The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 75 102 71
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -31
Contract jobs citing WPF 38 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 0.26% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.40% 1.01% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 10
Average daily rate £331 £346 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +53.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -15.62%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
594 496 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.80% 26.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 262 274
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WPF
England

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WPF across the West Midlands region.

WPF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

WPF Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the West Midlands region.

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 12 £350 -3.44% 3
Shropshire - 8 £400 - 2
Warwickshire -1 6 £325 -1.51%
Coventry - 6 £375 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 9
Staffordshire - 1 £288 -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 55 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (63.64%) .NET
3 21 (38.18%) WCF
4 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
4 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
4 18 (32.73%) SQL
5 16 (29.09%) WinForms
6 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
7 13 (23.64%) Windows
7 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.82%) MVC
8 12 (21.82%) TDD
8 12 (21.82%) Silverlight
9 11 (20.00%) LINQ
9 11 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (18.18%) C++
10 10 (18.18%) OO
11 9 (16.36%) CSS
11 9 (16.36%) HTML
11 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
12 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (12.73%) BDD
13 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
13 7 (12.73%) Oracle
13 7 (12.73%) XML
13 7 (12.73%) Multithreading
13 7 (12.73%) Degree
14 6 (10.91%) ERP
14 6 (10.91%) MVVM

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.27%) MySQL
4 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.45%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) SpecFlow
1 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 5 (9.09%) Selenium
1 5 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 2 (3.64%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (7.27%) Retail
1 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Developer
2 18 (32.73%) C# Developer
3 15 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 12 (21.82%) Software Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Software Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
7 5 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 5 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Systems Developer
8 4 (7.27%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Business Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) C# Programmer
9 3 (5.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (63.64%) .NET
2 21 (38.18%) WCF
3 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
4 16 (29.09%) WinForms
5 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
6 12 (21.82%) Silverlight
7 11 (20.00%) LINQ
7 11 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (16.36%) CSS
8 9 (16.36%) HTML
9 7 (12.73%) XML
10 5 (9.09%) Web Services
10 5 (9.09%) jQuery
11 4 (7.27%) Spring.NET
11 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (7.27%) NHibernate
11 4 (7.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 4 (7.27%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (5.45%) HTML5
12 3 (5.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) N-Tier
1 4 (7.27%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.82%) DTV
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
2 1 (1.82%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) MVC
1 12 (21.82%) TDD
2 10 (18.18%) OO
3 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.73%) BDD
4 7 (12.73%) Multithreading
5 6 (10.91%) ERP
5 6 (10.91%) MVVM
6 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 5 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 5 (9.09%) User Stories
6 5 (9.09%) System Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (7.27%) OOD
7 4 (7.27%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) C++
5 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.09%) XAML
6 5 (9.09%) Java
7 4 (7.27%) PHP
7 4 (7.27%) VBA
7 4 (7.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (5.45%) VB
8 3 (5.45%) VB6
9 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) ION Trading
3 2 (3.64%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.82%) SAP