Period
to 17 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 February 2020 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +3
Contract jobs citing WPF 3 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.29% 5.93% 4.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.75% 15.38% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £331 £360 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.99% +4.73% -8.33%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £284
90th Percentile £343 £386 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £344 £344 £350
% change year-on-year - -1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £42.50
90th Percentile £43.75 - £47.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 - £42.75

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 16 91 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.21% 38.56% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 57 60
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71% +1.45%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £284
90th Percentile £474 £470 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £52.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.27% +15.56% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £33.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £61.00 £47.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.34
% change year-on-year -22.22% +48.34% +21.34%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in Staffordshire

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WPF in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in Staffordshire

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in Staffordshire

WPF
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. 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
Stafford - 2 £338 -
Stoke-on-Trent -1 1 £325 -9.72% 1
WPF
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WPF.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) SCADA
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) AccuRev
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) API Development
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe XD
3 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe XD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AccuRev
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) SCADA
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SOLID
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe