Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 453 384 302
Rank change year-on-year -69 -82 +32
Contract jobs citing WPF 275 666 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.68% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 2.02% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 556 712
UK median daily rate £433 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £386 £364
% change year-on-year -0.19% +6.19% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 33
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -8.53% +12.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% -7.78% +11.11%

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 20,254 33,048 32,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 33.63% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,860 23,252 23,008
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 292 338
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £42.17 £40.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.03% +0.38%
10th Percentile £21.03 £18.01 £19.70
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.89 £42.50 £41.81
% change year-on-year -6.15% +1.66% +7.19%

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 February 2020.

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
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 February 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 -73 262 £433 -17.62% 265
London -44 165 £500 -16.67% 47
UK excluding London -2 105 £386 -0.19% 231
South East +53 40 £396 -16.63% 78
East of England +35 17 £363 -12.12% 28
Midlands +23 14 £350 -6.67% 42
South West +22 13 £433 -3.89% 27
North of England 0 12 £356 -1.04% 43
West Midlands +35 8 £344 +5.77% 22
Yorkshire +41 6 £350 +3.70% 16
East Midlands +26 6 £350 -13.58% 20
North West -4 5 £363 +0.69% 26
Northern Ireland +13 4 £431 -6.41% 1
Wales +15 3 £411 +2.81% 5
Scotland +6 2 £313 -14.68% 7
North East +15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 260 (94.55%) C#
2 191 (69.45%) .NET
3 126 (45.82%) SQL Server
4 107 (38.91%) SQL
5 88 (32.00%) WCF
6 83 (30.18%) Windows
7 79 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (26.55%) TDD
9 72 (26.18%) MVVM
10 71 (25.82%) .NET Framework
11 67 (24.36%) Scrum
12 63 (22.91%) Microsoft
13 62 (22.55%) WinForms
14 60 (21.82%) Finance
15 55 (20.00%) MVC
16 54 (19.64%) Front Office
17 47 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (17.09%) Multithreading
18 45 (16.36%) ASP.NET
19 43 (15.64%) .NET Core
20 41 (14.91%) AngularJS
21 39 (14.18%) Java
21 39 (14.18%) JavaScript
22 36 (13.09%) HTML
22 36 (13.09%) Team Foundation Server
23 35 (12.73%) Azure
23 35 (12.73%) Oracle
24 34 (12.36%) Visual Studio
25 32 (11.64%) Python
25 32 (11.64%) BDD

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 8 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.45%) IIS
3 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.73%) MTS
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.73%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.36%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.36%) Minerva
2 1 (0.36%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.73%) Azure
2 11 (4.00%) OpenShift
3 6 (2.18%) AWS
4 3 (1.09%) GitHub
5 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.73%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.73%) GCP
5 2 (0.73%) IaaS
5 2 (0.73%) NuGet
5 2 (0.73%) Serverless
6 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.82%) DNS
2 4 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.09%) RTMP
3 3 (1.09%) SMS
3 3 (1.09%) SSL
4 2 (0.73%) DHCP
5 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.36%) FTP
5 1 (0.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.36%) LAN
5 1 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (45.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.45%) Redis
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.45%) UniData
9 3 (1.09%) Big Data
9 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (13.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (12.36%) Visual Studio
3 30 (10.91%) TeamCity
4 29 (10.55%) Git (software)
4 29 (10.55%) Jenkins
5 27 (9.82%) Subversion
6 24 (8.73%) NUnit
7 21 (7.64%) Moq
8 19 (6.91%) JIRA
9 16 (5.82%) FitNesse
10 13 (4.73%) ReSharper
11 12 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (3.27%) MSBuild
13 5 (1.82%) Log4Net
14 4 (1.45%) Bitbucket
15 3 (1.09%) AccuRev
15 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (1.09%) MSTest
15 3 (1.09%) StyleCop
16 2 (0.73%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 60 (21.82%) Finance
2 54 (19.64%) Front Office
3 29 (10.55%) Banking
4 15 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.91%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.55%) Retail
7 3 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.09%) Law
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Avionics
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Police
8 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (81.82%) Developer
2 152 (55.27%) C# Developer
3 76 (27.64%) .NET Developer
4 75 (27.27%) WPF Developer
5 64 (23.27%) C# WPF Developer
6 48 (17.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (7.64%) Front Office Developer
7 21 (7.64%) Software Developer
8 20 (7.27%) Applications Developer
9 17 (6.18%) Software Engineer
10 16 (5.82%) C# Application Developer
11 14 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (4.73%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (4.73%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.73%) UI Developer
13 12 (4.36%) SQL Developer
13 12 (4.36%) WinForms Developer
14 11 (4.00%) Java Developer
15 10 (3.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 10 (3.64%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (69.45%) .NET
2 88 (32.00%) WCF
3 71 (25.82%) .NET Framework
4 62 (22.55%) WinForms
5 45 (16.36%) ASP.NET
6 43 (15.64%) .NET Core
7 41 (14.91%) AngularJS
8 36 (13.09%) HTML
9 32 (11.64%) Entity Framework
10 26 (9.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (8.36%) CSS
11 23 (8.36%) HTML5
11 23 (8.36%) Web Services
12 19 (6.91%) React
13 17 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (6.18%) jQuery
13 17 (6.18%) Reactive Extensions
14 16 (5.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 14 (5.09%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (5.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.91%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (8.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (6.91%) Derivative
3 19 (6.91%) Fixed Income
4 17 (6.18%) Hedge funds
4 17 (6.18%) User Experience
5 12 (4.36%) Equities
6 10 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.18%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.45%) EPoS
9 3 (1.09%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.73%) SCADA
11 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (30.18%) Windows
2 10 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (2.18%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.82%) Android
4 5 (1.82%) Linux
5 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.73%) VMS
7 1 (0.36%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (26.55%) TDD
3 72 (26.18%) MVVM
4 67 (24.36%) Scrum
5 55 (20.00%) MVC
6 47 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (17.09%) Multithreading
7 32 (11.64%) BDD
8 30 (10.91%) Unit Testing
9 28 (10.18%) OO
10 25 (9.09%) DevOps
11 23 (8.36%) Software Engineering
12 21 (7.64%) Microservices
13 19 (6.91%) Kanban
13 19 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (6.55%) OOP
15 17 (6.18%) SDLC
16 16 (5.82%) ATDD
17 14 (5.09%) Mathematics
17 14 (5.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 260 (94.55%) C#
2 107 (38.91%) SQL
3 39 (14.18%) Java
3 39 (14.18%) JavaScript
4 32 (11.64%) Python
5 31 (11.27%) C++
6 26 (9.45%) XAML
7 20 (7.27%) TypeScript
7 20 (7.27%) VB.NET
8 17 (6.18%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.91%) VB
10 7 (2.55%) VBA
11 6 (2.18%) C
12 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.09%) UniBasic
13 3 (1.09%) VB6
14 2 (0.73%) Haskell
14 2 (0.73%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.73%) Perl
15 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (6.18%) Degree
2 11 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.18%) PhD
5 5 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.73%) Docker
2 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.73%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.91%) Ansible
3 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (22.91%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.73%) Oracle
3 22 (8.00%) DevExpress
4 12 (4.36%) Telerik
5 11 (4.00%) Xamarin
6 8 (2.91%) RedGate
7 6 (2.18%) Murex
7 6 (2.18%) OpenLink
7 6 (2.18%) SunGard
8 3 (1.09%) jBASE
8 3 (1.09%) Tableau
8 3 (1.09%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.73%) Adobe
9 2 (0.73%) IBM
9 2 (0.73%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.73%) Solace
9 2 (0.73%) VMware
10 1 (0.36%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix
10 1 (0.36%) SAP