The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing WPF 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 2.58% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 136 233 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.67% 22.93% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 147 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for WPF.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (60.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Logistics
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (20.00%) MSTest
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (60.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 5 (100.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) WPF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft