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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 291 247
Rank change year-on-year +31 -44  
Contract jobs citing WPF 371 396 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.79% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 2.81% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 299 324
Median daily rate £500 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +10.29% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 3
Median hourly rate £47.67 £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.82% -7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £11.00 £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +77.08% -40.00%  

WPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13280 14104 13161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.63% 28.23% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9227 9920 8669
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 209 170
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 200 £550 -6.38% 92
South East +30 60 £393 +9.79% 48
East Midlands +17 39 £368 - 14
South West +19 23 £313 +2.04% 9
North West +27 17 £375 +20.00% 24
East of England -23 15 £400 +23.07% 22
West Midlands +16 9 £370 -10.30% 16
North East -6 7 £425 +38.21% 5
Yorkshire +18 1 £400 +33.33% 8
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 661 (92.84%) C#
2 565 (79.35%) .NET
3 313 (43.96%) SQL Server
4 251 (35.25%) MVVM
5 246 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
6 238 (33.43%) SQL
7 237 (33.29%) WCF
8 203 (28.51%) TDD
9 193 (27.11%) MVC
10 182 (25.56%) ASP.NET
11 145 (20.37%) Finance
12 136 (19.10%) Microsoft
13 132 (18.54%) JavaScript
14 126 (17.70%) HTML
15 124 (17.42%) .NET Framework
16 114 (16.01%) Front Office
17 113 (15.87%) Multithreading
18 108 (15.17%) ASP.NET Web API
19 107 (15.03%) Banking
20 104 (14.61%) Oracle
21 98 (13.76%) WinForms
21 98 (13.76%) Unit Testing
22 95 (13.34%) Windows
23 91 (12.78%) Scrum
24 90 (12.64%) OO
25 85 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
26 81 (11.38%) Visual Studio
27 79 (11.10%) Dependency Injection
28 76 (10.67%) NUnit
29 74 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server

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 20 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.54%) CMS
3 11 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
4 9 (1.26%) NServiceBus
4 9 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (1.12%) Confluence
6 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.56%) IIS
9 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.28%) JBoss
10 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.14%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.26%) MS Office
3 7 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.39%) ION MarketView
2 13 (1.83%) RMDS
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.84%) Amazon S3
3 6 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) GitHub
4 2 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.11%) AMQP
2 6 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.56%) snoop
5 3 (0.42%) Internet
5 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.28%) DNS
6 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.28%) RS-232
6 2 (0.28%) SSL
7 1 (0.14%) HTTP
7 1 (0.14%) NFC
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
7 1 (0.14%) SMPP
7 1 (0.14%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (43.96%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 44 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 26 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.81%) MongoDB
9 19 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
11 17 (2.39%) Big Data
12 15 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.54%) Power BI
15 11 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (1.40%) HBase
17 9 (1.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 81 (11.38%) Visual Studio
2 76 (10.67%) NUnit
3 74 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (6.88%) Git (software)
5 33 (4.63%) Subversion
6 26 (3.65%) Moq
7 25 (3.51%) SpecFlow
8 24 (3.37%) JIRA
8 24 (3.37%) ReSharper
9 23 (3.23%) Mockito
10 18 (2.53%) MSBuild
11 13 (1.83%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.83%) JUnit
11 13 (1.83%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.83%) TestNG
12 11 (1.54%) Maven
13 10 (1.40%) Gradle
13 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Blend
13 10 (1.40%) MSTest
14 9 (1.26%) Axure RP
General
1 145 (20.37%) Finance
2 114 (16.01%) Front Office
3 107 (15.03%) Banking
4 59 (8.29%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.95%) Advertising
6 15 (2.11%) Back Office
7 13 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.26%) Marketing
9 4 (0.56%) Avionics
9 4 (0.56%) Military
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Retail
10 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 613 (86.10%) Developer
2 399 (56.04%) C# Developer
3 283 (39.75%) WPF Developer
4 251 (35.25%) .NET Developer
5 208 (29.21%) C# WPF Developer
6 154 (21.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 61 (8.57%) Senior Developer
8 59 (8.29%) WCF Developer
9 58 (8.15%) SQL Developer
10 49 (6.88%) UI Developer
11 47 (6.60%) C# WCF Developer
11 47 (6.60%) Software Developer
12 36 (5.06%) WinForms Developer
13 34 (4.78%) Senior C# Developer
14 33 (4.63%) Java Developer
15 32 (4.49%) Front Office Developer
16 29 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
16 29 (4.07%) C# Software Developer
17 26 (3.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 25 (3.51%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (79.35%) .NET
2 237 (33.29%) WCF
3 182 (25.56%) ASP.NET
4 126 (17.70%) HTML
5 124 (17.42%) .NET Framework
6 108 (15.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 98 (13.76%) WinForms
8 85 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 69 (9.69%) AngularJS
9 69 (9.69%) CSS
10 65 (9.13%) LINQ
11 61 (8.57%) Web Services
12 58 (8.15%) XML
13 54 (7.58%) HTML5
14 52 (7.30%) Entity Framework
15 45 (6.32%) REST
16 39 (5.48%) jQuery
17 36 (5.06%) Reactive Extensions
18 35 (4.92%) React
19 31 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.55%) Fixed Income
2 54 (7.58%) User Experience
3 51 (7.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.92%) Derivative
6 26 (3.65%) Computer Science
7 24 (3.37%) Fintech
8 18 (2.53%) Equities
9 17 (2.39%) Client/Server
9 17 (2.39%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
11 13 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.98%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.98%) Market Risk
14 5 (0.70%) Exotic Derivative
14 5 (0.70%) Swaptions
15 4 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 95 (13.34%) Windows
2 22 (3.09%) Android
3 20 (2.81%) Unix
4 19 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.54%) Linux
6 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.42%) Solaris
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (35.25%) MVVM
2 246 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (28.51%) TDD
4 193 (27.11%) MVC
5 113 (15.87%) Multithreading
6 98 (13.76%) Unit Testing
7 91 (12.78%) Scrum
8 90 (12.64%) OO
9 79 (11.10%) Dependency Injection
10 66 (9.27%) Software Engineering
11 51 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (7.16%) SDLC
12 47 (6.60%) Electronic Trading
13 41 (5.76%) BDD
14 35 (4.92%) Mathematics
15 34 (4.78%) Microservices
16 28 (3.93%) OOD
17 27 (3.79%) Automated Testing
17 27 (3.79%) Multithreaded Programming
18 26 (3.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 661 (92.84%) C#
2 238 (33.43%) SQL
3 132 (18.54%) JavaScript
4 62 (8.71%) XAML
5 59 (8.29%) T-SQL
6 55 (7.72%) C++
7 53 (7.44%) VB.NET
8 52 (7.30%) Java
9 24 (3.37%) Python
10 21 (2.95%) VBA
11 20 (2.81%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.67%) PowerShell
13 18 (2.53%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.97%) VB
15 11 (1.54%) C
16 9 (1.26%) Delphi
17 8 (1.12%) VB6
18 5 (0.70%) Bash Shell
19 4 (0.56%) Perl
20 3 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (8.71%) Degree
2 30 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.84%) CFA
6 3 (0.42%) MBA
6 3 (0.42%) PhD
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISEB
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.14%) MCP
7 1 (0.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.93%) QA
2 5 (0.70%) Basel III
2 5 (0.70%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.28%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.28%) Firmware
2 1 (0.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 136 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 104 (14.61%) Oracle
3 35 (4.92%) TIBCO
4 27 (3.79%) DevExpress
4 27 (3.79%) ION Trading
5 18 (2.53%) Infragistics
6 17 (2.39%) Telerik
7 16 (2.25%) Xamarin
8 14 (1.97%) Reuters
9 13 (1.83%) Sitecore
10 12 (1.69%) Syncfusion
11 9 (1.26%) Borland
11 9 (1.26%) Embarcadero
12 8 (1.12%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.84%) Perforce
14 4 (0.56%) Adobe
14 4 (0.56%) GUPTA
14 4 (0.56%) IBM
14 4 (0.56%) Sybase
14 4 (0.56%) Tableau
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £425 - £500 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Rate: £Negotiable DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Gateshead
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 21 days ago