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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 99 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing WPF 22 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.79% 1.34% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £417 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
581 521 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 26.50% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 287 295
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Coventry - 10 £375 - 1
Birmingham 0 3 £375 +33.92% 6
Solihull +2 2 £330 - 3
Staffordshire - 2 £313 - 4
Warwickshire - 2 £460 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (81.82%) .NET
3 22 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 21 (38.18%) WCF
4 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
4 21 (38.18%) SQL
5 19 (34.55%) ASP.NET
5 19 (34.55%) MVC
6 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
7 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
7 16 (29.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 16 (29.09%) TDD
8 15 (27.27%) CSS
8 15 (27.27%) HTML
8 15 (27.27%) WinForms
9 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
10 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
11 10 (18.18%) Silverlight
11 10 (18.18%) MVVM
12 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (16.36%) Oracle
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 9 (16.36%) Scrum
13 8 (14.55%) XAML
13 8 (14.55%) NHibernate
14 7 (12.73%) LINQ
14 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
14 7 (12.73%) Spring.NET
14 7 (12.73%) Castle Windsor
15 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.45%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.82%) NUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (83.64%) Developer
2 27 (49.09%) .NET Developer
3 18 (32.73%) C# Developer
4 12 (21.82%) Software Developer
5 9 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (10.91%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Architect
7 5 (9.09%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Programmer
8 4 (7.27%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Graduate Software Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Graduate
8 4 (7.27%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (5.45%) Software Programmer
9 3 (5.45%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (81.82%) .NET
2 22 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 21 (38.18%) WCF
4 19 (34.55%) ASP.NET
5 16 (29.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 15 (27.27%) CSS
6 15 (27.27%) HTML
6 15 (27.27%) WinForms
7 10 (18.18%) Silverlight
8 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (14.55%) NHibernate
10 7 (12.73%) LINQ
10 7 (12.73%) Castle Windsor
10 7 (12.73%) Spring.NET
11 6 (10.91%) XML
12 4 (7.27%) jQuery
13 3 (5.45%) HTML5
13 3 (5.45%) CSS3
14 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 2 (3.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.82%) iPad
2 1 (1.82%) DTV
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) MVC
2 16 (29.09%) TDD
3 10 (18.18%) MVVM
4 9 (16.36%) Scrum
5 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.91%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 5 (9.09%) OOP
7 5 (9.09%) AOP
8 4 (7.27%) OO
9 3 (5.45%) SOA
9 3 (5.45%) BDD
10 2 (3.64%) Demand Forecasting
10 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.64%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (3.64%) CRM
10 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (38.18%) SQL
3 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.55%) XAML
5 4 (7.27%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.45%) VB
6 3 (5.45%) VB6
7 2 (3.64%) VBA
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
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