Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 109 142
Rank change year-on-year +14 +33 -12
Contract jobs citing WPF 65 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.13% 1.16% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.55% 3.43% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 24 3
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36% -18.52%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £230
90th Percentile £432 £499 £308
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £311
% change year-on-year - +20.48% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Manchester median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +7.38% -

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 1,171 904 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.29% 33.76% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 581 641
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £379
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.92% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.93% -22.67%
10th Percentile £12.77 £14.75 £15.87
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £39.60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +64.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +1 4 - -
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 60 (92.31%) .NET
2 55 (84.62%) C#
3 48 (73.85%) SQL
4 43 (66.15%) WinForms
5 41 (63.08%) SQL Server
6 33 (50.77%) MVC
7 28 (43.08%) WCF
8 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (40.00%) VB.NET
8 26 (40.00%) E-Commerce
9 23 (35.38%) JIRA
10 22 (33.85%) AccuRev
10 22 (33.85%) NoSQL
10 22 (33.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (18.46%) HTML
12 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
12 11 (16.92%) Degree
12 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
13 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
13 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
14 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
15 8 (12.31%) Back Office
15 8 (12.31%) SDLC
16 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
16 7 (10.77%) TDD
16 7 (10.77%) Games
16 7 (10.77%) CRM
16 7 (10.77%) CSS
16 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
16 7 (10.77%) Collaborative Working

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (63.08%) SQL Server
2 22 (33.85%) NoSQL
2 22 (33.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) JIRA
2 22 (33.85%) AccuRev
3 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.08%) MSTest
4 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.08%) WiX
5 1 (1.54%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
5 1 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (12.31%) Back Office
2 7 (10.77%) Games
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (72.31%) Developer
2 22 (33.85%) .NET Developer
2 22 (33.85%) C# Developer
3 20 (30.77%) Software Developer
4 14 (21.54%) Desktop Support
5 13 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (15.38%) WPF Developer
7 8 (12.31%) SQL Developer
7 8 (12.31%) Team Leader
8 7 (10.77%) C# WPF Developer
8 7 (10.77%) WinForms Developer
9 6 (9.23%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (9.23%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (9.23%) WCF Developer
10 4 (6.15%) C# WCF Developer
11 3 (4.62%) C++ Developer
11 3 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (4.62%) Software Team Leader
11 3 (4.62%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (92.31%) .NET
2 43 (66.15%) WinForms
3 28 (43.08%) WCF
4 12 (18.46%) HTML
5 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
7 7 (10.77%) CSS
8 6 (9.23%) DOM
8 6 (9.23%) REST
8 6 (9.23%) SAX
8 6 (9.23%) XML
9 5 (7.69%) Ajax
9 5 (7.69%) Node.js
10 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.15%) HTML5
10 4 (6.15%) SOAP
10 4 (6.15%) Web Services
10 4 (6.15%) WSDL
10 4 (6.15%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Fintech
2 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) Digital Signage
3 1 (1.54%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.54%) Online Games
3 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) MVC
2 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.31%) SDLC
5 7 (10.77%) Collaborative Working
5 7 (10.77%) CRM
5 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.77%) TDD
6 6 (9.23%) BDD
7 5 (7.69%) Coaching
7 5 (7.69%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.15%) Decision-Making
8 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.15%) Workflow
9 2 (3.08%) Web Development
10 1 (1.54%) ATDD
10 1 (1.54%) B2B
10 1 (1.54%) Migration
10 1 (1.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (84.62%) C#
2 48 (73.85%) SQL
3 26 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.23%) C++
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.15%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft