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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 105 77 97
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Contract jobs citing WPF 16 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 1.39% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.50% 5.23% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 7
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£400 £278 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% -0.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.63%
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
640 555 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.55% 26.59% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 347 343
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 23
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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
Warwickshire - 9 £425 - 3
Birmingham -10 5 £400 +42.85% 2
Staffordshire -3 1 £313 - 6
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 38 (97.44%) C#
2 37 (94.87%) .NET
3 24 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 21 (53.85%) .NET Framework
6 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
8 13 (33.33%) SQL
8 13 (33.33%) Silverlight
9 12 (30.77%) WCF
9 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (30.77%) MVC
10 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (23.08%) HTML
10 9 (23.08%) CSS
10 9 (23.08%) CRM
10 9 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (23.08%) Relational Database
11 8 (20.51%) MVVM
11 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
11 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (20.51%) WinForms
12 7 (17.95%) TDD
12 7 (17.95%) iPad
13 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (15.38%) Scrum
13 6 (15.38%) XAML

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.13%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Legal
1 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 20 (51.28%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) CRM Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.82%) SQL Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Graduate Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Graduate
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (94.87%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
4 13 (33.33%) Silverlight
5 12 (30.77%) WCF
6 9 (23.08%) HTML
6 9 (23.08%) CSS
6 9 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (20.51%) WinForms
8 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (10.26%) XML
9 4 (10.26%) NHibernate
10 3 (7.69%) Spring.NET
10 3 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
11 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (5.13%) CSS3
11 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (5.13%) HTML5
11 2 (5.13%) WF
11 2 (5.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) iPad
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) MVC
3 9 (23.08%) CRM
4 8 (20.51%) MVVM
4 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (17.95%) TDD
6 6 (15.38%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (10.26%) OO
9 3 (7.69%) AOP
10 2 (5.13%) Coaching
10 2 (5.13%) OOP
10 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.56%) Pair Programming
11 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
11 1 (2.56%) Data Management
11 1 (2.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 38 (97.44%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) XAML
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
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