Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 491 335 308
Rank change year-on-year -156 -27 +90
Contract jobs citing WPF 296 743 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.78% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 2.22% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 607 630
England median daily rate £425 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £325
90th Percentile £658 £688 £651
UK median daily rate £425 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -22.73% +4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 36
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.88 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% -8.27% +12.54%
10th Percentile £41.13 £35.93 £40.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.43 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.88 £47.83
% change year-on-year -1.99% -8.27% +12.54%

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 23,378 33,497 30,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.75% 35.25% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,391 23,848 21,915
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 293 367
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.41 £17.10 £18.65
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.26%

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 -164 145 £490 -18.33% 55
South East +33 59 £420 -16.00% 85
South West +2 34 £433 +1.76% 21
North of England -9 26 £363 +3.57% 49
North West -7 19 £364 +1.04% 30
East of England +31 17 £360 -12.67% 39
Midlands +26 14 £350 -2.78% 34
East Midlands +28 7 £350 -12.50% 19
West Midlands +13 7 £344 -4.51% 15
Yorkshire +18 6 £325 -1.52% 16
North East +15 1 - - 3
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 280 (94.59%) C#
2 207 (69.93%) .NET
3 140 (47.30%) SQL Server
4 114 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (35.47%) Windows
6 102 (34.46%) WinForms
7 101 (34.12%) SQL
8 84 (28.38%) Finance
8 84 (28.38%) .NET Framework
9 74 (25.00%) TDD
10 73 (24.66%) WCF
10 73 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (20.27%) ASP.NET
12 58 (19.59%) Microsoft
13 57 (19.26%) MVVM
14 54 (18.24%) JavaScript
15 50 (16.89%) Oracle
15 50 (16.89%) Scrum
15 50 (16.89%) Unit Testing
16 49 (16.55%) MVC
17 48 (16.22%) Azure
17 48 (16.22%) .NET Core
18 46 (15.54%) Visual Studio
18 46 (15.54%) Python
19 45 (15.20%) HTML
19 45 (15.20%) Multithreading
20 44 (14.86%) Front Office
20 44 (14.86%) AngularJS
20 44 (14.86%) Jenkins
21 40 (13.51%) DevOps

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 11 (3.72%) IIS
2 2 (0.68%) CMS
2 2 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.34%) Minerva
1 1 (0.34%) Orchestrade
1 1 (0.34%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.22%) Azure
2 10 (3.38%) OpenShift
3 6 (2.03%) AWS
4 2 (0.68%) npm
4 2 (0.68%) NuGet
4 2 (0.68%) PaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Power Platform
4 2 (0.68%) Yarn
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.35%) DNS
1 4 (1.35%) SSL
2 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.68%) RTMP
4 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
4 1 (0.34%) LAN
4 1 (0.34%) RS-232
4 1 (0.34%) RS-485
4 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (47.30%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.72%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.38%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.36%) Redis
8 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.69%) Big Data
10 4 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.01%) KDB
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.68%) Power BI
12 2 (0.68%) Spotfire
13 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (15.54%) Visual Studio
2 44 (14.86%) Jenkins
3 35 (11.82%) Git (software)
4 33 (11.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (10.81%) NUnit
6 21 (7.09%) Moq
7 16 (5.41%) Bitbucket
8 15 (5.07%) FitNesse
8 15 (5.07%) JIRA
8 15 (5.07%) TeamCity
9 11 (3.72%) ReSharper
9 11 (3.72%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 9 (3.04%) MSBuild
11 7 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (2.03%) ClearCase
13 4 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (1.01%) AccuRev
14 3 (1.01%) MSTest
14 3 (1.01%) SpecFlow
General
1 84 (28.38%) Finance
2 44 (14.86%) Front Office
3 29 (9.80%) Banking
4 19 (6.42%) Retail
5 9 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.03%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.69%) Law
7 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.01%) Advertising
8 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Automotive
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (83.78%) Developer
2 172 (58.11%) C# Developer
3 102 (34.46%) .NET Developer
4 94 (31.76%) WPF Developer
5 80 (27.03%) C# WPF Developer
6 75 (25.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 42 (14.19%) WinForms Developer
8 33 (11.15%) Software Developer
9 27 (9.12%) Software Engineer
10 17 (5.74%) Applications Developer
11 16 (5.41%) C# Application Developer
12 15 (5.07%) .NET Software Developer
13 14 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (4.39%) C# Software Developer
14 13 (4.39%) SQL Developer
15 12 (4.05%) Angular Developer
16 9 (3.04%) C# Software Engineer
16 9 (3.04%) C# VB.NET Developer
16 9 (3.04%) VB.NET Developer
17 8 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (69.93%) .NET
2 102 (34.46%) WinForms
3 84 (28.38%) .NET Framework
4 73 (24.66%) WCF
5 60 (20.27%) ASP.NET
6 48 (16.22%) .NET Core
7 45 (15.20%) HTML
8 44 (14.86%) AngularJS
9 39 (13.18%) Entity Framework
10 34 (11.49%) CSS
11 28 (9.46%) Web Services
12 25 (8.45%) HTML5
13 22 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (7.09%) jQuery
15 20 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (6.76%) React
16 19 (6.42%) XML
17 18 (6.08%) Node.js
18 16 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
19 14 (4.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.45%) Fixed Income
1 25 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (8.11%) Derivative
3 20 (6.76%) Hedge funds
4 11 (3.72%) Credit Derivative
5 10 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.38%) Equities
6 9 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.04%) Credit Risk
7 8 (2.70%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (2.70%) User Experience
8 7 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.69%) EPoS
11 4 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.01%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 105 (35.47%) Windows
2 5 (1.69%) Linux
2 5 (1.69%) Unix
3 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.68%) Android
4 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (25.00%) TDD
3 73 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (19.26%) MVVM
5 50 (16.89%) Scrum
5 50 (16.89%) Unit Testing
6 49 (16.55%) MVC
7 45 (15.20%) Multithreading
8 40 (13.51%) DevOps
9 39 (13.18%) Software Engineering
10 35 (11.82%) OO
11 29 (9.80%) SDLC
12 28 (9.46%) BDD
12 28 (9.46%) SOLID
13 26 (8.78%) Test Automation
14 24 (8.11%) Computer Science
15 23 (7.77%) Multithreaded Programming
16 21 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (6.76%) Data Analysis
17 20 (6.76%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 280 (94.59%) C#
2 101 (34.12%) SQL
3 54 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.54%) Python
5 32 (10.81%) C++
6 26 (8.78%) VB.NET
7 24 (8.11%) Java
7 24 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 24 (8.11%) VB
8 22 (7.43%) TypeScript
9 20 (6.76%) VBA
10 15 (5.07%) XAML
11 13 (4.39%) PL/SQL
11 13 (4.39%) VB6
12 5 (1.69%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.69%) R
12 5 (1.69%) Scala
13 4 (1.35%) Go
13 4 (1.35%) Java 8
14 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (7.77%) Degree
2 10 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.70%) PhD
4 8 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.70%) Ansible
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.89%) Oracle
3 13 (4.39%) DevExpress
4 7 (2.36%) Citrix
4 7 (2.36%) Telerik
5 4 (1.35%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.35%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.35%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.01%) Murex
7 2 (0.68%) SAP
7 2 (0.68%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) Charles River
8 1 (0.34%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.34%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.34%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.34%) Solace
8 1 (0.34%) SunGard
8 1 (0.34%) Sybase
8 1 (0.34%) Twitter