The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 77 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs citing WPF 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.73% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £308 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.98%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.13 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +6.96% +20.00%  

WPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 274 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.22% 29.56% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 214 180
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in Cheshire

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WPF in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Cheshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 1 - -
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WPF.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (25.00%) Moq
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) RS-232
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Moq
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MSMQ
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Ninject
4 1 (25.00%) SignalR
4 1 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik