Period
to 16 October 2017

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 6 months to 16 October 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 313 288
Rank change year-on-year -24 -25 -55
Contract jobs citing WPF 35 68 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 1.48% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 86
South East median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £283 £289
90th Percentile £400 £525 £419
England median daily rate £526 £455 £500
% change year-on-year +15.66% -9.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
South East median hourly rate £47.83 £41.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.95% -13.16% +25.83%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +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 South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4426 4586 5039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.21% 27.10% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2849 3249
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £508
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 122 101
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% +23.33%
10th Percentile £15.99 £12.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £55.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.48
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.60% +9.42%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 16 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 16 October 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
Thames Valley -13 14 £375 +3.45% 10
Hampshire +18 13 £325 -2.99% 13
Berkshire +3 8 £363 +3.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £388 - 7
Kent -8 3 £338 +22.73% 3
Surrey -23 3 £500 +26.58% 7
West Sussex +3 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire -4 1 £300 -20.00% 2
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 35 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (71.43%) .NET
3 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
4 16 (45.71%) MVC
4 16 (45.71%) WCF
5 14 (40.00%) SQL
6 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
9 8 (22.86%) CSS
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (17.14%) jQuery
11 6 (17.14%) SDLC
11 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
11 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (17.14%) TDD
11 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
11 6 (17.14%) HTML
12 5 (14.29%) Windows
12 5 (14.29%) Web Development
12 5 (14.29%) Finance
12 5 (14.29%) SOLID
12 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (14.29%) DevExpress
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

WPF
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.86%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Moq
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Mockito
3 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
3 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (91.43%) Developer
2 22 (62.86%) C# Developer
3 17 (48.57%) .NET Developer
4 13 (37.14%) WPF Developer
5 12 (34.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (31.43%) C# WPF Developer
7 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 9 (25.71%) SQL Developer
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (14.29%) WCF Developer
9 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (11.43%) C# WCF Developer
9 4 (11.43%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
9 4 (11.43%) SSIS Developer
9 4 (11.43%) SSRS Developer
10 2 (5.71%) ASP Developer
10 2 (5.71%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (5.71%) Senior WPF Developer
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) .NET
2 16 (45.71%) WCF
3 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
5 8 (22.86%) CSS
6 6 (17.14%) HTML
6 6 (17.14%) jQuery
7 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
7 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (11.43%) WinForms
8 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.71%) HTML5
9 2 (5.71%) Java EE
9 2 (5.71%) Node.js
9 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (5.71%) REST
9 2 (5.71%) Web Services
10 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.86%) JSON
10 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) MVC
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.14%) SDLC
4 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
4 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.29%) SOLID
5 5 (14.29%) Web Development
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.57%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) OOP
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.71%) ETL
8 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (5.71%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Clojure
4 1 (2.86%) F#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) XAML
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) DevExpress
3 4 (11.43%) Xamarin
4 3 (8.57%) Telerik
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle