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 3 months to 28 June 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 99 83
Rank change year-on-year +24 -16  
Contract jobs citing WPF 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.82% 0.45% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £358 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year - +3.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.13 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +6.96% +20.00%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 426 448 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.43% 25.20% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1231 962
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 11 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Stockport - 2 - - 2
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WPF.

1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) SQL
3 16 (64.00%) C#
3 16 (64.00%) WinForms
4 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (36.00%) MVC
6 9 (36.00%) Degree
6 9 (36.00%) JIRA
6 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (36.00%) WCF
6 9 (36.00%) AccuRev
6 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
6 9 (36.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) Windows
9 4 (16.00%) C++
9 4 (16.00%) HTML
9 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (12.00%) Java
10 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (12.00%) WSDL
10 3 (12.00%) Back Office
10 3 (12.00%) Web Application Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.00%) RS-232
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) AccuRev
1 9 (36.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 16 (64.00%) WinForms
3 9 (36.00%) WCF
4 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) WSDL
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.00%) COM
8 1 (4.00%) CSS
8 1 (4.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) Node.js
8 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (36.00%) MVC
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (12.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (8.00%) MVVM
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) API Integration
5 1 (4.00%) BDD
5 1 (4.00%) Coaching
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 16 (64.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (16.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft