Period
to 19 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 141 162
Rank change year-on-year -39 +21 -41
Contract jobs citing WPF 74 104 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 1.53% 1.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.60% 4.05% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 92 64
City of London median daily rate £525 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £417 £419 £379
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £563 £550
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.27% -
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 2,851 2,571 2,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.72% 37.85% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,358 2,098 1,999
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £379 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.42 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -43.95% +24.49%
10th Percentile £19.14 £20.28 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £28.24 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £43.57
% change year-on-year +48.84% -50.65% +24.49%

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 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the City of London

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
WPF
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 72 (97.30%) C#
2 54 (72.97%) .NET
3 47 (63.51%) SQL Server
4 42 (56.76%) Finance
5 37 (50.00%) WCF
6 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (41.89%) Multithreading
8 30 (40.54%) MVVM
9 29 (39.19%) SQL
10 28 (37.84%) TDD
11 22 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (27.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (24.32%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (24.32%) Degree
13 18 (24.32%) Front Office
14 17 (22.97%) OO
14 17 (22.97%) SOA
14 17 (22.97%) Unit Testing
15 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
15 16 (21.62%) Task Parallel Library
16 15 (20.27%) Waterfall
16 15 (20.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
16 15 (20.27%) .NET Framework
17 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2016
18 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
18 13 (17.57%) T-SQL
18 13 (17.57%) Fixed Income
19 12 (16.22%) Equities
19 12 (16.22%) JavaScript

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 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Acrobat
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (63.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (27.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (20.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.70%) Power BI
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.35%) Big Data
9 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.35%) KDB
9 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) SpecFlow
2 7 (9.46%) NUnit
3 4 (5.41%) Moq
3 4 (5.41%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.35%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.35%) MSTest
5 1 (1.35%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (56.76%) Finance
2 18 (24.32%) Front Office
3 7 (9.46%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (94.59%) Developer
2 47 (63.51%) C# Developer
3 33 (44.59%) .NET Developer
4 26 (35.14%) WPF Developer
5 24 (32.43%) C# WPF Developer
6 16 (21.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (21.62%) Senior Developer
7 12 (16.22%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (9.46%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (6.76%) Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (6.76%) Applications Developer
10 5 (6.76%) C# Application Developer
10 5 (6.76%) SQL Developer
11 4 (5.41%) .NET Applications Developer
11 4 (5.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 3 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (4.05%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (72.97%) .NET
2 37 (50.00%) WCF
3 16 (21.62%) Task Parallel Library
4 15 (20.27%) .NET Framework
4 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
5 11 (14.86%) Entity Framework
5 11 (14.86%) WinForms
6 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (12.16%) LINQ
8 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.11%) HTML
9 5 (6.76%) Caliburn.Micro
9 5 (6.76%) MSMQ
9 5 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (6.76%) Web Services
10 4 (5.41%) HTML5
11 3 (4.05%) Angular 2
11 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (4.05%) React
11 3 (4.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (17.57%) Fixed Income
3 12 (16.22%) Equities
4 8 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (9.46%) Derivative
6 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.41%) Fintech
7 4 (5.41%) User Experience
8 3 (4.05%) Hedge funds
9 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.35%) Exotic Derivative
10 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
10 1 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (1.35%) Reinsurance
10 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (1.35%) Android
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Multithreading
3 30 (40.54%) MVVM
4 28 (37.84%) TDD
5 17 (22.97%) OO
5 17 (22.97%) SOA
5 17 (22.97%) Unit Testing
6 15 (20.27%) Waterfall
7 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
8 12 (16.22%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (12.16%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.81%) Scrum
11 6 (8.11%) MVC
11 6 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.11%) User Stories
12 5 (6.76%) BDD
12 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.76%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (6.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (97.30%) C#
2 29 (39.19%) SQL
3 13 (17.57%) T-SQL
4 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) Java
5 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.05%) VBA
7 2 (2.70%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) Java 8
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) MiFID
1 1 (1.35%) QA
1 1 (1.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) Adobe
2 4 (5.41%) Cadence
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle
2 4 (5.41%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.70%) Charles River
3 2 (2.70%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.70%) Tableau
3 2 (2.70%) Telerik
4 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Murex
4 1 (1.35%) Reuters
4 1 (1.35%) Sophis
4 1 (1.35%) Xamarin