Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 397 284
Rank change year-on-year +92 -113 -17
Contract jobs citing WPF 804 580 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.60% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% 1.94% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 446 693
England median daily rate £525 £453 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.96% -9.45% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £306
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 9 17
England median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £40.00 £22.13 £27.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.01 £48.70
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.54% - +13.33%

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 30719 29842 29966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.39% 30.67% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21863 20839 20773
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 343 504
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +104 556 £600 +11.63% 84
North of England +77 73 £363 +3.57% 44
North West +62 68 £363 +3.57% 20
Midlands +17 58 £425 +14.86% 23
South East -20 45 £375 - 44
East of England -4 42 £388 +8.39% 17
East Midlands -10 33 £475 +26.25% 9
South West -20 33 £375 +15.38% 9
West Midlands +29 25 £406 +16.07% 14
Yorkshire +14 3 £320 -1.54% 20
North East +59 2 £429 +27.04% 4
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WPF.

1 764 (95.02%) C#
2 556 (69.15%) .NET
3 363 (45.15%) SQL Server
4 347 (43.16%) SQL
5 308 (38.31%) WCF
6 285 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
7 228 (28.36%) Front Office
8 217 (26.99%) MVVM
9 206 (25.62%) TDD
9 206 (25.62%) Banking
10 202 (25.12%) Finance
11 162 (20.15%) WinForms
12 156 (19.40%) JavaScript
13 153 (19.03%) HTML
14 148 (18.41%) MVC
15 145 (18.03%) .NET Framework
16 137 (17.04%) Multithreading
17 122 (15.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 118 (14.68%) OO
19 113 (14.05%) ASP.NET
20 110 (13.68%) Microsoft
21 103 (12.81%) AngularJS
22 101 (12.56%) Oracle
23 100 (12.44%) Windows
24 97 (12.06%) Investment Banking
25 89 (11.07%) Degree
26 88 (10.95%) HTML5
27 86 (10.70%) Fixed Income
27 86 (10.70%) Unit Testing
28 83 (10.32%) Software Engineering

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 17 (2.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (1.74%) IIS
4 10 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.00%) CMS
5 8 (1.00%) NServiceBus
6 5 (0.62%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.62%) Confluence
6 5 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.12%) GemFire
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) Simulink
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.37%) SimCorp Dimension
2 6 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.75%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.62%) RMDS
4 3 (0.37%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.75%) npm
2 6 (0.75%) Yarn
3 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.75%) PPP
2 4 (0.50%) Internet
3 3 (0.37%) Firewall
3 3 (0.37%) Intranet
4 2 (0.25%) Link 16
5 1 (0.12%) CTI
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.12%) HTTP
5 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.12%) LDAP
5 1 (0.12%) SMS
5 1 (0.12%) snoop
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (45.15%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 33 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (3.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 27 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (3.11%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.99%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (2.36%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (1.00%) Blockchain
14 8 (1.00%) MySQL
14 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 43 (5.35%) JIRA
4 40 (4.98%) Subversion
5 35 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 35 (4.35%) NUnit
6 28 (3.48%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.49%) Moq
8 17 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 16 (1.99%) MSTest
10 15 (1.87%) JUnit
11 14 (1.74%) MSBuild
12 13 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (1.49%) AccuRev
13 12 (1.49%) ReSharper
14 11 (1.37%) Maven
15 10 (1.24%) Mockito
16 9 (1.12%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.87%) LINQPad
General
1 228 (28.36%) Front Office
2 206 (25.62%) Banking
3 202 (25.12%) Finance
4 97 (12.06%) Investment Banking
5 35 (4.35%) Back Office
6 12 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.24%) Advertising
7 10 (1.24%) Retail
8 8 (1.00%) Legal
9 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.87%) Marketing
10 6 (0.75%) Private Banking
10 6 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.50%) Law
11 4 (0.50%) Publishing
12 3 (0.37%) Automotive
12 3 (0.37%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.25%) Military
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 705 (87.69%) Developer
2 494 (61.44%) C# Developer
3 295 (36.69%) WPF Developer
4 241 (29.98%) C# WPF Developer
5 215 (26.74%) .NET Developer
6 119 (14.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 88 (10.95%) SQL Developer
8 83 (10.32%) WCF Developer
9 82 (10.20%) Senior Developer
10 73 (9.08%) C# WCF Developer
11 65 (8.08%) Front Office Developer
12 48 (5.97%) Senior C# Developer
13 47 (5.85%) Software Developer
14 41 (5.10%) UI Developer
15 36 (4.48%) Software Engineer
16 33 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
17 32 (3.98%) ASP.NET Developer
18 30 (3.73%) C# Software Developer
19 26 (3.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
20 25 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (69.15%) .NET
2 308 (38.31%) WCF
3 162 (20.15%) WinForms
4 153 (19.03%) HTML
5 145 (18.03%) .NET Framework
6 113 (14.05%) ASP.NET
7 103 (12.81%) AngularJS
8 88 (10.95%) HTML5
9 70 (8.71%) CSS
10 67 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 63 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (7.59%) Entity Framework
13 60 (7.46%) LINQ
14 47 (5.85%) jQuery
15 46 (5.72%) Task Parallel Library
16 45 (5.60%) Reactive Extensions
17 43 (5.35%) XML
18 38 (4.73%) Web Services
19 32 (3.98%) Silverlight
20 23 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 86 (10.70%) Fixed Income
3 82 (10.20%) Derivative
3 82 (10.20%) Greenfield Project
4 72 (8.96%) Computer Science
5 52 (6.47%) Equities
6 47 (5.85%) Market Risk
7 37 (4.60%) Credit Risk
8 32 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (3.48%) Data Structures
9 28 (3.48%) User Experience
10 27 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (3.36%) Hedge funds
11 25 (3.11%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (1.37%) N-Tier
14 10 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.75%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.44%) Windows
2 29 (3.61%) Linux
3 25 (3.11%) Unix
4 16 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.24%) Android
7 10 (1.24%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (26.99%) MVVM
3 206 (25.62%) TDD
4 148 (18.41%) MVC
5 137 (17.04%) Multithreading
6 118 (14.68%) OO
7 86 (10.70%) Unit Testing
8 83 (10.32%) Software Engineering
9 70 (8.71%) Scrum
10 69 (8.58%) Electronic Trading
11 64 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (7.71%) Test Automation
13 57 (7.09%) SOA
14 53 (6.59%) Dependency Injection
15 45 (5.60%) Web Development
16 43 (5.35%) Low Latency
17 41 (5.10%) Analytics
17 41 (5.10%) SDLC
18 39 (4.85%) E-Commerce
18 39 (4.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 764 (95.02%) C#
2 347 (43.16%) SQL
3 156 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 77 (9.58%) Java
5 64 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 54 (6.72%) C++
7 43 (5.35%) XAML
8 42 (5.22%) PowerShell
9 34 (4.23%) VB.NET
10 26 (3.23%) Python
11 25 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.74%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.74%) VB
13 14 (1.74%) VBA
14 11 (1.37%) VBScript
15 9 (1.12%) ES6
15 9 (1.12%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.50%) C
17 4 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (11.07%) Degree
2 31 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.99%) QA
2 14 (1.74%) MiFID
3 7 (0.87%) EMIR
4 2 (0.25%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 11 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.00%) Docker
3 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (0.25%) Ansible
1 2 (0.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.12%) Kibana
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 110 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 101 (12.56%) Oracle
3 38 (4.73%) DevExpress
4 36 (4.48%) TIBCO
5 22 (2.74%) Sybase
6 16 (1.99%) Telerik
7 15 (1.87%) Infragistics
7 15 (1.87%) Reuters
8 14 (1.74%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.62%) Charles River
9 13 (1.62%) Syncfusion
10 11 (1.37%) SimCorp
10 11 (1.37%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.87%) Solace
12 6 (0.75%) FXall
12 6 (0.75%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.62%) MarketAxess
13 5 (0.62%) Murex
13 5 (0.62%) Tradeweb
14 4 (0.50%) HP