Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 463 345 294
Rank change year-on-year -118 -51 +83
Contract jobs citing WPF 385 693 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.41% 2.14% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 518 529
England median daily rate £475 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 38
England median hourly rate £42.00 £46.69 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.04% -2.38% +97.24%
10th Percentile £37.42 £37.34 £40.00
90th Percentile £45.87 £48.75 £54.73
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £46.69 £47.83
% change year-on-year -10.04% -2.38% +97.24%

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 27,365 32,443 28,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.35% 34.31% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,341 23,028 19,627
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £345 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 353 369
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +2.54% +8.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.80
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -88 248 £569 +3.41% 56
South East +38 51 £420 +12.00% 68
North of England -19 41 £370 -1.33% 61
North West -5 32 £375 - 34
Midlands -29 23 £400 +4.58% 60
East Midlands +5 21 £413 +3.13% 20
South West -33 16 £385 +18.46% 13
East of England +9 7 £361 -37.30% 39
Yorkshire +2 6 £375 +11.11% 25
North East +24 3 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands -6 2 £325 -7.14% 40
WPF
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 357 (92.73%) C#
2 297 (77.14%) .NET
3 170 (44.16%) SQL
4 164 (42.60%) SQL Server
5 152 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
6 137 (35.58%) Finance
7 117 (30.39%) Front Office
8 108 (28.05%) WCF
9 97 (25.19%) WinForms
10 80 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 80 (20.78%) TDD
11 79 (20.52%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 72 (18.70%) Banking
14 70 (18.18%) MVVM
15 69 (17.92%) Oracle
16 64 (16.62%) ASP.NET
17 63 (16.36%) .NET Framework
18 60 (15.58%) HTML
18 60 (15.58%) Windows
19 56 (14.55%) SOLID
20 55 (14.29%) Microsoft
21 54 (14.03%) Unit Testing
22 53 (13.77%) JavaScript
23 52 (13.51%) Asset Management
23 52 (13.51%) Software Engineering
24 50 (12.99%) .NET Core
25 49 (12.73%) HTML5
26 48 (12.47%) VB.NET
27 47 (12.21%) Fixed Income

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 24 (6.23%) IIS
2 7 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.30%) Confluence
4 2 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Global One
1 1 (0.26%) Kondor
1 1 (0.26%) RMDS
1 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.04%) GitHub
4 2 (0.52%) npm
4 2 (0.52%) NuGet
4 2 (0.52%) Power Platform
4 2 (0.52%) Yarn
5 1 (0.26%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.04%) AMQP
2 4 (1.04%) RTMP
3 2 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (42.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (6.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (4.94%) Relational Database
8 16 (4.16%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.56%) MS Access
12 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.78%) Big Data
14 3 (0.78%) KDB
14 3 (0.78%) Redis
15 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 80 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (12.21%) Jenkins
3 39 (10.13%) Git (software)
4 22 (5.71%) NUnit
5 21 (5.45%) Visual Studio
6 18 (4.68%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (4.42%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 16 (4.16%) TeamCity
9 15 (3.90%) FitNesse
9 15 (3.90%) JIRA
10 14 (3.64%) Moq
10 14 (3.64%) Selenium
11 11 (2.86%) Subversion
12 10 (2.60%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.08%) Bitbucket
13 8 (2.08%) MSTest
14 7 (1.82%) ClearCase
15 6 (1.56%) NSubstitute
15 6 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 137 (35.58%) Finance
2 117 (30.39%) Front Office
3 72 (18.70%) Banking
4 20 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.90%) Retail
6 10 (2.60%) Back Office
7 6 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Advertising
9 3 (0.78%) Law
9 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 347 (90.13%) Developer
2 231 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 134 (34.81%) .NET Developer
4 120 (31.17%) WPF Developer
5 95 (24.68%) C# WPF Developer
6 90 (23.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 40 (10.39%) Angular Developer
8 37 (9.61%) Software Developer
8 37 (9.61%) SQL Developer
8 37 (9.61%) WinForms Developer
9 30 (7.79%) Senior Developer
10 25 (6.49%) Software Engineer
11 23 (5.97%) Senior C# Developer
12 20 (5.19%) Applications Developer
13 19 (4.94%) C# Application Developer
14 18 (4.68%) C# Software Developer
15 15 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
16 14 (3.64%) C# WCF Developer
16 14 (3.64%) Senior WPF Developer
16 14 (3.64%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (77.14%) .NET
2 108 (28.05%) WCF
3 97 (25.19%) WinForms
4 77 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 64 (16.62%) ASP.NET
6 63 (16.36%) .NET Framework
7 60 (15.58%) HTML
8 50 (12.99%) .NET Core
9 49 (12.73%) HTML5
10 39 (10.13%) CSS
11 38 (9.87%) Entity Framework
12 31 (8.05%) D3.js
13 28 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (7.01%) XML
15 26 (6.75%) Web Services
16 23 (5.97%) LINQ
16 23 (5.97%) React
17 20 (5.19%) Reactive Extensions
18 17 (4.42%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.21%) Derivative
1 47 (12.21%) Fixed Income
2 43 (11.17%) Hedge funds
3 25 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (5.97%) OTC Derivatives
5 22 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (4.68%) User Experience
8 16 (4.16%) Equities
9 12 (3.12%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (2.86%) EPoS
11 10 (2.60%) Algorithms
12 8 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.08%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.56%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (1.56%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.58%) Windows
2 5 (1.30%) Android
2 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 5 (1.30%) Linux
3 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.78%) Unix
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.78%) TDD
3 79 (20.52%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (18.18%) MVVM
5 56 (14.55%) SOLID
6 54 (14.03%) Unit Testing
7 52 (13.51%) Asset Management
7 52 (13.51%) Software Engineering
8 46 (11.95%) MVC
9 42 (10.91%) Multithreading
10 41 (10.65%) Scrum
11 36 (9.35%) Portfolio Management
12 33 (8.57%) Test Automation
13 32 (8.31%) Dependency Injection
14 29 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (7.01%) Microservices
15 27 (7.01%) SDLC
16 26 (6.75%) Data Analysis
17 24 (6.23%) Kanban
18 22 (5.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 357 (92.73%) C#
2 170 (44.16%) SQL
3 53 (13.77%) JavaScript
4 48 (12.47%) VB.NET
5 43 (11.17%) T-SQL
6 36 (9.35%) C++
7 35 (9.09%) VBA
8 32 (8.31%) Python
8 32 (8.31%) VB
9 30 (7.79%) Java
10 28 (7.27%) PL/SQL
11 18 (4.68%) XAML
12 17 (4.42%) TypeScript
13 14 (3.64%) MATLAB
14 13 (3.38%) VB6
15 9 (2.34%) R
16 7 (1.82%) Scala
17 4 (1.04%) Java 8
17 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (6.75%) Degree
2 8 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 8 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.78%) PhD
5 1 (0.26%) CFA
5 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.26%) MCAD
5 1 (0.26%) MCP
5 1 (0.26%) MCSD
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (17.92%) Oracle
2 55 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.31%) Telerik
4 19 (4.94%) Citrix
5 11 (2.86%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.82%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.56%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.30%) RedGate
9 4 (1.04%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.78%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.52%) Murex
11 2 (0.52%) Sybase
11 2 (0.52%) Tableau
12 1 (0.26%) Charles River
12 1 (0.26%) SAP
12 1 (0.26%) SimCorp
12 1 (0.26%) StreamBase
12 1 (0.26%) Syncfusion