The table below looks at the statistics for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 383 272 259
Rank change year-on-year
-111 -13
Contract jobs citing WPF 278 502 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.86% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 3.06% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 372 321
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £35.39 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.70% +14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £23.75 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.08 £50.00 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £42.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.22% +14.00%

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
16167 16419 15518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.92% 28.02% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11211 11157 9833
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 289 216
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -118 258 £475 -9.52% 183
London -135 144 £550 - 71
South East +21 45 £375 - 38
City of London -53 33 £550 - 17
South West +6 19 £325 -13.33% 9
East Midlands -10 15 £340 -7.48% 5
Surrey +10 14 £390 +2.29% 12
Nottinghamshire -3 13 £340 -12.25% 3
North West +23 12 £350 +7.69% 22
Nottingham -8 12 £333 -14.19% 3
Oxfordshire -10 11 £375 -6.25% 4
Berkshire +13 10 £350 -3.44% 7
Manchester +8 10 £350 +7.69% 15
Scotland -1 10 £325 -1.51% 3
West Midlands -31 8 £344 +14.58% 11
West Yorkshire +6 7 £325 -2.98% 5
Yorkshire +2 7 £325 - 8
Northern Ireland - 7 £410 - 3
Reading - 7 £388 - 3
Belfast - 6 £398 - 2
Leeds - 6 £335 - 2
County Antrim - 6 £398 - 2
Edinburgh +9 5 £313 -19.35% 1
Bristol - 5 £370 - 1
Devon - 5 £226 - 2
Kent - 5 £275 - 2
Plymouth - 5 £226 - 2
Oxford -11 4 £390 -2.50% 2
Hampshire +11 3 £320 -11.72% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £350 +3.70% 3

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WPF.

1 562 (94.45%) C#
2 459 (77.14%) .NET
3 253 (42.52%) SQL Server
4 222 (37.31%) WCF
5 204 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 203 (34.12%) SQL
7 165 (27.73%) MVVM
8 157 (26.39%) ASP.NET
9 156 (26.22%) MVC
10 140 (23.53%) Finance
11 136 (22.86%) Front Office
12 131 (22.02%) TDD
12 131 (22.02%) .NET Framework
12 131 (22.02%) Multithreading
13 127 (21.34%) JavaScript
14 123 (20.67%) Microsoft
15 116 (19.50%) HTML
16 108 (18.15%) WinForms
17 105 (17.65%) Banking
18 103 (17.31%) OO
19 94 (15.80%) Windows
19 94 (15.80%) Oracle
20 85 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
21 80 (13.45%) Visual Studio
22 75 (12.61%) Unit Testing
23 71 (11.93%) C++
23 71 (11.93%) Web Services
24 68 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 68 (11.43%) Electronic Trading
24 68 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.86%) IIS
3 15 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.85%) CMS
5 7 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.18%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.50%) Confluence
7 3 (0.50%) Jetty
8 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.34%) MS Office
3 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.18%) RMDS
2 9 (1.51%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.01%) Beauchamp
4 4 (0.67%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.50%) Endur
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.50%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.51%) Network Security
2 3 (0.50%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) DNS
3 2 (0.34%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) SSL
4 1 (0.17%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (42.52%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.87%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.53%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.50%) MySQL
14 3 (0.50%) Power BI
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 80 (13.45%) Visual Studio
3 53 (8.91%) NUnit
4 32 (5.38%) Subversion
5 25 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.87%) SpecFlow
7 19 (3.19%) Moq
8 15 (2.52%) MSTest
8 15 (2.52%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (1.51%) Git (software)
9 9 (1.51%) JIRA
9 9 (1.51%) MSBuild
10 8 (1.34%) Selenium
10 8 (1.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 7 (1.18%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.18%) TortoiseSVN
12 5 (0.84%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.84%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.67%) MSI
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 140 (23.53%) Finance
2 136 (22.86%) Front Office
3 105 (17.65%) Banking
4 58 (9.75%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.03%) Back Office
6 14 (2.35%) Advertising
7 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.84%) Retail
9 4 (0.67%) Games
10 3 (0.50%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.34%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 497 (83.53%) Developer
2 340 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 191 (32.10%) .NET Developer
4 181 (30.42%) WPF Developer
5 147 (24.71%) C# WPF Developer
6 110 (18.49%) C# .NET Developer
7 81 (13.61%) Senior Developer
8 62 (10.42%) Senior C# Developer
9 40 (6.72%) Senior WPF Developer
10 39 (6.55%) SQL Developer
11 28 (4.71%) Software Engineer
12 26 (4.37%) ASP.NET Developer
13 24 (4.03%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
13 24 (4.03%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
13 24 (4.03%) Front Office Developer
13 24 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
14 23 (3.87%) C# Software Engineer
15 22 (3.70%) Architect
15 22 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 22 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (77.14%) .NET
2 222 (37.31%) WCF
3 157 (26.39%) ASP.NET
4 131 (22.02%) .NET Framework
5 116 (19.50%) HTML
6 108 (18.15%) WinForms
7 71 (11.93%) Web Services
8 68 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 65 (10.92%) XML
10 61 (10.25%) Entity Framework
11 52 (8.74%) CSS
12 51 (8.57%) LINQ
13 48 (8.07%) AngularJS
14 46 (7.73%) HTML5
14 46 (7.73%) jQuery
15 39 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (5.38%) FIX Protocol
17 29 (4.87%) Reactive Extensions
18 28 (4.71%) Ajax
18 28 (4.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 67 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (8.57%) Fixed Income
4 44 (7.39%) Computer Science
5 40 (6.72%) Derivative
6 32 (5.38%) User Experience
7 22 (3.70%) Hedge funds
8 21 (3.53%) Data Structures
8 21 (3.53%) Equities
9 20 (3.36%) Equity Derivative
10 16 (2.69%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (2.69%) N-Tier
11 15 (2.52%) Algorithms
12 13 (2.18%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.51%) Digital Media
13 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.51%) Swaptions
14 6 (1.01%) NHS
15 5 (0.84%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.84%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 94 (15.80%) Windows
2 13 (2.18%) Unix
3 10 (1.68%) Android
3 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
5 5 (0.84%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.34%) Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (27.73%) MVVM
3 156 (26.22%) MVC
4 131 (22.02%) Multithreading
4 131 (22.02%) TDD
5 103 (17.31%) OO
6 75 (12.61%) Unit Testing
7 68 (11.43%) Electronic Trading
8 60 (10.08%) Scrum
9 58 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (8.40%) Low Latency
11 47 (7.90%) BDD
12 44 (7.39%) Risk Management
13 42 (7.06%) OOD
14 41 (6.89%) SDLC
14 41 (6.89%) Software Engineering
15 38 (6.39%) Market Making
16 35 (5.88%) Web Development
17 33 (5.55%) Algorithmic Trading
18 31 (5.21%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 562 (94.45%) C#
2 203 (34.12%) SQL
3 127 (21.34%) JavaScript
4 71 (11.93%) C++
5 60 (10.08%) XAML
6 43 (7.23%) VB.NET
7 41 (6.89%) T-SQL
8 35 (5.88%) Java
9 27 (4.54%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.86%) VBA
11 16 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.69%) Python
12 13 (2.18%) PHP
13 11 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.51%) VB
15 8 (1.34%) VBScript
16 5 (0.84%) Perl
17 4 (0.67%) Delphi
18 2 (0.34%) C
18 2 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (9.58%) Degree
2 8 (1.34%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.34%) ISEB
6 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.17%) MCITP
6 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.85%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.50%) Ansible
1 3 (0.50%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 123 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 94 (15.80%) Oracle
3 22 (3.70%) TIBCO
4 21 (3.53%) DevExpress
5 17 (2.86%) ION Trading
5 17 (2.86%) Sybase
6 13 (2.18%) Infragistics
7 12 (2.02%) Reuters
7 12 (2.02%) Syncfusion
8 9 (1.51%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.34%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.01%) Charles River
11 4 (0.67%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.67%) Telerik
12 3 (0.50%) Solace
13 2 (0.34%) DataSynapse
13 2 (0.34%) Perforce
13 2 (0.34%) Splunk
13 2 (0.34%) Tableau
13 2 (0.34%) VMware
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