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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 241 121 153
Rank change year-on-year
-120 +32
Contract jobs citing WPF 472 928 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 1.74% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.01% 6.07% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 639 496
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £44.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%

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
15686 15292 15576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.75% 28.64% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9972 9832 9573
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 271 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -122 428 £440 -12.00% 267
London -106 251 £525 -4.54% 104
City of London -40 70 £550 +2.32% 38
South East -65 46 £359 +2.50% 33
North West -2 39 £325 +6.90% 20
Scotland -37 38 £375 -18.91% 11
East Midlands +5 32 £325 +8.33% 24
Glasgow -14 29 £400 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -7 22 £375 +25.00% 14
Manchester +6 20 £325 -3.70% 9
East of England -29 17 £363 -10.76% 11
Nottingham +15 15 £318 +5.83% 12
Nottinghamshire +13 15 £318 +5.83% 15
Berkshire +13 14 £363 -19.44% 7
Yorkshire -39 12 £285 -8.80% 27
Leicestershire +15 11 £325 - 1
Lancashire -12 10 £300 -3.22%
West Yorkshire -14 8 £285 -15.55% 18
Surrey -16 8 £375 +11.94% 6
Leeds -16 8 £285 -15.55% 15
Coventry - 8 £375 - 2
Cheshire -4 7 £308 +4.68% 5
East Sussex -4 6 £200 - 2
Birmingham -6 6 £400 +22.13% 3
Edinburgh -9 6 £325 +13.04% 3
Hampshire -21 6 £370 -1.33% 1
Suffolk - 6 £363 - 1
Leicester +7 5 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire -11 5 £288 -25.80% 5
Stockport - 5 £320 - 1

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 973 (93.29%) C#
2 797 (76.41%) .NET
3 466 (44.68%) WCF
4 453 (43.43%) SQL Server
5 348 (33.37%) SQL
6 276 (26.46%) ASP.NET
7 261 (25.02%) TDD
8 244 (23.39%) MVC
8 244 (23.39%) MVVM
9 218 (20.90%) Finance
10 212 (20.33%) Banking
11 208 (19.94%) Microsoft
12 207 (19.85%) WinForms
12 207 (19.85%) .NET Framework
13 186 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
14 178 (17.07%) Windows
15 176 (16.87%) HTML
16 174 (16.68%) Web Services
16 174 (16.68%) Scrum
17 161 (15.44%) JavaScript
18 159 (15.24%) Front Office
19 149 (14.29%) Visual Studio
20 148 (14.19%) OO
21 141 (13.52%) Silverlight
21 141 (13.52%) Multithreading
22 140 (13.42%) Team Foundation Server
23 139 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
24 129 (12.37%) LINQ
25 126 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC
26 125 (11.98%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (2.30%) IIS
2 21 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.77%) CMS
7 5 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.48%) Apache
7 5 (0.48%) Confluence
8 4 (0.38%) Node.js
9 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.096%) GemFire
11 1 (0.096%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.096%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.096%) Documentum
Applications
1 69 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 13 (1.25%) MS Office
5 9 (0.86%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.096%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.19%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.096%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.92%) Office 365
3 10 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.096%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.15%) Internet
2 8 (0.77%) LDAP
3 3 (0.29%) HTTP
3 3 (0.29%) Intranet
4 2 (0.19%) FTP
4 2 (0.19%) AMQP
5 1 (0.096%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.096%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.096%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (43.43%) SQL Server
2 139 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (2.30%) MongoDB
11 21 (2.01%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.05%) KDB
15 10 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.86%) Big Data
17 8 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.77%) QlikView
18 7 (0.67%) Couchbase
18 7 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 149 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 140 (13.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (4.79%) MSTest
4 38 (3.64%) NUnit
5 34 (3.26%) Microsoft Blend
6 30 (2.88%) Subversion
7 29 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 27 (2.59%) Rhino Mocks
9 25 (2.40%) SpecFlow
10 20 (1.92%) Git (software)
10 20 (1.92%) JIRA
11 15 (1.44%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.05%) CruiseControl
12 11 (1.05%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.96%) Moq
13 10 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.86%) QUnit
15 8 (0.77%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.77%) Maven
15 8 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 218 (20.90%) Finance
2 212 (20.33%) Banking
3 159 (15.24%) Front Office
4 96 (9.20%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.01%) Back Office
6 17 (1.63%) Retail
7 11 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.67%) Games
8 7 (0.67%) Marketing
9 6 (0.58%) Publishing
9 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.38%) Law
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 1 (0.096%) German Language
Job Titles
1 884 (84.76%) Developer
2 485 (46.50%) C# Developer
3 318 (30.49%) .NET Developer
4 199 (19.08%) WPF Developer
5 160 (15.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 87 (8.34%) Senior Developer
7 56 (5.37%) Software Developer
8 50 (4.79%) Software Engineer
9 34 (3.26%) SQL Developer
10 30 (2.88%) Analyst
11 29 (2.78%) Senior C# Developer
11 29 (2.78%) Designer
12 26 (2.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (2.21%) Senior .NET Developer
14 22 (2.11%) Agile C# Developer
15 21 (2.01%) ASP.NET Developer
16 19 (1.82%) C# Software Developer
17 18 (1.73%) C++ Developer
17 18 (1.73%) Applications Developer
18 17 (1.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 797 (76.41%) .NET
2 466 (44.68%) WCF
3 276 (26.46%) ASP.NET
4 207 (19.85%) WinForms
4 207 (19.85%) .NET Framework
5 176 (16.87%) HTML
6 174 (16.68%) Web Services
7 141 (13.52%) Silverlight
8 129 (12.37%) LINQ
9 126 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 120 (11.51%) CSS
11 114 (10.93%) XML
12 112 (10.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 96 (9.20%) HTML5
14 83 (7.96%) jQuery
15 50 (4.79%) REST
16 47 (4.51%) SOAP
17 43 (4.12%) XSLT
18 36 (3.45%) CSS3
19 33 (3.16%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.94%) Derivative
2 56 (5.37%) Fixed Income
3 51 (4.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (3.55%) N-Tier
5 35 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 33 (3.16%) Equities
7 27 (2.59%) Inversion of Control
8 25 (2.40%) Hedge funds
9 21 (2.01%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.53%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.44%) Market Risk
11 15 (1.44%) Mathematics
11 15 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.34%) Open Source
13 12 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (1.05%) Grid Computing
15 10 (0.96%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (0.77%) Mobile App
17 6 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 178 (17.07%) Windows
2 25 (2.40%) UNIX
3 23 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (1.63%) Linux
5 15 (1.44%) Windows 8
6 12 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.67%) Android
8 6 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.096%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.096%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (25.02%) TDD
2 244 (23.39%) MVC
2 244 (23.39%) MVVM
3 186 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (16.68%) Scrum
5 148 (14.19%) OO
6 141 (13.52%) Multithreading
7 118 (11.31%) Unit Testing
8 93 (8.92%) Software Engineering
9 69 (6.62%) BDD
10 63 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (4.60%) Dependency Injection
12 42 (4.03%) OOD
13 36 (3.45%) OOP
14 30 (2.88%) SOA
14 30 (2.88%) Workflow
14 30 (2.88%) Low Latency
15 28 (2.68%) Electronic Trading
16 25 (2.40%) Kanban
16 25 (2.40%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 973 (93.29%) C#
2 348 (33.37%) SQL
3 161 (15.44%) JavaScript
4 125 (11.98%) XAML
5 84 (8.05%) T-SQL
6 77 (7.38%) C++
7 74 (7.09%) Java
8 56 (5.37%) VB.NET
9 37 (3.55%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.68%) VB
11 27 (2.59%) Python
12 23 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.11%) VBA
14 16 (1.53%) VB6
15 9 (0.86%) C
15 9 (0.86%) Perl
15 9 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.77%) VBScript
17 6 (0.58%) VC++
18 3 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (5.85%) Degree
2 37 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.63%) ISEB
5 13 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.67%) BC Cleared
6 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.58%) MCSD
8 5 (0.48%) MCSE
9 2 (0.19%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.096%) MCPD
10 1 (0.096%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.45%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) Basel III
3 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.096%) SLA
4 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.096%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.096%) DICOM
4 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.86%) Control-M
3 4 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.096%) WMI
5 1 (0.096%) SCCM
Vendors
1 208 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 99 (9.49%) Oracle
3 47 (4.51%) Sybase
4 35 (3.36%) DevExpress
5 19 (1.82%) Telerik
6 15 (1.44%) Adobe
7 12 (1.15%) TIBCO
7 12 (1.15%) Infragistics
8 9 (0.86%) Syncfusion
8 9 (0.86%) Reuters
8 9 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 8 (0.77%) Informatica
10 7 (0.67%) IBM
11 5 (0.48%) Splunk
12 4 (0.38%) Perforce
12 4 (0.38%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.38%) SAP
13 3 (0.29%) JBoss
13 3 (0.29%) 29West
13 3 (0.29%) DataSynapse
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