Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 89 143
Rank change year-on-year -27 +54 -4
Contract jobs citing WPF 38 51 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.20% 1.75% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.93% 5.01% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 12
Manchester median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £307
90th Percentile £425 £438 £386
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £40.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

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 1,295 1,017 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.77% 34.82% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 680 705
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £550 £507 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £385
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.25% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 10
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.87% -25.13%
10th Percentile £12.22 £17.15 £14.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £49.25 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -5.71%

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 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 26 September 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 -3 1 - - 2
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 1
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 35 (92.11%) C#
3 32 (84.21%) WinForms
4 28 (73.68%) SQL Server
5 27 (71.05%) SQL
6 24 (63.16%) MVC
7 23 (60.53%) VB.NET
7 23 (60.53%) E-Commerce
8 22 (57.89%) WCF
9 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (50.00%) JIRA
10 18 (47.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 18 (47.37%) AccuRev
10 18 (47.37%) NoSQL
11 11 (28.95%) Degree
11 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
12 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
13 7 (18.42%) Web Application Development
14 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
15 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
15 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
15 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
16 4 (10.53%) HTML
16 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
16 4 (10.53%) Web Services
16 4 (10.53%) Games
16 4 (10.53%) Coaching
17 3 (7.89%) Node.js
17 3 (7.89%) REST
17 3 (7.89%) BDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (47.37%) NoSQL
2 18 (47.37%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Riak
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) JIRA
2 18 (47.37%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.53%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 22 (57.89%) .NET Developer
3 19 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 14 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (36.84%) Software Developer
5 9 (23.68%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Desktop Support
6 8 (21.05%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (18.42%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (18.42%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Developer
8 5 (13.16%) WinForms Developer
9 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (10.53%) Team Leader
9 4 (10.53%) WPF Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Backend Developer
10 2 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
10 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (5.26%) WCF Developer
11 1 (2.63%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (84.21%) WinForms
3 22 (57.89%) WCF
4 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.53%) HTML
5 4 (10.53%) Web Services
6 3 (7.89%) Ajax
6 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) DOM
6 3 (7.89%) Node.js
6 3 (7.89%) REST
6 3 (7.89%) SAX
6 3 (7.89%) SOAP
6 3 (7.89%) XML
6 3 (7.89%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.63%) LAMP
7 1 (2.63%) Middleware
7 1 (2.63%) RESTful
7 1 (2.63%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Online Gambling
2 1 (2.63%) Online Games
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) MVC
2 23 (60.53%) E-Commerce
3 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Web Application Development
5 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Coaching
8 3 (7.89%) BDD
8 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (7.89%) CRM
8 3 (7.89%) Decision-Making
8 3 (7.89%) TDD
8 3 (7.89%) Workflow
9 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (2.63%) Release Management
10 1 (2.63%) Software Delivery
10 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (92.11%) C#
2 27 (71.05%) SQL
3 23 (60.53%) VB.NET
4 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) VB
6 2 (5.26%) VB6
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Erlang
7 1 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.63%) Google