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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 238 193
Rank change year-on-year +25 -45  
Contract jobs citing WPF 37 33 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.37% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 1.38% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 56
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £530 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £339
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £41.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +9.09% +20.00%  

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 2153 2397 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.71% 26.57% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1540 1497
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +14 15 £400 - 3
Hampshire +12 7 £325 -3.70% 12
East Sussex - 5 - -
West Sussex +17 3 £388 +29.16% 4
Surrey -2 3 £513 +29.74% 4
Oxfordshire -6 3 £425 +8.97% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - - 3
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 81 (94.19%) C#
2 76 (88.37%) .NET
3 58 (67.44%) WCF
4 48 (55.81%) Oracle
4 48 (55.81%) SQL Server
5 40 (46.51%) MVVM
6 37 (43.02%) ASP.NET
7 35 (40.70%) MVC
7 35 (40.70%) Unit Testing
8 34 (39.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (37.21%) SQL
10 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (26.74%) LINQ
11 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (24.42%) WinForms
12 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
13 20 (23.26%) VB.NET
14 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (19.77%) .NET Framework
16 16 (18.60%) NUnit
16 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (18.60%) Prototyping
17 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
17 15 (17.44%) ReSharper
17 15 (17.44%) Moq
17 15 (17.44%) MSBuild
17 15 (17.44%) Caliburn.Micro
17 15 (17.44%) Mobile App
17 15 (17.44%) Client/Server
17 15 (17.44%) ADO.NET

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 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.33%) CMS
2 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (55.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.16%) GIS
4 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (39.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (18.60%) NUnit
3 15 (17.44%) Moq
3 15 (17.44%) MSBuild
3 15 (17.44%) ReSharper
4 7 (8.14%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.98%) Subversion
6 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.16%) JIRA
7 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.16%) NuGet
7 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Advertising
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 81 (94.19%) Developer
2 62 (72.09%) .NET Developer
3 59 (68.60%) WPF Developer
4 44 (51.16%) C# Developer
5 34 (39.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (39.53%) C# WPF Developer
6 29 (33.72%) WCF Developer
7 23 (26.74%) C# WCF Developer
8 17 (19.77%) WinForms Developer
9 14 (16.28%) SQL Developer
10 13 (15.12%) Oracle Developer
11 12 (13.95%) Software Developer
12 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (5.81%) C# Software Developer
13 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 3 (3.49%) Development Manager
14 3 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
14 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
15 2 (2.33%) ASP Developer
15 2 (2.33%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (88.37%) .NET
2 58 (67.44%) WCF
3 37 (43.02%) ASP.NET
4 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (26.74%) LINQ
5 21 (24.42%) WinForms
6 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (19.77%) .NET Framework
8 15 (17.44%) ADO.NET
8 15 (17.44%) Caliburn.Micro
8 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 13 (15.12%) RESTful
10 12 (13.95%) Web Services
11 9 (10.47%) CSS
12 7 (8.14%) jQuery
12 7 (8.14%) XML
13 6 (6.98%) HTML
14 4 (4.65%) Entity Framework
15 3 (3.49%) Ajax
15 3 (3.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Client/Server
1 15 (17.44%) Mobile App
2 12 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (12.79%) Virtual Team
4 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.65%) User Experience
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (46.51%) MVVM
2 35 (40.70%) MVC
2 35 (40.70%) Unit Testing
3 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (18.60%) Prototyping
5 13 (15.12%) Multithreaded Programming
5 13 (15.12%) Multithreading
6 11 (12.79%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (8.14%) TDD
8 4 (4.65%) Scrum
8 4 (4.65%) SDLC
8 4 (4.65%) SOLID
8 4 (4.65%) UML
9 3 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.49%) Web Development
10 2 (2.33%) Change Control
10 2 (2.33%) Software Delivery
11 1 (1.16%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 81 (94.19%) C#
2 32 (37.21%) SQL
3 20 (23.26%) VB.NET
4 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) Clojure
7 1 (1.16%) F#
7 1 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) VB
7 1 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) IEC 62304
1 1 (1.16%) ISO 13485
1 1 (1.16%) QA
Vendors
1 48 (55.81%) Oracle
2 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.79%) Infragistics
4 3 (3.49%) Telerik
4 3 (3.49%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.16%) LabWare