Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 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)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 196 218
Rank change year-on-year +64 +22 -68
Contract jobs citing WPF 69 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.22% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.84% 1.56% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 23 22
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +9.80% -1.92%
10th Percentile £250 £301 £263
90th Percentile £438 £423 £386
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
England median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.54% - +13.33%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1796 1926 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.77% 28.44% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1350 1268
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +13.97%
10th Percentile £296 £275 £271
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 70
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.30 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £51.03 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 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
Manchester +66 64 £363 +3.57% 10
Lancashire +9 4 - -
Cheshire +7 1 £375 +15.38% 7
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for WPF.

1 57 (82.61%) C#
1 57 (82.61%) .NET
2 42 (60.87%) SQL Server
3 41 (59.42%) WinForms
4 40 (57.97%) SQL
5 26 (37.68%) MVC
6 24 (34.78%) .NET Framework
7 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (31.88%) HTML
8 18 (26.09%) E-Commerce
8 18 (26.09%) WCF
9 16 (23.19%) Windows
9 16 (23.19%) CSS
10 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
11 14 (20.29%) jQuery
12 13 (18.84%) AccuRev
12 13 (18.84%) JIRA
12 13 (18.84%) NoSQL
12 13 (18.84%) AngularJS
13 12 (17.39%) Degree
13 12 (17.39%) Back Office
13 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
13 12 (17.39%) VB
13 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
14 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
14 11 (15.94%) Web Application Development
15 10 (14.49%) Entity Framework
15 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (14.49%) Computer Science

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.84%) NoSQL
3 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.35%) MySQL
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) AccuRev
1 13 (18.84%) JIRA
2 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
3 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.80%) ClearCase
4 4 (5.80%) Rational Robot
General
1 12 (17.39%) Back Office
2 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (76.81%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) C# Developer
3 21 (30.43%) Software Developer
4 15 (21.74%) .NET Developer
5 13 (18.84%) WPF Developer
6 10 (14.49%) Desktop Support
6 10 (14.49%) Technical Leader
7 9 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (11.59%) Angular Developer
8 8 (11.59%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (8.70%) Applications Developer
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (8.70%) C++ Developer
9 6 (8.70%) SQL Developer
9 6 (8.70%) Web Developer
10 5 (7.25%) C++ Software Developer
11 4 (5.80%) .NET Web Applications Developer
11 4 (5.80%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (5.80%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (82.61%) .NET
2 41 (59.42%) WinForms
3 24 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 22 (31.88%) HTML
5 18 (26.09%) WCF
6 16 (23.19%) CSS
7 14 (20.29%) jQuery
8 13 (18.84%) AngularJS
9 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
10 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (14.49%) Entity Framework
11 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (11.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (10.14%) Web Services
12 7 (10.14%) XML
13 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (8.70%) HTML5
13 6 (8.70%) SignalR
13 6 (8.70%) WSDL
14 4 (5.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.90%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) MVC
2 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.09%) E-Commerce
4 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 11 (15.94%) Web Application Development
6 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.04%) Coaching
8 3 (4.35%) OO
8 3 (4.35%) TDD
8 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.90%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.90%) SOLID
9 2 (2.90%) Web Development
10 1 (1.45%) B2B
10 1 (1.45%) ETL
10 1 (1.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (82.61%) C#
2 40 (57.97%) SQL
3 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.39%) VB
5 10 (14.49%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.14%) C++
6 7 (10.14%) Java
7 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.80%) VB6
9 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.35%) XAML
10 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) Capita
4 1 (1.45%) Xamarin