Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 148 162
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14 +26
Contract jobs citing WPF 23 55 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 1.03% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 3.78% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 46 37
South West median daily rate £338 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% -17.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £306 £215 £316
90th Percentile £399 £425 £450
England median daily rate £525 £465 £500
% change year-on-year +12.90% -7.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
South West median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.24% +13.42%
England median hourly rate £47.67 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.86% -2.35% +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 1,386 1,456 1,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.33% 27.27% 28.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 1,036 1,263
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £501
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 79
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +4.35%
10th Percentile £27.65 £18.64 £30.40
90th Percentile £52.63 £43.05 £57.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +1 14 £345 -6.44% 5
Wiltshire +6 3 £313 +4.17%
Somerset -16 2 £343 +10.48% 3
Dorset +2 1 £375 -
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 21 (91.30%) C#
2 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) MVC
3 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET
4 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (47.83%) .NET Framework
6 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
7 9 (39.13%) jQuery
7 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Entity Framework
8 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (34.78%) Scrum
8 8 (34.78%) HTML
9 7 (30.43%) CSS
9 7 (30.43%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) SQL
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
10 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
10 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
11 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (17.39%) WinForms
12 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
12 4 (17.39%) WCF
12 4 (17.39%) TDD
13 3 (13.04%) Spring
13 3 (13.04%) Java EE
13 3 (13.04%) JIRA

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 3 (13.04%) NServiceBus
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) CTI
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
1 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) JUnit
3 3 (13.04%) Mockito
3 3 (13.04%) Moq
4 1 (4.35%) NuGet
General
1 3 (13.04%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) C# Developer
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) WPF Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Azure Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (47.83%) .NET Framework
5 9 (39.13%) Entity Framework
5 9 (39.13%) jQuery
6 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 7 (30.43%) CSS
8 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (17.39%) WCF
9 4 (17.39%) WinForms
10 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
10 3 (13.04%) HTML5
10 3 (13.04%) Java EE
10 3 (13.04%) REST
10 3 (13.04%) Spring
11 2 (8.70%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) MVC
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) MVVM
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.70%) CRM
8 2 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (8.70%) Kanban
8 2 (8.70%) Microservices
8 2 (8.70%) Web Development
9 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.35%) Content Management
9 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
9 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Xamarin