Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 140 142
Rank change year-on-year +60 +2 -43
Contract jobs citing WPF 62 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.11% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.72% 1.46% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 15 12
Manchester median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £250 £309 £233
90th Percentile £438 £388 £384
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £319
% change year-on-year +3.57% +9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% 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 1083 1095 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.85% 30.87% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 784 559
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £272
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 28
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +23.08%
10th Percentile £16.55 £14.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +9 6 - - 1
Bolton - 3 £250 -
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 52 (83.87%) C#
2 50 (80.65%) .NET
3 40 (64.52%) SQL Server
4 35 (56.45%) WinForms
5 33 (53.23%) SQL
6 24 (38.71%) MVC
7 22 (35.48%) HTML
8 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (29.03%) .NET Framework
9 16 (25.81%) CSS
9 16 (25.81%) E-Commerce
9 16 (25.81%) WCF
10 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
11 14 (22.58%) jQuery
12 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
13 12 (19.35%) Back Office
13 12 (19.35%) Windows
14 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
14 11 (17.74%) JIRA
14 11 (17.74%) NoSQL
14 11 (17.74%) AccuRev
15 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
15 10 (16.13%) Degree
15 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
15 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
16 9 (14.52%) Coaching
16 9 (14.52%) Web Application Development
17 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) NoSQL
3 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.84%) MySQL
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) AccuRev
1 11 (17.74%) JIRA
2 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (19.35%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (74.19%) Developer
2 18 (29.03%) C# Developer
3 16 (25.81%) Software Developer
4 14 (22.58%) .NET Developer
5 11 (17.74%) WPF Developer
6 10 (16.13%) Technical Leader
7 8 (12.90%) Angular Developer
7 8 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (12.90%) Desktop Support
8 6 (9.68%) Applications Developer
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (9.68%) C# WPF Developer
8 6 (9.68%) C++ Developer
8 6 (9.68%) Web Developer
9 5 (8.06%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (8.06%) SQL Developer
10 4 (6.45%) .NET Applications Developer
10 4 (6.45%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (6.45%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (80.65%) .NET
2 35 (56.45%) WinForms
3 22 (35.48%) HTML
4 18 (29.03%) .NET Framework
5 16 (25.81%) CSS
5 16 (25.81%) WCF
6 14 (22.58%) jQuery
7 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
8 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
9 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (11.29%) Web Services
12 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (9.68%) Entity Framework
12 6 (9.68%) HTML5
12 6 (9.68%) SignalR
12 6 (9.68%) WSDL
13 4 (6.45%) CSS3
14 3 (4.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) MVC
2 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.52%) Coaching
5 9 (14.52%) Web Application Development
6 3 (4.84%) OO
6 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.23%) Web Development
8 1 (1.61%) B2B
8 1 (1.61%) Line Management
8 1 (1.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) C#
2 33 (53.23%) SQL
3 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
5 8 (12.90%) VB
6 7 (11.29%) C++
7 6 (9.68%) Java
8 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.84%) XAML
10 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Capita
3 1 (1.61%) Xamarin