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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 105 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing WPF 14 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.90% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 3.57% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£313 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £355 £364
% change year-on-year
-7.04% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.38 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
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
565 589 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.98% 25.14% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 336 220
Average daily rate £330 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £37.80 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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
Birmingham +2 7 £313 -16.66% 6
Staffordshire 0 4 £300 - 2
Coventry +2 3 - - 4
Warwickshire - 1 - -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (94.12%) C#
2 27 (79.41%) .NET
3 23 (67.65%) WCF
4 16 (47.06%) .NET Framework
4 16 (47.06%) SQL
5 13 (38.24%) WinForms
6 12 (35.29%) TDD
6 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
8 9 (26.47%) Entity Framework
8 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
8 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
8 9 (26.47%) XML
8 9 (26.47%) MVC
9 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 8 (23.53%) Relational Database
10 7 (20.59%) LINQ
10 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
11 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (17.65%) CSS
12 5 (14.71%) Oracle
12 5 (14.71%) HTML
12 5 (14.71%) VBScript
12 5 (14.71%) Windows
12 5 (14.71%) OO
12 5 (14.71%) ERP
12 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (14.71%) NHibernate
13 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Moq
3 1 (2.94%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.94%) Games
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) C# Developer
3 13 (38.24%) .NET Developer
4 10 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (14.71%) C# Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) .NET Software Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) .NET Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) WPF Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Engineering Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Development Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (79.41%) .NET
2 23 (67.65%) WCF
3 16 (47.06%) .NET Framework
4 13 (38.24%) WinForms
5 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
6 9 (26.47%) XML
6 9 (26.47%) Entity Framework
7 7 (20.59%) LINQ
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
9 5 (14.71%) HTML
9 5 (14.71%) NHibernate
10 4 (11.76%) DirectX
10 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (11.76%) jQuery
11 3 (8.82%) Spring.NET
11 3 (8.82%) Castle Windsor
11 3 (8.82%) OpenGL
11 3 (8.82%) SOAP
11 3 (8.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (2.94%) STB
1 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
1 1 (2.94%) iPad
1 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) TDD
2 9 (26.47%) MVC
2 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.71%) OO
4 5 (14.71%) ERP
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (8.82%) MVVM
6 3 (8.82%) AOP
7 2 (5.88%) CRM
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.94%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.94%) ETL
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) C#
2 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
4 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.71%) VBScript
6 3 (8.82%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.82%) XAML
7 2 (5.88%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) VB6
8 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) DevExpress