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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 104 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing WPF 11 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.90% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.96% 3.66% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +11.94%
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
561 628 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.73% 24.57% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 352 365
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WPF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

WPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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
Coventry -1 4 - - 1
Staffordshire -11 3 £300 -4.00% 2
Birmingham +1 2 £288 -28.12% 3
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 3
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 22 (84.62%) C#
2 17 (65.38%) .NET
3 14 (53.85%) WCF
4 10 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 10 (38.46%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 6 (23.08%) ERP
7 6 (23.08%) WinForms
7 6 (23.08%) TDD
8 5 (19.23%) XML
8 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
8 5 (19.23%) SDLC
9 4 (15.38%) User Experience
9 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
9 4 (15.38%) Silverlight
9 4 (15.38%) RIA
9 4 (15.38%) Entity Framework
9 4 (15.38%) IIS
9 4 (15.38%) MS Office
9 4 (15.38%) OO
9 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (15.38%) MVC
10 3 (11.54%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Developer
2 11 (42.31%) C# Developer
3 9 (34.62%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Silverlight Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) C# Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) WCF
3 10 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 6 (23.08%) WinForms
5 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
5 5 (19.23%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) Silverlight
6 4 (15.38%) Entity Framework
7 3 (11.54%) DirectX
7 3 (11.54%) LINQ
7 3 (11.54%) NHibernate
7 3 (11.54%) CSS
8 2 (7.69%) HTML
8 2 (7.69%) OpenGL
8 2 (7.69%) jQuery
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (3.85%) HTML5
9 1 (3.85%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) RIA
1 4 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (3.85%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
2 6 (23.08%) ERP
3 5 (19.23%) SDLC
4 4 (15.38%) MVC
4 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.85%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) AOP
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) OOD
6 1 (3.85%) SOA
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) VBScript
5 3 (11.54%) XAML
6 1 (3.85%) VB6
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) DevExpress