Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing WPF 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.51% 1.20% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.21% 4.51% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Kent median daily rate £359 £275 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.45% -16.67% +5.60%
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.81% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.83 - £47.50

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 Kent with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 190 133 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.78% 26.65% 49.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 82 180
Kent median daily rate £350 £345 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.22% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £263
90th Percentile £438 £559 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.19% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in Kent

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Kent

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Kent 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £375 - 1
Maidstone -14 1 £338 -
WPF
South East

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 Kent region with a requirement for WPF.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
3 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
3 5 (62.50%) LINQ
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) MVVM
3 5 (62.50%) Moq
3 5 (62.50%) NUnit
3 5 (62.50%) WinForms
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 5 (62.50%) MSBuild
3 5 (62.50%) Caliburn.Micro
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
3 5 (62.50%) ReSharper
4 3 (37.50%) Legal
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Moq
1 5 (62.50%) MSBuild
1 5 (62.50%) NUnit
1 5 (62.50%) ReSharper
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (62.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
7 2 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (25.00%) WCF Developer
7 2 (25.00%) WinForms Developer
7 2 (25.00%) WPF Developer
8 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (62.50%) Caliburn.Micro
2 5 (62.50%) LINQ
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 5 (62.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) MVVM
2 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Xamarin