The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for WPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 118 128
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs citing WPF 16 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.70% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.20% 1.65% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 12
Median daily rate £410 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +9.09% +20.00%  

WPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 727 667 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.61% 26.32% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 424 491
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -21.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing WPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in the East of England

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WPF in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the East of England

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the East of England

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in the East of England

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £400 +10.34% 6
Suffolk +18 5 £420 +20.86% 1
Hertfordshire +2 3 £410 +9.33% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 3
Norfolk - 1 £375 -
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for WPF.

1 31 (96.88%) C#
2 27 (84.38%) .NET
3 15 (46.88%) Visual Studio
4 14 (43.75%) WCF
5 13 (40.63%) SQL
5 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
7 9 (28.13%) MVC
7 9 (28.13%) Windows
7 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (25.00%) TDD
8 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
9 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
10 5 (15.63%) C++
10 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) Silverlight
11 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (12.50%) WinForms
11 4 (12.50%) NUnit
11 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.50%) MVVM
11 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
11 4 (12.50%) CRM
11 4 (12.50%) Scrum
12 3 (9.38%) SDLC
12 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) NFC
2 1 (3.13%) RS-232
2 1 (3.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Visual Studio
2 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) NUnit
4 3 (9.38%) MSTest
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) GoogleTest
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.13%) Moq
6 1 (3.13%) MorphX
6 1 (3.13%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.88%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Software Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.50%) WPF Developer
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) CRM Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 14 (43.75%) WCF
3 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (15.63%) Silverlight
5 4 (12.50%) WinForms
6 3 (9.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (9.38%) XML
7 2 (6.25%) HTML
7 2 (6.25%) jQuery
7 2 (6.25%) LINQ
7 2 (6.25%) RESTful
7 2 (6.25%) XSLT
8 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (3.13%) CSS
8 1 (3.13%) JSON
8 1 (3.13%) MFC
8 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (9.38%) SCADA
2 1 (3.13%) CAN bus
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) MVC
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (25.00%) TDD
2 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.50%) CRM
3 4 (12.50%) MVVM
3 4 (12.50%) Scrum
3 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.38%) SDLC
4 3 (9.38%) UML
5 2 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.25%) OOD
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) Delphi
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Google
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Borland
3 1 (3.13%) Embarcadero
3 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.13%) Nintex