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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 101 86 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing WPF 22 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.45% 2.64% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £420 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -6.94%
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
638 606 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.11% 28.26% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 371 297
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.20
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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Coventry - 9 £375 - 2
Birmingham 0 6 £400 +22.13% 2
Solihull -2 2 £330 +10.00% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £313 - 3
Warwickshire - 2 £460 - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 48 (100.00%) C#
2 40 (83.33%) .NET
3 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
4 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 17 (35.42%) WCF
5 17 (35.42%) SQL
5 17 (35.42%) MVC
6 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 12 (25.00%) TDD
7 12 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 11 (22.92%) CSS
9 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
9 10 (20.83%) Silverlight
10 9 (18.75%) MVVM
10 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
10 9 (18.75%) Scrum
10 9 (18.75%) WinForms
11 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (14.58%) XAML
13 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (12.50%) NHibernate
13 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 5 (10.42%) LINQ
14 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
14 5 (10.42%) Castle Windsor
14 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.25%) Couchbase
5 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (85.42%) Developer
2 27 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 15 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 8 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Architect
7 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate Software Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Programmer
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate
8 4 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) C# Programmer
9 3 (6.25%) Software Programmer
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (83.33%) .NET
2 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 17 (35.42%) WCF
4 12 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 11 (22.92%) HTML
5 11 (22.92%) CSS
6 10 (20.83%) Silverlight
7 9 (18.75%) WinForms
8 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (12.50%) NHibernate
10 5 (10.42%) LINQ
10 5 (10.42%) Castle Windsor
10 5 (10.42%) Spring.NET
11 4 (8.33%) XML
12 3 (6.25%) jQuery
12 3 (6.25%) HTML5
12 3 (6.25%) CSS3
13 2 (4.17%) Web Services
13 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Open Source
1 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (2.08%) iPad
1 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) MVC
2 12 (25.00%) TDD
3 9 (18.75%) MVVM
3 9 (18.75%) Scrum
4 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.42%) OOP
5 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.33%) OO
6 4 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.25%) AOP
7 3 (6.25%) BDD
7 3 (6.25%) SOA
8 2 (4.17%) CRM
8 2 (4.17%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.08%) Logistics
9 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) XAML
5 4 (8.33%) C++
6 3 (6.25%) VB6
6 3 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.08%) VBA
8 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.08%) SAP