Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 December 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 217 316
Rank change year-on-year -40 +99 -96
Contract jobs citing WPF 483 606 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.03% 1.27% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.64% 3.46% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 506 277
London median daily rate £600 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £411 £413 £370
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
England median daily rate £550 £528 £455
% change year-on-year +4.17% +16.04% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 1
London median hourly rate £44.46 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% - -
England median hourly rate £43.96 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.32% +5.88% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,328 17,537 15,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.20% 36.89% 34.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,858 13,445 11,492
London median daily rate £525 £500 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.54% +5.28%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £323
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £485 £473 £425
% change year-on-year +2.54% +11.29% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 100 74
London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £42.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -31.16% +12.33%
10th Percentile £24.11 £19.00 £19.23
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £57.32
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WPF in London

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in London

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in London

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in London

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WPF in London

WPF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the London region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Central London -80 71 £575 +4.55% 16
South London -24 10 - - 1
East London -44 7 £450 -21.74% 2
West London +7 4 £495 +27.74% 16
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 London region with a requirement for WPF.

1 457 (94.62%) C#
2 337 (69.77%) .NET
3 239 (49.48%) SQL
4 224 (46.38%) SQL Server
5 214 (44.31%) Finance
6 200 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
7 180 (37.27%) WCF
8 157 (32.51%) TDD
9 141 (29.19%) Front Office
10 136 (28.16%) MVVM
11 129 (26.71%) Banking
12 110 (22.77%) .NET Framework
13 107 (22.15%) Multithreading
14 106 (21.95%) Reactive Extensions
15 101 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (18.22%) Greenfield Project
17 82 (16.98%) Investment Banking
18 80 (16.56%) Fixed Income
19 77 (15.94%) Microsoft
20 66 (13.66%) WinForms
21 65 (13.46%) BDD
22 64 (13.25%) JavaScript
23 62 (12.84%) NoSQL
23 62 (12.84%) AngularJS
24 61 (12.63%) ASP.NET
25 57 (11.80%) Unit Testing
26 56 (11.59%) Subversion
26 56 (11.59%) ASP.NET Web API
27 53 (10.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
28 52 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (1.86%) NServiceBus
2 8 (1.66%) CMS
2 8 (1.66%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.04%) Confluence
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.41%) Mule
5 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) GemFire
6 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.62%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.83%) npm
4 3 (0.62%) Yarn
5 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.21%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.76%) AMQP
2 3 (0.62%) Internet
3 2 (0.41%) HTTP
3 2 (0.41%) RTMP
4 1 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (46.38%) SQL Server
2 62 (12.84%) NoSQL
3 36 (7.45%) MongoDB
3 36 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.48%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.86%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.83%) Aerospike
13 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.41%) KDB
15 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.41%) Redis
15 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 56 (11.59%) Subversion
2 51 (10.56%) TeamCity
3 49 (10.14%) Jenkins
4 46 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 45 (9.32%) JIRA
5 45 (9.32%) SpecFlow
6 37 (7.66%) NUnit
7 33 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (6.63%) Moq
9 29 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (4.76%) FitNesse
11 16 (3.31%) CruiseControl
11 16 (3.31%) Rhino Mocks
12 13 (2.69%) ReSharper
13 12 (2.48%) Maven
14 10 (2.07%) JUnit
14 10 (2.07%) MSTest
15 8 (1.66%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.66%) NCrunch
15 8 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 214 (44.31%) Finance
2 141 (29.19%) Front Office
3 129 (26.71%) Banking
4 82 (16.98%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.73%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.45%) Retail
7 4 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 428 (88.61%) Developer
2 313 (64.80%) C# Developer
3 169 (34.99%) WPF Developer
4 127 (26.29%) .NET Developer
5 121 (25.05%) C# WPF Developer
6 69 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 63 (13.04%) WCF Developer
8 60 (12.42%) C# WCF Developer
9 59 (12.22%) Senior Developer
10 49 (10.14%) SQL Developer
11 43 (8.90%) Senior C# Developer
12 37 (7.66%) UI Developer
13 34 (7.04%) Front Office Developer
13 34 (7.04%) Full Stack Developer
14 32 (6.63%) Market Risk Developer
15 27 (5.59%) Applications Developer
15 27 (5.59%) Credit Risk Developer
15 27 (5.59%) React Developer
16 26 (5.38%) C# Application Developer
17 25 (5.18%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (69.77%) .NET
2 180 (37.27%) WCF
3 110 (22.77%) .NET Framework
4 106 (21.95%) Reactive Extensions
5 66 (13.66%) WinForms
6 62 (12.84%) AngularJS
7 61 (12.63%) ASP.NET
8 56 (11.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 50 (10.35%) Entity Framework
10 46 (9.52%) React
11 45 (9.32%) Task Parallel Library
12 44 (9.11%) HTML
13 42 (8.70%) HTML5
14 41 (8.49%) MSMQ
15 31 (6.42%) REST
16 29 (6.00%) Angular 2
17 24 (4.97%) WebSockets
18 23 (4.76%) NancyFx
18 23 (4.76%) SignalR
19 18 (3.73%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.22%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (16.56%) Fixed Income
3 53 (10.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (7.66%) User Experience
5 36 (7.45%) Credit Risk
6 34 (7.04%) Market Risk
7 31 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (6.00%) Fintech
8 29 (6.00%) Hedge funds
9 25 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (4.35%) Equities
11 18 (3.73%) Derivative
12 14 (2.90%) Data Structures
13 12 (2.48%) Reinsurance
14 10 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (1.86%) N-Tier
16 7 (1.45%) Algorithms
16 7 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
17 4 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
17 4 (0.83%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.25%) Windows
2 7 (1.45%) Linux
3 5 (1.04%) Unix
4 2 (0.41%) Android
4 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Solaris
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (32.51%) TDD
3 136 (28.16%) MVVM
4 107 (22.15%) Multithreading
5 101 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (13.46%) BDD
7 57 (11.80%) Unit Testing
8 51 (10.56%) Scrum
9 49 (10.14%) Test Automation
10 47 (9.73%) Asset Management
11 46 (9.52%) Computer Science
12 42 (8.70%) SOLID
13 40 (8.28%) Microservices
14 38 (7.87%) Low Latency
15 36 (7.45%) OO
16 35 (7.25%) Software Engineering
17 34 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
18 32 (6.63%) Technical Analysis
19 30 (6.21%) Stress Testing
20 29 (6.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 457 (94.62%) C#
2 239 (49.48%) SQL
3 64 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 51 (10.56%) T-SQL
5 42 (8.70%) Java
6 25 (5.18%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.93%) VBA
8 17 (3.52%) XAML
9 15 (3.11%) Python
9 15 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.28%) Scala
11 8 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.45%) C++
12 7 (1.45%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.24%) C
14 5 (1.04%) ES6
15 4 (0.83%) Java 8
15 4 (0.83%) VB
16 2 (0.41%) Perl
16 2 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (6.21%) Degree
2 7 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (1.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) GDPR
3 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.21%) Docker
1 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.21%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 77 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.66%) Oracle
3 25 (5.18%) DevExpress
4 11 (2.28%) Infragistics
5 10 (2.07%) Bloomberg
5 10 (2.07%) TIBCO
6 7 (1.45%) Citrix
7 6 (1.24%) RedGate
8 5 (1.04%) Charles River
9 4 (0.83%) Perforce
10 3 (0.62%) Adobe
10 3 (0.62%) Cadence
10 3 (0.62%) IBM
10 3 (0.62%) Telerik
11 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.41%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.41%) Sybase
12 1 (0.21%) Solace
12 1 (0.21%) Sophis
12 1 (0.21%) Syncfusion