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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 135 102
Rank change year-on-year +29 -33  
Contract jobs citing WPF 30 5 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 0.17% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.78% 0.72% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 29
Median daily rate £320 £314 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% -1.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £313 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £322 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -73.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.63 £11.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +323.86% -72.50%  

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 793 695 791
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 29.79% 23.69% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 467 504
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.44 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +9.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £13.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Wiltshire +5 9 £300 - 1
Bristol +11 7 £388 +23.50% 1
Somerset +10 3 £338 +5.88% 1
Devon - 3 £220 - 2
Dorset - 2 £375 - 4
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 52 (94.55%) C#
2 48 (87.27%) .NET
3 34 (61.82%) MVC
4 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (58.18%) ASP.NET
6 29 (52.73%) Scrum
7 28 (50.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (47.27%) Unit Testing
9 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
10 19 (34.55%) Automated Testing
10 19 (34.55%) WCF
11 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
11 18 (32.73%) SQL
12 16 (29.09%) Kanban
13 15 (27.27%) QA
14 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
14 13 (23.64%) CSS
14 13 (23.64%) Software Engineering
14 13 (23.64%) TDD
15 12 (21.82%) Pair Programming
15 12 (21.82%) HTML
15 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
16 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
18 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
18 9 (16.36%) REST
18 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
19 8 (14.55%) Web Services
19 8 (14.55%) NServiceBus

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 8 (14.55%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.64%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Skype
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) NuGet
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (92.73%) Developer
2 31 (56.36%) C# Developer
3 26 (47.27%) .NET Developer
4 12 (21.82%) Software Developer
4 12 (21.82%) WPF Developer
5 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (14.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (12.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (12.73%) C# WPF Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Angular Developer
9 4 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (5.45%) C# WCF Developer
10 3 (5.45%) C++ Developer
10 3 (5.45%) C++/C# Developer
10 3 (5.45%) WCF Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Cloud Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (87.27%) .NET
2 32 (58.18%) ASP.NET
3 28 (50.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (34.55%) WCF
5 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
6 13 (23.64%) CSS
7 12 (21.82%) HTML
8 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (16.36%) REST
10 8 (14.55%) Web Services
11 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
12 5 (9.09%) jQuery
13 3 (5.45%) HTML5
13 3 (5.45%) WinForms
14 2 (3.64%) Ajax
14 2 (3.64%) LINQ
14 2 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (3.64%) XML
15 1 (1.82%) Dojo
15 1 (1.82%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.64%) User Experience
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) MVC
2 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (52.73%) Scrum
4 26 (47.27%) Unit Testing
5 19 (34.55%) Automated Testing
6 16 (29.09%) Kanban
7 13 (23.64%) Software Engineering
7 13 (23.64%) TDD
8 12 (21.82%) Pair Programming
9 10 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (10.91%) BDD
10 6 (10.91%) Microservices
11 4 (7.27%) Data Management
11 4 (7.27%) Line Management
11 4 (7.27%) Web Development
12 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
12 3 (5.45%) Mathematics
12 3 (5.45%) MVVM
13 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (94.55%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) VB
5 4 (7.27%) VB6
6 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.82%) Telerik
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £279 - £321 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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