Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 317 302
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15 -30
Contract jobs citing WPF 838 653 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.83% 2.33% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 488 586
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -4.31%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 28
England median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% +1.19% +5.66%
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +12.54% +1.19% +5.66%

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 29,613 28,052 29,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 31.78% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,296 19,504 20,306
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £626 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 316 510
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.65% +10.26%
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £56.58
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +47 562 £600 +11.11% 124
South East +16 86 £363 -6.45% 85
North of England +60 75 £350 -6.67% 55
North West +45 64 £350 -6.67% 31
Midlands -15 64 £381 +5.17% 36
East of England -35 38 £388 +3.33% 46
West Midlands +19 34 £350 - 15
East Midlands -35 30 £400 +8.84% 21
South West -32 18 £339 +12.92% 20
Yorkshire +6 11 £395 +1.94% 21
North East +36 1 £483 +40.36% 3
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 807 (96.30%) C#
2 582 (69.45%) .NET
3 339 (40.45%) SQL Server
4 320 (38.19%) WCF
5 294 (35.08%) SQL
6 278 (33.17%) MVVM
7 266 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (23.27%) Front Office
9 190 (22.67%) Finance
10 183 (21.84%) Banking
11 179 (21.36%) TDD
12 163 (19.45%) Multithreading
13 156 (18.62%) .NET Framework
14 153 (18.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 149 (17.78%) OO
15 149 (17.78%) MVC
15 149 (17.78%) WinForms
16 136 (16.23%) JavaScript
17 117 (13.96%) Unit Testing
18 115 (13.72%) HTML
19 109 (13.01%) ASP.NET
20 108 (12.89%) Windows
21 104 (12.41%) Degree
22 100 (11.93%) Greenfield Project
23 99 (11.81%) Microsoft
23 99 (11.81%) Investment Banking
24 94 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web API
25 90 (10.74%) Electronic Trading
26 86 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
27 85 (10.14%) AngularJS

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 18 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (1.07%) IIS
3 8 (0.95%) NServiceBus
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.72%) CMS
6 3 (0.36%) Confluence
6 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.24%) Apache
7 2 (0.24%) GemFire
7 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.12%) SAS
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Simulink
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.31%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.95%) npm
2 8 (0.95%) Yarn
3 5 (0.60%) SaaS
4 4 (0.48%) PaaS
5 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.72%) Firewall
1 6 (0.72%) Internet
2 5 (0.60%) PPP
3 2 (0.24%) snoop
3 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.12%) DNS
4 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (40.45%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 54 (6.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 51 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (5.01%) Relational Database
6 36 (4.30%) NoSQL
7 32 (3.82%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (3.10%) Oracle Database
10 24 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (2.27%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (1.67%) MySQL
15 10 (1.19%) Blockchain
15 10 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
18 5 (0.60%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 86 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (6.92%) JIRA
2 58 (6.92%) NUnit
3 48 (5.73%) Visual Studio
4 43 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 39 (4.65%) TeamCity
6 36 (4.30%) ReSharper
6 36 (4.30%) Subversion
7 33 (3.94%) MSBuild
8 21 (2.51%) Moq
8 21 (2.51%) SpecFlow
9 17 (2.03%) AccuRev
10 14 (1.67%) Maven
11 13 (1.55%) StyleCop
12 12 (1.43%) MSTest
13 11 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (1.31%) Jenkins
14 9 (1.07%) JUnit
15 8 (0.95%) Axure RP
16 6 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 195 (23.27%) Front Office
2 190 (22.67%) Finance
3 183 (21.84%) Banking
4 99 (11.81%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.98%) Back Office
6 13 (1.55%) Retail
7 11 (1.31%) Legal
8 7 (0.84%) Advertising
8 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.60%) Automotive
9 5 (0.60%) Law
9 5 (0.60%) Publishing
10 4 (0.48%) Games
10 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.24%) Electronics
11 2 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 744 (88.78%) Developer
2 532 (63.48%) C# Developer
3 351 (41.89%) WPF Developer
4 285 (34.01%) C# WPF Developer
5 210 (25.06%) .NET Developer
6 125 (14.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 101 (12.05%) WCF Developer
8 92 (10.98%) C# WCF Developer
9 75 (8.95%) SQL Developer
10 70 (8.35%) Senior Developer
11 53 (6.32%) Front Office Developer
12 47 (5.61%) Software Developer
13 44 (5.25%) Software Engineer
14 43 (5.13%) UI Developer
15 42 (5.01%) Senior C# Developer
16 35 (4.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 34 (4.06%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
17 34 (4.06%) Senior WPF Developer
18 29 (3.46%) C# Software Engineer
19 28 (3.34%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (69.45%) .NET
2 320 (38.19%) WCF
3 156 (18.62%) .NET Framework
4 149 (17.78%) WinForms
5 115 (13.72%) HTML
6 109 (13.01%) ASP.NET
7 94 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 85 (10.14%) AngularJS
9 77 (9.19%) LINQ
10 71 (8.47%) Entity Framework
11 63 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (7.52%) HTML5
11 63 (7.52%) Reactive Extensions
12 60 (7.16%) Web Services
13 59 (7.04%) Task Parallel Library
14 58 (6.92%) CSS
15 42 (5.01%) jQuery
15 42 (5.01%) JSON
16 31 (3.70%) Silverlight
17 29 (3.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (18.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 100 (11.93%) Greenfield Project
3 76 (9.07%) Fixed Income
4 73 (8.71%) Computer Science
5 54 (6.44%) Derivative
6 39 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (3.94%) Data Structures
7 33 (3.94%) Market Risk
8 30 (3.58%) Equities
9 27 (3.22%) Algorithms
10 26 (3.10%) Hedge funds
11 25 (2.98%) NHS
12 24 (2.86%) Credit Risk
13 22 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (2.27%) Client/Server
14 19 (2.27%) User Experience
15 14 (1.67%) Clustering
16 10 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (0.95%) N-Tier
18 7 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (12.89%) Windows
2 33 (3.94%) Linux
3 25 (2.98%) Unix
4 15 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.55%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.43%) Android
6 12 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (33.17%) MVVM
2 266 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (21.36%) TDD
4 163 (19.45%) Multithreading
5 149 (17.78%) MVC
5 149 (17.78%) OO
6 117 (13.96%) Unit Testing
7 90 (10.74%) Electronic Trading
8 82 (9.79%) Software Engineering
9 70 (8.35%) Test Automation
10 69 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (7.88%) SOA
12 59 (7.04%) Scrum
13 53 (6.32%) Mathematics
14 52 (6.21%) Analytics
15 49 (5.85%) OOD
16 47 (5.61%) OOP
17 46 (5.49%) E-Commerce
18 40 (4.77%) Low Latency
19 37 (4.42%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 807 (96.30%) C#
2 294 (35.08%) SQL
3 136 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 71 (8.47%) C++
5 66 (7.88%) Java
6 52 (6.21%) T-SQL
7 48 (5.73%) XAML
8 38 (4.53%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.51%) Python
10 21 (2.51%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.55%) ES6
12 13 (1.55%) VBScript
13 12 (1.43%) VBA
14 11 (1.31%) VB
15 9 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.60%) Perl
17 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (12.41%) Degree
2 32 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.36%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.86%) HL7
2 11 (1.31%) MiFID
2 11 (1.31%) QA
3 2 (0.24%) EMIR
4 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 15 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.31%) Docker
3 8 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (1.67%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.36%) Ansible
3 2 (0.24%) SCCM
3 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.12%) Kibana
4 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 99 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 83 (9.90%) Oracle
3 33 (3.94%) TIBCO
4 31 (3.70%) DevExpress
5 12 (1.43%) Charles River
6 11 (1.31%) SimCorp
6 11 (1.31%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.19%) Infragistics
7 10 (1.19%) Reuters
8 8 (0.95%) Bloomberg
8 8 (0.95%) FXall
8 8 (0.95%) VMware
9 6 (0.72%) GFI Software
9 6 (0.72%) HP
9 6 (0.72%) MarketAxess
9 6 (0.72%) McAfee
9 6 (0.72%) Tradeweb
10 5 (0.60%) Syncfusion
10 5 (0.60%) Tableau
10 5 (0.60%) Telerik