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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 312 272 178
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -94
Contract jobs citing WPF 369 404 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.78% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.53% 2.91% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 282 420
Average daily rate £500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 22
Average hourly rate £43.54 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £34.00

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 353 £500 -4.76% 296
London -21 202 £575 +2.22% 116
South East +12 39 £355 +2.89% 47
City of London -4 39 £525 -5.61% 19
East of England +28 37 £343 +41.23% 25
West Midlands +4 23 £325 -5.45% 27
East Midlands -14 21 £365 -2.66% 9
Cambridgeshire +30 20 £318 +5.83% 6
Buckinghamshire +21 20 £390 +13.04% 2
Milton Keynes +14 19 £390 +1.29% 2
Cambridge +11 19 £315 +5.00% 5
South West +6 15 £405 +26.56% 12
Nottinghamshire -4 15 £366 -8.43% 5
Nottingham -8 15 £366 -13.82% 5
Scotland -5 12 £336 -29.21% 5
Birmingham +6 11 £306 -9.25% 7
North West -17 11 £275 -15.38% 40
Somerset +8 9 £425 +32.81% 2
Lancashire +4 8 - - 5
New Malden - 8 - -
Essex +6 7 £500 +138.09% 9
Renfrewshire - 7 £336 -
Taunton - 7 £433 - 1
Hampshire +9 6 £325 -7.14% 11
Erskine - 6 £336 -
Portsmouth - 5 £300 - 3
Kent -5 4 £290 -14.70% 8
Yorkshire -31 4 £308 +8.84% 15
Norfolk - 4 £270 - 1
Preston - 4 - -

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 753 (87.76%) C#
2 571 (66.55%) .NET
3 334 (38.93%) WCF
4 330 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 313 (36.48%) SQL
6 269 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
7 250 (29.14%) MVVM
8 223 (25.99%) Finance
9 213 (24.83%) ASP.NET
10 201 (23.43%) TDD
11 178 (20.75%) MVC
12 176 (20.51%) Microsoft
13 172 (20.05%) Front Office
14 170 (19.81%) JavaScript
15 159 (18.53%) Windows
16 151 (17.60%) .NET Framework
17 150 (17.48%) Banking
18 145 (16.90%) WinForms
19 138 (16.08%) Multithreading
20 134 (15.62%) HTML
21 131 (15.27%) Oracle
22 129 (15.03%) Visual Studio
23 121 (14.10%) Unit Testing
24 119 (13.87%) Software Engineering
25 104 (12.12%) OO
26 102 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
27 100 (11.66%) User Experience
28 95 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
28 95 (11.07%) Investment Banking
29 88 (10.26%) Electronic Trading

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 41 (4.78%) IIS
2 14 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.40%) Node.js
4 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.58%) CMS
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.35%) Apache
6 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) JBoss
7 2 (0.23%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.12%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.12%) Confluence
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) Jetty
8 1 (0.12%) nginx
8 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.96%) MS Office
3 23 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.21%) Photoshop
5 16 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.82%) RMDS
2 3 (0.35%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.23%) Beauchamp
3 2 (0.23%) Endur
4 1 (0.12%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.12%) Trello
4 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.70%) HTTP
3 4 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (0.47%) SSL
4 3 (0.35%) Multicast
5 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) Intranet
6 1 (0.12%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (4.66%) Oracle Database
5 31 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.28%) MS Access
13 9 (1.05%) Big Data
13 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.82%) HBase
15 5 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.58%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 129 (15.03%) Visual Studio
2 102 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 78 (9.09%) NUnit
4 59 (6.88%) Git (software)
5 33 (3.85%) Microsoft Blend
6 32 (3.73%) Subversion
7 27 (3.15%) TeamCity
8 21 (2.45%) Rhino Mocks
9 19 (2.21%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.10%) NSubstitute
11 17 (1.98%) Jasmine
11 17 (1.98%) MSTest
12 16 (1.86%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.75%) Moq
14 14 (1.63%) MSI
15 12 (1.40%) NCrunch
16 11 (1.28%) WebStorm
17 10 (1.17%) MSBuild
17 10 (1.17%) NCover
17 10 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 223 (25.99%) Finance
2 172 (20.05%) Front Office
3 150 (17.48%) Banking
4 95 (11.07%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.33%) Back Office
6 15 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.40%) Games
7 12 (1.40%) Marketing
8 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.70%) Retail
10 5 (0.58%) Advertising
10 5 (0.58%) Military
11 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Avionics
12 2 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 679 (79.14%) Developer
2 441 (51.40%) C# Developer
3 274 (31.93%) WPF Developer
4 225 (26.22%) C# WPF Developer
5 213 (24.83%) .NET Developer
6 126 (14.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 110 (12.82%) Senior Developer
8 83 (9.67%) Senior C# Developer
9 80 (9.32%) SQL Developer
10 78 (9.09%) Software Engineer
11 75 (8.74%) Software Developer
12 60 (6.99%) Senior WPF Developer
13 44 (5.13%) WCF Developer
14 43 (5.01%) C# Software Engineer
15 38 (4.43%) C# Developer - Commodities
16 36 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 35 (4.08%) C# WCF Developer
17 35 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
17 35 (4.08%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (66.55%) .NET
2 334 (38.93%) WCF
3 213 (24.83%) ASP.NET
4 151 (17.60%) .NET Framework
5 145 (16.90%) WinForms
6 134 (15.62%) HTML
7 95 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 77 (8.97%) XML
9 76 (8.86%) CSS
9 76 (8.86%) Entity Framework
10 70 (8.16%) AngularJS
11 64 (7.46%) Silverlight
12 61 (7.11%) HTML5
12 61 (7.11%) LINQ
13 57 (6.64%) Web Services
14 43 (5.01%) jQuery
15 40 (4.66%) Unity DI Container
16 31 (3.61%) Reactive Extensions
17 30 (3.50%) Ajax
18 29 (3.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.66%) User Experience
2 72 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (6.99%) Derivative
4 59 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 44 (5.13%) Fixed Income
6 33 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 27 (3.15%) Market Risk
7 27 (3.15%) RIA
8 25 (2.91%) Visualisation
9 21 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
11 18 (2.10%) Equities
12 17 (1.98%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.98%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (1.28%) Mathematics
15 10 (1.17%) Clustering
15 10 (1.17%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.93%) Physics
17 7 (0.82%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 159 (18.53%) Windows
2 29 (3.38%) Windows Server
3 22 (2.56%) Unix
4 19 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.40%) Linux
6 9 (1.05%) Android
6 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.93%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (29.14%) MVVM
3 201 (23.43%) TDD
4 178 (20.75%) MVC
5 138 (16.08%) Multithreading
6 121 (14.10%) Unit Testing
7 119 (13.87%) Software Engineering
8 104 (12.12%) OO
9 88 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
10 82 (9.56%) Scrum
11 77 (8.97%) BDD
12 65 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (5.94%) Risk Management
14 50 (5.83%) Market Making
15 36 (4.20%) SOA
16 34 (3.96%) Risk Analysis
17 32 (3.73%) SDLC
17 32 (3.73%) Web Development
18 30 (3.50%) Dependency Injection
19 28 (3.26%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 753 (87.76%) C#
2 313 (36.48%) SQL
3 170 (19.81%) JavaScript
4 84 (9.79%) XAML
5 73 (8.51%) C++
6 66 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 51 (5.94%) Java
8 43 (5.01%) VB.NET
9 35 (4.08%) PL/SQL
10 30 (3.50%) PowerShell
11 26 (3.03%) VBA
12 24 (2.80%) VB
13 18 (2.10%) VBScript
14 16 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.63%) C
16 9 (1.05%) Python
17 8 (0.93%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.93%) VB6
18 7 (0.82%) COBOL
18 7 (0.82%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 70 (8.16%) Degree
2 34 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.82%) ISEB
4 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (0.35%) MCTS
8 1 (0.12%) CFA
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) MBA
8 1 (0.12%) MCAD
8 1 (0.12%) MCP
8 1 (0.12%) MCSD
8 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.58%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) EMIR
3 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 176 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 131 (15.27%) Oracle
3 28 (3.26%) DevExpress
4 27 (3.15%) VMware
5 15 (1.75%) Sybase
6 14 (1.63%) Telerik
7 12 (1.40%) Adobe
8 11 (1.28%) TIBCO
9 7 (0.82%) Reuters
10 6 (0.70%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.58%) IBM
12 4 (0.47%) Cisco
12 4 (0.47%) ESRI
12 4 (0.47%) Infragistics
13 3 (0.35%) HP
13 3 (0.35%) Nintex
14 2 (0.23%) Apple
14 2 (0.23%) Bloomberg
14 2 (0.23%) Perforce
14 2 (0.23%) Xamarin
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