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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 99 103 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing WPF 23 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.32% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.69% 1.47% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 16
Average daily rate £325 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £339 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £349 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £34.00
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
624 475 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.45% 21.50% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 295 310
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 11 £306 -9.25% 5
Coventry - 4 £395 - 4
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Kingswinford - 2 £379 -
Staffordshire -6 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - - 1
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 33 (89.19%) C#
2 24 (64.86%) .NET
2 24 (64.86%) MVVM
3 20 (54.05%) TDD
4 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
6 11 (29.73%) Subversion
6 11 (29.73%) .NET Framework
6 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
6 11 (29.73%) OO
7 10 (27.03%) WCF
8 9 (24.32%) BDD
9 8 (21.62%) Multithreading
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.62%) MVC
9 8 (21.62%) SQL
10 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.22%) Oracle
12 5 (13.51%) Scrum
12 5 (13.51%) XML
12 5 (13.51%) HTML
13 4 (10.81%) RIA
13 4 (10.81%) jQuery
13 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (10.81%) User Experience
13 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
13 4 (10.81%) IIS
13 4 (10.81%) MS Office
13 4 (10.81%) MS Excel

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (10.81%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (29.73%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Blend
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.70%) NSubstitute
4 1 (2.70%) NuGet
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (91.89%) Developer
2 23 (62.16%) C# Developer
3 17 (45.95%) .NET Developer
4 11 (29.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior C# Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Software Developer
6 5 (13.51%) WPF Developer
7 4 (10.81%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (10.81%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Silverlight Developer
8 3 (8.11%) .NET Programmer
8 3 (8.11%) C# Programmer
8 3 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Programmer
8 3 (8.11%) Senior WPF Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Software Programmer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior .NET Programmer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) .NET Framework
2 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
3 10 (27.03%) WCF
4 5 (13.51%) HTML
4 5 (13.51%) XML
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) Silverlight
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (8.11%) CSS
6 3 (8.11%) WinForms
7 2 (5.41%) Ajax
7 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (5.41%) Web Services
7 2 (5.41%) XSLT
8 1 (2.70%) HTML5
8 1 (2.70%) Ninject
8 1 (2.70%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) RIA
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) MVVM
2 20 (54.05%) TDD
3 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) OO
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) Multithreading
6 8 (21.62%) MVC
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Web Development
10 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.70%) Open Source
10 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) C#
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.70%) VC++
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
West Midlands
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