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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
UK
Rank 261 293 250
Rank change year-on-year +32 -43  
Contract jobs citing WPF 396 397 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.85% 2.68% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 292 315
Median daily rate £475 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +11.94% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.43% -6.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £11.00 £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.78 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +72.91% -40.00%  

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 13899 14787 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.29% 28.00% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 10237 8968
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WPF in the UK

WPF
Top 30 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 22 March 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 +38 353 £500 -9.09% 251
London -14 189 £550 -6.38% 85
South East +17 49 £390 +6.84% 54
East Midlands +25 44 £368 +0.34% 12
City of London -7 36 £525 -8.69% 14
Scotland +44 24 £320 +2.40% 6
South West +20 24 £300 -2.04% 12
Nottinghamshire +18 22 £368 - 4
Nottingham +16 20 £368 - 3
Kent +29 18 £396 +20.07% 3
East of England -31 17 £400 +23.07% 21
North West +28 16 £375 +20.00% 32
Edinburgh +35 13 £320 -1.53% 4
Manchester +22 13 £375 +44.23% 16
County Antrim - 13 £400 - 1
Belfast - 13 £400 - 1
Northern Ireland - 13 £400 - 2
Bristol - 10 £338 - 2
Hampshire +20 9 £375 +17.18% 14
West Midlands +17 9 £370 -10.30% 17
Glasgow +9 8 - - 1
Cambridge -1 8 £400 +26.98% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 8 £400 +26.98% 9
Northamptonshire +7 7 £450 - 2
Derbyshire 0 7 £338 -
Lincolnshire 0 6 £425 +41.66% 3
Northampton 0 6 £450 - 1
Derby - 6 £304 -
West Sussex +10 5 £388 +19.23% 5
Somerset +6 5 £313 -1.96% 7

WPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 699 (92.83%) C#
2 598 (79.42%) .NET
3 332 (44.09%) SQL Server
4 263 (34.93%) MVVM
5 262 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
6 252 (33.47%) SQL
7 248 (32.93%) WCF
8 207 (27.49%) TDD
9 200 (26.56%) MVC
10 181 (24.04%) ASP.NET
11 157 (20.85%) Microsoft
11 157 (20.85%) Finance
12 149 (19.79%) .NET Framework
13 137 (18.19%) JavaScript
14 128 (17.00%) HTML
15 120 (15.94%) Multithreading
16 114 (15.14%) Front Office
16 114 (15.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 112 (14.87%) Banking
18 106 (14.08%) OO
19 101 (13.41%) Oracle
20 98 (13.01%) Visual Studio
20 98 (13.01%) Unit Testing
21 96 (12.75%) WinForms
22 95 (12.62%) Scrum
22 95 (12.62%) Windows
23 84 (11.16%) Dependency Injection
24 82 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
25 80 (10.62%) Web Services
26 76 (10.09%) XAML

WPF
Top Related 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 21 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.46%) CMS
4 10 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (1.06%) Confluence
6 7 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.93%) NServiceBus
6 7 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.53%) IIS
9 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.13%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 62 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.86%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.20%) MS Office
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.12%) ION MarketView
2 13 (1.73%) RMDS
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Endur
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
3 6 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.40%) GitHub
4 3 (0.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.99%) AMQP
2 6 (0.80%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.53%) snoop
5 3 (0.40%) Internet
5 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.27%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.27%) RS-232
6 2 (0.27%) Skype
6 2 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) HTTP
7 1 (0.13%) NFC
7 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) SMPP
7 1 (0.13%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (44.09%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 29 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.32%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 20 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (1.99%) Big Data
10 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.46%) MySQL
13 11 (1.46%) Power BI
13 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 98 (13.01%) Visual Studio
2 75 (9.96%) NUnit
3 69 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (7.30%) Git (software)
5 34 (4.52%) Subversion
6 26 (3.45%) Moq
7 24 (3.19%) JIRA
7 24 (3.19%) ReSharper
8 23 (3.05%) SpecFlow
9 21 (2.79%) Mockito
10 16 (2.12%) Microsoft Blend
10 16 (2.12%) MSBuild
11 13 (1.73%) Jenkins
12 12 (1.59%) JUnit
12 12 (1.59%) TestNG
13 11 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 10 (1.33%) Maven
14 10 (1.33%) MSTest
14 10 (1.33%) NCrunch
15 9 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 157 (20.85%) Finance
2 114 (15.14%) Front Office
3 112 (14.87%) Banking
4 55 (7.30%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.05%) Advertising
6 16 (2.12%) Back Office
7 14 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.93%) Marketing
9 3 (0.40%) Avionics
9 3 (0.40%) Military
9 3 (0.40%) Retail
10 2 (0.27%) Games
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 650 (86.32%) Developer
2 418 (55.51%) C# Developer
3 294 (39.04%) WPF Developer
4 256 (34.00%) .NET Developer
5 217 (28.82%) C# WPF Developer
6 160 (21.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 68 (9.03%) SQL Developer
8 59 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 59 (7.84%) WCF Developer
9 54 (7.17%) Software Developer
10 50 (6.64%) UI Developer
11 46 (6.11%) C# WCF Developer
12 35 (4.65%) Java Developer
13 33 (4.38%) Senior C# Developer
14 31 (4.12%) C# Software Developer
14 31 (4.12%) Front Office Developer
14 31 (4.12%) WinForms Developer
15 29 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
16 27 (3.59%) Architect
16 27 (3.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (79.42%) .NET
2 248 (32.93%) WCF
3 181 (24.04%) ASP.NET
4 149 (19.79%) .NET Framework
5 128 (17.00%) HTML
6 114 (15.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 96 (12.75%) WinForms
8 82 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 80 (10.62%) Web Services
10 75 (9.96%) CSS
11 69 (9.16%) AngularJS
12 67 (8.90%) LINQ
13 62 (8.23%) XML
14 59 (7.84%) Entity Framework
15 53 (7.04%) HTML5
16 50 (6.64%) REST
17 43 (5.71%) jQuery
18 39 (5.18%) RESTful
19 34 (4.52%) React
19 34 (4.52%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.63%) Fixed Income
2 63 (8.37%) User Experience
3 51 (6.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (5.31%) Derivative
6 26 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 26 (3.45%) Fintech
7 21 (2.79%) Equities
8 20 (2.66%) Hedge funds
9 19 (2.52%) Equity Derivative
10 14 (1.86%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.59%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.46%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.20%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.06%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.93%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
16 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.66%) Exotic Derivative
16 5 (0.66%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 95 (12.62%) Windows
2 24 (3.19%) Android
3 21 (2.79%) Apple iOS
4 20 (2.66%) Unix
5 9 (1.20%) Linux
6 7 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.80%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (34.93%) MVVM
2 262 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (27.49%) TDD
4 200 (26.56%) MVC
5 120 (15.94%) Multithreading
6 106 (14.08%) OO
7 98 (13.01%) Unit Testing
8 95 (12.62%) Scrum
9 84 (11.16%) Dependency Injection
10 66 (8.76%) Software Engineering
11 52 (6.91%) SDLC
12 47 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (6.11%) Electronic Trading
14 40 (5.31%) BDD
15 36 (4.78%) Mathematics
16 35 (4.65%) Microservices
17 31 (4.12%) Asset Management
17 31 (4.12%) OOD
18 26 (3.45%) Analytics
19 25 (3.32%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 699 (92.83%) C#
2 252 (33.47%) SQL
3 137 (18.19%) JavaScript
4 76 (10.09%) XAML
5 69 (9.16%) T-SQL
6 62 (8.23%) Java
7 53 (7.04%) C++
7 53 (7.04%) VB.NET
8 30 (3.98%) PL/SQL
9 21 (2.79%) VBA
10 20 (2.66%) Python
11 19 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.73%) VB
14 10 (1.33%) C
15 9 (1.20%) Delphi
16 8 (1.06%) VB6
17 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.40%) Perl
18 3 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (7.97%) Degree
2 27 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.80%) CFA
4 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.53%) PhD
6 3 (0.40%) MBA
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) ISEB
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.13%) MCP
7 1 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.59%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) Basel III
2 5 (0.66%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.27%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.27%) Firmware
2 1 (0.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 157 (20.85%) Microsoft
2 101 (13.41%) Oracle
3 34 (4.52%) TIBCO
4 26 (3.45%) DevExpress
4 26 (3.45%) ION Trading
5 20 (2.66%) Xamarin
6 18 (2.39%) Telerik
7 17 (2.26%) Infragistics
8 14 (1.86%) Reuters
8 14 (1.86%) Sitecore
9 12 (1.59%) Sybase
10 11 (1.46%) Adobe
11 10 (1.33%) Syncfusion
12 9 (1.20%) Borland
12 9 (1.20%) Embarcadero
13 8 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 7 (0.93%) Perforce
15 5 (0.66%) Misys
15 5 (0.66%) Sophis
16 4 (0.53%) Murex
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Talent International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Rate: £Negotiable DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 13 days ago