The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 40 37 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing WPF 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.07% 0.73% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.33% 2.00% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £331 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.13% -1.42%  
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 129 100 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 45.91% 36.63% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 56 40
Median daily rate £320 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.66% +7.14%  
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 Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Leicestershire

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in Leicestershire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Leicester -7 1 £277 -19.85% 3
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
WPF
East Midlands

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for WPF.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) NUnit
4 2 (25.00%) Perforce
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) MVVM
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (12.50%) LINQ

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) WPF Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ
3 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) MVVM
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSD
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Perforce
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore