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 29 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.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 103 96
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7  
Contract jobs citing WPF 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 0.80% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £260 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +77.08% -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 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 473 501 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.81% 27.97% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 327 243
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 29 March 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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WPF.

1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (68.18%) C#
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) MVC
5 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 12 (54.55%) NoSQL
6 11 (50.00%) SQL
7 10 (45.45%) Windows
7 10 (45.45%) WinForms
7 10 (45.45%) WCF
8 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
9 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (27.27%) REST
10 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
10 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (27.27%) Amazon S3
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (27.27%) Degree
10 6 (27.27%) JIRA
10 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
10 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 6 (27.27%) AccuRev
10 6 (27.27%) OO

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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon S3
2 6 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) HTTPS
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) NoSQL
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (13.64%) SQLite
5 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) AccuRev
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# WCF Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Leader
4 3 (13.64%) WCF Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.55%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) WCF
2 10 (45.45%) WinForms
3 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (27.27%) REST
5 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
8 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.55%) COM
8 1 (4.55%) CSS
8 1 (4.55%) HTML
8 1 (4.55%) jQuery
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 6 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (27.27%) OO
3 6 (27.27%) OOD
4 3 (13.64%) Data Entry
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (4.55%) API Integration
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Coaching
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
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