Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 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
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 414 282
Rank change year-on-year +122 -132 -29
Contract jobs citing WPF 831 586 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.55% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.64% 1.84% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 461 730
UK median daily rate £513 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 9 14
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -0.58% +14.00%
10th Percentile £40.00 £22.13 £26.94
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.75 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +12.00%

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 31423 31781 31842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 29.58% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21842 22187 21586
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 379 519
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.45 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +14.79%

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 23 September 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 6 months to 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 2017. 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 +140 785 £525 +10.53% 138
London +92 522 £575 +4.55% 37
UK excluding London +89 305 £375 +7.14% 106
North of England +95 69 £375 +15.38% 35
North West +67 59 £375 +7.14% 23
South West +32 57 £330 +1.54% 3
Midlands +35 56 £350 -17.65% 19
South East +8 52 £369 +4.24% 31
East Midlands -13 31 £368 -13.53% 9
East of England +8 30 £388 +10.71% 13
Scotland +32 27 £338 +3.85% 2
West Midlands +56 25 £335 -4.29% 10
Northern Ireland -44 16 £443 +10.75%
North East +80 7 £425 +54.55% 2
Yorkshire +18 3 £320 -1.54% 10
Wales -2 2 £344 -1.79% 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 768 (92.42%) C#
2 570 (68.59%) .NET
3 365 (43.92%) SQL
4 350 (42.12%) SQL Server
5 320 (38.51%) WCF
6 308 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
7 241 (29.00%) TDD
8 236 (28.40%) Finance
9 230 (27.68%) MVVM
10 226 (27.20%) Front Office
11 208 (25.03%) Banking
12 180 (21.66%) HTML
13 166 (19.98%) MVC
14 161 (19.37%) Microsoft
15 160 (19.25%) JavaScript
16 156 (18.77%) Multithreading
17 145 (17.45%) .NET Framework
18 140 (16.85%) WinForms
19 126 (15.16%) ASP.NET
20 121 (14.56%) OO
21 119 (14.32%) Oracle
22 118 (14.20%) Java
23 101 (12.15%) HTML5
24 100 (12.03%) Windows
24 100 (12.03%) Scrum
24 100 (12.03%) AngularJS
25 95 (11.43%) Software Engineering
26 94 (11.31%) CSS
27 92 (11.07%) Investment Banking
28 91 (10.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 19 (2.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (2.17%) NServiceBus
3 15 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (1.44%) CMS
6 11 (1.32%) IIS
7 10 (1.20%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.48%) ThingWorx
12 3 (0.36%) Confluence
13 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.24%) SAS
13 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.12%) Apache
14 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.68%) ION MarketView
2 10 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.84%) RMDS
4 3 (0.36%) Endur
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.60%) npm
3 5 (0.60%) SaaS
3 5 (0.60%) Yarn
4 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.36%) PaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.84%) Link 16
2 3 (0.36%) Intranet
3 2 (0.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.24%) PPP
3 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.12%) CTI
4 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.12%) HTTP
4 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) RS-232
4 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (42.12%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 42 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (4.81%) NoSQL
4 40 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (3.61%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.37%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 22 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (1.32%) Big Data
11 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.32%) Redis
11 11 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.20%) MySQL
13 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (0.96%) Power BI
13 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 83 (9.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 44 (5.29%) NUnit
4 37 (4.45%) JIRA
5 33 (3.97%) Subversion
6 30 (3.61%) Git (software)
7 25 (3.01%) Mockito
8 23 (2.77%) JUnit
8 23 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 17 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (2.05%) Maven
10 14 (1.68%) TestNG
11 13 (1.56%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.56%) Moq
11 13 (1.56%) MSTest
12 12 (1.44%) AccuRev
12 12 (1.44%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Blend
14 8 (0.96%) CruiseControl
General
1 236 (28.40%) Finance
2 226 (27.20%) Front Office
3 208 (25.03%) Banking
4 92 (11.07%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.85%) Back Office
6 18 (2.17%) Advertising
7 16 (1.93%) Marketing
8 10 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.84%) Avionics
10 7 (0.84%) Military
11 6 (0.72%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.72%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.60%) Automotive
12 5 (0.60%) Retail
13 3 (0.36%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.36%) Legal
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 733 (88.21%) Developer
2 498 (59.93%) C# Developer
3 330 (39.71%) WPF Developer
4 270 (32.49%) C# WPF Developer
5 233 (28.04%) .NET Developer
6 126 (15.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 99 (11.91%) Senior Developer
8 76 (9.15%) WCF Developer
9 69 (8.30%) SQL Developer
10 66 (7.94%) C# WCF Developer
11 53 (6.38%) Front Office Developer
11 53 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
12 48 (5.78%) UI Developer
13 42 (5.05%) Software Developer
14 39 (4.69%) Senior .NET Developer
15 32 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
16 31 (3.73%) Java Developer
17 30 (3.61%) Senior WPF Developer
17 30 (3.61%) WinForms Developer
18 28 (3.37%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (68.59%) .NET
2 320 (38.51%) WCF
3 180 (21.66%) HTML
4 145 (17.45%) .NET Framework
5 140 (16.85%) WinForms
6 126 (15.16%) ASP.NET
7 101 (12.15%) HTML5
8 100 (12.03%) AngularJS
9 94 (11.31%) CSS
10 82 (9.87%) ASP.NET Web API
11 59 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 56 (6.74%) XML
13 55 (6.62%) Entity Framework
13 55 (6.62%) LINQ
14 47 (5.66%) Web Services
15 46 (5.54%) Reactive Extensions
16 45 (5.42%) jQuery
17 44 (5.29%) Silverlight
18 40 (4.81%) Task Parallel Library
19 31 (3.73%) React
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 81 (9.75%) Fixed Income
3 73 (8.78%) Derivative
3 73 (8.78%) Greenfield Project
4 67 (8.06%) Computer Science
5 52 (6.26%) Equities
6 44 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (5.29%) User Experience
7 38 (4.57%) Market Risk
8 32 (3.85%) Hedge funds
9 31 (3.73%) Credit Risk
10 29 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (2.89%) Data Structures
12 23 (2.77%) Algorithms
13 21 (2.53%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.93%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (1.44%) Client/Server
17 10 (1.20%) N-Tier
18 6 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.03%) Windows
2 25 (3.01%) Linux
3 23 (2.77%) Unix
4 17 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.32%) Android
6 6 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (29.00%) TDD
3 230 (27.68%) MVVM
4 166 (19.98%) MVC
5 156 (18.77%) Multithreading
6 121 (14.56%) OO
7 100 (12.03%) Scrum
8 95 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 82 (9.87%) Unit Testing
10 77 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (8.06%) Dependency Injection
12 64 (7.70%) Test Automation
13 59 (7.10%) Multithreaded Programming
14 55 (6.62%) Electronic Trading
15 54 (6.50%) SDLC
16 52 (6.26%) SOLID
17 51 (6.14%) Web Development
18 44 (5.29%) BDD
19 43 (5.17%) SOA
20 42 (5.05%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 768 (92.42%) C#
2 365 (43.92%) SQL
3 160 (19.25%) JavaScript
4 118 (14.20%) Java
5 72 (8.66%) T-SQL
6 64 (7.70%) XAML
7 61 (7.34%) C++
8 34 (4.09%) PL/SQL
8 34 (4.09%) Python
9 31 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.25%) VB.NET
11 25 (3.01%) VB
12 21 (2.53%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.68%) C
13 14 (1.68%) VBA
14 10 (1.20%) ES6
15 9 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.60%) VB6
16 5 (0.60%) VBScript
17 4 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (8.90%) Degree
2 44 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.60%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.36%) ISEB
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.29%) QA
2 8 (0.96%) MiFID
3 7 (0.84%) MIL-STD-1553
4 5 (0.60%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 161 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 119 (14.32%) Oracle
3 42 (5.05%) DevExpress
4 29 (3.49%) Sybase
4 29 (3.49%) TIBCO
5 27 (3.25%) Infragistics
6 23 (2.77%) Telerik
7 22 (2.65%) Syncfusion
8 18 (2.17%) Reuters
9 17 (2.05%) ION Trading
10 14 (1.68%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.56%) Xamarin
12 12 (1.44%) Adobe
13 7 (0.84%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.60%) FXall
14 5 (0.60%) IBM
14 5 (0.60%) Murex
15 4 (0.48%) MarketAxess
15 4 (0.48%) Solace
15 4 (0.48%) Tradeweb