The first table below looks at the demand for WPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Yorkshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Rank 86 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.54% 1.32% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 5.60% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 8
Average daily rate
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£285 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -17.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
464 357 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 27.80% 23.61% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 202 354
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £41.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.29% +121.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £33.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WPF
Yorkshire

WPF
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WPF Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

WPF
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WPF across the West Yorkshire region.

WPF Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

WPF
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPF across the West Yorkshire region.

WPF Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Leeds -13 9 £285 -16.17% 8
Pontefract - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
WPF
Yorkshire

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 17 (80.95%) WCF
4 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
5 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) MVC
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (38.10%) Multithreading
7 8 (38.10%) WinForms
7 8 (38.10%) Windows
8 7 (33.33%) SQL
9 6 (28.57%) OO
9 6 (28.57%) CRM
9 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (23.81%) Web Development
10 5 (23.81%) jQuery
10 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (23.81%) Middleware
10 5 (23.81%) Scrum
11 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 4 (19.05%) MSTest
11 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (14.29%) Retail
12 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 3 (14.29%) Silverlight
12 3 (14.29%) LINQ

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MSTest
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) CRM Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) WCF
3 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (38.10%) WinForms
6 5 (23.81%) jQuery
6 5 (23.81%) Middleware
7 4 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 3 (14.29%) Silverlight
8 3 (14.29%) LINQ
8 3 (14.29%) Web Services
9 1 (4.76%) CSS3
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (4.76%) Spring
9 1 (4.76%) HTML5
9 1 (4.76%) HTML
9 1 (4.76%) XML
9 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.76%) Wiki
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (47.62%) MVC
2 8 (38.10%) Multithreading
3 6 (28.57%) OO
3 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) Web Development
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 1 (4.76%) MVVM
7 1 (4.76%) Kanban
7 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
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