The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 27 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 64 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing WPF 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.36% 1.04% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 2.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £450 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 148 218 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 26.52% 37.85% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 156 78
Median daily rate £375 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in South Wales

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in South Wales

WPF
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff +18 2 £450 +50.00%
WPF
Wales

WPF
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for WPF.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Sitecore Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (33.33%) UI Designer
2 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore