Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 19 February 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 129 147
Rank change year-on-year +53 +18 -28
Contract jobs citing WPF 65 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.40% 0.57% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.53% 1.67% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 16 10
Manchester median daily rate £350 £375 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +27.66% -6.60%
10th Percentile £253 £300 £226
90th Percentile £421 £388 £388
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £281
% change year-on-year -6.67% +33.33% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 996 1,018 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.71% 34.20% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 695 627
Manchester median daily rate £388 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +6.85% +12.31%
10th Percentile £290 £289 £263
90th Percentile £548 £525 £504
North West median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 29
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -13.56% -9.23%
10th Percentile £14.20 £14.88 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.80 £47.63 £40.20
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -14.20% +30.00% +28.40%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Stockport 0 4 - - 1
Bolton - 3 £250 - 1
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WPF.

1 56 (86.15%) .NET
2 53 (81.54%) C#
3 43 (66.15%) SQL
4 39 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 38 (58.46%) WinForms
6 33 (50.77%) MVC
7 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (30.77%) HTML
8 20 (30.77%) WCF
9 19 (29.23%) JIRA
9 19 (29.23%) E-Commerce
10 18 (27.69%) AccuRev
10 18 (27.69%) NoSQL
11 17 (26.15%) jQuery
11 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
11 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2000
11 17 (26.15%) CSS
12 16 (24.62%) VB.NET
12 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
13 14 (21.54%) Degree
13 14 (21.54%) AngularJS
14 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
15 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
16 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
17 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
18 9 (13.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (13.85%) Back Office
19 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 8 (12.31%) Web Application Development
19 8 (12.31%) HTML5

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.69%) NoSQL
3 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.69%) MySQL
6 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) JIRA
2 18 (27.69%) AccuRev
3 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.08%) MSTest
6 1 (1.54%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.54%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (13.85%) Back Office
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (83.08%) Developer
2 22 (33.85%) C# Developer
3 20 (30.77%) Software Developer
4 19 (29.23%) .NET Developer
5 13 (20.00%) Desktop Support
6 12 (18.46%) WPF Developer
7 9 (13.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (13.85%) SQL Developer
8 8 (12.31%) Angular Developer
8 8 (12.31%) C# WPF Developer
9 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Applications Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (7.69%) WCF Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Web Developer
11 4 (6.15%) C++ Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Technical Leader
12 3 (4.62%) Web Applications Developer
12 3 (4.62%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (86.15%) .NET
2 38 (58.46%) WinForms
3 20 (30.77%) HTML
3 20 (30.77%) WCF
4 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
4 17 (26.15%) CSS
4 17 (26.15%) jQuery
5 14 (21.54%) AngularJS
6 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (13.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (12.31%) HTML5
10 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (10.77%) Entity Framework
10 7 (10.77%) SignalR
10 7 (10.77%) Web Services
11 4 (6.15%) CSS3
11 4 (6.15%) WSDL
12 3 (4.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) MVC
2 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.23%) E-Commerce
4 8 (12.31%) Web Application Development
5 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.15%) Coaching
7 4 (6.15%) SDLC
7 4 (6.15%) TDD
7 4 (6.15%) Web Development
8 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.08%) B2B
9 2 (3.08%) BDD
9 2 (3.08%) Collaborative Working
10 1 (1.54%) ATDD
10 1 (1.54%) Line Management
10 1 (1.54%) Migration
10 1 (1.54%) Refactoring
10 1 (1.54%) Regression Testing
10 1 (1.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (81.54%) C#
2 43 (66.15%) SQL
3 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.62%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.23%) VB
5 5 (7.69%) C++
5 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.15%) Java
7 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.62%) XAML
8 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Capita