Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 107 226
Rank change year-on-year -40 +119 -42
Contract jobs citing WPF 23 11 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.62% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.87% 2.08% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 8
10th Percentile £350 £458 £456
25th Percentile £602 £473 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £609
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -9.65% +15.95%
75th Percentile £650 £611 £650
90th Percentile £795 £690 £703
Central London median daily rate £625 £550 £588
% change year-on-year +13.64% -6.38% +11.90%

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 1,227 530 2,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.76% 30.03% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 411 1,791
10th Percentile £406 £363 £406
25th Percentile £476 £431 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £538
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% -2.33% +2.38%
75th Percentile £660 £613 £625
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £580 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +10.48% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
10th Percentile £18.78 £27.20 £16.85
25th Percentile £24.25 £32.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.67% -10.17% +54.61%
75th Percentile £45.25 £40.00 £47.99
90th Percentile £68.43 £44.65 £51.68
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% -10.17% +54.61%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WPF as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WPF in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for WPF in the City of London

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WPF in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WPF.

1 22 (95.65%) C#
2 19 (82.61%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) Banking
3 14 (60.87%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) WCF
5 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
6 9 (39.13%) Derivative
7 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) Front Office
8 7 (30.43%) Investment Banking
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 7 (30.43%) Azure
8 7 (30.43%) DevOps
9 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
9 6 (26.09%) OO
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) WinForms
10 5 (21.74%) OOP
10 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
10 5 (21.74%) VBA
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
10 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
10 5 (21.74%) React
10 5 (21.74%) MVVM
10 5 (21.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Redux

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 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) KDB
4 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (4.35%) GitLab
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Moq
2 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (60.87%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Front Office
3 7 (30.43%) Investment Banking
4 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) Social Skills
6 2 (8.70%) Legal
7 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) C# Developer
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) React Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (13.04%) WPF Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Development Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) WCF
3 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
4 6 (26.09%) WinForms
5 5 (21.74%) React
6 4 (17.39%) Redux
7 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.70%) LINQ
8 2 (8.70%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (8.70%) XML
9 1 (4.35%) .NET Core
9 1 (4.35%) HTML5
9 1 (4.35%) MSMQ
9 1 (4.35%) Node.js
9 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (4.35%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
9 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Derivative
2 4 (17.39%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Equities
4 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) OO
5 5 (21.74%) MVVM
5 5 (21.74%) OOP
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Full Stack Development
8 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (8.70%) Fintech
8 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
8 2 (8.70%) OOD
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) SOA
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) C#
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 5 (21.74%) VBA
4 3 (13.04%) C
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) VB
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Syncfusion
3 1 (4.35%) TIBCO