Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 277 372
Rank change year-on-year -39 +95 -97
Contract jobs citing WPF 803 848 688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.93% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.40% 2.89% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 606 520
UK median daily rate £450 £485 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% -3.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £323 £306 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 16
UK median hourly rate £46.69 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +26.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £38.73 £36.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.60 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +16.89% -7.50%

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 33,414 29,329 30,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.33% 32.02% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,488 20,297 21,287
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 376 417
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £41.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.63 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +4.17%

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 June 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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -50 726 £468 -8.78% 325
London -27 454 £550 - 84
UK excluding London -56 338 £375 - 250
North of England +31 99 £375 - 50
North West +16 69 £375 - 26
Midlands -41 66 £383 +4.79% 53
South East -46 66 £330 -15.92% 76
East Midlands -21 41 £400 +8.84% 25
Northern Ireland +23 35 £431 +6.09%
South West -27 32 £350 +9.38% 27
Scotland -46 32 £370 +17.46% 8
Yorkshire +7 30 £375 +11.94% 21
West Midlands -20 25 £350 +4.48% 28
East of England -23 8 £325 -18.75% 35
Wales -12 2 £438 +16.67% 1
North East -7 1 £300 -22.58% 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 760 (94.65%) C#
2 594 (73.97%) .NET
3 346 (43.09%) SQL
4 335 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
5 316 (39.35%) WCF
6 315 (39.23%) SQL Server
7 228 (28.39%) Finance
8 206 (25.65%) MVVM
9 179 (22.29%) Multithreading
10 170 (21.17%) TDD
11 156 (19.43%) MVC
12 150 (18.68%) ASP.NET
13 146 (18.18%) Front Office
14 145 (18.06%) WinForms
15 142 (17.68%) JavaScript
16 130 (16.19%) HTML
17 121 (15.07%) OO
17 121 (15.07%) .NET Framework
18 118 (14.69%) Microsoft
19 117 (14.57%) Unit Testing
20 108 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
20 108 (13.45%) Greenfield Project
21 103 (12.83%) Banking
22 101 (12.58%) Windows
22 101 (12.58%) Oracle
23 94 (11.71%) Web Services
24 91 (11.33%) ASP.NET Web API
25 90 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
26 85 (10.59%) SOA
27 84 (10.46%) Software Engineering

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 21 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (1.37%) NServiceBus
3 8 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.87%) IIS
5 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
5 5 (0.62%) Mule
5 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.37%) CMS
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.87%) CATIA
3 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.87%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.37%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.12%) Global One
4 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.12%) Minerva
4 1 (0.12%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 108 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.99%) PaaS
3 14 (1.74%) Yarn
4 13 (1.62%) npm
5 12 (1.49%) IaaS
6 8 (1.00%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.62%) NuGet
7 5 (0.62%) SaaS
8 4 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.25%) Internet
2 3 (0.37%) AMQP
2 3 (0.37%) Firewall
2 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.12%) DNS
4 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.12%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (39.23%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 74 (9.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 62 (7.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 43 (5.35%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (4.11%) Oracle Database
8 28 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 27 (3.36%) MongoDB
10 24 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.87%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.49%) Big Data
13 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.75%) GIS
17 6 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (8.59%) Git (software)
3 61 (7.60%) Visual Studio
4 58 (7.22%) JIRA
5 55 (6.85%) TeamCity
6 49 (6.10%) NUnit
7 44 (5.48%) Jenkins
8 33 (4.11%) ReSharper
9 26 (3.24%) Subversion
10 24 (2.99%) AccuRev
11 18 (2.24%) MSBuild
11 18 (2.24%) SpecFlow
12 17 (2.12%) JUnit
13 15 (1.87%) Maven
14 14 (1.74%) FitNesse
15 13 (1.62%) Moq
15 13 (1.62%) MSTest
15 13 (1.62%) StyleCop
15 13 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (1.37%) WiX
General
1 228 (28.39%) Finance
2 146 (18.18%) Front Office
3 103 (12.83%) Banking
4 56 (6.97%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.37%) Back Office
6 10 (1.25%) Games
6 10 (1.25%) Retail
7 9 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.62%) Automotive
9 5 (0.62%) Law
9 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Marketing
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Military
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 685 (85.31%) Developer
2 464 (57.78%) C# Developer
3 285 (35.49%) WPF Developer
4 264 (32.88%) .NET Developer
5 244 (30.39%) C# WPF Developer
6 149 (18.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 76 (9.46%) WCF Developer
8 70 (8.72%) C# WCF Developer
9 69 (8.59%) SQL Developer
10 67 (8.34%) Senior Developer
11 49 (6.10%) ASP.NET Developer
11 49 (6.10%) Senior C# Developer
12 42 (5.23%) Software Developer
12 42 (5.23%) Software Engineer
13 41 (5.11%) Front Office Developer
14 40 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
15 39 (4.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 35 (4.36%) WinForms Developer
17 31 (3.86%) Senior .NET Developer
18 28 (3.49%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (73.97%) .NET
2 316 (39.35%) WCF
3 150 (18.68%) ASP.NET
4 145 (18.06%) WinForms
5 130 (16.19%) HTML
6 121 (15.07%) .NET Framework
7 94 (11.71%) Web Services
8 91 (11.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 72 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 67 (8.34%) CSS
11 65 (8.09%) REST
12 59 (7.35%) HTML5
13 52 (6.48%) JSON
14 50 (6.23%) AngularJS
14 50 (6.23%) LINQ
14 50 (6.23%) Task Parallel Library
15 48 (5.98%) XML
16 46 (5.73%) Entity Framework
17 42 (5.23%) SOAP
18 37 (4.61%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 108 (13.45%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (7.60%) Fixed Income
4 43 (5.35%) Computer Science
5 42 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (4.98%) Hedge funds
7 35 (4.36%) Derivative
8 25 (3.11%) NHS
9 23 (2.86%) Equities
10 21 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (2.24%) User Experience
12 16 (1.99%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.87%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.37%) Clustering
14 11 (1.37%) Fintech
15 10 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (1.12%) Market Risk
17 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.58%) Windows
2 20 (2.49%) Unix
3 16 (1.99%) Android
3 16 (1.99%) Apple iOS
3 16 (1.99%) Linux
4 6 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (25.65%) MVVM
3 179 (22.29%) Multithreading
4 170 (21.17%) TDD
5 156 (19.43%) MVC
6 121 (15.07%) OO
7 117 (14.57%) Unit Testing
8 85 (10.59%) SOA
9 84 (10.46%) Software Engineering
10 83 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (9.84%) Scrum
12 58 (7.22%) Electronic Trading
13 55 (6.85%) SDLC
14 54 (6.72%) Test Automation
15 53 (6.60%) E-Commerce
16 46 (5.73%) Mathematics
17 44 (5.48%) BDD
18 43 (5.35%) Waterfall
19 41 (5.11%) OOA/OOD
19 41 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 760 (94.65%) C#
2 346 (43.09%) SQL
3 142 (17.68%) JavaScript
4 82 (10.21%) Java
5 64 (7.97%) PL/SQL
6 60 (7.47%) C++
7 46 (5.73%) VB.NET
8 39 (4.86%) XAML
9 38 (4.73%) Python
10 37 (4.61%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.99%) TypeScript
12 23 (2.86%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.86%) VB
13 22 (2.74%) VBA
14 17 (2.12%) ES6
15 15 (1.87%) Java 8
16 13 (1.62%) C
17 11 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.25%) VC++
19 8 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 73 (9.09%) Degree
2 32 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.75%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) ISEB
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.11%) HL7
2 6 (0.75%) QA
3 3 (0.37%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.12%) MiFID
4 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (2.37%) Docker
2 7 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.87%) BladeLogic
2 6 (0.75%) SCCM
2 6 (0.75%) vCenter Server
3 5 (0.62%) Ansible
4 2 (0.25%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.12%) Control-M
5 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 118 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 101 (12.58%) Oracle
3 21 (2.62%) Tableau
4 13 (1.62%) Charles River
4 13 (1.62%) TIBCO
5 12 (1.49%) DevExpress
5 12 (1.49%) Reuters
6 11 (1.37%) FXall
6 11 (1.37%) Telerik
7 9 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.00%) Sybase
9 7 (0.87%) VMware
10 5 (0.62%) Citrix
10 5 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.50%) Adobe
11 4 (0.50%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.37%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.37%) Capita
12 3 (0.37%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.25%) Lotus