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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 209 115 148
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +33
Contract jobs citing WPF 522 908 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.78% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.51% 6.37% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 640 498
Average daily rate
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£425 £501 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +0.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £31.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.70 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -101 467 £450 -14.28% 266
London -105 259 £525 -4.54% 102
City of London -24 86 £550 +4.76% 36
South East -53 52 £341 -3.19% 31
Scotland -37 50 £375 -11.76% 9
North West +9 41 £325 +8.33% 28
Glasgow -16 32 £400 -8.57% 3
East Midlands +19 30 £355 +13.60% 17
East of England -12 29 £334 -16.56% 36
West Midlands -1 22 £375 +38.88% 15
Manchester +18 19 £326 - 10
South West -27 15 £319 +18.05% 14
Yorkshire -16 13 £300 -7.69% 19
Leicestershire +5 12 £350 - 4
Berkshire +11 11 £313 - 9
Surrey -33 11 £375 +7.14% 4
Somerset -10 10 £325 +8.69% 1
Coventry - 10 £375 - 1
Cheshire +7 9 £325 +16.07% 5
Leeds -7 9 £300 -11.43% 10
West Yorkshire -12 9 £300 -11.76% 12
Lancashire -19 9 £300 - 7
Edinburgh -20 9 £338 +12.50% 4
Hertfordshire +7 8 £330 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 8 £381 +1.66% 3
Derbyshire - 8 - - 5
Derby - 8 - - 4
East Sussex +1 7 £200 - 2
Essex +1 7 £450 +5.88% 14
Suffolk - 7 £363 - 1

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1037 (92.59%) C#
2 888 (79.29%) .NET
3 522 (46.61%) SQL Server
4 507 (45.27%) WCF
5 360 (32.14%) SQL
6 303 (27.05%) ASP.NET
7 279 (24.91%) TDD
8 245 (21.88%) MVC
8 245 (21.88%) MVVM
9 235 (20.98%) Finance
10 220 (19.64%) Banking
11 215 (19.20%) .NET Framework
12 214 (19.11%) Microsoft
13 206 (18.39%) Windows
14 201 (17.95%) WinForms
15 198 (17.68%) Scrum
16 192 (17.14%) HTML
17 187 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
18 182 (16.25%) Web Services
19 175 (15.63%) Visual Studio
20 169 (15.09%) Silverlight
21 167 (14.91%) JavaScript
21 167 (14.91%) OO
22 163 (14.55%) Front Office
22 163 (14.55%) Multithreading
23 158 (14.11%) SQL Server 2008
24 147 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
25 135 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
26 134 (11.96%) CSS
27 128 (11.43%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.34%) IIS
3 11 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (0.80%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.80%) CMS
5 8 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.54%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.45%) Apache
7 5 (0.45%) Confluence
8 3 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (0.27%) ArcSDE
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.18%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.18%) Node.js
10 1 (0.089%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.089%) GemFire
Applications
1 68 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (2.05%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.07%) MS Office
5 10 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.80%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.089%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.089%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.54%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.089%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.089%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.61%) Office 365
3 10 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.34%) Internet
2 7 (0.63%) HTTP
3 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.54%) Intranet
3 6 (0.54%) LDAP
4 3 (0.27%) Wireless
5 2 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.089%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.089%) LAN
6 1 (0.089%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (46.61%) SQL Server
2 158 (14.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 44 (3.93%) Relational Database
8 28 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (1.79%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.34%) NoSQL
13 12 (1.07%) KDB
14 11 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.80%) Big Data
16 8 (0.71%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.71%) QlikView
17 7 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 175 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 147 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (4.29%) MSTest
4 47 (4.20%) NUnit
5 37 (3.30%) Microsoft Blend
6 28 (2.50%) Subversion
7 26 (2.32%) TeamCity
8 24 (2.14%) SpecFlow
9 23 (2.05%) Git (software)
9 23 (2.05%) Rhino Mocks
10 19 (1.70%) JIRA
11 16 (1.43%) CruiseControl
11 16 (1.43%) MSBuild
12 14 (1.25%) Moq
13 13 (1.16%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.89%) Axure RP
14 10 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (0.80%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 8 (0.71%) QUnit
17 7 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 235 (20.98%) Finance
2 220 (19.64%) Banking
3 163 (14.55%) Front Office
4 95 (8.48%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.61%) Back Office
6 15 (1.34%) Retail
7 12 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.89%) Publishing
9 9 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.80%) Legal
10 8 (0.71%) Marketing
11 6 (0.54%) Electronics
12 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.45%) Law
13 4 (0.36%) Games
14 3 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
16 1 (0.089%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.089%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.089%) French Language
Job Titles
1 930 (83.04%) Developer
2 507 (45.27%) C# Developer
3 355 (31.70%) .NET Developer
4 210 (18.75%) WPF Developer
5 196 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 84 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 66 (5.89%) Software Developer
8 64 (5.71%) Software Engineer
9 42 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 40 (3.57%) Designer
11 33 (2.95%) Analyst
11 33 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (2.95%) SQL Developer
12 23 (2.05%) Senior C# Developer
12 23 (2.05%) Senior .NET Developer
12 23 (2.05%) C# Software Developer
13 22 (1.96%) Web Developer
13 22 (1.96%) Programmer
14 21 (1.88%) Test Analyst
15 20 (1.79%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (79.29%) .NET
2 507 (45.27%) WCF
3 303 (27.05%) ASP.NET
4 215 (19.20%) .NET Framework
5 201 (17.95%) WinForms
6 192 (17.14%) HTML
7 182 (16.25%) Web Services
8 169 (15.09%) Silverlight
9 135 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 134 (11.96%) CSS
11 126 (11.25%) LINQ
12 119 (10.63%) XML
13 116 (10.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 104 (9.29%) HTML5
15 83 (7.41%) jQuery
16 56 (5.00%) SOAP
17 54 (4.82%) REST
18 41 (3.66%) XSLT
19 37 (3.30%) CSS3
20 32 (2.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.32%) Derivative
2 56 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (4.11%) Fixed Income
4 34 (3.04%) N-Tier
5 31 (2.77%) Equities
6 28 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
7 25 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.14%) Visualisation
9 16 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.34%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.25%) Grid Computing
12 13 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
12 13 (1.16%) Market Risk
12 13 (1.16%) Mathematics
13 12 (1.07%) Open Source
14 11 (0.98%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.89%) RIA
16 9 (0.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 206 (18.39%) Windows
2 27 (2.41%) UNIX
3 24 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (2.05%) Linux
5 11 (0.98%) Android
5 11 (0.98%) Windows 8
6 8 (0.71%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.36%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.089%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (24.91%) TDD
2 245 (21.88%) MVC
2 245 (21.88%) MVVM
3 198 (17.68%) Scrum
4 187 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (14.91%) OO
6 163 (14.55%) Multithreading
7 117 (10.45%) Software Engineering
8 116 (10.36%) Unit Testing
9 75 (6.70%) BDD
10 62 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (4.46%) OOD
12 48 (4.29%) Dependency Injection
13 39 (3.48%) SOA
14 35 (3.13%) OOP
15 33 (2.95%) UML
16 32 (2.86%) Low Latency
17 31 (2.77%) Workflow
18 29 (2.59%) Automated Testing
18 29 (2.59%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1037 (92.59%) C#
2 360 (32.14%) SQL
3 167 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 128 (11.43%) XAML
5 91 (8.13%) T-SQL
6 83 (7.41%) C++
7 70 (6.25%) Java
8 54 (4.82%) VB.NET
9 32 (2.86%) VB
10 29 (2.59%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.32%) Python
12 25 (2.23%) VBA
13 22 (1.96%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.52%) VB6
15 13 (1.16%) VC++
15 13 (1.16%) C
16 9 (0.80%) Perl
17 8 (0.71%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.27%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.27%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 61 (5.45%) Degree
2 40 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.88%) ISEB
5 18 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.63%) MCSD
6 7 (0.63%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.45%) MCSE
8 5 (0.45%) MCP
9 4 (0.36%) MCPD
10 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.27%) MCTS
11 2 (0.18%) CFA
11 2 (0.18%) PhD
11 2 (0.18%) MBA
11 2 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.089%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.04%) QA
2 7 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.45%) Basel III
4 1 (0.089%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.089%) DICOM
4 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.089%) SLA
4 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.27%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.80%) Control-M
3 4 (0.36%) Puppet
4 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.089%) WMI
5 1 (0.089%) SCCM
5 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 214 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 101 (9.02%) Oracle
3 48 (4.29%) Sybase
4 37 (3.30%) DevExpress
5 19 (1.70%) Adobe
5 19 (1.70%) Telerik
6 18 (1.61%) Infragistics
7 15 (1.34%) TIBCO
8 14 (1.25%) Syncfusion
9 9 (0.80%) Reuters
9 9 (0.80%) Bloomberg
10 8 (0.71%) Informatica
10 8 (0.71%) DataSynapse
11 6 (0.54%) IBM
11 6 (0.54%) ESRI
12 5 (0.45%) Splunk
13 4 (0.36%) Perforce
13 4 (0.36%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.36%) SAP
14 3 (0.27%) JBoss
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 - 385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Montash
Rate: £360 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Romford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago