Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 14 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 306 394
Rank change year-on-year -19 +88 -109
Contract jobs citing WPF 748 794 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.23% 2.57% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 637 447
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £311
90th Percentile £688 £653 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 10
England median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £35.25 £40.00 £22.16
90th Percentile £47.40 £52.50 £47.92
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,610 30,839 30,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.23% 32.56% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,957 21,926 21,290
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 371 354
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.10 £18.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £58.60 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in England

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in England

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in England

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in England

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WPF in England

WPF
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
London -11 516 £600 +2.13% 96
North of England -5 74 £350 -5.08% 75
South East +18 65 £500 +33.33% 76
North West -26 50 £360 -2.37% 47
Midlands -23 39 £360 -15.29% 68
South West -32 31 £438 +20.69% 26
West Midlands -22 29 £360 -15.29% 47
Yorkshire +8 22 £325 +1.56% 26
East of England -15 15 £413 +6.45% 49
East Midlands -7 10 £400 -15.79% 21
North East 0 2 £400 -6.71% 2
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 England region with a requirement for WPF.

1 705 (94.25%) C#
2 543 (72.59%) .NET
3 339 (45.32%) SQL
3 339 (45.32%) SQL Server
4 334 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (35.96%) WCF
6 244 (32.62%) Finance
7 188 (25.13%) TDD
8 183 (24.47%) MVVM
9 162 (21.66%) .NET Framework
10 157 (20.99%) Front Office
11 145 (19.39%) WinForms
12 144 (19.25%) Multithreading
13 135 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
14 124 (16.58%) Microsoft
15 121 (16.18%) ASP.NET
16 120 (16.04%) Banking
17 115 (15.37%) NoSQL
18 109 (14.57%) MVC
19 99 (13.24%) JavaScript
20 98 (13.10%) Greenfield Project
21 96 (12.83%) Reactive Extensions
21 96 (12.83%) Computer Science
22 90 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
22 90 (12.03%) OO
23 89 (11.90%) JIRA
24 88 (11.76%) Software Engineering
25 86 (11.50%) Test Automation
26 85 (11.36%) Fixed Income
27 83 (11.10%) Git (software)

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (1.60%) NServiceBus
3 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.80%) Confluence
4 6 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.67%) CMS
5 5 (0.67%) IIS
6 4 (0.53%) Apache
6 4 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.27%) SAS
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.13%) Mule
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (1.34%) CATIA
4 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.53%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) ENOVIA
2 7 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 90 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.80%) npm
4 6 (0.80%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.67%) Yarn
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.27%) NuGet
6 2 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.81%) AMQP
2 9 (1.20%) HTTP
3 6 (0.80%) Internet
4 3 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.27%) RTMP
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
6 1 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.13%) RFID
6 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (45.32%) SQL Server
2 115 (15.37%) NoSQL
3 50 (6.68%) MongoDB
4 48 (6.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (3.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 28 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 24 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 24 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 20 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (2.27%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.74%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.94%) Big Data
13 7 (0.94%) Redis
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.67%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.53%) Aerospike
15 4 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 89 (11.90%) JIRA
2 83 (11.10%) Git (software)
3 62 (8.29%) Jenkins
4 59 (7.89%) TeamCity
5 58 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 54 (7.22%) Subversion
7 51 (6.82%) Visual Studio
8 50 (6.68%) NUnit
9 43 (5.75%) AccuRev
9 43 (5.75%) SpecFlow
10 36 (4.81%) Moq
11 29 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (3.21%) MSTest
13 22 (2.94%) FitNesse
14 19 (2.54%) ReSharper
15 17 (2.27%) CruiseControl
16 16 (2.14%) Rhino Mocks
17 14 (1.87%) Maven
18 12 (1.60%) JUnit
19 11 (1.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 244 (32.62%) Finance
2 157 (20.99%) Front Office
3 120 (16.04%) Banking
4 81 (10.83%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.74%) Retail
7 8 (1.07%) Law
8 7 (0.94%) Games
8 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Marketing
10 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 630 (84.22%) Developer
2 446 (59.63%) C# Developer
3 246 (32.89%) .NET Developer
4 230 (30.75%) WPF Developer
5 175 (23.40%) C# WPF Developer
6 147 (19.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 77 (10.29%) WCF Developer
8 74 (9.89%) Senior Developer
9 72 (9.63%) C# WCF Developer
10 71 (9.49%) SQL Developer
11 54 (7.22%) Senior C# Developer
12 53 (7.09%) Full Stack Developer
13 51 (6.82%) Software Developer
14 48 (6.42%) Software Engineer
15 37 (4.95%) UI Developer
16 36 (4.81%) C# Software Developer
17 35 (4.68%) Front Office Developer
18 34 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
19 33 (4.41%) Applications Developer
20 31 (4.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (72.59%) .NET
2 269 (35.96%) WCF
3 162 (21.66%) .NET Framework
4 145 (19.39%) WinForms
5 121 (16.18%) ASP.NET
6 96 (12.83%) Reactive Extensions
7 81 (10.83%) AngularJS
8 76 (10.16%) HTML
9 74 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 65 (8.69%) Entity Framework
11 56 (7.49%) REST
11 56 (7.49%) Task Parallel Library
12 51 (6.82%) HTML5
13 49 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
14 48 (6.42%) React
15 47 (6.28%) Web Services
16 44 (5.88%) MSMQ
17 32 (4.28%) Silverlight
18 30 (4.01%) CSS
19 29 (3.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (13.10%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (12.83%) Computer Science
3 85 (11.36%) Fixed Income
4 51 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 48 (6.42%) User Experience
6 40 (5.35%) Hedge funds
7 37 (4.95%) Credit Risk
8 34 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (4.55%) Market Risk
9 33 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
11 27 (3.61%) Equities
12 26 (3.48%) Fintech
13 24 (3.21%) Derivative
14 17 (2.27%) Data Structures
15 16 (2.14%) Algorithms
16 10 (1.34%) N-Tier
16 10 (1.34%) Reinsurance
17 9 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
18 7 (0.94%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.16%) Windows
2 12 (1.60%) Linux
3 9 (1.20%) Android
3 9 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.94%) Unix
5 4 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.40%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Solaris
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (25.13%) TDD
3 183 (24.47%) MVVM
4 144 (19.25%) Multithreading
5 135 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (14.57%) MVC
7 90 (12.03%) OO
8 88 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 86 (11.50%) Test Automation
10 75 (10.03%) SOLID
10 75 (10.03%) Unit Testing
11 72 (9.63%) BDD
12 69 (9.22%) Scrum
13 67 (8.96%) E-Commerce
14 53 (7.09%) Microservices
15 51 (6.82%) SDLC
16 47 (6.28%) Asset Management
17 40 (5.35%) Dependency Injection
18 37 (4.95%) Low Latency
19 36 (4.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 705 (94.25%) C#
2 339 (45.32%) SQL
3 99 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 65 (8.69%) Java
5 61 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 60 (8.02%) VB.NET
7 33 (4.41%) C++
8 31 (4.14%) PL/SQL
9 30 (4.01%) XAML
10 22 (2.94%) Python
11 20 (2.67%) TypeScript
12 18 (2.41%) C
13 16 (2.14%) PowerShell
14 15 (2.01%) VB
14 15 (2.01%) VBA
15 14 (1.87%) Scala
16 7 (0.94%) ES6
17 6 (0.80%) Java 8
17 6 (0.80%) VB6
18 4 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (11.10%) Degree
2 21 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.40%) MCSA
7 3 (0.40%) MCSE
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB
8 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.27%) PhD
9 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.47%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.13%) MiFID
3 1 (0.13%) PMO
3 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.80%) Ansible
2 5 (0.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 124 (16.58%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.15%) Oracle
3 30 (4.01%) DevExpress
4 12 (1.60%) Infragistics
5 10 (1.34%) Charles River
6 9 (1.20%) Bloomberg
6 9 (1.20%) TIBCO
7 6 (0.80%) Citrix
7 6 (0.80%) RedGate
7 6 (0.80%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.67%) Rackspace
8 5 (0.67%) Tableau
9 4 (0.53%) Adobe
9 4 (0.53%) Perforce
9 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.40%) Cadence
10 3 (0.40%) Facebook
10 3 (0.40%) Google
10 3 (0.40%) Sybase
10 3 (0.40%) Telerik