 404 (32.01%) SQL
6 311 (24.64%) ASP.NET
7 310 (24.56%) TDD
8 272 (21.55%) Finance
9 271 (21.47%) MVVM
10 268 (21.24%) Windows
11 262 (20.76%) OO
12 250 (19.81%) Multithreading
13 246 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
14 241 (19.10%) Banking
15 240 (19.02%) MVC
16 234 (18.54%) Microsoft
17 233 (18.46%) Scrum
18 228 (18.07%) WinForms
19 223 (17.67%) .NET Framework
20 209 (16.56%) Front Office
21 200 (15.85%) Silverlight
22 190 (15.06%) HTML
23 177 (14.03%) SQL Server 2008
24 174 (13.79%) Visual Studio
25 162 (12.84%) Software Engineering
26 156 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
27 153 (12.12%) Web Services
28 151 (11.97%) JavaScript
29 141 (11.17%) LINQ
30 138 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.43%) IIS
3 13 (1.03%) CMS
4 10 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (0.71%) NServiceBus
5 9 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
8 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.32%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.24%) ArcSDE
11 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.16%) GemFire
12 1 (0.079%) Lync
Applications
1 66 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
3 12 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.87%) MS Office
5 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.079%) Maya
7 1 (0.079%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.48%) ReMetrica
3 5 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.079%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.079%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.11%) Office 365
3 7 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.40%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.58%) HTTP
2 16 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.87%) Internet
3 11 (0.87%) Wireless
4 5 (0.40%) Intranet
5 3 (0.24%) SSL
5 3 (0.24%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.24%) DNS
5 3 (0.24%) ATM
6 2 (0.16%) SMS
6 2 (0.16%) LDAP
7 1 (0.079%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (45.80%) SQL Server
2 177 (14.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 54 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.19%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.63%) MySQL
14 8 (0.63%) DB2
15 7 (0.55%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.48%) SQLite
16 6 (0.48%) KDB
16 6 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 174 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 156 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (6.02%) NUnit
4 39 (3.09%) Subversion
5 38 (3.01%) Microsoft Blend
6 30 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 29 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
8 27 (2.14%) Git (software)
9 26 (2.06%) TeamCity
9 26 (2.06%) Moq
9 26 (2.06%) MSTest
10 23 (1.82%) MSBuild
11 19 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (1.35%) Axure RP
13 14 (1.11%) Selenium
13 14 (1.11%) JIRA
14 11 (0.87%) CruiseControl
15 9 (0.71%) ReSharper
16 7 (0.55%) Jenkins
16 7 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 272 (21.55%) Finance
2 241 (19.10%) Banking
3 209 (16.56%) Front Office
4 113 (8.95%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.58%) Back Office
6 19 (1.51%) Marketing
7 16 (1.27%) Retail
8 12 (0.95%) Legal
9 11 (0.87%) Publishing
9 11 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.48%) Electronics
12 5 (0.40%) Law
12 5 (0.40%) Games
13 4 (0.32%) German Language
13 4 (0.32%) Advertising
14 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.079%) Automotive
15 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.079%) Military
Job Titles
1 1016 (80.51%) Developer
2 571 (45.25%) C# Developer
3 360 (28.53%) .NET Developer
4 227 (17.99%) WPF Developer
5 220 (17.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 96 (7.61%) Software Engineer
7 87 (6.89%) Senior Developer
8 73 (5.78%) Software Developer
9 43 (3.41%) Senior C# Developer
9 43 (3.41%) Analyst
10 42 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 39 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
11 39 (3.09%) Designer
12 34 (2.69%) Programmer
13 29 (2.30%) Front Office Developer
14 28 (2.22%) Web Developer
15 27 (2.14%) C# Software Engineer
16 25 (1.98%) UI Developer
16 25 (1.98%) UI Programmer
17 24 (1.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 983 (77.89%) .NET
2 568 (45.01%) WCF
3 311 (24.64%) ASP.NET
4 228 (18.07%) WinForms
5 223 (17.67%) .NET Framework
6 200 (15.85%) Silverlight
7 190 (15.06%) HTML
8 153 (12.12%) Web Services
9 141 (11.17%) LINQ
10 138 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 138 (10.94%) XML
11 131 (10.38%) CSS
12 95 (7.53%) HTML5
13 92 (7.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 80 (6.34%) jQuery
15 63 (4.99%) REST
16 62 (4.91%) SOAP
17 42 (3.33%) XSLT
18 41 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
19 40 (3.17%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.90%) Derivative
2 73 (5.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 64 (5.07%) Fixed Income
4 53 (4.20%) N-Tier
5 48 (3.80%) Hedge funds
6 41 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (3.25%) Inversion of Control
7 35 (2.77%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.54%) Equities
9 29 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
10 26 (2.06%) Credit Derivative
11 21 (1.66%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.58%) Mathematics
13 15 (1.19%) Market Risk
14 14 (1.11%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.95%) Open Source
16 11 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.87%) Grid Computing
17 9 (0.71%) Visualisation
18 7 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 268 (21.24%) Windows
2 29 (2.30%) Linux
3 21 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (1.43%) Windows Phone
4 18 (1.43%) UNIX
5 16 (1.27%) Windows 8
6 9 (0.71%) Android
7 8 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.40%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.079%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (24.56%) TDD
2 271 (21.47%) MVVM
3 262 (20.76%) OO
4 250 (19.81%) Multithreading
5 246 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
6 240 (19.02%) MVC
7 233 (18.46%) Scrum
8 162 (12.84%) Software Engineering
9 112 (8.87%) Unit Testing
10 83 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
11 81 (6.42%) BDD
12 68 (5.39%) OOD
13 58 (4.60%) SOA
14 40 (3.17%) UML
15 38 (3.01%) Automated Testing
16 37 (2.93%) OOP
16 37 (2.93%) Web Development
17 36 (2.85%) Dependency Injection
17 36 (2.85%) Workflow
18 33 (2.61%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1182 (93.66%) C#
2 404 (32.01%) SQL
3 151 (11.97%) JavaScript
4 110 (8.72%) XAML
5 88 (6.97%) T-SQL
6 86 (6.81%) C++
7 84 (6.66%) Java
8 58 (4.60%) VB.NET
9 46 (3.65%) VB
10 38 (3.01%) VBA
11 34 (2.69%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.14%) Python
13 17 (1.35%) Perl
14 15 (1.19%) VB6
15 14 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.11%) C
16 10 (0.79%) PHP
16 10 (0.79%) VC++
17 8 (0.63%) Ruby
18 7 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 107 (8.48%) Degree
2 23 (1.82%) ISEB
3 19 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.71%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.63%) MCP
7 7 (0.55%) MCTS
7 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.55%) MCPD
8 4 (0.32%) MCSD
9 2 (0.16%) CFA
9 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.16%) MBA
10 1 (0.079%) MCSE
10 1 (0.079%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.25%) QA
2 6 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.24%) EMIR
3 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.079%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.079%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.48%) Control-M
3 2 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.079%) Puppet
4 1 (0.079%) MOM
4 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 234 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 136 (10.78%) Oracle
3 50 (3.96%) Sybase
4 44 (3.49%) DevExpress
5 24 (1.90%) Telerik
6 22 (1.74%) Infragistics
7 20 (1.58%) TIBCO
8 17 (1.35%) Syncfusion
9 15 (1.19%) DataSynapse
10 10 (0.79%) Adobe
11 7 (0.55%) Reuters
11 7 (0.55%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.55%) Perforce
11 7 (0.55%) ESRI
11 7 (0.55%) GigaSpaces
12 6 (0.48%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.40%) thinkFolio
14 4 (0.32%) ION Trading
14 4 (0.32%) Serena
14 4 (0.32%) IBM
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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City of London
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