Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 172 145
Rank change year-on-year -30 -27 +20
Contract jobs citing WPF 23 23 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.36% 0.44% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 1.66% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 46
South West median daily rate £450 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.87% -17.33%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £215
90th Percentile £500 £399 £425
England median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.60% -9.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
South West median hourly rate £40.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £37.75 - £22.03
90th Percentile £43.25 - £43.10
England median hourly rate £43.92 £47.67 £41.50
% change year-on-year -7.87% +14.86% -2.35%

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 1,827 1,385 1,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.52% 26.49% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 888 1,023
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £606 £563 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 29
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £28.48 £27.65 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £52.63 £43.05
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -21 12 £450 +30.43% 2
Wiltshire -32 8 £325 +4.00%
Dorset +9 3 - - 4
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 23 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) MVVM
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) C++
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 7 (30.43%) C
7 7 (30.43%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (30.43%) WCF
7 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
8 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 6 (26.09%) SOAP
8 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
9 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
10 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
10 4 (17.39%) OO
11 3 (13.04%) IIS
11 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
11 3 (13.04%) Scrum
11 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
11 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared

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%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) C# Developer
3 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
4 7 (30.43%) C# WPF Developer
4 7 (30.43%) WPF Developer
5 6 (26.09%) Software Developer
6 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (21.74%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
7 3 (13.04%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (8.70%) Silverlight Developer
9 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
2 7 (30.43%) WCF
3 6 (26.09%) SOAP
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.04%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) MVVM
2 7 (30.43%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (17.39%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) SOLID
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) MVC
7 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) C++
4 7 (30.43%) C
5 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Minitab