Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 182 109
Rank change year-on-year +47 -73 +45
Contract jobs citing WPF 108 71 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 1.07% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 2.96% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 61 167
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £410
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

WPF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2679 2396 2849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 36.02% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2247 2028 2351
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £671 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 12
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +49.04%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +49.04%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 104 (96.30%) C#
2 75 (69.44%) .NET
3 62 (57.41%) SQL Server
4 53 (49.07%) TDD
5 51 (47.22%) WCF
6 41 (37.96%) Front Office
7 40 (37.04%) MVVM
8 39 (36.11%) Multithreading
8 39 (36.11%) OO
9 36 (33.33%) SQL
10 33 (30.56%) Finance
11 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (27.78%) Degree
13 27 (25.00%) Banking
14 24 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
16 21 (19.44%) Mathematics
17 20 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
17 20 (18.52%) WinForms
17 20 (18.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 19 (17.59%) OOD
19 18 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
20 17 (15.74%) SOA
20 17 (15.74%) MVC
21 16 (14.81%) T-SQL
21 16 (14.81%) .NET Framework
22 15 (13.89%) Hedge funds
22 15 (13.89%) Data Structures
22 15 (13.89%) Algorithms
22 15 (13.89%) HTML

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 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (57.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (12.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.85%) Power BI
8 2 (1.85%) Redis
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.93%) Big Data
9 1 (0.93%) HBase
9 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.63%) Moq
2 5 (4.63%) NUnit
2 5 (4.63%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
3 3 (2.78%) Subversion
3 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.85%) NuGet
4 2 (1.85%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.93%) LINQPad
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.93%) MSTest
5 1 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.93%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 41 (37.96%) Front Office
2 33 (30.56%) Finance
3 27 (25.00%) Banking
4 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.85%) Law
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 102 (94.44%) Developer
2 76 (70.37%) C# Developer
3 62 (57.41%) WPF Developer
4 46 (42.59%) C# WPF Developer
5 30 (27.78%) .NET Developer
6 21 (19.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (14.81%) UI Developer
8 12 (11.11%) Senior Developer
9 10 (9.26%) Front Office Developer
10 8 (7.41%) C# Pricing Developer
10 8 (7.41%) Pricing Developer
10 8 (7.41%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (4.63%) C# WCF Developer
11 5 (4.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 5 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (4.63%) SQL Developer
11 5 (4.63%) WCF Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Agile Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (69.44%) .NET
2 51 (47.22%) WCF
3 20 (18.52%) WinForms
4 18 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
5 16 (14.81%) .NET Framework
6 15 (13.89%) HTML
7 11 (10.19%) Entity Framework
7 11 (10.19%) HTML5
8 10 (9.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (9.26%) LINQ
9 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (7.41%) Middleware
9 8 (7.41%) Web Services
10 6 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (5.56%) Rendezvous
10 6 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.63%) CSS
11 5 (4.63%) JSON
11 5 (4.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
3 20 (18.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (13.89%) Algorithms
4 15 (13.89%) Data Structures
4 15 (13.89%) Hedge funds
5 12 (11.11%) Equities
6 11 (10.19%) Derivative
7 8 (7.41%) Fixed Income
8 5 (4.63%) Credit Risk
8 5 (4.63%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (4.63%) Market Risk
9 3 (2.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (2.78%) Swaptions
9 3 (2.78%) User Experience
10 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.85%) Exotic Derivative
10 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) Linux
2 5 (4.63%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) TDD
2 40 (37.04%) MVVM
3 39 (36.11%) Multithreading
3 39 (36.11%) OO
4 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (19.44%) Mathematics
6 19 (17.59%) OOD
7 17 (15.74%) MVC
7 17 (15.74%) SOA
8 14 (12.96%) Electronic Trading
9 13 (12.04%) OOP
10 11 (10.19%) Analytics
10 11 (10.19%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.26%) Low Latency
12 9 (8.33%) BDD
12 9 (8.33%) Capital Modelling
12 9 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (8.33%) Waterfall
13 8 (7.41%) Pair Programming
13 8 (7.41%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 104 (96.30%) C#
2 36 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.78%) VBA
7 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.85%) XAML
8 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) Degree
2 6 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) MiFID
2 2 (1.85%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 7 (6.48%) Oracle
4 5 (4.63%) DevExpress
4 5 (4.63%) Sybase
5 4 (3.70%) Infragistics
6 3 (2.78%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.78%) Informatica
7 2 (1.85%) Cadence
7 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 2 (1.85%) Murex
7 2 (1.85%) Reuters
7 2 (1.85%) Typemock
8 1 (0.93%) MarketAxess
8 1 (0.93%) RedGate
8 1 (0.93%) Solace
8 1 (0.93%) Syncfusion
8 1 (0.93%) Tableau
8 1 (0.93%) Telerik
8 1 (0.93%) Tradeweb