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 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 108 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing WPF 23 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.23% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.39% 4.86% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.61% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £237 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
679 597 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.34% 25.33% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 337 220
Average daily rate £343 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 17
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 May 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 1 May 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
Birmingham -6 9 £313 +17.92% 5
Staffordshire -5 8 £300 +4.34% 1
Coventry 0 3 £348 -7.33% 2
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 28 (93.33%) C#
2 25 (83.33%) .NET
3 20 (66.67%) WCF
4 14 (46.67%) SQL
4 14 (46.67%) .NET Framework
5 11 (36.67%) WinForms
6 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (30.00%) TDD
8 8 (26.67%) Entity Framework
8 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (23.33%) MVC
9 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
9 7 (23.33%) LINQ
9 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
10 6 (20.00%) XML
11 5 (16.67%) ERP
11 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (13.33%) NHibernate
12 4 (13.33%) VBScript
12 4 (13.33%) Oracle
12 4 (13.33%) DirectX
12 4 (13.33%) Windows
12 4 (13.33%) OO
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (10.00%) XAML
13 3 (10.00%) Web Services

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Moq
3 1 (3.33%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.33%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Games
1 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Developer
2 15 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 9 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Programmer
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Programmer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) WPF Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (83.33%) .NET
2 20 (66.67%) WCF
3 14 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 11 (36.67%) WinForms
5 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 8 (26.67%) Entity Framework
7 7 (23.33%) LINQ
8 6 (20.00%) XML
9 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (13.33%) NHibernate
10 4 (13.33%) DirectX
11 3 (10.00%) Web Services
11 3 (10.00%) CSS
11 3 (10.00%) HTML
11 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (10.00%) jQuery
12 2 (6.67%) Spring.NET
12 2 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
12 2 (6.67%) SOAP
12 2 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) STB
1 1 (3.33%) iPad
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) TDD
2 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 7 (23.33%) MVC
3 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
4 5 (16.67%) ERP
5 4 (13.33%) OO
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) MVVM
7 2 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
7 2 (6.67%) AOP
8 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.33%) Change Management
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.33%) CRM
8 1 (3.33%) ETL
8 1 (3.33%) BDD
8 1 (3.33%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
4 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) VBScript
6 3 (10.00%) XAML
6 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) DevExpress