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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 392 264
Rank change year-on-year +131 -128  
Contract jobs citing WPF 431 275 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.51% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.86% 1.79% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 213 340
Median daily rate £500 £481 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +12.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year - +3.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 5
Median hourly rate £47.83 £41.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.95% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.88 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £46.63 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.13 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +6.96% +20.00%  

WPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WPF in the UK

WPF
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +115 401 £513 +2.50% 186
London +78 256 £563 -2.17% 73
UK excluding London +100 173 £350 - 115
South West +30 42 £325 -9.09% 10
Midlands +33 37 £335 -21.17% 25
South East +19 27 £400 +2.56% 40
North of England +60 21 £340 +4.61% 26
East of England +4 16 £410 +17.14% 12
Northern Ireland - 15 £444 -
Scotland +38 13 £300 -4.00% 1
Wales - 2 £344 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 771 (91.57%) C#
2 621 (73.75%) .NET
3 337 (40.02%) SQL Server
4 307 (36.46%) SQL
5 288 (34.20%) Agile Software Development
6 284 (33.73%) WCF
7 279 (33.14%) MVVM
8 251 (29.81%) TDD
9 236 (28.03%) Finance
10 190 (22.57%) MVC
11 179 (21.26%) Front Office
12 171 (20.31%) ASP.NET
12 171 (20.31%) Microsoft
13 170 (20.19%) Banking
14 166 (19.71%) Multithreading
15 156 (18.53%) HTML
16 144 (17.10%) JavaScript
17 132 (15.68%) Oracle
17 132 (15.68%) WinForms
18 129 (15.32%) .NET Framework
19 123 (14.61%) OO
20 121 (14.37%) Java
21 116 (13.78%) Scrum
22 114 (13.54%) Unit Testing
23 110 (13.06%) ASP.NET Web API
24 96 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
25 95 (11.28%) Windows
26 92 (10.93%) CSS
26 92 (10.93%) Software Engineering
27 91 (10.81%) Dependency Injection

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 20 (2.38%) NServiceBus
2 18 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.43%) ArcGIS
3 12 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
6 9 (1.07%) CMS
7 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.71%) IIS
9 5 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.36%) ThingWorx
11 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.24%) Confluence
12 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.12%) JBoss
13 1 (0.12%) SAS
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.78%) Photoshop
3 11 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.09%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.66%) RMDS
3 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Endur
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.19%) Link 16
2 7 (0.83%) AMQP
3 5 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.36%) RS-232
5 2 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
6 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.12%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.12%) NFC
6 1 (0.12%) PPP
6 1 (0.12%) SMPP
6 1 (0.12%) snoop
6 1 (0.12%) SSL
6 1 (0.12%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (40.02%) SQL Server
2 62 (7.36%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 33 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (3.56%) Oracle Database
6 26 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.49%) Big Data
8 19 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 16 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.66%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.43%) Redis
11 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.31%) MySQL
12 11 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.19%) Power BI
14 8 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 96 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (8.55%) Visual Studio
3 71 (8.43%) NUnit
4 35 (4.16%) Mockito
5 32 (3.80%) Git (software)
6 26 (3.09%) JUnit
7 24 (2.85%) TestNG
8 23 (2.73%) Subversion
9 21 (2.49%) Moq
10 19 (2.26%) ReSharper
10 19 (2.26%) SpecFlow
11 18 (2.14%) MSBuild
12 17 (2.02%) JIRA
13 15 (1.78%) Maven
13 15 (1.78%) MSTest
13 15 (1.78%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.66%) Jenkins
15 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Blend
16 11 (1.31%) Gradle
17 9 (1.07%) AccuRev
General
1 236 (28.03%) Finance
2 179 (21.26%) Front Office
3 170 (20.19%) Banking
4 78 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.38%) Marketing
6 19 (2.26%) Back Office
7 15 (1.78%) Advertising
8 10 (1.19%) Avionics
8 10 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.19%) Military
9 4 (0.48%) Automotive
9 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.36%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Electronics
11 2 (0.24%) Games
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Retail
12 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 734 (87.17%) Developer
2 493 (58.55%) C# Developer
3 349 (41.45%) WPF Developer
4 270 (32.07%) .NET Developer
5 268 (31.83%) C# WPF Developer
6 159 (18.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 85 (10.10%) Senior Developer
8 61 (7.24%) UI Developer
9 60 (7.13%) Software Developer
9 60 (7.13%) SQL Developer
10 56 (6.65%) WCF Developer
11 52 (6.18%) WinForms Developer
12 51 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
13 45 (5.34%) C# WCF Developer
13 45 (5.34%) Java Developer
14 42 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
15 39 (4.63%) Front Office Developer
16 35 (4.16%) Angular Developer
16 35 (4.16%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
16 35 (4.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 621 (73.75%) .NET
2 284 (33.73%) WCF
3 171 (20.31%) ASP.NET
4 156 (18.53%) HTML
5 132 (15.68%) WinForms
6 129 (15.32%) .NET Framework
7 110 (13.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 92 (10.93%) CSS
9 85 (10.10%) HTML5
10 83 (9.86%) AngularJS
11 79 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (7.84%) Web Services
13 62 (7.36%) XML
14 55 (6.53%) LINQ
15 52 (6.18%) Entity Framework
16 48 (5.70%) RESTful
17 43 (5.11%) Silverlight
18 40 (4.75%) React
19 38 (4.51%) jQuery
20 33 (3.92%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.62%) Fixed Income
2 65 (7.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 64 (7.60%) User Experience
4 61 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (6.18%) Derivative
7 45 (5.34%) Equities
8 41 (4.87%) Computer Science
9 27 (3.21%) Hedge funds
10 26 (3.09%) Virtual Team
11 24 (2.85%) Client/Server
12 21 (2.49%) Data Structures
12 21 (2.49%) Equity Derivative
13 19 (2.26%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.90%) Fintech
14 16 (1.90%) Mobile App
15 12 (1.43%) Market Risk
16 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (1.07%) N-Tier
18 7 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.28%) Windows
2 21 (2.49%) Unix
3 18 (2.14%) Linux
4 12 (1.43%) Android
5 9 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.36%) Solaris
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (34.20%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (33.14%) MVVM
3 251 (29.81%) TDD
4 190 (22.57%) MVC
5 166 (19.71%) Multithreading
6 123 (14.61%) OO
7 116 (13.78%) Scrum
8 114 (13.54%) Unit Testing
9 92 (10.93%) Software Engineering
10 91 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
11 78 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (7.24%) Test Automation
13 60 (7.13%) SDLC
14 58 (6.89%) Multithreaded Programming
15 55 (6.53%) Electronic Trading
16 45 (5.34%) BDD
17 43 (5.11%) Mathematics
18 40 (4.75%) SOLID
19 37 (4.39%) Web Development
20 31 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 771 (91.57%) C#
2 307 (36.46%) SQL
3 144 (17.10%) JavaScript
4 121 (14.37%) Java
5 71 (8.43%) C++
6 69 (8.19%) XAML
7 44 (5.23%) VB.NET
8 39 (4.63%) T-SQL
9 32 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 32 (3.80%) Python
10 27 (3.21%) VB
11 17 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.90%) VBA
13 14 (1.66%) C
14 10 (1.19%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.19%) VB6
15 7 (0.83%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.71%) ES6
16 6 (0.71%) Perl
17 2 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (8.31%) Degree
2 53 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.71%) CFA
8 3 (0.36%) MBA
9 2 (0.24%) ISEB
9 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.24%) PhD
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.85%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) MIL-STD-1553
3 4 (0.48%) MiFID
4 1 (0.12%) EMIR
4 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (0.24%) Firmware
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 132 (15.68%) Oracle
3 40 (4.75%) TIBCO
4 39 (4.63%) ION Trading
5 35 (4.16%) DevExpress
6 29 (3.44%) Sybase
7 25 (2.97%) Telerik
8 24 (2.85%) Reuters
8 24 (2.85%) Syncfusion
9 23 (2.73%) Infragistics
10 15 (1.78%) Xamarin
11 14 (1.66%) Adobe
12 13 (1.54%) Bloomberg
13 7 (0.83%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.48%) Google
14 4 (0.48%) GUPTA
14 4 (0.48%) IBM
15 3 (0.36%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.36%) SAP
15 3 (0.36%) Sun
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 13 days ago