Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 471 340 298
Rank change year-on-year -131 -42 +100
Contract jobs citing WPF 415 787 824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 2.23% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 585 585
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
10th Percentile £320 £323 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 39
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £46.69 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.04% -2.38% +97.24%
10th Percentile £37.96 £37.34 £40.00
90th Percentile £45.90 £48.75 £54.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.75 £44.13
% change year-on-year -1.75% -3.12% +301.14%

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 29,608 35,301 30,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 33.89% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,694 24,841 21,355
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 372 382
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.54% +7.68%
10th Percentile £19.34 £15.02 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 21 July 2019.

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
Top 16 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 21 July 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
England -101 378 £475 -2.56% 296
London -90 243 £563 +2.27% 61
UK excluding London -95 168 £400 +6.67% 256
South East +26 51 £420 +12.00% 62
North of England -27 41 £370 -1.33% 58
North West -9 32 £375 - 31
Midlands -17 22 £413 +7.84% 59
Scotland +15 21 - - 12
East Midlands +5 20 £425 +6.25% 21
South West -38 15 £385 +18.46% 15
Wales +8 8 £405 -7.43% 6
East of England +14 7 £361 -37.30% 41
Yorkshire +7 6 £375 +11.11% 25
Northern Ireland -25 5 £431 -0.40% 3
North East +24 3 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands -2 2 £325 -7.14% 38

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 with a requirement for WPF.

1 386 (93.01%) C#
2 317 (76.39%) .NET
3 188 (45.30%) SQL
4 162 (39.04%) SQL Server
5 158 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (33.25%) Finance
7 115 (27.71%) WCF
8 114 (27.47%) Front Office
9 97 (23.37%) WinForms
10 88 (21.20%) Windows
11 85 (20.48%) AngularJS
12 80 (19.28%) TDD
13 79 (19.04%) Continuous Integration
14 76 (18.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 73 (17.59%) Software Engineering
16 72 (17.35%) Banking
17 70 (16.87%) Oracle
18 69 (16.63%) ASP.NET
19 67 (16.14%) MVVM
20 66 (15.90%) HTML
20 66 (15.90%) .NET Framework
21 62 (14.94%) Git (software)
22 59 (14.22%) JavaScript
23 58 (13.98%) C++
23 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
23 58 (13.98%) Unit Testing
24 55 (13.25%) HTML5
25 54 (13.01%) SOLID
26 52 (12.53%) MVC
27 50 (12.05%) Asset Management

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 23 (5.54%) IIS
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.20%) Confluence
4 2 (0.48%) CMS
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.24%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Global One
1 1 (0.24%) Kondor
1 1 (0.24%) RMDS
1 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.96%) GitHub
4 2 (0.48%) npm
4 2 (0.48%) NuGet
4 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
4 2 (0.48%) Yarn
5 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.96%) AMQP
2 4 (0.96%) RTMP
3 2 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (39.04%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (4.82%) Big Data
6 19 (4.58%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (4.10%) GIS
8 16 (3.86%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.65%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.45%) MS Access
11 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.72%) KDB
13 3 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (18.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (14.94%) Git (software)
3 45 (10.84%) Jenkins
4 43 (10.36%) Visual Studio
5 25 (6.02%) NUnit
6 18 (4.34%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 17 (4.10%) NetBeans
7 17 (4.10%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (4.10%) TeamCity
8 15 (3.61%) FitNesse
8 15 (3.61%) JIRA
8 15 (3.61%) Subversion
9 14 (3.37%) Selenium
10 13 (3.13%) Moq
11 10 (2.41%) MSTest
11 10 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.93%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.69%) ClearCase
14 6 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 138 (33.25%) Finance
2 114 (27.47%) Front Office
3 72 (17.35%) Banking
4 19 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.61%) Retail
6 10 (2.41%) Back Office
7 6 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.96%) Advertising
8 4 (0.96%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 355 (85.54%) Developer
2 234 (56.39%) C# Developer
3 136 (32.77%) .NET Developer
4 118 (28.43%) WPF Developer
5 94 (22.65%) C# WPF Developer
6 91 (21.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 47 (11.33%) Software Engineer
8 40 (9.64%) Angular Developer
8 40 (9.64%) Software Developer
9 37 (8.92%) WinForms Developer
10 35 (8.43%) Senior Developer
10 35 (8.43%) SQL Developer
11 26 (6.27%) C# Software Engineer
12 25 (6.02%) Senior Software Engineer
13 23 (5.54%) Senior C# Developer
14 20 (4.82%) Applications Developer
14 20 (4.82%) C# Software Developer
15 19 (4.58%) C# Application Developer
16 18 (4.34%) Senior C# Software Engineer
17 17 (4.10%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (76.39%) .NET
2 115 (27.71%) WCF
3 97 (23.37%) WinForms
4 85 (20.48%) AngularJS
5 69 (16.63%) ASP.NET
6 66 (15.90%) .NET Framework
6 66 (15.90%) HTML
7 55 (13.25%) HTML5
8 49 (11.81%) .NET Core
9 45 (10.84%) CSS
10 40 (9.64%) Entity Framework
11 33 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (7.47%) D3.js
13 30 (7.23%) SOAP
14 29 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (6.99%) XML
15 26 (6.27%) RESTful
15 26 (6.27%) Web Services
16 25 (6.02%) React
17 23 (5.54%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.84%) Derivative
1 45 (10.84%) Fixed Income
2 42 (10.12%) Hedge funds
3 28 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (5.06%) OTC Derivatives
5 21 (5.06%) Robotics
6 18 (4.34%) User Experience
7 16 (3.86%) Equities
8 12 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
9 11 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (2.41%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (2.17%) EPoS
12 8 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.93%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.45%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.45%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 88 (21.20%) Windows
2 8 (1.93%) Android
2 8 (1.93%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.45%) Linux
4 3 (0.72%) Unix
4 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (19.28%) TDD
3 79 (19.04%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (17.59%) Software Engineering
5 67 (16.14%) MVVM
6 58 (13.98%) Unit Testing
7 54 (13.01%) SOLID
8 52 (12.53%) MVC
9 50 (12.05%) Asset Management
10 47 (11.33%) Scrum
11 44 (10.60%) Multithreading
12 34 (8.19%) Portfolio Management
12 34 (8.19%) Test Automation
13 32 (7.71%) SOA
14 30 (7.23%) Dependency Injection
15 29 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (6.75%) Software Testing
17 27 (6.51%) Microservices
18 26 (6.27%) Data Analysis
18 26 (6.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 386 (93.01%) C#
2 188 (45.30%) SQL
3 59 (14.22%) JavaScript
4 58 (13.98%) C++
5 48 (11.57%) Java
6 47 (11.33%) VB.NET
7 40 (9.64%) T-SQL
8 35 (8.43%) Python
9 34 (8.19%) VBA
10 31 (7.47%) VB
11 26 (6.27%) PL/SQL
12 23 (5.54%) TypeScript
13 19 (4.58%) XAML
14 14 (3.37%) MATLAB
15 13 (3.13%) VB6
16 9 (2.17%) R
17 7 (1.69%) Scala
18 4 (0.96%) Java 8
19 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
19 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (10.36%) Degree
2 18 (4.34%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.72%) PhD
6 1 (0.24%) CFA
6 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.24%) MCAD
6 1 (0.24%) MCP
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 70 (16.87%) Oracle
2 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.23%) Telerik
4 18 (4.34%) Citrix
5 14 (3.37%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.69%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.45%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.20%) RedGate
9 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.96%) IBM
10 3 (0.72%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.48%) Murex
11 2 (0.48%) Sybase
11 2 (0.48%) Tableau
12 1 (0.24%) Charles River
12 1 (0.24%) SAP
12 1 (0.24%) SimCorp
12 1 (0.24%) StreamBase
12 1 (0.24%) Syncfusion