Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 444 338
Rank change year-on-year +86 -106 -46
Contract jobs citing WPF 229 461 797
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% 1.52% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 357 603
Median daily rate £550 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +4.40% -5.45%
10th Percentile £315 £320 £321
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -11.59% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 31
Median hourly rate £46.42 £42.00 £46.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.51% -10.04% -2.05%
10th Percentile £42.75 £37.26 £38.73
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.29 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -3.45% -1.42%

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 12,758 30,276 35,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.76% 32.32% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,568 21,200 24,717
Median daily rate £500 £490 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £334 £334 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 321 366
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +1.47% +2.15%
10th Percentile £22.50 £18.50 £14.90
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £60.47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -2.44%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WPF.

Daily rate trend for WPF in the UK

WPF
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WPF over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WPF in the UK

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WPF.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 July 2020. 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 +100 218 £550 +15.79% 91
London +110 171 £625 +11.11% 21
UK excluding London +96 50 £363 -11.59% 76
South East +108 19 £323 -27.53% 13
Midlands +72 10 £393 -1.88% 9
East of England +70 8 £363 +2.04% 12
East Midlands +35 8 £393 -4.27% 6
Work from Home - 5 £323 - 11
Scotland +53 4 £425 - 5
North of England +66 3 £300 -17.81% 24
South West +63 3 £450 +14.65% 11
Northern Ireland +16 3 £431 -0.12% 1
West Midlands +63 2 - - 3
North East +39 2 £275 -15.38% 2
North West +40 1 £350 -4.11% 13

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 218 (95.20%) C#
2 167 (72.93%) .NET
3 112 (48.91%) SQL
4 107 (46.72%) SQL Server
5 74 (32.31%) WCF
6 66 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (28.82%) Front Office
7 64 (27.95%) Oracle
8 63 (27.51%) TDD
9 58 (25.33%) Banking
10 57 (24.89%) Java
11 55 (24.02%) WinForms
12 54 (23.58%) Finance
13 49 (21.40%) Windows
14 47 (20.52%) .NET Framework
15 45 (19.65%) Unit Testing
16 44 (19.21%) JavaScript
16 44 (19.21%) Microsoft
16 44 (19.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 41 (17.90%) ASP.NET
18 40 (17.47%) Scrum
19 39 (17.03%) Fixed Income
19 39 (17.03%) Investment Banking
20 38 (16.59%) Multithreading
20 38 (16.59%) TeamCity
21 37 (16.16%) MVVM
22 36 (15.72%) Subversion
23 32 (13.97%) MVC
23 32 (13.97%) HTML
24 31 (13.54%) User Experience

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 16 (6.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.44%) MTS
4 1 (0.44%) Mule
4 1 (0.44%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.93%) Photoshop
3 7 (3.06%) Acrobat
4 5 (2.18%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.87%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.44%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.44%) OpenLink RightAngle
2 1 (0.44%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.04%) Azure
2 7 (3.06%) AWS
3 3 (1.31%) GitHub
3 3 (1.31%) NuGet
4 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.87%) Azure Functions
4 2 (0.87%) IaaS
4 2 (0.87%) Serverless
5 1 (0.44%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.87%) RTMP
1 2 (0.87%) SMS
2 1 (0.44%) DHCP
2 1 (0.44%) DNS
2 1 (0.44%) MGW
2 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (46.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.68%) MongoDB
2 13 (5.68%) NoSQL
2 13 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.06%) Redis
6 7 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.31%) Big Data
10 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.31%) UniData
11 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.87%) KDB
11 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (16.59%) TeamCity
2 36 (15.72%) Subversion
3 24 (10.48%) Git (software)
4 23 (10.04%) JIRA
4 23 (10.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (9.61%) Visual Studio
6 14 (6.11%) Moq
6 14 (6.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.93%) NUnit
7 9 (3.93%) ReSharper
8 7 (3.06%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (2.18%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.31%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.31%) StyleCop
11 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 66 (28.82%) Front Office
2 58 (25.33%) Banking
3 54 (23.58%) Finance
4 39 (17.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.75%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.31%) Games
6 3 (1.31%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 188 (82.10%) Developer
2 130 (56.77%) C# Developer
3 61 (26.64%) WPF Developer
4 58 (25.33%) .NET Developer
4 58 (25.33%) C# WPF Developer
5 37 (16.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (13.97%) Front Office Developer
7 22 (9.61%) UI Developer
8 18 (7.86%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
8 18 (7.86%) SQL Developer
9 16 (6.99%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 15 (6.55%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 11 (4.80%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.37%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.37%) WinForms Developer
13 9 (3.93%) Angular Developer
13 9 (3.93%) Applications Developer
13 9 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.93%) SQL Server Developer
14 7 (3.06%) C# Developer - Commodities
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (72.93%) .NET
2 74 (32.31%) WCF
3 55 (24.02%) WinForms
4 47 (20.52%) .NET Framework
5 41 (17.90%) ASP.NET
6 32 (13.97%) HTML
7 30 (13.10%) AngularJS
8 27 (11.79%) .NET Core
8 27 (11.79%) Entity Framework
9 23 (10.04%) CSS
9 23 (10.04%) Web Services
10 22 (9.61%) React
11 19 (8.30%) jQuery
12 18 (7.86%) Reactive Extensions
13 15 (6.55%) RESTful
14 14 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (5.68%) HTML5
16 12 (5.24%) LINQ
16 12 (5.24%) XML
17 10 (4.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 39 (17.03%) Fixed Income
3 31 (13.54%) User Experience
4 29 (12.66%) Derivative
5 16 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (5.24%) Equities
7 7 (3.06%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.62%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.18%) Robotics
10 4 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.87%) SCADA
12 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.44%) EPoS
13 1 (0.44%) NHS
13 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.40%) Windows
2 9 (3.93%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.75%) Linux
4 3 (1.31%) Android
4 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.87%) VMS
5 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.51%) TDD
3 45 (19.65%) Unit Testing
4 40 (17.47%) Scrum
5 38 (16.59%) Multithreading
6 37 (16.16%) MVVM
7 32 (13.97%) MVC
8 28 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (11.79%) Electronic Trading
10 22 (9.61%) SOA
11 20 (8.73%) Microservices
12 19 (8.30%) BDD
12 19 (8.30%) Mathematics
12 19 (8.30%) Test Automation
13 16 (6.99%) OO
14 15 (6.55%) DevOps
15 14 (6.11%) Asset Management
15 14 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (5.24%) OOP
17 11 (4.80%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 218 (95.20%) C#
2 112 (48.91%) SQL
3 57 (24.89%) Java
4 44 (19.21%) JavaScript
5 29 (12.66%) T-SQL
6 25 (10.92%) C++
7 20 (8.73%) XAML
8 15 (6.55%) VB.NET
9 13 (5.68%) Python
10 12 (5.24%) TypeScript
11 11 (4.80%) PowerShell
11 11 (4.80%) VB
12 10 (4.37%) PL/SQL
12 10 (4.37%) VBA
13 9 (3.93%) VB6
14 6 (2.62%) ES6
15 2 (0.87%) C
15 2 (0.87%) Java 8
15 2 (0.87%) UniBasic
16 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (9.61%) Degree
2 9 (3.93%) SC Cleared
2 9 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.31%) PhD
5 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.37%) QA
2 7 (3.06%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.87%) EMIR
3 2 (0.87%) MiFID
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.06%) Docker
2 3 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.87%) Terraform
3 1 (0.44%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 64 (27.95%) Oracle
2 44 (19.21%) Microsoft
3 27 (11.79%) DevExpress
4 14 (6.11%) RedGate
5 11 (4.80%) Adobe
6 7 (3.06%) IFS
6 7 (3.06%) OpenLink
6 7 (3.06%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.62%) Murex
7 6 (2.62%) SunGard
8 5 (2.18%) Sophis
8 5 (2.18%) Telerik
8 5 (2.18%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.31%) Sybase
10 2 (0.87%) IBM
10 2 (0.87%) jBASE
10 2 (0.87%) Syncfusion
10 2 (0.87%) Tableau
11 1 (0.44%) MapR
11 1 (0.44%) Twitter