The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 152 144
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8  
Contract jobs citing WPF 17 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% 0.73% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Median daily rate £339 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £304 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £365 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 890 964 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.22% 25.40% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 678 528
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WPF in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the North West

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the North West

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in the North West

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester +26 13 £340 -2.85% 8
Lancashire +7 3 £288 -23.33% 2
Cheshire +21 1 - - 4
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for WPF.

1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) C#
3 21 (63.64%) SQL
4 19 (57.58%) WinForms
5 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
6 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (36.36%) MVC
8 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 11 (33.33%) WCF
9 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
9 10 (30.30%) NoSQL
10 9 (27.27%) E-Commerce
10 9 (27.27%) Degree
10 9 (27.27%) JIRA
10 9 (27.27%) AccuRev
11 8 (24.24%) Windows
12 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
12 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
13 6 (18.18%) C++
13 6 (18.18%) HTML
14 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
14 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
14 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
15 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
15 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
15 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
15 4 (12.12%) Java
15 4 (12.12%) JavaScript

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (6.06%) RS-232
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) NoSQL
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
4 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) AccuRev
1 9 (27.27%) JIRA
2 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
3 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) ClearCase
4 2 (6.06%) Rational Robot
5 1 (3.03%) Moq
5 1 (3.03%) NUnit
General
1 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Software Developer
3 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 19 (57.58%) WinForms
3 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (33.33%) WCF
4 6 (18.18%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.09%) CSS
7 3 (9.09%) WSDL
8 2 (6.06%) Ajax
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.06%) jQuery
8 2 (6.06%) XML
8 2 (6.06%) XSD
8 2 (6.06%) XSLT
9 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.03%) SignalR
9 1 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) MVC
3 9 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) OO
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.06%) ETL
6 2 (6.06%) MVVM
6 2 (6.06%) OOP
7 1 (3.03%) BDD
7 1 (3.03%) Coaching
7 1 (3.03%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) TDD
7 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) C#
2 21 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
4 6 (18.18%) C++
5 4 (12.12%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) VB
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PhD
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Telerik