Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 401 408 296
Rank change year-on-year +7 -112 +11
Contract jobs citing WPF 278 540 854
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.61% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.61% 1.82% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 461 696
Median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 38
Median hourly rate £47.67 £42.13 £47.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -10.55% +0.74%
10th Percentile £41.33 £36.75 £39.78
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.11 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £47.67 £42.50 £46.69
% change year-on-year +12.15% -8.97% +2.62%

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 17,260 29,598 30,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.38% 33.27% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,885 21,071 21,710
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £338 £330 £313
90th Percentile £668 £650 £626
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 263 323
Median hourly rate £37.60 £42.50 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.53% +2.63% +3.53%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £69.75 £59.60 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £41.42
% change year-on-year -15.66% +0.21% +3.54%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WPF in England

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WPF in England.

Daily rate trend for WPF in England

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WPF in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WPF in England

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WPF in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 March 2020. 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 +25 198 £550 -8.33% 42
South East +71 28 £375 -16.67% 40
Midlands +36 19 £350 -6.67% 28
East of England +33 14 £431 +4.55% 18
East Midlands +16 11 £350 -12.50% 18
South West +30 9 £433 -6.49% 23
West Midlands +47 8 £338 +3.85% 10
North of England +4 8 £350 -2.78% 27
Yorkshire +52 5 £350 - 9
North West -1 2 £363 +0.69% 13
North East +13 1 - - 5
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 261 (93.88%) C#
2 186 (66.91%) .NET
3 117 (42.09%) SQL Server
4 112 (40.29%) SQL
5 93 (33.45%) WCF
6 79 (28.42%) Windows
7 75 (26.98%) TDD
8 74 (26.62%) Front Office
9 70 (25.18%) Finance
9 70 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (24.82%) WinForms
11 59 (21.22%) Scrum
11 59 (21.22%) MVVM
12 58 (20.86%) Oracle
13 55 (19.78%) .NET Framework
14 54 (19.42%) Microsoft
15 53 (19.06%) Java
16 45 (16.19%) Banking
17 44 (15.83%) TeamCity
18 41 (14.75%) Subversion
18 41 (14.75%) MVC
19 40 (14.39%) Multithreading
20 39 (14.03%) Unit Testing
20 39 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
20 39 (14.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 38 (13.67%) ASP.NET
22 37 (13.31%) Visual Studio
23 36 (12.95%) C++
23 36 (12.95%) HTML
23 36 (12.95%) 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 15 (5.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.44%) IIS
3 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.72%) MTS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.36%) Mule
4 1 (0.36%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.63%) Azure
2 7 (2.52%) AWS
3 3 (1.08%) GitHub
3 3 (1.08%) NuGet
3 3 (1.08%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.72%) Azure Functions
4 2 (0.72%) GCP
4 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 2 (0.72%) Serverless
5 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) RTMP
1 4 (1.44%) SMS
1 4 (1.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.72%) DHCP
2 2 (0.72%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.36%) FTP
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
3 1 (0.36%) MGW
3 1 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (42.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.80%) UniData
7 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.08%) Big Data
8 3 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.36%) Parquet
10 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (15.83%) TeamCity
2 41 (14.75%) Subversion
3 37 (13.31%) Visual Studio
4 34 (12.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (10.07%) Git (software)
6 25 (8.99%) JIRA
7 17 (6.12%) Jenkins
8 16 (5.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (5.04%) FitNesse
9 14 (5.04%) Moq
10 9 (3.24%) NUnit
11 8 (2.88%) ReSharper
12 5 (1.80%) Log4Net
13 4 (1.44%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.08%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.08%) StyleCop
15 1 (0.36%) AccuRev
15 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (26.62%) Front Office
2 70 (25.18%) Finance
3 45 (16.19%) Banking
4 28 (10.07%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.52%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.16%) Retail
7 4 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.08%) Law
8 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Avionics
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Police
Job Titles
1 224 (80.58%) Developer
2 156 (56.12%) C# Developer
3 74 (26.62%) WPF Developer
4 65 (23.38%) C# WPF Developer
5 64 (23.02%) .NET Developer
6 40 (14.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (11.87%) Front Office Developer
8 19 (6.83%) UI Developer
9 17 (6.12%) Applications Developer
10 16 (5.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 14 (5.04%) C# Application Developer
11 14 (5.04%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 14 (5.04%) Software Developer
12 13 (4.68%) Software Engineer
12 13 (4.68%) SQL Developer
12 13 (4.68%) WinForms Developer
13 11 (3.96%) Angular Developer
13 11 (3.96%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.60%) C# Developer - Commodities
14 10 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (66.91%) .NET
2 93 (33.45%) WCF
3 69 (24.82%) WinForms
4 55 (19.78%) .NET Framework
5 38 (13.67%) ASP.NET
6 36 (12.95%) AngularJS
6 36 (12.95%) HTML
7 33 (11.87%) .NET Core
8 30 (10.79%) Entity Framework
9 25 (8.99%) Web Services
10 24 (8.63%) HTML5
11 23 (8.27%) Reactive Extensions
12 21 (7.55%) CSS
13 20 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (6.47%) jQuery
14 18 (6.47%) LINQ
15 17 (6.12%) React
16 14 (5.04%) XML
17 13 (4.68%) FIX Protocol
18 11 (3.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (9.35%) Derivative
4 24 (8.63%) Fixed Income
5 19 (6.83%) User Experience
6 16 (5.76%) Equities
7 14 (5.04%) Hedge funds
8 9 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (1.08%) EPoS
11 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.36%) iPad
12 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (28.42%) Windows
2 10 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (3.24%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.16%) Android
5 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.44%) Linux
6 2 (0.72%) VMS
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.36%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.98%) TDD
2 70 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (21.22%) MVVM
3 59 (21.22%) Scrum
4 41 (14.75%) MVC
5 40 (14.39%) Multithreading
6 39 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (14.03%) Unit Testing
7 25 (8.99%) BDD
7 25 (8.99%) Electronic Trading
8 24 (8.63%) OO
9 22 (7.91%) SOA
10 20 (7.19%) Mathematics
11 17 (6.12%) Kanban
11 17 (6.12%) Microservices
11 17 (6.12%) Software Engineering
12 16 (5.76%) OOP
13 15 (5.40%) Asset Management
13 15 (5.40%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (5.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 261 (93.88%) C#
2 112 (40.29%) SQL
3 53 (19.06%) Java
4 36 (12.95%) C++
5 32 (11.51%) JavaScript
6 27 (9.71%) XAML
7 25 (8.99%) Python
8 22 (7.91%) VB.NET
9 17 (6.12%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.96%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.60%) VB
11 10 (3.60%) VBA
12 8 (2.88%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.80%) C
13 5 (1.80%) VB6
14 4 (1.44%) UniBasic
15 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.72%) Haskell
16 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (7.19%) Degree
2 11 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.44%) PhD
5 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.04%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) EMIR
2 2 (0.72%) MiFID
2 2 (0.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (3.60%) Docker
2 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (20.86%) Oracle
2 54 (19.42%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.83%) DevExpress
4 13 (4.68%) RedGate
5 12 (4.32%) Telerik
6 9 (3.24%) Murex
6 9 (3.24%) OpenLink
6 9 (3.24%) SunGard
7 8 (2.88%) TIBCO
7 8 (2.88%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.80%) Sophis
9 4 (1.44%) IFS
9 4 (1.44%) jBASE
10 3 (1.08%) Tableau
11 2 (0.72%) Adobe
11 2 (0.72%) Google
11 2 (0.72%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.72%) Solace
11 2 (0.72%) Twitter
11 2 (0.72%) VMware