The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 94 78 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing WPF 19 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.63% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.30% 6.46% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.61% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £256 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £448 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
WPF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
575 542 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.21% 25.17% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 299 262
Average daily rate £338 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 20
Average hourly rate £30.20 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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
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 6 March 2015. 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
Staffordshire - 9 £300 -
Birmingham -8 4 £356 -5.00% 2
Coventry -2 1 - - 2
Warwickshire -11 1 £350 +7.69%
Worcestershire - - - - 5
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - - 1
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 24 (88.89%) C#
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) WCF
3 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) WinForms
7 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
8 8 (29.63%) MVC
8 8 (29.63%) TDD
8 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
8 8 (29.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (25.93%) LINQ
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 6 (22.22%) XML
10 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
11 5 (18.52%) CRM
11 5 (18.52%) iPad
11 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
12 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
12 4 (14.81%) VCP4
12 4 (14.81%) MVVM
12 4 (14.81%) Windows

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.70%) SQLite
6 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
3 1 (3.70%) Moq
3 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.70%) NSubstitute
General
1 2 (7.41%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) C# Developer
3 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# Programmer
5 4 (14.81%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Programmer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Programmer
6 3 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) WCF
3 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
4 11 (40.74%) WinForms
5 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 8 (29.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (25.93%) LINQ
8 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (22.22%) XML
9 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
10 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 3 (11.11%) DirectX
11 3 (11.11%) CSS
12 2 (7.41%) SOAP
12 2 (7.41%) Web Services
12 2 (7.41%) XSLT
12 2 (7.41%) NHibernate
12 2 (7.41%) jQuery
12 2 (7.41%) Spring.NET
12 2 (7.41%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) STB
2 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) MVC
1 8 (29.63%) TDD
1 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (18.52%) CRM
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) MVVM
4 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (7.41%) AOP
5 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) Image Processing
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
5 4 (14.81%) VBScript
6 3 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.41%) XAML
8 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) VCP4
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Apple
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
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