The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 30 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)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 40 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing WPF 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.31% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 1.12% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +10.29% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 95 89 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 24.80% 23.73% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 44
Median daily rate £338 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -7.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +263.63% -  
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Northamptonshire

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in Northamptonshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Northampton +1 4 £450 -
WPF
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for WPF.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) LINQ
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# WPF Developer
2 4 (57.14%) WPF Developer
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
2 3 (42.86%) LINQ
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET