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 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 138 144
Rank change year-on-year +27 +6  
Contract jobs citing WPF 17 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.52% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 1.95% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
Median daily rate £375 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £266 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £368 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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 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 811 1024 834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.39% 26.47% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 508
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +28 13 £375 +44.23% 14
Cheshire +19 3 £363 +16.00% 8
WPF
England

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 North West region with a requirement for WPF.

1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (75.00%) C#
3 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
5 17 (53.13%) MVC
6 14 (43.75%) SQL
7 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET
7 13 (40.63%) Windows
7 13 (40.63%) WinForms
7 13 (40.63%) NoSQL
8 12 (37.50%) WCF
9 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
10 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (21.88%) Degree
12 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
12 7 (21.88%) OO
12 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (18.75%) REST
13 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
13 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (18.75%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (18.75%) Amazon S3
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
13 6 (18.75%) AccuRev
13 6 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon S3
2 6 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTPS
2 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) RS-232
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (40.63%) NoSQL
3 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) SQLite
6 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) AccuRev
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
1 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.38%) WCF Developer
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum Master
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET
2 13 (40.63%) WinForms
3 12 (37.50%) WCF
4 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (18.75%) REST
8 4 (12.50%) CSS
8 4 (12.50%) HTML
8 4 (12.50%) Web Services
9 3 (9.38%) jQuery
9 3 (9.38%) SOAP
10 2 (6.25%) Ajax
10 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
10 2 (6.25%) LINQ
11 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
11 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (3.13%) Node.js
11 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) MVC
3 7 (21.88%) OO
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.75%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (18.75%) OOD
5 3 (9.38%) Data Entry
5 3 (9.38%) ETL
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 2 (6.25%) MVVM
6 2 (6.25%) OOP
7 1 (3.13%) BDD
7 1 (3.13%) Coaching
7 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.13%) TDD
7 1 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) C#
2 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 5 (15.63%) VB.NET
5 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.25%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
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