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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 108 106
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2  
Contract jobs citing WPF 39 51 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.27% 1.51% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.62% 4.62% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 80
Median daily rate £519 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.78% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +77.08% -40.00%  

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 1077 1104 1539
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.06% 32.61% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 932 1232
Median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 87 (97.75%) C#
2 61 (68.54%) .NET
3 55 (61.80%) SQL Server
4 47 (52.81%) TDD
5 42 (47.19%) MVVM
6 38 (42.70%) Multithreading
6 38 (42.70%) SQL
7 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (32.58%) WCF
9 28 (31.46%) HTML
9 28 (31.46%) MVC
10 26 (29.21%) Finance
11 24 (26.97%) Banking
12 23 (25.84%) Entity Framework
13 18 (20.22%) Front Office
14 17 (19.10%) Mathematics
14 17 (19.10%) Physics
14 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (19.10%) Task Parallel Library
14 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (17.98%) Analytics
15 16 (17.98%) HTML5
15 16 (17.98%) CSS
16 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
17 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
17 14 (15.73%) REST
18 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
18 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
19 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
19 12 (13.48%) XAML

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 4 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (4.49%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (61.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (6.74%) HBase
7 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.37%) Power BI
9 2 (2.25%) Big Data
9 2 (2.25%) QlikView
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) NUnit
2 6 (6.74%) Axure RP
2 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
3 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.62%) ReSharper
4 4 (4.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (4.49%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.49%) NCrunch
4 4 (4.49%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.37%) Build Forge
5 3 (3.37%) CruiseControl
5 3 (3.37%) Hudson
5 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.37%) Moq
5 3 (3.37%) MSTest
5 3 (3.37%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (29.21%) Finance
2 24 (26.97%) Banking
3 18 (20.22%) Front Office
4 7 (7.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (92.13%) Developer
2 55 (61.80%) C# Developer
3 34 (38.20%) WPF Developer
4 29 (32.58%) C# WPF Developer
5 25 (28.09%) .NET Developer
6 24 (26.97%) Senior Developer
7 19 (21.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (17.98%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (13.48%) SQL Developer
9 12 (13.48%) UI Developer
10 8 (8.99%) Front Office Developer
11 7 (7.87%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (6.74%) UI/UX Developer
12 6 (6.74%) UX Developer
12 6 (6.74%) Xamarin Developer
13 5 (5.62%) Analyst
13 5 (5.62%) Designer
13 5 (5.62%) Digital Developer
13 5 (5.62%) SQL Analyst
13 5 (5.62%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (68.54%) .NET
2 29 (32.58%) WCF
3 28 (31.46%) HTML
4 23 (25.84%) Entity Framework
5 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (19.10%) Task Parallel Library
6 16 (17.98%) CSS
6 16 (17.98%) HTML5
7 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
8 14 (15.73%) REST
9 11 (12.36%) .NET Framework
10 10 (11.24%) AngularJS
11 9 (10.11%) LINQ
11 9 (10.11%) WinForms
12 8 (8.99%) Web Services
13 7 (7.87%) jQuery
14 6 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (6.74%) XSLT
15 5 (5.62%) Caliburn.Micro
15 5 (5.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) User Experience
2 10 (11.24%) Derivative
3 5 (5.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.49%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Fintech
5 3 (3.37%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.37%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.25%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.25%) Equities
6 2 (2.25%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Android
1 6 (6.74%) Apple iOS
1 6 (6.74%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.81%) TDD
2 42 (47.19%) MVVM
3 38 (42.70%) Multithreading
4 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (31.46%) MVC
6 17 (19.10%) Mathematics
6 17 (19.10%) Physics
7 16 (17.98%) Analytics
8 11 (12.36%) OO
9 10 (11.24%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (8.99%) Asset Management
10 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.99%) Data Analytics
10 8 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Wireframes
11 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.87%) Scrum
12 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
12 6 (6.74%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 87 (97.75%) C#
2 38 (42.70%) SQL
3 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
5 12 (13.48%) XAML
6 6 (6.74%) Python
7 5 (5.62%) Java
8 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.37%) C
8 3 (3.37%) C++
8 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) CFA
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Infragistics
3 6 (6.74%) DevExpress
3 6 (6.74%) Xamarin
4 4 (4.49%) Adobe
4 4 (4.49%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.49%) IBM
4 4 (4.49%) Telerik
4 4 (4.49%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) Eze Software Group
6 2 (2.25%) Tableau
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