The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 54 54 58
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing WPF 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.59% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 2.70% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £375 £325 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +19.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +72.91% -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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 177 148 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.64% 21.99% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 86 120
Median daily rate £363 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -13.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WPF in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Hertfordshire

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPF in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in Hertfordshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Royston +1 1 £375 +15.38%
WPF
East of England

WPF
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WPF.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft