Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 391 290
Rank change year-on-year +82 -101 -25
Contract jobs citing WPF 846 626 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.60% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.57% 1.96% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 483 723
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £324 £300 £306
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
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 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +87 816 £526 +16.23% 216
London +106 569 £600 +14.29% 73
UK excluding London +10 272 £375 +7.14% 150
North of England +80 73 £363 +3.57% 46
North West +68 69 £363 +3.57% 19
Midlands +23 58 £425 +15.65% 27
South East -10 49 £375 - 44
East of England 0 41 £388 +6.16% 14
East Midlands -14 34 £475 +28.38% 11
South West -17 29 £363 +11.54% 12
West Midlands +25 24 £406 +16.07% 16
Scotland +2 23 £350 +8.95% 3
Yorkshire +17 3 £320 -1.54% 22
Northern Ireland -49 3 £400 - 2
North East +56 1 £483 +42.96% 5

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 803 (94.92%) C#
2 594 (70.21%) .NET
3 382 (45.15%) SQL Server
4 355 (41.96%) SQL
5 318 (37.59%) WCF
6 304 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
7 241 (28.49%) MVVM
8 233 (27.54%) Front Office
9 216 (25.53%) Finance
10 212 (25.06%) Banking
11 208 (24.59%) TDD
12 174 (20.57%) WinForms
13 157 (18.56%) .NET Framework
14 156 (18.44%) HTML
14 156 (18.44%) JavaScript
15 151 (17.85%) MVC
16 141 (16.67%) Multithreading
17 127 (15.01%) OO
18 126 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 122 (14.42%) Microsoft
20 117 (13.83%) ASP.NET
21 110 (13.00%) AngularJS
22 107 (12.65%) Oracle
23 105 (12.41%) Windows
24 99 (11.70%) Investment Banking
25 95 (11.23%) Degree
26 91 (10.76%) Fixed Income
27 90 (10.64%) HTML5
28 87 (10.28%) Derivative
28 87 (10.28%) 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 (2.01%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (1.65%) IIS
4 10 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.95%) CMS
6 7 (0.83%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.59%) Confluence
7 5 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.47%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.24%) SAS
10 2 (0.24%) ThingWorx
11 1 (0.12%) Apache
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.12%) GemFire
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) Simulink
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) SimCorp Dimension
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.59%) RMDS
4 3 (0.35%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.83%) npm
2 7 (0.83%) Yarn
3 5 (0.59%) SaaS
4 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) GitHub
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.71%) PPP
2 4 (0.47%) Internet
3 3 (0.35%) Firewall
3 3 (0.35%) 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
1 382 (45.15%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 42 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 35 (4.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 34 (4.02%) Relational Database
7 31 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
9 25 (2.96%) Oracle Database
10 23 (2.72%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.36%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.06%) MySQL
16 8 (0.95%) Blockchain
16 8 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 81 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (6.50%) Visual Studio
3 49 (5.79%) JIRA
4 42 (4.96%) Subversion
5 39 (4.61%) Git (software)
6 36 (4.26%) NUnit
7 33 (3.90%) TeamCity
8 21 (2.48%) Moq
9 18 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (2.13%) Jenkins
10 16 (1.89%) MSBuild
10 16 (1.89%) MSTest
11 15 (1.77%) JUnit
12 14 (1.65%) AccuRev
12 14 (1.65%) ReSharper
13 13 (1.54%) Maven
13 13 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 12 (1.42%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.06%) Mockito
16 7 (0.83%) LINQPad
General
1 233 (27.54%) Front Office
2 216 (25.53%) Finance
3 212 (25.06%) Banking
4 99 (11.70%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.02%) Back Office
6 12 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.30%) Retail
8 10 (1.18%) Advertising
9 8 (0.95%) Legal
10 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.83%) Marketing
11 6 (0.71%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.47%) Law
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.35%) Publishing
14 2 (0.24%) Military
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 745 (88.06%) Developer
2 516 (60.99%) C# Developer
3 317 (37.47%) WPF Developer
4 259 (30.61%) C# WPF Developer
5 228 (26.95%) .NET Developer
6 126 (14.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 91 (10.76%) SQL Developer
8 86 (10.17%) Senior Developer
9 85 (10.05%) WCF Developer
10 75 (8.87%) C# WCF Developer
11 67 (7.92%) Front Office Developer
12 49 (5.79%) Senior C# Developer
12 49 (5.79%) Software Developer
13 46 (5.44%) UI Developer
14 36 (4.26%) Software Engineer
15 35 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
16 30 (3.55%) ASP.NET Developer
17 28 (3.31%) C# Software Developer
18 27 (3.19%) Senior WPF Developer
19 25 (2.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (70.21%) .NET
2 318 (37.59%) WCF
3 174 (20.57%) WinForms
4 157 (18.56%) .NET Framework
5 156 (18.44%) HTML
6 117 (13.83%) ASP.NET
7 110 (13.00%) AngularJS
8 90 (10.64%) HTML5
9 74 (8.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 71 (8.39%) CSS
11 65 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (7.57%) LINQ
13 63 (7.45%) Entity Framework
14 50 (5.91%) jQuery
14 50 (5.91%) Reactive Extensions
14 50 (5.91%) XML
15 49 (5.79%) Task Parallel Library
16 47 (5.56%) Web Services
17 34 (4.02%) Silverlight
18 29 (3.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 126 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (10.76%) Fixed Income
3 87 (10.28%) Derivative
4 85 (10.05%) Greenfield Project
5 77 (9.10%) Computer Science
6 52 (6.15%) Equities
7 49 (5.79%) Market Risk
8 38 (4.49%) Credit Risk
9 37 (4.37%) User Experience
10 36 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (3.31%) Data Structures
11 28 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (3.19%) Algorithms
13 25 (2.96%) Hedge funds
14 17 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
15 12 (1.42%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.42%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.71%) Fintech
16 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 105 (12.41%) Windows
2 28 (3.31%) Linux
3 24 (2.84%) Unix
4 16 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.18%) Android
7 10 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (28.49%) MVVM
3 208 (24.59%) TDD
4 151 (17.85%) MVC
5 141 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 127 (15.01%) OO
7 87 (10.28%) Unit Testing
8 84 (9.93%) Software Engineering
9 72 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (8.39%) Electronic Trading
11 70 (8.27%) Scrum
12 69 (8.16%) Test Automation
13 60 (7.09%) SOA
14 52 (6.15%) Dependency Injection
15 46 (5.44%) Web Development
16 44 (5.20%) OOD
16 44 (5.20%) OOP
16 44 (5.20%) SDLC
17 43 (5.08%) Low Latency
18 42 (4.96%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 803 (94.92%) C#
2 355 (41.96%) SQL
3 156 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 79 (9.34%) Java
5 67 (7.92%) T-SQL
6 56 (6.62%) C++
7 49 (5.79%) XAML
8 43 (5.08%) PowerShell
9 38 (4.49%) VB.NET
10 27 (3.19%) PL/SQL
10 27 (3.19%) Python
11 23 (2.72%) VB
12 22 (2.60%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.65%) VBA
14 11 (1.30%) VBScript
15 10 (1.18%) ES6
15 10 (1.18%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.83%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.71%) C
18 5 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 95 (11.23%) Degree
2 32 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.59%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) ISEB
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.89%) QA
2 14 (1.65%) MiFID
3 7 (0.83%) EMIR
4 2 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 11 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.06%) Docker
3 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 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
2 1 (0.12%) SCCM
2 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 122 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 107 (12.65%) Oracle
3 41 (4.85%) DevExpress
4 35 (4.14%) TIBCO
5 22 (2.60%) Sybase
6 19 (2.25%) Infragistics
7 16 (1.89%) Reuters
8 15 (1.77%) Bloomberg
8 15 (1.77%) Telerik
9 13 (1.54%) Charles River
10 12 (1.42%) Syncfusion
11 11 (1.30%) SimCorp
11 11 (1.30%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.83%) Adobe
12 7 (0.83%) FXall
12 7 (0.83%) Solace
13 6 (0.71%) MarketAxess
13 6 (0.71%) Tradeweb
14 5 (0.59%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.59%) Murex