Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 144 194
Rank change year-on-year -31 +50 -27
Contract jobs citing WPF 27 63 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 1.15% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% 4.12% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 46 13
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £263 £266 £301
90th Percentile £456 £425 £395
England median daily rate £475 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £57.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.52% +422.73% -73.33%
England median hourly rate £46.69 £47.83 £24.25
% change year-on-year -2.38% +97.24% -42.94%

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 1,413 1,530 1,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.59% 27.88% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 971 1,083
South West median daily rate £401 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £286 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £532 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 61
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% +7.01%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £54.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.54% +8.00% +4.17%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Gloucestershire +9 12 £275 -31.25% 7
Somerset +4 4 £450 +33.33% 12
Dorset -4 3 £350 -6.67% 3
Wiltshire -9 3 £323 +7.50% 3
Bristol -13 2 £438 +16.67% 7
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for WPF.

1 26 (96.30%) C#
2 21 (77.78%) .NET
3 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
5 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET
6 13 (48.15%) Visual Studio
7 12 (44.44%) C++
8 10 (37.04%) SQL
8 10 (37.04%) SDLC
9 8 (29.63%) WinForms
9 8 (29.63%) Java
9 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
9 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
10 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
10 7 (25.93%) Eclipse
10 7 (25.93%) MFC
10 7 (25.93%) VC++
10 7 (25.93%) Python
10 7 (25.93%) Node.js
10 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (22.22%) REST
11 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Core
11 6 (22.22%) Migration
11 6 (22.22%) C
11 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure

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 1 (3.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Visual Studio
2 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (25.93%) Eclipse
4 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) MSTest
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Junior
3 6 (22.22%) Junior Software Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Azure Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Architect
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Tools Developer
7 1 (3.70%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET
3 8 (29.63%) WinForms
4 7 (25.93%) MFC
4 7 (25.93%) Node.js
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Core
5 6 (22.22%) REST
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
7 2 (7.41%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Contactless
2 1 (3.70%) Life Science
2 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 10 (37.04%) SDLC
4 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) MVVM
8 3 (11.11%) UML
9 2 (7.41%) Change Management
9 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
10 1 (3.70%) Analytical Thinking
10 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.70%) MVC
10 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) C++
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) Java
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.93%) Python
5 7 (25.93%) VC++
6 6 (22.22%) C
6 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Capita
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft