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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 105 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs citing WPF 12 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 1.32% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 5.48% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £265 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +16.12%
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
589 493 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.58% 24.07% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 290 311
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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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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 - 8 £350 - 1
Shropshire -7 1 £220 -
Birmingham -8 1 £315 -3.07% 2
Coventry - 1 £225 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 32 (96.97%) C#
1 32 (96.97%) .NET
2 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
5 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (30.30%) WCF
8 10 (30.30%) Silverlight
9 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (27.27%) CRM
10 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
10 8 (24.24%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (24.24%) MVVM
11 7 (21.21%) iPad
11 7 (21.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (21.21%) MVC
12 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
13 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
13 5 (15.15%) WinForms
13 5 (15.15%) TDD
13 5 (15.15%) XAML
13 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (15.15%) HTML
14 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 4 (12.12%) CSS

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) S-PLUS
1 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.03%) SQLite
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.03%) NUnit
2 1 (3.03%) MSTest
2 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Developer
2 16 (48.48%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.21%) CRM Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (96.97%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
4 10 (30.30%) WCF
4 10 (30.30%) Silverlight
5 7 (21.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (15.15%) WinForms
6 5 (15.15%) HTML
7 4 (12.12%) CSS
7 4 (12.12%) XML
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (6.06%) NHibernate
9 1 (3.03%) XSLT
9 1 (3.03%) Web Services
9 1 (3.03%) WF
9 1 (3.03%) LINQ
9 1 (3.03%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) CRM
3 8 (24.24%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (24.24%) MVVM
4 7 (21.21%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) OO
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (6.06%) OOP
8 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) AOP
8 1 (3.03%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.03%) Data Management
8 1 (3.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) XAML
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Xamarin