Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 330 272 344
Rank change year-on-year -58 +72 -53
Contract jobs citing WPF 699 888 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.96% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 2.96% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 733 470
England median daily rate £525 £525 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.30% -6.50%
10th Percentile £329 £325 £305
90th Percentile £700 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 12
England median hourly rate £43.92 £47.67 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.87% +14.86% -2.35%
10th Percentile £36.50 £40.00 £23.59
90th Percentile £47.35 £47.83 £45.90
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £47.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -7.55% +17.28% -4.71%

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 31,462 30,002 28,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.52% 32.48% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,350 21,589 19,825
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 321 321
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -41 465 £600 - 81
South East -8 74 £484 +33.52% 78
North of England -42 64 £350 -3.45% 81
Midlands -20 49 £368 -8.13% 45
North West -39 44 £360 -0.69% 50
West Midlands -8 33 £355 - 30
South West -34 22 £450 +33.33% 22
East of England -14 20 £413 +6.45% 39
Yorkshire -10 16 £311 -22.19% 27
East Midlands -11 16 £400 -1.54% 15
North East -5 4 £450 -6.74% 4
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 650 (92.99%) C#
2 527 (75.39%) .NET
3 343 (49.07%) SQL Server
4 320 (45.78%) SQL
5 317 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
6 239 (34.19%) WCF
7 228 (32.62%) Finance
8 181 (25.89%) MVVM
9 169 (24.18%) TDD
10 158 (22.60%) .NET Framework
11 149 (21.32%) WinForms
12 139 (19.89%) Front Office
13 128 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (17.88%) Microsoft
15 122 (17.45%) Banking
16 117 (16.74%) Multithreading
17 109 (15.59%) NoSQL
18 106 (15.16%) Reactive Extensions
19 95 (13.59%) ASP.NET
20 94 (13.45%) Git (software)
21 91 (13.02%) Software Engineering
21 91 (13.02%) Greenfield Project
22 89 (12.73%) Computer Science
23 88 (12.59%) JIRA
23 88 (12.59%) Windows
24 87 (12.45%) MVC
25 84 (12.02%) Degree
26 82 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
27 79 (11.30%) VB.NET
28 78 (11.16%) OO

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 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (1.86%) Confluence
3 11 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (1.29%) IIS
5 8 (1.14%) CMS
6 5 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.57%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.29%) Mule
9 2 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.14%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.86%) CATIA
3 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.86%) OpenShift
4 8 (1.14%) npm
5 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.57%) Yarn
6 3 (0.43%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.29%) AMQP
2 9 (1.29%) HTTP
3 3 (0.43%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.29%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.14%) RFID
5 1 (0.14%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (49.07%) SQL Server
2 109 (15.59%) NoSQL
3 49 (7.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (6.44%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (4.01%) SQL Server 2000
7 26 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 25 (3.58%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 20 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 19 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (2.58%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.00%) Redis
15 6 (0.86%) Big Data
15 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 94 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 88 (12.59%) JIRA
3 82 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (9.01%) Subversion
5 61 (8.73%) Jenkins
6 55 (7.87%) Visual Studio
7 47 (6.72%) TeamCity
8 45 (6.44%) SpecFlow
9 43 (6.15%) NUnit
10 42 (6.01%) AccuRev
11 33 (4.72%) Moq
12 27 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (3.58%) MSTest
14 20 (2.86%) FitNesse
15 18 (2.58%) Oracle Forms
16 16 (2.29%) ReSharper
17 15 (2.15%) MSBuild
18 14 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
19 12 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
20 11 (1.57%) CruiseControl
General
1 228 (32.62%) Finance
2 139 (19.89%) Front Office
3 122 (17.45%) Banking
4 72 (10.30%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.43%) Retail
7 10 (1.43%) Back Office
8 9 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.00%) Law
10 5 (0.72%) Games
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Marketing
12 2 (0.29%) Military
12 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Legal
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 584 (83.55%) Developer
2 398 (56.94%) C# Developer
3 225 (32.19%) WPF Developer
4 217 (31.04%) .NET Developer
5 148 (21.17%) C# WPF Developer
6 121 (17.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 66 (9.44%) SQL Developer
8 65 (9.30%) WCF Developer
9 63 (9.01%) Senior Developer
10 61 (8.73%) C# WCF Developer
11 52 (7.44%) Full Stack Developer
12 50 (7.15%) Software Developer
13 49 (7.01%) Software Engineer
14 46 (6.58%) Senior C# Developer
15 36 (5.15%) Front Office Developer
16 35 (5.01%) UI Developer
17 34 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
18 32 (4.58%) Applications Developer
19 30 (4.29%) Market Risk Developer
20 28 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (75.39%) .NET
2 239 (34.19%) WCF
3 158 (22.60%) .NET Framework
4 149 (21.32%) WinForms
5 106 (15.16%) Reactive Extensions
6 95 (13.59%) ASP.NET
7 72 (10.30%) AngularJS
8 70 (10.01%) ASP.NET Web API
9 63 (9.01%) Entity Framework
10 54 (7.73%) HTML
11 51 (7.30%) Task Parallel Library
12 49 (7.01%) React
13 46 (6.58%) HTML5
14 37 (5.29%) MSMQ
14 37 (5.29%) REST
15 34 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (4.72%) Web Services
17 29 (4.15%) .NET Core
17 29 (4.15%) JSON
18 28 (4.01%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.02%) Greenfield Project
2 78 (11.16%) Fixed Income
3 48 (6.87%) User Experience
4 44 (6.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 42 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (4.43%) Credit Risk
6 31 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (4.43%) Market Risk
7 30 (4.29%) Hedge funds
8 28 (4.01%) Fintech
9 20 (2.86%) Algorithms
9 20 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.58%) Derivative
11 16 (2.29%) Equities
12 15 (2.15%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.72%) EPoS
13 12 (1.72%) Reinsurance
14 9 (1.29%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.86%) OTC Derivatives
16 5 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 88 (12.59%) Windows
2 12 (1.72%) Linux
3 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (0.86%) Unix
5 4 (0.57%) Android
5 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.43%) VxWorks
6 3 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (25.89%) MVVM
3 169 (24.18%) TDD
4 128 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (16.74%) Multithreading
6 91 (13.02%) Software Engineering
7 89 (12.73%) Computer Science
8 87 (12.45%) MVC
9 78 (11.16%) OO
10 75 (10.73%) BDD
11 74 (10.59%) Scrum
12 73 (10.44%) Unit Testing
13 71 (10.16%) SOLID
14 68 (9.73%) Test Automation
15 60 (8.58%) E-Commerce
16 53 (7.58%) SDLC
17 49 (7.01%) Microservices
18 45 (6.44%) Asset Management
19 37 (5.29%) Dependency Injection
19 37 (5.29%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 650 (92.99%) C#
2 320 (45.78%) SQL
3 79 (11.30%) VB.NET
4 74 (10.59%) JavaScript
5 69 (9.87%) T-SQL
6 60 (8.58%) Java
7 41 (5.87%) PL/SQL
8 30 (4.29%) C++
8 30 (4.29%) XAML
9 29 (4.15%) VBA
10 18 (2.58%) VB
11 17 (2.43%) Python
12 15 (2.15%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.00%) C
14 10 (1.43%) Scala
15 9 (1.29%) VB6
16 8 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.86%) ES6
18 5 (0.72%) Java 8
19 4 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 84 (12.02%) Degree
2 17 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.86%) MCSA
5 6 (0.86%) MCSE
5 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.57%) PhD
7 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.14%) ISEB
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.86%) QA
2 2 (0.29%) GDPR
3 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 8 (1.14%) Docker
2 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.43%) Ansible
2 5 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.14%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 125 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.44%) Oracle
3 28 (4.01%) DevExpress
4 18 (2.58%) Citrix
5 11 (1.57%) RedGate
6 10 (1.43%) Bloomberg
7 9 (1.29%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.29%) Infragistics
7 9 (1.29%) Telerik
8 8 (1.14%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.00%) GUPTA
10 5 (0.72%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.57%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.43%) Adobe
12 3 (0.43%) Charles River
12 3 (0.43%) Facebook
12 3 (0.43%) Google
12 3 (0.43%) Twitter
13 2 (0.29%) IBM
13 2 (0.29%) Sybase