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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 353 244 213
Rank change year-on-year
-109 -31
Contract jobs citing WPF 317 481 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.89% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 3.29% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 346 407
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £358
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £40.05 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £46.98 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%

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
14869 14628 14562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.99% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9658 9678
Median daily rate £418 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 202 181
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.64 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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 -92 308 £525 +23.52% 211
London -29 205 £575 +6.97% 90
City of London +11 46 £525 - 9
South East -66 30 £338 - 31
East Midlands +9 23 £425 +41.66% 10
East of England +18 20 £325 - 17
Nottinghamshire +8 19 £425 -5.55% 5
Nottingham +8 18 £425 -5.55% 3
South West -33 10 £358 +13.85% 9
North West -14 9 £336 -3.92% 36
Scotland -25 9 £300 -7.69% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 8 £350 +7.69% 6
Berkshire -23 8 £425 +30.76% 4
Cambridge +7 7 £333 +2.30% 3
West Yorkshire +7 7 £325 -18.75% 7
Leeds -2 7 £325 -13.33% 5
Yorkshire -5 7 £325 -18.75% 9
Reading -19 7 £425 +31.78%
Hampshire +3 6 £338 -10.59% 7
Wiltshire +1 6 £361 -15.00% 1
Surrey -17 6 £395 +8.96% 3
Swindon - 6 £361 -
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £325 - 4
Cheshire -4 5 £313 -10.71% 11
Essex 0 4 £338 -10.00% 4
Edinburgh -14 4 £295 +1.72% 2
Renfrewshire -35 4 £286 -23.05%
Erskine -36 4 £286 -23.05%
Hertfordshire - 4 £325 - 3
Canary Wharf +7 3 £500 +5.26%

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 677 (95.76%) C#
2 517 (73.13%) .NET
3 284 (40.17%) SQL Server
4 246 (34.79%) WCF
5 233 (32.96%) SQL
6 212 (29.99%) MVVM
7 199 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
8 182 (25.74%) Finance
9 169 (23.90%) MVC
10 165 (23.34%) ASP.NET
11 158 (22.35%) .NET Framework
12 156 (22.07%) Windows
13 154 (21.78%) WinForms
14 151 (21.36%) Front Office
15 150 (21.22%) Microsoft
16 147 (20.79%) Multithreading
17 146 (20.65%) TDD
18 131 (18.53%) Oracle
19 118 (16.69%) Visual Studio
20 113 (15.98%) Unit Testing
21 110 (15.56%) JavaScript
22 107 (15.13%) OO
23 104 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
24 103 (14.57%) Banking
25 100 (14.14%) HTML
26 97 (13.72%) Software Engineering
27 87 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
28 84 (11.88%) XML
29 81 (11.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
30 77 (10.89%) C++

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 23 (3.25%) IIS
2 15 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.13%) CMS
4 6 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.42%) Jetty
8 2 (0.28%) Node.js
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) nginx
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.83%) MS Office
3 6 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.83%) RMDS
2 14 (1.98%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.71%) Endur
4 4 (0.57%) Beauchamp
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.28%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Google Play
3 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.84%) HTTP
2 6 (0.85%) Network Security
3 5 (0.71%) DNS
3 5 (0.71%) SSL
3 5 (0.71%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.42%) Internet
6 2 (0.28%) Intranet
6 2 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.14%) Extranet
7 1 (0.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (40.17%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (6.51%) Relational Database
4 42 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (5.09%) Oracle Database
6 31 (4.38%) RDBMS
7 27 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.41%) MS Access
14 9 (1.27%) Big Data
14 9 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.13%) MySQL
16 7 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.99%) HBase
Development Applications
1 118 (16.69%) Visual Studio
2 87 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (9.62%) NUnit
4 25 (3.54%) Subversion
5 19 (2.69%) SpecFlow
6 18 (2.55%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.98%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.84%) Moq
9 12 (1.70%) MSI
9 12 (1.70%) MSTest
10 10 (1.41%) MSBuild
10 10 (1.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 8 (1.13%) ClearCase
11 8 (1.13%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.13%) Selenium
11 8 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.99%) JIRA
12 7 (0.99%) NSubstitute
12 7 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 182 (25.74%) Finance
2 151 (21.36%) Front Office
3 103 (14.57%) Banking
4 59 (8.35%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.99%) Advertising
6 7 (0.99%) Back Office
6 7 (0.99%) Games
7 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.28%) Avionics
9 2 (0.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 550 (77.79%) Developer
2 380 (53.75%) C# Developer
3 220 (31.12%) WPF Developer
4 204 (28.85%) .NET Developer
5 176 (24.89%) C# WPF Developer
6 130 (18.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 92 (13.01%) Senior Developer
8 71 (10.04%) Software Engineer
9 69 (9.76%) Senior C# Developer
10 51 (7.21%) Senior WPF Developer
10 51 (7.21%) SQL Developer
11 38 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 37 (5.23%) C# Software Engineer
13 33 (4.67%) Front Office Developer
14 30 (4.24%) Software Developer
15 28 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
15 28 (3.96%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
15 28 (3.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 28 (3.96%) WCF Developer
16 26 (3.68%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (73.13%) .NET
2 246 (34.79%) WCF
3 165 (23.34%) ASP.NET
4 158 (22.35%) .NET Framework
5 154 (21.78%) WinForms
6 100 (14.14%) HTML
7 84 (11.88%) XML
8 76 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 66 (9.34%) Web Services
10 59 (8.35%) Entity Framework
11 58 (8.20%) LINQ
12 55 (7.78%) CSS
13 50 (7.07%) jQuery
14 47 (6.65%) Reactive Extensions
15 40 (5.66%) HTML5
16 38 (5.37%) AngularJS
17 36 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
17 36 (5.09%) Unity DI Container
18 35 (4.95%) FIX Protocol
19 27 (3.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 76 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.07%) Fixed Income
4 46 (6.51%) User Experience
5 35 (4.95%) Derivative
6 23 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 22 (3.11%) Equities
8 17 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
11 12 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.70%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.41%) Visualisation
13 9 (1.27%) Clustering
13 9 (1.27%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.99%) Digital Media
16 6 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.85%) Video on Demand
17 5 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 156 (22.07%) Windows
2 26 (3.68%) Windows Server
3 18 (2.55%) Unix
4 13 (1.84%) Linux
4 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.27%) Android
7 8 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.99%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (29.99%) MVVM
2 199 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (23.90%) MVC
4 147 (20.79%) Multithreading
5 146 (20.65%) TDD
6 113 (15.98%) Unit Testing
7 107 (15.13%) OO
8 104 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
9 97 (13.72%) Software Engineering
10 69 (9.76%) Scrum
11 48 (6.79%) Low Latency
11 48 (6.79%) SDLC
12 44 (6.22%) Web Development
13 42 (5.94%) BDD
13 42 (5.94%) Market Making
13 42 (5.94%) Risk Management
14 38 (5.37%) OOD
15 36 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (5.09%) Performance Optimisation
16 34 (4.81%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 677 (95.76%) C#
2 233 (32.96%) SQL
3 110 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 77 (10.89%) C++
5 73 (10.33%) XAML
6 60 (8.49%) Java
6 60 (8.49%) T-SQL
7 39 (5.52%) VB.NET
8 38 (5.37%) VBA
9 36 (5.09%) PL/SQL
10 30 (4.24%) VB
11 26 (3.68%) PowerShell
11 26 (3.68%) Python
11 26 (3.68%) VBScript
12 13 (1.84%) PHP
13 12 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.41%) C
15 6 (0.85%) Perl
16 5 (0.71%) COBOL
16 5 (0.71%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (7.64%) Degree
2 18 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.71%) ISEB
4 5 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.57%) PhD
6 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.42%) MCITP
6 3 (0.42%) MCTS
7 2 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.13%) QA
2 5 (0.71%) MiFID
3 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) EMIR
4 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.28%) Ansible
1 2 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 150 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 131 (18.53%) Oracle
3 32 (4.53%) DevExpress
3 32 (4.53%) TIBCO
4 25 (3.54%) ION Trading
5 22 (3.11%) Sybase
6 20 (2.83%) Reuters
6 20 (2.83%) VMware
7 11 (1.56%) Telerik
8 7 (0.99%) Infragistics
8 7 (0.99%) Syncfusion
9 5 (0.71%) Charles River
10 4 (0.57%) Murex
11 3 (0.42%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.42%) Solace
11 3 (0.42%) Tableau
12 2 (0.28%) DataSynapse
12 2 (0.28%) Splunk
12 2 (0.28%) Xamarin
Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Norwich
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day +
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £350 - 450 per day + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago