The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
England / South East
Rank 190 215 211
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4  
Contract jobs citing WPF 55 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.65% 2.25% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 34
Median daily rate £388 £358 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +9.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £518 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +286.36% -71.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +72.91% -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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2072 2182 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.67% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1462 1340
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the South East

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the South East

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in the South East

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Kent +23 20 £400 +21.21% 4
Hampshire +10 10 £375 +17.18% 12
West Sussex +9 8 £388 +19.23% 5
Oxfordshire -7 5 £550 - 9
East Sussex +7 4 - - 1
Surrey +10 3 £489 +39.64% 3
Berkshire +18 2 - - 6
Buckinghamshire -22 2 £363 -7.05% 6
WPF
England

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for WPF.

1 72 (94.74%) C#
2 63 (82.89%) .NET
3 41 (53.95%) MVVM
4 38 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 35 (46.05%) WCF
6 31 (40.79%) MVC
7 30 (39.47%) Oracle
8 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET
9 26 (34.21%) SQL
10 25 (32.89%) Unit Testing
11 22 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (27.63%) LINQ
13 20 (26.32%) VB.NET
14 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (25.00%) WinForms
14 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (21.05%) NUnit
17 15 (19.74%) Windows
17 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
17 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (19.74%) Prototyping
18 14 (18.42%) Multithreading
18 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
18 14 (18.42%) ReSharper
18 14 (18.42%) Moq
18 14 (18.42%) MSBuild
18 14 (18.42%) Caliburn.Micro
18 14 (18.42%) Client/Server
18 14 (18.42%) ADO.NET

WPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.32%) GIS
3 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (21.05%) NUnit
3 14 (18.42%) Moq
3 14 (18.42%) MSBuild
3 14 (18.42%) ReSharper
4 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.26%) Subversion
6 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.95%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.95%) JIRA
7 2 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.32%) git-flow
8 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.32%) MSTest
8 1 (1.32%) NuGet
8 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (5.26%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (92.11%) Developer
2 48 (63.16%) WPF Developer
3 43 (56.58%) C# Developer
4 38 (50.00%) .NET Developer
5 30 (39.47%) C# WPF Developer
6 22 (28.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (27.63%) WCF Developer
8 16 (21.05%) WinForms Developer
9 15 (19.74%) C# WCF Developer
10 14 (18.42%) SQL Developer
11 13 (17.11%) Oracle Developer
12 11 (14.47%) Software Developer
13 5 (6.58%) C# Software Developer
14 3 (3.95%) Development Manager
14 3 (3.95%) Mobile Developer
15 2 (2.63%) Xamarin Developer
16 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 1 (1.32%) C# Programmer
16 1 (1.32%) Senior WPF Developer
16 1 (1.32%) Sitecore Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (82.89%) .NET
2 35 (46.05%) WCF
3 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 21 (27.63%) LINQ
5 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (25.00%) WinForms
6 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (18.42%) ADO.NET
7 14 (18.42%) Caliburn.Micro
7 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 9 (11.84%) .NET Framework
8 9 (11.84%) XML
9 6 (7.89%) RESTful
10 5 (6.58%) CSS
10 5 (6.58%) HTML
10 5 (6.58%) Web Services
11 3 (3.95%) Ajax
11 3 (3.95%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.95%) jQuery
12 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Client/Server
2 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.21%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Android
3 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.95%) MVVM
2 31 (40.79%) MVC
3 25 (32.89%) Unit Testing
4 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (19.74%) Prototyping
6 14 (18.42%) Multithreading
7 9 (11.84%) Multithreaded Programming
8 8 (10.53%) Scrum
8 8 (10.53%) TDD
9 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.58%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (6.58%) Low Latency
10 5 (6.58%) UML
11 3 (3.95%) Mobile Development
11 3 (3.95%) SDLC
11 3 (3.95%) SOLID
12 2 (2.63%) Android Development
12 2 (2.63%) Change Control
12 2 (2.63%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 72 (94.74%) C#
2 26 (34.21%) SQL
3 20 (26.32%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.63%) C++
6 2 (2.63%) XAML
7 1 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO13485
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) Oracle
2 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) Xamarin
4 4 (5.26%) Infragistics
5 2 (2.63%) RedGate
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.32%) VMware
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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