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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 107 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing WPF 6 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 1.08% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 4.31% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 7
Average daily rate
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£223 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
- -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +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
559 534 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.03% 24.96% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 320 293
Average daily rate £370 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.60 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 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
Staffordshire +1 2 - - 2
Shropshire -5 1 £220 -
Coventry - 1 £225 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 4
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 25 (96.15%) C#
2 24 (92.31%) .NET
3 20 (76.92%) SQL Server
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (38.46%) Silverlight
5 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (34.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
6 9 (34.62%) CRM
7 8 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (30.77%) WCF
8 7 (26.92%) iPad
9 6 (23.08%) MVC
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) WinForms
11 4 (15.38%) Scrum
11 4 (15.38%) HTML
11 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
12 3 (11.54%) C++
12 3 (11.54%) CSS
12 3 (11.54%) TDD
12 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
13 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
13 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
13 2 (7.69%) XAML
13 2 (7.69%) Finance

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.85%) MSTest
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) CRM Consultant
4 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Graduate
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 10 (38.46%) Silverlight
3 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
4 8 (30.77%) WCF
5 5 (19.23%) WinForms
6 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.54%) CSS
8 2 (7.69%) DirectX
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.85%) HTML5
9 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
9 1 (3.85%) WF
9 1 (3.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) CRM
3 8 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (23.08%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) OO
7 2 (7.69%) MVVM
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.85%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Management
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Forensics
8 1 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.85%) Apple