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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 259 125 151
Rank change year-on-year
-134 +26
Contract jobs citing WPF 462 875 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 1.68% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.97% 5.82% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 606 479
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £541
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £32.50 £36.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £45.00 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%

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
15569 15040 15478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.82% 28.93% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10167 9779 9277
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 250 385
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
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 2 October 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
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 2 October 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 -130 421 £500 +11.11% 301
London -88 269 £525 -4.54% 114
City of London -22 81 £550 +4.76% 38
South East -62 52 £375 +7.14% 36
Scotland -15 33 £363 -14.75% 10
East Midlands -12 26 £325 +8.33% 12
North West -26 24 £325 +8.33% 35
Nottingham +7 17 £321 +7.08% 6
Nottinghamshire -5 17 £321 +7.08% 7
Glasgow -14 17 £425 -15.00% 5
Surrey -15 17 £375 +3.09% 5
East of England -26 16 £400 -11.11% 30
West Midlands -32 16 £400 +44.14% 12
Manchester -7 14 £325 +0.38% 12
Edinburgh +18 13 £350 +27.27% 2
Berkshire +3 12 £375 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -40 12 £278 -7.50% 33
Leicestershire +11 9 £325 - 2
Warwickshire - 9 £425 - 3
Slough -5 8 £375 +11.11% 2
Hampshire -18 8 £360 -4.95% 1
Lancashire -14 7 £265 -15.53% 2
South Yorkshire +5 6 £310 - 4
Woking +4 6 £375 +3.80%
Sheffield +4 5 £310 - 4
Birmingham -9 5 £400 +42.85% 1
Norfolk -12 5 £375 -
Leeds -14 5 £270 -15.29% 16
West Yorkshire -18 5 £270 -13.25% 20
Warwick - 5 £325 - 2

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 935 (93.88%) C#
2 748 (75.10%) .NET
3 434 (43.57%) WCF
4 426 (42.77%) SQL Server
5 399 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
6 340 (34.14%) SQL
7 256 (25.70%) ASP.NET
8 255 (25.60%) TDD
9 235 (23.59%) MVVM
10 221 (22.19%) MVC
11 215 (21.59%) .NET Framework
12 209 (20.98%) Microsoft
13 206 (20.68%) Finance
13 206 (20.68%) Banking
14 205 (20.58%) WinForms
15 166 (16.67%) HTML
16 165 (16.57%) Scrum
17 163 (16.37%) Front Office
18 162 (16.27%) JavaScript
19 159 (15.96%) Web Services
20 152 (15.26%) OO
21 149 (14.96%) Windows
22 132 (13.25%) Multithreading
23 131 (13.15%) Silverlight
24 120 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
25 119 (11.95%) Visual Studio
26 113 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC
27 111 (11.14%) Unit Testing
27 111 (11.14%) XML
28 109 (10.94%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 29 (2.91%) IIS
2 27 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
6 7 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.50%) Apache
7 5 (0.50%) Confluence
7 5 (0.50%) Node.js
8 3 (0.30%) CMS
8 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.10%) Documentum
10 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.10%) Kentico
Applications
1 60 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 15 (1.51%) MS Office
5 11 (1.10%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.10%) Simulink
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.01%) Office 365
2 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.20%) Internet
2 8 (0.80%) LDAP
3 4 (0.40%) HTTP
4 3 (0.30%) Intranet
4 3 (0.30%) FTP
5 2 (0.20%) AMQP
6 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.10%) LAN
6 1 (0.10%) SSH
6 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (42.77%) SQL Server
2 120 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 32 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 31 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (2.81%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.61%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.10%) Big Data
15 10 (1.00%) MS Access
16 9 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.90%) QlikView
16 9 (0.90%) KDB
17 8 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
18 6 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 119 (11.95%) Visual Studio
2 109 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (5.22%) MSTest
4 49 (4.92%) NUnit
5 38 (3.82%) Rhino Mocks
6 31 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 29 (2.91%) Subversion
8 27 (2.71%) Microsoft Blend
9 22 (2.21%) SpecFlow
10 18 (1.81%) JIRA
11 15 (1.51%) Jenkins
12 13 (1.31%) Moq
13 11 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (1.10%) Git (software)
14 10 (1.00%) Jasmine
15 9 (0.90%) CruiseControl
15 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.90%) MSBuild
15 9 (0.90%) QUnit
16 8 (0.80%) Maven
General
1 206 (20.68%) Finance
1 206 (20.68%) Banking
2 163 (16.37%) Front Office
3 97 (9.74%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.11%) Back Office
5 20 (2.01%) Retail
6 8 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.70%) Games
8 4 (0.40%) Marketing
9 3 (0.30%) Publishing
9 3 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.20%) French Language
10 2 (0.20%) Billing
10 2 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.10%) Law
11 1 (0.10%) Legal
11 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 840 (84.34%) Developer
2 453 (45.48%) C# Developer
3 277 (27.81%) .NET Developer
4 193 (19.38%) WPF Developer
5 129 (12.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 86 (8.63%) Senior Developer
7 53 (5.32%) Software Developer
8 36 (3.61%) Software Engineer
9 33 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
10 29 (2.91%) SQL Developer
11 26 (2.61%) Analyst
12 20 (2.01%) Designer
12 20 (2.01%) Front Office Developer
13 19 (1.91%) C++ Developer
13 19 (1.91%) Java Developer
14 18 (1.81%) C# Software Developer
14 18 (1.81%) UI Developer
14 18 (1.81%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (1.81%) Applications Developer
15 17 (1.71%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (75.10%) .NET
2 434 (43.57%) WCF
3 256 (25.70%) ASP.NET
4 215 (21.59%) .NET Framework
5 205 (20.58%) WinForms
6 166 (16.67%) HTML
7 159 (15.96%) Web Services
8 131 (13.15%) Silverlight
9 113 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 111 (11.14%) XML
11 106 (10.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 105 (10.54%) CSS
12 105 (10.54%) LINQ
13 92 (9.24%) jQuery
14 81 (8.13%) HTML5
15 48 (4.82%) Reactive Extensions
16 41 (4.12%) SOAP
17 40 (4.02%) REST
18 37 (3.71%) AngularJS
19 33 (3.31%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.52%) Fixed Income
3 53 (5.32%) User Experience
4 50 (5.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 47 (4.72%) Derivative
6 45 (4.52%) Computer Science
7 37 (3.71%) N-Tier
8 35 (3.51%) Equities
9 27 (2.71%) Hedge funds
10 26 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
11 25 (2.51%) Mathematics
12 21 (2.11%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.91%) Visualisation
14 18 (1.81%) Market Risk
15 17 (1.71%) Data Structures
16 16 (1.61%) Credit Risk
17 15 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (1.31%) Management Information System
18 13 (1.31%) Blog
18 13 (1.31%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 149 (14.96%) Windows
2 24 (2.41%) UNIX
3 15 (1.51%) Linux
4 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 10 (1.00%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.60%) Android
8 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.10%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (25.60%) TDD
3 235 (23.59%) MVVM
4 221 (22.19%) MVC
5 165 (16.57%) Scrum
6 152 (15.26%) OO
7 132 (13.25%) Multithreading
8 111 (11.14%) Unit Testing
9 75 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
9 75 (7.53%) BDD
10 74 (7.43%) Software Engineering
11 49 (4.92%) Dependency Injection
12 47 (4.72%) OOD
13 36 (3.61%) OOP
14 35 (3.51%) Low Latency
15 33 (3.31%) Workflow
16 27 (2.71%) Electronic Trading
16 27 (2.71%) CRM
17 24 (2.41%) SOA
18 23 (2.31%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 935 (93.88%) C#
2 340 (34.14%) SQL
3 162 (16.27%) JavaScript
4 109 (10.94%) XAML
5 83 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 81 (8.13%) Java
7 75 (7.53%) C++
8 49 (4.92%) VB.NET
9 47 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 24 (2.41%) Python
11 20 (2.01%) VBA
12 19 (1.91%) VB
13 17 (1.71%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.10%) VBScript
15 10 (1.00%) C
16 9 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.90%) F#
17 8 (0.80%) VB6
18 5 (0.50%) Perl
18 5 (0.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 78 (7.83%) Degree
2 41 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.31%) ISEB
6 7 (0.70%) BC Cleared
6 7 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.50%) MCSE
7 5 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.40%) MCSD
9 2 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.20%) MCTS
9 2 (0.20%) PhD
10 1 (0.10%) MCP
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.51%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) Basel III
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
System Software
1 13 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.70%) Control-M
3 4 (0.40%) Puppet
4 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.10%) WMI
5 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 209 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 107 (10.74%) Oracle
3 35 (3.51%) Sybase
4 23 (2.31%) DevExpress
5 18 (1.81%) Telerik
6 17 (1.71%) TIBCO
7 13 (1.31%) Adobe
8 9 (0.90%) Informatica
9 8 (0.80%) Infragistics
10 5 (0.50%) Reuters
10 5 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.50%) Splunk
11 4 (0.40%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.40%) Syncfusion
11 4 (0.40%) Perforce
11 4 (0.40%) IBM
12 3 (0.30%) JBoss
12 3 (0.30%) Typemock
12 3 (0.30%) 29West
13 2 (0.20%) Nintex
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