Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 144 157
Rank change year-on-year -23 +13 -20
Contract jobs citing WPF 86 96 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.21% 1.47% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.12% 4.00% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 83 79
City of London median daily rate £525 £530 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% -7.83% +4.55%
10th Percentile £394 £420 £330
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £528 £563
% change year-on-year -0.47% -6.22% +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 2,759 2,399 2,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.90% 36.83% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,253 1,952 1,983
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £351 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +2.60% +8.00% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.17% +22.43% -22.48%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £56.88 £29.62 £35.74
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.42 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.92% +22.11% -26.93%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 81 (94.19%) C#
2 64 (74.42%) .NET
3 53 (61.63%) SQL Server
4 48 (55.81%) Finance
5 42 (48.84%) Multithreading
6 41 (47.67%) WCF
7 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (44.19%) MVVM
9 35 (40.70%) TDD
10 32 (37.21%) OO
11 30 (34.88%) SQL
12 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (31.40%) SQL Server 2014
13 27 (31.40%) Greenfield Project
14 26 (30.23%) SOA
15 25 (29.07%) Degree
15 25 (29.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (29.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (27.91%) Waterfall
17 23 (26.74%) Mathematics
18 22 (25.58%) Task Parallel Library
19 21 (24.42%) OOA/OOD
20 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
20 16 (18.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 15 (17.44%) Front Office
22 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
23 12 (13.95%) WinForms
24 10 (11.63%) Banking
24 10 (11.63%) Derivative
24 10 (11.63%) Unit Testing

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 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Yarn
3 2 (2.33%) npm
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) AMQP
1 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (61.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (31.40%) SQL Server 2014
3 25 (29.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (29.07%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.81%) Big Data
6 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.33%) Power BI
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.16%) HBase
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) NUnit
1 5 (5.81%) SpecFlow
2 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.49%) Maven
4 2 (2.33%) JIRA
4 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 2 (2.33%) Moq
4 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.16%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 48 (55.81%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Front Office
3 10 (11.63%) Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (94.19%) Developer
2 60 (69.77%) C# Developer
3 38 (44.19%) WPF Developer
4 35 (40.70%) C# WPF Developer
5 28 (32.56%) .NET Developer
6 13 (15.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
8 8 (9.30%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.65%) .NET Applications Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Applications Developer
11 4 (4.65%) C# Application Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (3.49%) Java Developer
12 3 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (3.49%) UI Developer
13 2 (2.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (74.42%) .NET
2 41 (47.67%) WCF
3 22 (25.58%) Task Parallel Library
4 12 (13.95%) WinForms
5 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
6 8 (9.30%) Entity Framework
7 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
7 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (8.14%) HTML
8 6 (6.98%) LINQ
9 5 (5.81%) HTML5
10 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.65%) React
10 4 (4.65%) REST
11 3 (3.49%) Akka
11 3 (3.49%) JSON
11 3 (3.49%) Kafka
11 3 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (3.49%) Redux
11 3 (3.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.40%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (18.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (11.63%) Derivative
4 9 (10.47%) Fixed Income
5 7 (8.14%) Equities
6 5 (5.81%) User Experience
7 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.49%) Hedge funds
9 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (2.33%) Fintech
9 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.16%) Exotic Derivative
10 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
10 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 1 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Unix
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.16%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) Multithreading
2 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (44.19%) MVVM
4 35 (40.70%) TDD
5 32 (37.21%) OO
6 26 (30.23%) SOA
7 24 (27.91%) Waterfall
8 23 (26.74%) Mathematics
9 21 (24.42%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (11.63%) Unit Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Analytics
11 8 (9.30%) Scrum
12 6 (6.98%) MVC
12 6 (6.98%) SOLID
13 5 (5.81%) Electronic Trading
13 5 (5.81%) Front End Development
14 4 (4.65%) Data Analytics
14 4 (4.65%) Data Management
14 4 (4.65%) OOP
14 4 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 81 (94.19%) C#
2 30 (34.88%) SQL
3 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.14%) Java
6 5 (5.81%) C++
6 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.65%) C
7 4 (4.65%) Java 8
7 4 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.49%) ES6
8 3 (3.49%) Python
8 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.33%) VBA
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.16%) Scala
10 1 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (29.07%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) MiFID
2 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.16%) Docker
1 1 (1.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Telerik
3 4 (4.65%) Reuters
4 3 (3.49%) FXall
4 3 (3.49%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.33%) Charles River
5 2 (2.33%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.33%) Murex
5 2 (2.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.16%) Adobe
6 1 (1.16%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.16%) Cadence
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.16%) Sophis
6 1 (1.16%) SunGard
6 1 (1.16%) Xamarin