Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 November 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 394 283
Rank change year-on-year +85 -111 -13
Contract jobs citing WPF 826 615 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.59% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.52% 1.95% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 476 725
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £306
90th Percentile £651 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 9 17
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £40.00 £22.13 £27.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.01 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WPF in the UK

WPF
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +96 797 £525 +15.96% 167
London +98 552 £588 +9.30% 58
UK excluding London +16 270 £375 +7.14% 113
North of England +82 72 £363 +3.57% 35
North West +59 67 £369 +5.36% 16
Midlands +17 58 £425 +14.86% 24
South East -16 43 £375 - 34
East of England -14 42 £388 +8.39% 10
South West -2 33 £375 +15.38% 6
East Midlands -8 33 £475 +26.25% 9
West Midlands +31 25 £406 +16.07% 15
Scotland -13 23 £350 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire +6 3 £320 -1.54% 15
Northern Ireland -56 3 £400 -
North East +56 2 £429 +27.04% 4

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 with a requirement for WPF.

1 785 (95.04%) C#
2 574 (69.49%) .NET
3 373 (45.16%) SQL Server
4 350 (42.37%) SQL
5 307 (37.17%) WCF
6 294 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
7 228 (27.60%) Front Office
8 226 (27.36%) MVVM
9 210 (25.42%) Finance
10 209 (25.30%) TDD
11 207 (25.06%) Banking
12 166 (20.10%) WinForms
13 156 (18.89%) JavaScript
14 155 (18.77%) HTML
15 150 (18.16%) .NET Framework
16 149 (18.04%) MVC
17 138 (16.71%) Multithreading
18 123 (14.89%) OO
19 119 (14.41%) Microsoft
19 119 (14.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 113 (13.68%) ASP.NET
21 106 (12.83%) Windows
22 105 (12.71%) AngularJS
23 103 (12.47%) Oracle
24 97 (11.74%) Investment Banking
25 89 (10.77%) Degree
26 88 (10.65%) HTML5
27 86 (10.41%) Software Engineering
27 86 (10.41%) Fixed Income
28 85 (10.29%) Unit Testing

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (1.69%) IIS
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.97%) CMS
5 8 (0.97%) NServiceBus
6 5 (0.61%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.61%) Confluence
6 5 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.24%) SAS
8 2 (0.24%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.12%) GemFire
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) Simulink
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.33%) SimCorp Dimension
2 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.73%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.61%) RMDS
4 3 (0.36%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.73%) npm
2 6 (0.73%) Yarn
3 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.73%) PPP
2 4 (0.48%) Internet
3 3 (0.36%) Firewall
3 3 (0.36%) Intranet
4 2 (0.24%) Link 16
5 1 (0.12%) CTI
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.12%) HTTP
5 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.12%) LDAP
5 1 (0.12%) SMS
5 1 (0.12%) snoop
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (4.36%) NoSQL
5 34 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 33 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (3.03%) Oracle Database
10 24 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
11 23 (2.78%) MongoDB
12 20 (2.42%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.97%) Power BI
17 7 (0.85%) Blockchain
17 7 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 78 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 44 (5.33%) JIRA
4 39 (4.72%) Subversion
5 36 (4.36%) Git (software)
5 36 (4.36%) NUnit
6 29 (3.51%) TeamCity
7 19 (2.30%) Moq
8 16 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.94%) MSTest
9 15 (1.82%) JUnit
10 13 (1.57%) MSBuild
10 13 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (1.45%) AccuRev
12 11 (1.33%) Maven
12 11 (1.33%) ReSharper
12 11 (1.33%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.21%) Mockito
14 7 (0.85%) LINQPad
General
1 228 (27.60%) Front Office
2 210 (25.42%) Finance
3 207 (25.06%) Banking
4 97 (11.74%) Investment Banking
5 35 (4.24%) Back Office
6 12 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.21%) Advertising
7 10 (1.21%) Retail
8 8 (0.97%) Legal
9 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.85%) Marketing
10 6 (0.73%) Private Banking
10 6 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.48%) Law
11 4 (0.48%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
12 3 (0.36%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.24%) Military
13 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 727 (88.01%) Developer
2 502 (60.77%) C# Developer
3 307 (37.17%) WPF Developer
4 249 (30.15%) C# WPF Developer
5 224 (27.12%) .NET Developer
6 122 (14.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 89 (10.77%) SQL Developer
8 84 (10.17%) Senior Developer
9 81 (9.81%) WCF Developer
10 71 (8.60%) C# WCF Developer
11 65 (7.87%) Front Office Developer
12 48 (5.81%) Senior C# Developer
13 47 (5.69%) Software Developer
14 46 (5.57%) UI Developer
15 36 (4.36%) Software Engineer
16 34 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
17 32 (3.87%) ASP.NET Developer
18 30 (3.63%) C# Software Developer
19 26 (3.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
20 25 (3.03%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (69.49%) .NET
2 307 (37.17%) WCF
3 166 (20.10%) WinForms
4 155 (18.77%) HTML
5 150 (18.16%) .NET Framework
6 113 (13.68%) ASP.NET
7 105 (12.71%) AngularJS
8 88 (10.65%) HTML5
9 71 (8.60%) CSS
10 68 (8.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 64 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 62 (7.51%) Entity Framework
13 59 (7.14%) LINQ
14 46 (5.57%) jQuery
14 46 (5.57%) Task Parallel Library
14 46 (5.57%) Web Services
14 46 (5.57%) XML
15 45 (5.45%) Reactive Extensions
16 34 (4.12%) Silverlight
17 26 (3.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 119 (14.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 86 (10.41%) Fixed Income
3 84 (10.17%) Derivative
3 84 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
4 73 (8.84%) Computer Science
5 51 (6.17%) Equities
6 46 (5.57%) Market Risk
7 36 (4.36%) Credit Risk
7 36 (4.36%) User Experience
8 34 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (3.39%) Data Structures
10 27 (3.27%) Hedge funds
11 26 (3.15%) Algorithms
11 26 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (1.33%) N-Tier
14 9 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.73%) Fintech
15 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.83%) Windows
2 29 (3.51%) Linux
3 25 (3.03%) Unix
4 16 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.21%) Android
7 10 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (27.36%) MVVM
3 209 (25.30%) TDD
4 149 (18.04%) MVC
5 138 (16.71%) Multithreading
6 123 (14.89%) OO
7 86 (10.41%) Software Engineering
8 85 (10.29%) Unit Testing
9 72 (8.72%) Scrum
10 69 (8.35%) Electronic Trading
11 66 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (7.99%) Test Automation
12 58 (7.02%) SOA
13 54 (6.54%) Dependency Injection
14 47 (5.69%) Web Development
15 43 (5.21%) OOP
16 41 (4.96%) Analytics
16 41 (4.96%) Low Latency
16 41 (4.96%) OOD
16 41 (4.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 785 (95.04%) C#
2 350 (42.37%) SQL
3 156 (18.89%) JavaScript
4 79 (9.56%) Java
5 65 (7.87%) T-SQL
6 56 (6.78%) C++
7 52 (6.30%) XAML
8 43 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 35 (4.24%) VB.NET
10 27 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 26 (3.15%) Python
12 22 (2.66%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.66%) VB
13 14 (1.69%) VBA
14 11 (1.33%) VBScript
15 10 (1.21%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.09%) ES6
17 7 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.73%) C
19 4 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (10.77%) Degree
2 31 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.94%) QA
2 14 (1.69%) MiFID
3 7 (0.85%) EMIR
4 2 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 11 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.85%) Docker
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) Ansible
1 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.12%) Kibana
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 119 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 103 (12.47%) Oracle
3 39 (4.72%) DevExpress
4 36 (4.36%) TIBCO
5 22 (2.66%) Sybase
6 19 (2.30%) Infragistics
7 16 (1.94%) Telerik
8 15 (1.82%) Reuters
9 14 (1.69%) Bloomberg
10 13 (1.57%) Charles River
10 13 (1.57%) Syncfusion
11 11 (1.33%) SimCorp
11 11 (1.33%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.85%) Adobe
12 7 (0.85%) Solace
13 6 (0.73%) FXall
13 6 (0.73%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.61%) MarketAxess
14 5 (0.61%) Murex
14 5 (0.61%) Tradeweb