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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 241 207 125
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -82
Contract jobs citing WPF 489 561 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.04% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.19% 3.72% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 382 588
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.38 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%

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
15338 15097 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.34% 28.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10258 9816 8606
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 222 341
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.75 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -35 461 £475 +11.76% 248
London +2 274 £563 +7.14% 100
City of London +5 92 £550 - 39
South East -52 71 £350 -6.66% 36
East Midlands -10 27 £300 -9.09% 9
South West +10 24 £313 -1.96% 13
East of England -12 22 £325 -7.14% 15
Oxfordshire -8 21 £380 +10.14% 3
Scotland -14 21 £363 -3.12% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 17 £325 - 4
Berkshire +5 17 £338 +8.00% 11
Oxford -3 14 £320 -5.88% 2
West Midlands -9 14 £313 -15.54% 24
Cambridge -4 12 £325 - 3
Somerset +12 11 £313 -3.84% 4
Reading +10 11 £320 +2.40% 4
Surrey -44 11 £363 -11.58% 4
North West -48 10 £350 +3.70% 30
Nottinghamshire -6 9 £375 +15.38% 4
Nottingham -5 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire -18 8 £335 -4.28% 15
Middlesex +10 7 £270 -
Leicestershire -3 7 £300 -4.76% 1
Birmingham -6 7 £313 -13.79% 9
Glasgow -24 6 £375 -6.25%
Taunton +19 5 £340 +4.61%
Leicester +11 5 £300 -5.88%
Hampshire -2 5 £400 - 6
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Sheffield -5 5 - - 4

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 897 (93.44%) C#
2 709 (73.85%) .NET
3 443 (46.15%) WCF
4 388 (40.42%) Agile Software Development
5 381 (39.69%) SQL Server
6 341 (35.52%) SQL
7 228 (23.75%) ASP.NET
7 228 (23.75%) TDD
8 213 (22.19%) MVVM
9 197 (20.52%) Banking
9 197 (20.52%) Finance
10 196 (20.42%) .NET Framework
11 191 (19.90%) Front Office
12 189 (19.69%) WinForms
13 173 (18.02%) MVC
14 168 (17.50%) Microsoft
15 164 (17.08%) JavaScript
16 153 (15.94%) HTML
17 149 (15.52%) Multithreading
18 144 (15.00%) Windows
19 141 (14.69%) Unit Testing
20 130 (13.54%) Oracle
21 123 (12.81%) OO
22 122 (12.71%) Investment Banking
23 121 (12.60%) Scrum
24 103 (10.73%) Web Services
25 99 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
26 90 (9.38%) Entity Framework
27 84 (8.75%) Java
28 81 (8.44%) T-SQL

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 17 (1.77%) IIS
2 16 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.25%) Confluence
5 7 (0.73%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.63%) CMS
7 5 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.52%) Apache
7 5 (0.52%) MTS
8 4 (0.42%) Node.js
9 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.31%) JBoss
9 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 69 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.94%) MS Office
3 7 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.73%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.52%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.31%) RMDS
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Endur
6 1 (0.10%) Summit
6 1 (0.10%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.10%) CodePlex
3 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.10%) SaaS
3 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.83%) HTTP
3 6 (0.63%) Internet
3 6 (0.63%) AMQP
4 4 (0.42%) SSL
4 4 (0.42%) DNS
5 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.10%) SNMP
6 1 (0.10%) LDAP
6 1 (0.10%) GPRS
6 1 (0.10%) GSM
6 1 (0.10%) UMTS
6 1 (0.10%) CTI
6 1 (0.10%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.10%) Skype
6 1 (0.10%) DSL
6 1 (0.10%) SMPP
6 1 (0.10%) Wireless
6 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (39.69%) SQL Server
2 99 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (5.73%) Oracle Database
5 43 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.56%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.83%) MS Access
11 8 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.63%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.63%) Big Data
13 5 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 70 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (6.35%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.90%) NUnit
4 39 (4.06%) Subversion
5 29 (3.02%) JIRA
6 26 (2.71%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.19%) Git (software)
8 20 (2.08%) MSI
8 20 (2.08%) Moq
9 17 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
10 14 (1.46%) Maven
10 14 (1.46%) MSTest
11 13 (1.35%) Microsoft Blend
12 12 (1.25%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.15%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.94%) JUnit
15 7 (0.73%) MSBuild
16 6 (0.63%) Selenium
16 6 (0.63%) ProC
General
1 197 (20.52%) Finance
1 197 (20.52%) Banking
2 191 (19.90%) Front Office
3 122 (12.71%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.08%) Retail
5 16 (1.67%) Back Office
6 7 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.63%) Publishing
8 5 (0.52%) French Language
9 4 (0.42%) Games
9 4 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.31%) Marketing
11 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 806 (83.96%) Developer
2 467 (48.65%) C# Developer
3 255 (26.56%) .NET Developer
4 169 (17.60%) WPF Developer
5 129 (13.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 125 (13.02%) Senior Developer
7 67 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
8 41 (4.27%) Senior .NET Developer
9 40 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 39 (4.06%) Architect
11 37 (3.85%) Java Developer
12 32 (3.33%) Software Developer
13 26 (2.71%) Programmer
14 21 (2.19%) Designer
14 21 (2.19%) C# Programmer
15 20 (2.08%) C# Software Engineer
16 19 (1.98%) SQL Developer
16 19 (1.98%) Front Office Developer
16 19 (1.98%) Applications Developer
17 16 (1.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 709 (73.85%) .NET
2 443 (46.15%) WCF
3 228 (23.75%) ASP.NET
4 196 (20.42%) .NET Framework
5 189 (19.69%) WinForms
6 153 (15.94%) HTML
7 103 (10.73%) Web Services
8 90 (9.38%) Entity Framework
9 79 (8.23%) XML
9 79 (8.23%) CSS
10 75 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (7.50%) Silverlight
12 70 (7.29%) LINQ
13 68 (7.08%) HTML5
14 54 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (5.42%) jQuery
16 43 (4.48%) Reactive Extensions
16 43 (4.48%) AngularJS
17 38 (3.96%) Unity DI Container
18 36 (3.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (7.40%) Derivative
3 65 (6.77%) Fixed Income
4 38 (3.96%) Equities
4 38 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.96%) Hedge funds
4 38 (3.96%) User Experience
4 38 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 25 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
7 23 (2.40%) Credit Risk
8 21 (2.19%) Client/Server
9 20 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
10 15 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.25%) Physics
12 11 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 9 (0.94%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 144 (15.00%) Windows
2 36 (3.75%) UNIX
3 16 (1.67%) Linux
4 12 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.83%) Android
6 6 (0.63%) Solaris
6 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.10%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (40.42%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (23.75%) TDD
3 213 (22.19%) MVVM
4 173 (18.02%) MVC
5 149 (15.52%) Multithreading
6 141 (14.69%) Unit Testing
7 123 (12.81%) OO
8 121 (12.60%) Scrum
9 78 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (7.81%) Software Engineering
11 48 (5.00%) SOA
12 44 (4.58%) OOD
12 44 (4.58%) SDLC
13 41 (4.27%) Dependency Injection
14 38 (3.96%) BDD
14 38 (3.96%) CRM
15 37 (3.85%) Low Latency
16 30 (3.13%) OOP
17 29 (3.02%) Electronic Trading
18 28 (2.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 897 (93.44%) C#
2 341 (35.52%) SQL
3 164 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 84 (8.75%) Java
5 81 (8.44%) T-SQL
6 53 (5.52%) XAML
7 49 (5.10%) C++
7 49 (5.10%) PL/SQL
8 38 (3.96%) VB
9 37 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 32 (3.33%) VBA
11 25 (2.60%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.40%) VB6
13 21 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.88%) VBScript
15 10 (1.04%) Python
16 8 (0.83%) REXX
16 8 (0.83%) Tcl
16 8 (0.83%) Scala
17 6 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (5.42%) Degree
2 45 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.31%) MCPD
7 2 (0.21%) MCTS
8 1 (0.10%) HND
8 1 (0.10%) OCP
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.88%) QA
2 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.83%) Firmware
3 4 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.10%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 9 (0.94%) WMI
2 8 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (0.73%) Puppet
4 5 (0.52%) Control-M
5 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 168 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 130 (13.54%) Oracle
3 43 (4.48%) DevExpress
4 39 (4.06%) Sybase
5 38 (3.96%) TIBCO
6 27 (2.81%) Infragistics
7 24 (2.50%) Telerik
8 15 (1.56%) VMware
9 9 (0.94%) Bloomberg
10 8 (0.83%) Perforce
10 8 (0.83%) IBM
11 7 (0.73%) HP
11 7 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.63%) Murex
13 5 (0.52%) Tradeweb
13 5 (0.52%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.52%) Google
13 5 (0.52%) eSpeed
13 5 (0.52%) Tableau
13 5 (0.52%) Solace
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