Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 273 338
Rank change year-on-year -29 +65 -65
Contract jobs citing WPF 759 785 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.94% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 2.92% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 561 509
England median daily rate £475 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £308
90th Percentile £688 £650 £660
UK median daily rate £455 £480 £513
% change year-on-year -5.21% -6.34% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 25
England median hourly rate £46.69 £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +18.42% -7.88%
10th Percentile £38.75 £36.63 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £46.69 £44.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% +17.11% -7.88%

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 30,625 26,861 28,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.25% 32.17% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,767 18,626 19,813
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 329 407
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £17.38 £18.40 £13.50
90th Percentile £60.63 £54.08 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% +5.26% +8.57%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -22 483 £525 -4.55% 110
North of England +32 95 £375 - 50
Midlands -33 72 £375 +7.14% 53
South East -44 70 £330 -17.50% 69
North West +17 67 £375 - 28
East Midlands -17 43 £400 +8.84% 27
South West -23 31 £339 +7.11% 34
Yorkshire +16 29 £375 - 18
West Midlands -19 29 £350 +4.48% 25
East of England -26 9 £325 -18.75% 30
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 728 (95.92%) C#
2 552 (72.73%) .NET
3 312 (41.11%) SQL
4 300 (39.53%) SQL Server
5 298 (39.26%) WCF
6 296 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
7 217 (28.59%) MVVM
8 179 (23.58%) Finance
9 169 (22.27%) Multithreading
10 165 (21.74%) TDD
11 145 (19.10%) WinForms
12 137 (18.05%) Front Office
13 128 (16.86%) .NET Framework
14 121 (15.94%) MVC
14 121 (15.94%) JavaScript
15 118 (15.55%) ASP.NET
16 113 (14.89%) OO
17 112 (14.76%) Greenfield Project
18 111 (14.62%) Unit Testing
19 109 (14.36%) Microsoft
20 102 (13.44%) Banking
21 101 (13.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 101 (13.31%) HTML
22 96 (12.65%) Windows
22 96 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
23 88 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
23 88 (11.59%) Software Engineering
24 83 (10.94%) Degree
25 80 (10.54%) Oracle
26 77 (10.14%) Web Services

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 9 (1.19%) NServiceBus
2 5 (0.66%) Apache Solr
2 5 (0.66%) IIS
2 5 (0.66%) Mule
2 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
2 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.40%) CMS
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.26%) SAS
5 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.13%) GemFire
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.53%) CATIA
3 3 (0.40%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.13%) Global One
4 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) Minerva
4 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 96 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.98%) PaaS
3 11 (1.45%) IaaS
4 8 (1.05%) OpenShift
5 7 (0.92%) Yarn
6 6 (0.79%) npm
7 5 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.66%) NuGet
7 5 (0.66%) SaaS
8 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.92%) Internet
2 4 (0.53%) Firewall
2 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.26%) SSL
4 1 (0.13%) DNS
4 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.13%) PPP
4 1 (0.13%) RS-232
4 1 (0.13%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 69 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 68 (8.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 41 (5.40%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.48%) Oracle Database
7 33 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 31 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (3.29%) RDBMS
10 24 (3.16%) MongoDB
11 22 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (1.71%) Big Data
12 13 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.05%) GIS
16 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 88 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 59 (7.77%) JIRA
4 58 (7.64%) Visual Studio
5 54 (7.11%) NUnit
6 48 (6.32%) TeamCity
7 31 (4.08%) ReSharper
8 29 (3.82%) Jenkins
9 27 (3.56%) Subversion
10 25 (3.29%) MSBuild
11 22 (2.90%) AccuRev
11 22 (2.90%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (1.71%) MSTest
13 13 (1.71%) StyleCop
14 12 (1.58%) Moq
14 12 (1.58%) WiX
15 11 (1.45%) FitNesse
16 10 (1.32%) CruiseControl
17 8 (1.05%) JUnit
General
1 179 (23.58%) Finance
2 137 (18.05%) Front Office
3 102 (13.44%) Banking
4 65 (8.56%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.98%) Back Office
6 11 (1.45%) Retail
7 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.19%) Games
8 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.79%) Automotive
10 4 (0.53%) Advertising
10 4 (0.53%) Electronics
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Marketing
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 643 (84.72%) Developer
2 455 (59.95%) C# Developer
3 287 (37.81%) WPF Developer
4 241 (31.75%) C# WPF Developer
5 225 (29.64%) .NET Developer
6 138 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 77 (10.14%) WCF Developer
8 71 (9.35%) C# WCF Developer
9 69 (9.09%) SQL Developer
10 58 (7.64%) Senior Developer
11 47 (6.19%) Front Office Developer
12 44 (5.80%) Senior C# Developer
12 44 (5.80%) Software Engineer
13 43 (5.67%) Software Developer
14 33 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
15 32 (4.22%) WinForms Developer
16 31 (4.08%) Senior WPF Developer
17 30 (3.95%) Applications Developer
18 29 (3.82%) UI Developer
19 28 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 552 (72.73%) .NET
2 298 (39.26%) WCF
3 145 (19.10%) WinForms
4 128 (16.86%) .NET Framework
5 118 (15.55%) ASP.NET
6 101 (13.31%) HTML
7 77 (10.14%) Web Services
8 70 (9.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 57 (7.51%) LINQ
10 55 (7.25%) Task Parallel Library
11 52 (6.85%) CSS
12 51 (6.72%) REST
13 49 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (6.46%) Entity Framework
13 49 (6.46%) Reactive Extensions
14 46 (6.06%) JSON
15 45 (5.93%) AngularJS
16 36 (4.74%) HTML5
16 36 (4.74%) XML
17 32 (4.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.76%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (13.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (8.17%) Fixed Income
4 46 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 37 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (4.48%) Hedge funds
7 32 (4.22%) Derivative
8 25 (3.29%) NHS
9 22 (2.90%) Equities
9 22 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (2.24%) Clustering
11 16 (2.11%) Market Risk
12 15 (1.98%) User Experience
13 14 (1.84%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.71%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (1.19%) Fat Client
16 9 (1.19%) Thin Client
17 8 (1.05%) Credit Risk
17 8 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.65%) Windows
2 21 (2.77%) Unix
3 17 (2.24%) Android
3 17 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.11%) Linux
5 9 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (28.59%) MVVM
3 169 (22.27%) Multithreading
4 165 (21.74%) TDD
5 121 (15.94%) MVC
6 113 (14.89%) OO
7 111 (14.62%) Unit Testing
8 88 (11.59%) Software Engineering
9 73 (9.62%) Scrum
10 71 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (9.22%) SOA
12 63 (8.30%) Electronic Trading
13 53 (6.98%) Test Automation
14 51 (6.72%) Mathematics
15 47 (6.19%) E-Commerce
16 46 (6.06%) Waterfall
17 45 (5.93%) BDD
18 42 (5.53%) SDLC
19 40 (5.27%) OOA/OOD
20 37 (4.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 728 (95.92%) C#
2 312 (41.11%) SQL
3 121 (15.94%) JavaScript
4 72 (9.49%) Java
5 62 (8.17%) C++
6 53 (6.98%) PL/SQL
7 44 (5.80%) VB.NET
8 39 (5.14%) XAML
9 37 (4.87%) T-SQL
10 27 (3.56%) Python
11 20 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.64%) TypeScript
11 20 (2.64%) VBA
12 17 (2.24%) VB
13 13 (1.71%) C
14 11 (1.45%) ES6
14 11 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.19%) VC++
16 8 (1.05%) Java 8
16 8 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (10.94%) Degree
2 33 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.66%) PhD
7 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) ISEB
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.16%) HL7
2 9 (1.19%) QA
3 3 (0.40%) MiFID
3 3 (0.40%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.26%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) MISRA
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (2.50%) Docker
2 9 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.71%) BladeLogic
2 6 (0.79%) SCCM
2 6 (0.79%) vCenter Server
3 5 (0.66%) Ansible
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.13%) Oozie
4 1 (0.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 109 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 80 (10.54%) Oracle
3 20 (2.64%) Tableau
4 13 (1.71%) DevExpress
5 12 (1.58%) Telerik
5 12 (1.58%) TIBCO
6 10 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.19%) Charles River
7 9 (1.19%) VMware
8 8 (1.05%) Reuters
9 7 (0.92%) FXall
9 7 (0.92%) Infragistics
10 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.40%) Adobe
11 3 (0.40%) Capita
11 3 (0.40%) Citrix
11 3 (0.40%) GFI Software
11 3 (0.40%) HP
11 3 (0.40%) McAfee
11 3 (0.40%) Red Hat