Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 125 159
Rank change year-on-year -72 +34 -53
Contract jobs citing WPF 68 126 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 1.76% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.41% 4.65% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 108 68
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.98% -2.27%
10th Percentile £469 £451 £425
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% -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 2,817 2,707 2,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.46% 37.91% 35.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,354 2,285 1,968
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £406 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.79 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -26.32% -9.68%
10th Percentile £14.90 £19.33 £19.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £41.25 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -9.68%

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 68 (100.00%) C#
2 52 (76.47%) .NET
3 40 (58.82%) Finance
4 36 (52.94%) SQL
5 35 (51.47%) .NET Framework
6 32 (47.06%) SQL Server
7 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (44.12%) Entity Framework
9 28 (41.18%) WCF
10 24 (35.29%) TDD
11 23 (33.82%) Multithreading
12 21 (30.88%) MVVM
13 20 (29.41%) Capital Modelling
14 16 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (23.53%) Degree
15 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (22.06%) Unit Testing
15 15 (22.06%) OO
15 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (19.12%) Front Office
16 13 (19.12%) SOA
16 13 (19.12%) Task Parallel Library
16 13 (19.12%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
18 11 (16.18%) Financial Institution
18 11 (16.18%) WinForms
18 11 (16.18%) Mathematics
18 11 (16.18%) Banking
18 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2014
18 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2016

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:

Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Acrobat
2 3 (4.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.47%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) KDB
5 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) Redis
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) SpecFlow
2 4 (5.88%) Moq
2 4 (5.88%) NUnit
2 4 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.47%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.47%) MSTest
5 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.47%) Selenium
5 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (58.82%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Front Office
3 11 (16.18%) Banking
3 11 (16.18%) Financial Institution
4 7 (10.29%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (95.59%) Developer
2 32 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 28 (41.18%) C# Developer
4 20 (29.41%) WPF Developer
5 14 (20.59%) SQL Developer
6 11 (16.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (16.18%) Senior Developer
7 9 (13.24%) Actuarial Developer
7 9 (13.24%) C# WPF Developer
8 7 (10.29%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (8.82%) UI Developer
10 5 (7.35%) Analyst
10 5 (7.35%) Analyst Developer
11 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Senior SQL Developer
12 2 (2.94%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 2 (2.94%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (76.47%) .NET
2 35 (51.47%) .NET Framework
3 30 (44.12%) Entity Framework
4 28 (41.18%) WCF
5 13 (19.12%) Task Parallel Library
6 11 (16.18%) WinForms
7 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
8 9 (13.24%) HTML
8 9 (13.24%) HTML5
9 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
9 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (11.76%) LINQ
10 6 (8.82%) React
11 4 (5.88%) CSS
11 4 (5.88%) REST
11 4 (5.88%) SOAP
12 3 (4.41%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (4.41%) MSMQ
12 3 (4.41%) Reactive Extensions
12 3 (4.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (14.71%) Fixed Income
2 10 (14.71%) Reinsurance
3 9 (13.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (10.29%) Derivative
4 7 (10.29%) Equities
5 5 (7.35%) User Experience
6 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.88%) Fintech
7 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
7 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.94%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.94%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.47%) Blog
9 1 (1.47%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) TDD
3 23 (33.82%) Multithreading
4 21 (30.88%) MVVM
5 20 (29.41%) Capital Modelling
6 16 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (22.06%) OO
7 15 (22.06%) Unit Testing
8 13 (19.12%) SOA
9 11 (16.18%) Analytics
9 11 (16.18%) Mathematics
10 10 (14.71%) Asset Management
10 10 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (14.71%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
12 6 (8.82%) Low Latency
12 6 (8.82%) Scrum
12 6 (8.82%) User Stories
13 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) C#
2 36 (52.94%) SQL
3 10 (14.71%) VBA
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.35%) Java
5 5 (7.35%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.41%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.41%) XAML
7 2 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) ES6
7 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) Go
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.41%) Adobe
3 3 (4.41%) Cadence
4 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.47%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.47%) Sophis
4 1 (1.47%) Tableau