Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 10 December 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 West
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 160 162
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +34
Contract jobs citing WPF 24 42 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.75% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 2.76% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 36
South West median daily rate £330 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -13.33% +19.52%
10th Percentile £278 £215 £316
90th Percentile £410 £427 £450
England median daily rate £550 £458 £500
% change year-on-year +20.22% -8.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
South West median hourly rate £57.50 £23.78 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.85% -43.73% +20.71%
10th Percentile £56.25 £21.98 £39.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £41.87 £44.50
England median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1444 1523 1852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.03% 27.09% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 1106 1319
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £470 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +10.59% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 88
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.67% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.64 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £49.10 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for WPF in the South West

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the South West

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in the South West over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the South West

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in the South West

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Bristol -11 8 £335 -12.99% 2
Gloucestershire +15 4 - - 1
Somerset -8 3 £343 +7.87%
Wiltshire +1 2 £305 +1.67% 1
Dorset +3 1 £375 -
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 West region with a requirement for WPF.

1 23 (95.83%) C#
2 19 (79.17%) MVC
2 19 (79.17%) .NET
3 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) Software Engineering
5 11 (45.83%) CSS
5 11 (45.83%) HTML
5 11 (45.83%) SQL
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (41.67%) Unit Testing
6 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 9 (37.50%) Scrum
7 9 (37.50%) jQuery
7 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
10 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 5 (20.83%) Web Development
11 5 (20.83%) WCF
11 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
11 5 (20.83%) MVVM
11 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 4 (16.67%) NServiceBus
12 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (16.67%) TDD

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (16.67%) NServiceBus
2 2 (8.33%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.33%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) CTI
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
1 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.50%) JUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Mockito
3 3 (12.50%) Moq
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.17%) NuGet
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) WPF Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) ASP Developer
7 1 (4.17%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (45.83%) CSS
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
4 9 (37.50%) jQuery
5 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (20.83%) WCF
7 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 3 (12.50%) HTML5
8 3 (12.50%) Java EE
8 3 (12.50%) Spring
9 2 (8.33%) .NET Core
9 2 (8.33%) Ajax
9 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (8.33%) CSS3
9 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) MVC
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Software Engineering
4 10 (41.67%) Unit Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (20.83%) MVVM
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) Web Development
7 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (12.50%) Kanban
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.33%) CRM
9 2 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (8.33%) Microservices
9 2 (8.33%) SDLC
9 2 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) XAML
5 3 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) ESRI
2 2 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Teradata
3 1 (4.17%) Telerik
3 1 (4.17%) Xamarin