Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 154 170
Rank change year-on-year -36 +16 -11
Contract jobs citing WPF 33 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.89% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.00% 3.47% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 38
South West median daily rate £325 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% +2.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £215
90th Percentile £488 £413 £421
England median daily rate £550 £528 £455
% change year-on-year +4.27% +15.93% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £57.50 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.52% +144.42% -44.32%
10th Percentile £35.25 £45.25 £21.96
90th Percentile £37.75 £58.75 £25.29
England median hourly rate £44.00 £47.67 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.15% -

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 1,650 1,413 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.30% 25.64% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 890 1,202
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £293 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 26
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +18.03% -10.29%
10th Percentile £22.70 £31.25 £18.57
90th Percentile £61.50 £58.75 £52.63
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Wiltshire -23 11 £325 +8.33% 1
Bristol -14 8 £450 +28.57% 10
Gloucestershire -2 7 £275 -31.25% 4
Somerset -5 4 £450 +31.87% 3
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 32 (96.97%) C#
2 21 (63.64%) .NET
3 13 (39.39%) C++
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) MVVM
4 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) C
5 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) Windows
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (24.24%) SDLC
9 7 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
9 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
10 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.18%) REST
10 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Core
10 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (15.15%) OO
11 5 (15.15%) Java
11 5 (15.15%) WinForms
12 4 (12.12%) Migration
12 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming

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 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) CATIA
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 12 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Software Developer
4 7 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Software Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# WPF Developer
5 5 (15.15%) WPF Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Junior
6 4 (12.12%) Junior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) PowerShell Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Azure Developer
8 1 (3.03%) PowerShell Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Core
3 6 (18.18%) REST
4 5 (15.15%) WinForms
5 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.12%) MFC
5 4 (12.12%) Node.js
5 4 (12.12%) WCF
6 3 (9.09%) SOAP
7 2 (6.06%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (39.39%) MVVM
2 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 8 (24.24%) SDLC
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 5 (15.15%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
7 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
8 3 (9.09%) UML
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
9 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) C++
3 12 (36.36%) C
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 5 (15.15%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) Python
7 4 (12.12%) VC++
8 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft