Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 289 394
Rank change year-on-year -29 +105 -124
Contract jobs citing WPF 748 779 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.88% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.29% 2.68% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 568 456
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.39% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.67 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +333.32% -74.42%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.67 £11.00
% change year-on-year -5.59% +333.32% -74.42%

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 32,617 29,071 29,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.94% 32.70% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,248 20,140 21,002
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 372 347
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £16.15 £16.03 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.40
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +3.75% +10.34% -2.13%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -20 498 £575 +4.55% 108
North of England 0 80 £363 -3.33% 58
South East -14 67 £438 +10.41% 85
Midlands -13 63 £388 +5.44% 59
North West -13 49 £375 - 27
East Midlands -6 35 £400 +4.23% 23
Yorkshire +22 30 £320 - 26
South West -44 30 £320 -3.03% 27
West Midlands -20 28 £361 +7.84% 36
East of England -20 6 - - 48
North East -11 1 £300 -25.00% 5
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 714 (95.45%) C#
2 540 (72.19%) .NET
3 338 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
4 331 (44.25%) SQL
5 311 (41.58%) SQL Server
6 269 (35.96%) WCF
7 215 (28.74%) Finance
8 178 (23.80%) MVVM
9 174 (23.26%) TDD
10 167 (22.33%) Multithreading
11 149 (19.92%) ASP.NET
12 148 (19.79%) Front Office
13 146 (19.52%) WinForms
14 132 (17.65%) JavaScript
15 125 (16.71%) Microsoft
16 112 (14.97%) MVC
17 109 (14.57%) .NET Framework
18 108 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
18 108 (14.44%) Greenfield Project
19 104 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
20 101 (13.50%) Banking
21 100 (13.37%) HTML
22 99 (13.24%) OO
23 91 (12.17%) Unit Testing
24 86 (11.50%) Fixed Income
25 81 (10.83%) Software Engineering
26 78 (10.43%) Java
27 74 (9.89%) Windows
27 74 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
28 73 (9.76%) 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 10 (1.34%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.20%) NServiceBus
3 6 (0.80%) Apache Solr
3 6 (0.80%) Mule
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.53%) Apache
5 4 (0.53%) IIS
5 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) GemFire
7 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.20%) CATIA
3 8 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.80%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) ENOVIA
2 7 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.13%) Global One
5 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.13%) Minerva
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.60%) PaaS
3 11 (1.47%) OpenShift
4 10 (1.34%) IaaS
5 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.80%) NuGet
7 5 (0.67%) SaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Yarn
9 3 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.34%) AMQP
2 6 (0.80%) Internet
3 4 (0.53%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.27%) HTTP
4 2 (0.27%) RTMP
4 2 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) Firewall
5 1 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.13%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (41.58%) SQL Server
2 74 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (7.49%) NoSQL
4 47 (6.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (5.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 37 (4.95%) MongoDB
7 35 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (1.74%) Big Data
12 13 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.80%) HBase
15 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 73 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 59 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 57 (7.62%) Visual Studio
5 48 (6.42%) TeamCity
6 46 (6.15%) JIRA
7 43 (5.75%) NUnit
8 34 (4.55%) Subversion
9 24 (3.21%) SpecFlow
10 21 (2.81%) FitNesse
11 20 (2.67%) ReSharper
12 19 (2.54%) CruiseControl
12 19 (2.54%) Moq
13 17 (2.27%) MSTest
14 16 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (2.01%) AccuRev
15 15 (2.01%) MSBuild
16 10 (1.34%) JUnit
17 9 (1.20%) Eclipse
General
1 215 (28.74%) Finance
2 148 (19.79%) Front Office
3 101 (13.50%) Banking
4 68 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.74%) Retail
7 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.94%) Games
8 7 (0.94%) Law
9 5 (0.67%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Advertising
10 2 (0.27%) Automotive
10 2 (0.27%) Electronics
10 2 (0.27%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 623 (83.29%) Developer
2 446 (59.63%) C# Developer
3 249 (33.29%) .NET Developer
4 240 (32.09%) WPF Developer
5 208 (27.81%) C# WPF Developer
6 154 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 78 (10.43%) SQL Developer
8 70 (9.36%) WCF Developer
9 67 (8.96%) Senior Developer
10 65 (8.69%) C# WCF Developer
11 52 (6.95%) Senior C# Developer
12 49 (6.55%) ASP.NET Developer
12 49 (6.55%) Software Engineer
13 47 (6.28%) Full Stack Developer
14 46 (6.15%) Software Developer
15 45 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 40 (5.35%) Front Office Developer
17 36 (4.81%) Senior .NET Developer
18 31 (4.14%) UI Developer
18 31 (4.14%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (72.19%) .NET
2 269 (35.96%) WCF
3 149 (19.92%) ASP.NET
4 146 (19.52%) WinForms
5 109 (14.57%) .NET Framework
6 100 (13.37%) HTML
7 67 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 67 (8.96%) REST
8 64 (8.56%) AngularJS
9 62 (8.29%) Web Services
10 54 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (6.95%) Reactive Extensions
12 50 (6.68%) Task Parallel Library
13 46 (6.15%) CSS
14 40 (5.35%) Entity Framework
15 36 (4.81%) HTML5
15 36 (4.81%) Silverlight
15 36 (4.81%) XML
16 33 (4.41%) JSON
17 32 (4.28%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (14.44%) Greenfield Project
2 86 (11.50%) Fixed Income
3 67 (8.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 55 (7.35%) Computer Science
5 47 (6.28%) Hedge funds
6 40 (5.35%) Derivative
7 39 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (4.28%) Equities
9 28 (3.74%) User Experience
10 26 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (3.07%) Market Risk
12 20 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (2.54%) Credit Risk
14 17 (2.27%) Fintech
15 14 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
16 13 (1.74%) Data Structures
17 12 (1.60%) Algorithms
18 9 (1.20%) N-Tier
19 7 (0.94%) Grid Computing
19 7 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.89%) Windows
2 17 (2.27%) Android
2 17 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.60%) Unix
4 11 (1.47%) Linux
5 4 (0.53%) VxWorks
5 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (23.80%) MVVM
3 174 (23.26%) TDD
4 167 (22.33%) Multithreading
5 112 (14.97%) MVC
6 108 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (13.24%) OO
8 91 (12.17%) Unit Testing
9 81 (10.83%) Software Engineering
10 72 (9.63%) Scrum
11 66 (8.82%) SOLID
12 64 (8.56%) Test Automation
13 60 (8.02%) BDD
14 57 (7.62%) SDLC
15 50 (6.68%) E-Commerce
16 45 (6.02%) SOA
17 44 (5.88%) Mathematics
18 37 (4.95%) Dependency Injection
19 33 (4.41%) Electronic Trading
20 32 (4.28%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 714 (95.45%) C#
2 331 (44.25%) SQL
3 132 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 78 (10.43%) Java
5 57 (7.62%) PL/SQL
6 55 (7.35%) C++
7 54 (7.22%) T-SQL
8 42 (5.61%) VB.NET
9 34 (4.55%) XAML
10 27 (3.61%) Python
11 24 (3.21%) VB
12 21 (2.81%) PowerShell
13 20 (2.67%) C
14 19 (2.54%) VBA
15 15 (2.01%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.60%) Scala
17 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.07%) VC++
19 7 (0.94%) VB6
20 5 (0.67%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 63 (8.42%) Degree
2 31 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.40%) PhD
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB
8 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.47%) QA
2 3 (0.40%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.27%) MiFID
4 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (2.41%) Docker
2 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.34%) Ansible
2 4 (0.53%) SCCM
2 4 (0.53%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.13%) Control-M
3 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.13%) Oozie
3 1 (0.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 125 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.69%) Oracle
3 20 (2.67%) Tableau
4 17 (2.27%) Charles River
5 16 (2.14%) DevExpress
6 12 (1.60%) Telerik
7 9 (1.20%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.07%) Infragistics
9 6 (0.80%) Adobe
10 5 (0.67%) Capita
10 5 (0.67%) Citrix
10 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.53%) Cadence
11 4 (0.53%) Perforce
11 4 (0.53%) Reuters
11 4 (0.53%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.53%) VMware
12 3 (0.40%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.40%) FXall
12 3 (0.40%) IBM