The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for WPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 25 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 137 106
Rank change year-on-year +38 -31  
Contract jobs citing WPF 17 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.10% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.47% 0.39% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
Median daily rate £335 £419 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +34.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £354 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £484 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £34.38
% change year-on-year +9.09% +20.00%  

WPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 760 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.48% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 346
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in the West Midlands

WPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WPF in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WPF in the West Midlands

WPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WPF in the West Midlands

WPF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 11 £335 - 6
Birmingham - 3 £425 - 1
Coventry +15 1 - - 1
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WPF.

1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (96.15%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) HTML
3 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
4 16 (61.54%) CSS
5 11 (42.31%) HTML5
5 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (42.31%) MySQL
6 10 (38.46%) TDD
7 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (34.62%) VB.NET
7 9 (34.62%) Microservices
7 9 (34.62%) Line Management
7 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
7 9 (34.62%) SOLID
8 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Angular 2
9 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (19.23%) WinForms
10 5 (19.23%) MVC
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) Back Office
11 4 (15.38%) Windows
12 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
12 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
12 3 (11.54%) XSLT
12 3 (11.54%) VBA
12 3 (11.54%) Automotive

WPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (11.54%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) MySQL
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (15.38%) Back Office
2 3 (11.54%) Automotive
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 19 (73.08%) C# Developer
3 12 (46.15%) C# WPF Developer
3 12 (46.15%) WPF Developer
4 11 (42.31%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (38.46%) HTML Developer
6 9 (34.62%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
7 8 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (26.92%) Angular Developer
9 5 (19.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 5 (19.23%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
11 3 (11.54%) Xamarin Developer
12 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
12 2 (7.69%) Designer
12 2 (7.69%) UX Designer
13 1 (3.85%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) HTML
3 16 (61.54%) CSS
4 11 (42.31%) HTML5
5 7 (26.92%) Angular 2
5 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
6 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (19.23%) WinForms
8 3 (11.54%) WCF
8 3 (11.54%) XSLT
9 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
10 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET
10 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (3.85%) CSS3
10 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.85%) RESTful
10 1 (3.85%) Web Services
10 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) SCADA
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Android
2 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) TDD
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Line Management
2 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
2 9 (34.62%) Microservices
2 9 (34.62%) SOLID
3 5 (19.23%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (3.85%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) VB.NET
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) VBA
4 3 (11.54%) XAML
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik