Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 324 301
Rank change year-on-year +33 -23 -23
Contract jobs citing WPF 879 707 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.72% 2.35% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 527 616
UK median daily rate £513 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.56% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 28
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% +1.19% +5.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +0.63%

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 32,373 30,060 31,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 31.54% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,070 20,810 21,473
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 339 543
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.45 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.93 £52.00 £56.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.81 £38.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.88% - +10.71%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +28 850 £525 +10.53% 346
London +72 567 £600 +11.11% 109
UK excluding London -35 301 £363 +3.57% 252
South East +14 87 £363 -7.94% 92
North of England +70 81 £350 -6.67% 48
North West +47 68 £350 -6.67% 29
Midlands -17 64 £381 +5.17% 35
East of England -30 38 £388 +3.33% 43
West Midlands +21 34 £350 - 13
East Midlands -33 30 £400 +8.84% 22
South West -25 18 £339 +12.92% 19
Scotland -39 14 £375 +17.19% 8
Yorkshire +8 13 £395 +1.94% 16
Northern Ireland -15 4 £450 +11.11% 5
North East +42 1 £483 +40.36% 3

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 845 (96.13%) C#
2 613 (69.74%) .NET
3 356 (40.50%) SQL Server
4 335 (38.11%) WCF
5 307 (34.93%) SQL
6 287 (32.65%) MVVM
7 277 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (22.75%) Front Office
8 200 (22.75%) Finance
9 187 (21.27%) Banking
10 184 (20.93%) TDD
11 166 (18.89%) Multithreading
12 162 (18.43%) .NET Framework
13 157 (17.86%) MVC
13 157 (17.86%) WinForms
14 156 (17.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 155 (17.63%) OO
16 142 (16.15%) JavaScript
17 125 (14.22%) HTML
18 120 (13.65%) Unit Testing
19 117 (13.31%) Windows
20 115 (13.08%) ASP.NET
20 115 (13.08%) Microsoft
21 106 (12.06%) Degree
22 104 (11.83%) Greenfield Project
23 101 (11.49%) Investment Banking
24 98 (11.15%) ASP.NET Web API
25 93 (10.58%) Electronic Trading
26 90 (10.24%) AngularJS
27 86 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (1.02%) IIS
3 8 (0.91%) NServiceBus
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.68%) CMS
6 4 (0.46%) Confluence
7 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.23%) Apache
8 2 (0.23%) GemFire
8 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) SAS
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.23%) Simulink
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) RMDS
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.14%) npm
2 10 (1.14%) Yarn
3 6 (0.68%) PaaS
4 5 (0.57%) SaaS
5 4 (0.46%) IaaS
6 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.91%) Internet
2 6 (0.68%) Firewall
3 5 (0.57%) PPP
4 2 (0.23%) snoop
4 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (40.50%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 55 (6.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 52 (5.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 38 (4.32%) NoSQL
7 33 (3.75%) RDBMS
8 31 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (2.96%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (2.16%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (1.59%) MySQL
15 11 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.14%) Blockchain
17 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
19 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 86 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (7.28%) JIRA
3 61 (6.94%) NUnit
4 50 (5.69%) Visual Studio
5 48 (5.46%) Git (software)
6 43 (4.89%) TeamCity
7 37 (4.21%) Subversion
8 36 (4.10%) ReSharper
9 33 (3.75%) MSBuild
10 23 (2.62%) SpecFlow
11 21 (2.39%) Moq
12 19 (2.16%) AccuRev
13 16 (1.82%) Maven
14 13 (1.48%) Jenkins
14 13 (1.48%) StyleCop
15 12 (1.37%) MSTest
16 11 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.25%) JUnit
17 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Blend
18 8 (0.91%) Axure RP
General
1 200 (22.75%) Finance
1 200 (22.75%) Front Office
2 187 (21.27%) Banking
3 101 (11.49%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.07%) Back Office
5 15 (1.71%) Retail
6 11 (1.25%) Legal
7 7 (0.80%) Advertising
7 7 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.57%) Automotive
8 5 (0.57%) Games
8 5 (0.57%) Law
8 5 (0.57%) Publishing
9 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.23%) Electronics
10 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 781 (88.85%) Developer
2 546 (62.12%) C# Developer
3 364 (41.41%) WPF Developer
4 295 (33.56%) C# WPF Developer
5 224 (25.48%) .NET Developer
6 130 (14.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 102 (11.60%) WCF Developer
8 93 (10.58%) C# WCF Developer
9 77 (8.76%) SQL Developer
10 70 (7.96%) Senior Developer
11 54 (6.14%) Front Office Developer
12 50 (5.69%) Software Developer
13 47 (5.35%) UI Developer
14 45 (5.12%) Software Engineer
15 42 (4.78%) Senior C# Developer
16 35 (3.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 34 (3.87%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
17 34 (3.87%) Senior WPF Developer
18 29 (3.30%) Applications Developer
18 29 (3.30%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 613 (69.74%) .NET
2 335 (38.11%) WCF
3 162 (18.43%) .NET Framework
4 157 (17.86%) WinForms
5 125 (14.22%) HTML
6 115 (13.08%) ASP.NET
7 98 (11.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 90 (10.24%) AngularJS
9 79 (8.99%) LINQ
10 73 (8.30%) Entity Framework
11 70 (7.96%) Web Services
12 68 (7.74%) HTML5
13 67 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 65 (7.39%) Reactive Extensions
15 64 (7.28%) CSS
16 61 (6.94%) Task Parallel Library
17 46 (5.23%) jQuery
17 46 (5.23%) JSON
18 34 (3.87%) XML
19 32 (3.64%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 156 (17.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 104 (11.83%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (8.87%) Fixed Income
4 76 (8.65%) Computer Science
5 55 (6.26%) Derivative
6 39 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (3.75%) Market Risk
8 32 (3.64%) Data Structures
9 30 (3.41%) Equities
10 29 (3.30%) Algorithms
11 26 (2.96%) User Experience
12 25 (2.84%) Hedge funds
12 25 (2.84%) NHS
13 24 (2.73%) Credit Risk
14 22 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (2.28%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.59%) Clustering
17 10 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
18 8 (0.91%) N-Tier
19 7 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.31%) Windows
2 33 (3.75%) Linux
3 25 (2.84%) Unix
4 15 (1.71%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.37%) Android
6 12 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (32.65%) MVVM
2 277 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (20.93%) TDD
4 166 (18.89%) Multithreading
5 157 (17.86%) MVC
6 155 (17.63%) OO
7 120 (13.65%) Unit Testing
8 93 (10.58%) Electronic Trading
9 86 (9.78%) Software Engineering
10 75 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 74 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (7.74%) SOA
13 61 (6.94%) Scrum
14 54 (6.14%) Mathematics
15 53 (6.03%) Analytics
16 51 (5.80%) OOP
17 48 (5.46%) E-Commerce
17 48 (5.46%) OOD
18 40 (4.55%) Low Latency
19 39 (4.44%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 845 (96.13%) C#
2 307 (34.93%) SQL
3 142 (16.15%) JavaScript
4 72 (8.19%) C++
5 68 (7.74%) Java
6 54 (6.14%) XAML
7 53 (6.03%) T-SQL
8 45 (5.12%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.73%) TypeScript
11 23 (2.62%) Python
12 21 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.71%) ES6
14 13 (1.48%) VB
14 13 (1.48%) VBScript
15 12 (1.37%) VBA
16 10 (1.14%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.57%) Perl
18 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (12.06%) Degree
2 32 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.34%) PhD
8 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.84%) HL7
2 11 (1.25%) MiFID
2 11 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 15 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.25%) Docker
3 10 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 14 (1.59%) BladeLogic
2 4 (0.46%) SCCM
2 4 (0.46%) vCenter Server
3 3 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.11%) Kibana
4 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 115 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 85 (9.67%) Oracle
3 33 (3.75%) DevExpress
3 33 (3.75%) TIBCO
4 14 (1.59%) Infragistics
5 12 (1.37%) Charles River
5 12 (1.37%) Reuters
6 11 (1.25%) SimCorp
6 11 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.14%) FXall
7 10 (1.14%) VMware
8 8 (0.91%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.68%) Adobe
9 6 (0.68%) GFI Software
9 6 (0.68%) HP
9 6 (0.68%) MarketAxess
9 6 (0.68%) McAfee
9 6 (0.68%) Tradeweb
10 5 (0.57%) Syncfusion
10 5 (0.57%) Tableau