The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 25 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 135 117
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18  
Contract jobs citing WPF 59 31 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.80% 0.93% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 2.68% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 86
Median daily rate £525 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £394 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1239 1158 1728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.83% 34.85% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 997 1393
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the City of London

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for WPF.

1 95 (98.96%) C#
2 63 (65.63%) TDD
3 53 (55.21%) MVVM
4 52 (54.17%) Multithreading
5 46 (47.92%) Finance
5 46 (47.92%) .NET
6 41 (42.71%) SQL Server
7 40 (41.67%) SQL
8 39 (40.63%) WCF
9 36 (37.50%) MVC
10 32 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (32.29%) Entity Framework
12 30 (31.25%) Front Office
13 29 (30.21%) OO
14 24 (25.00%) Banking
15 22 (22.92%) Task Parallel Library
16 21 (21.88%) HTML
17 20 (20.83%) CSS
17 20 (20.83%) Mathematics
17 20 (20.83%) Physics
18 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
18 19 (19.79%) Analytics
18 19 (19.79%) SQL Server 2016
18 19 (19.79%) Greenfield Project
19 17 (17.71%) Capital Modelling
20 15 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
20 15 (15.63%) Hedge funds
21 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
22 12 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.04%) IIS
1 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (1.04%) Endur
1 1 (1.04%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (42.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) Power BI
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) SpecFlow
2 5 (5.21%) Axure RP
3 4 (4.17%) NUnit
3 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.13%) Moq
4 3 (3.13%) MSTest
4 3 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.08%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.04%) NCrunch
6 1 (1.04%) Subversion
6 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (47.92%) Finance
2 30 (31.25%) Front Office
3 24 (25.00%) Banking
4 7 (7.29%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.21%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (95.83%) Developer
2 64 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 46 (47.92%) WPF Developer
4 34 (35.42%) C# WPF Developer
5 30 (31.25%) Senior Developer
6 21 (21.88%) .NET Developer
7 20 (20.83%) Senior C# Developer
8 17 (17.71%) UI Developer
9 11 (11.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (9.38%) SQL Developer
11 8 (8.33%) C# Pricing Developer
12 7 (7.29%) Analyst
12 7 (7.29%) Front Office Developer
13 6 (6.25%) Senior WPF Developer
13 6 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
14 5 (5.21%) Analyst Developer
14 5 (5.21%) Xamarin Developer
15 4 (4.17%) Senior UI Developer
16 2 (2.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (47.92%) .NET
2 39 (40.63%) WCF
3 31 (32.29%) Entity Framework
4 22 (22.92%) Task Parallel Library
5 21 (21.88%) HTML
6 20 (20.83%) CSS
7 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (11.46%) LINQ
9 10 (10.42%) .NET Framework
10 9 (9.38%) HTML5
11 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 8 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
12 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
13 5 (5.21%) Caliburn.Micro
13 5 (5.21%) React
13 5 (5.21%) WinForms
13 5 (5.21%) XSLT
14 3 (3.13%) Middleware
14 3 (3.13%) Silverlight
14 3 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (15.63%) Hedge funds
3 12 (12.50%) Derivative
3 12 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.21%) Fixed Income
5 5 (5.21%) NHS
5 5 (5.21%) Reinsurance
6 4 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (4.17%) Market Risk
7 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.08%) Equities
8 2 (2.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (2.08%) User Experience
9 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Android
1 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (65.63%) TDD
2 53 (55.21%) MVVM
3 52 (54.17%) Multithreading
4 36 (37.50%) MVC
5 32 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (30.21%) OO
7 20 (20.83%) Mathematics
7 20 (20.83%) Physics
8 19 (19.79%) Analytics
8 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
9 17 (17.71%) Capital Modelling
10 11 (11.46%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.38%) Multithreaded Programming
12 8 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (7.29%) BDD
13 7 (7.29%) Dependency Injection
13 7 (7.29%) Web Development
14 6 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
15 5 (5.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 95 (98.96%) C#
2 40 (41.67%) SQL
3 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.38%) Java
5 7 (7.29%) XAML
6 3 (3.13%) ES6
6 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) Python
7 2 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Xamarin
3 4 (4.17%) Infragistics
4 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.08%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.08%) Telerik
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe
6 1 (1.04%) Eze Software Group
6 1 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (1.04%) Sybase
6 1 (1.04%) TIBCO
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