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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 121 102
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19  
Contract jobs citing WPF 9 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.43% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% 1.74% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 14
Median daily rate £370 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.30% +37.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £351 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £428 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +10.29% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +77.08% -40.00%  

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 550 691 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.44% 24.96% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 420 388
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 30 March 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 - 4 £375 - 4
Birmingham - 2 £370 - 6
Herefordshire - 2 £300 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (90.91%) C#
3 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
5 8 (36.36%) MySQL
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
8 4 (18.18%) SOLID
8 4 (18.18%) RESTful
8 4 (18.18%) MVVM
8 4 (18.18%) WinForms
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) HTML
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) XAML
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) CSS
9 3 (13.64%) SOA
9 3 (13.64%) ETL
9 3 (13.64%) Back Office
9 3 (13.64%) Windows
9 3 (13.64%) OOP
9 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
9 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (13.64%) HTML5

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) MySQL
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) NuGet
General
1 3 (13.64%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 10 (45.45%) WPF Developer
3 9 (40.91%) C# Developer
4 7 (31.82%) C# WPF Developer
5 6 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
5 6 (27.27%) Software Developer
6 5 (22.73%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (13.64%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (13.64%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
8 3 (13.64%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (9.09%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) RESTful
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) WinForms
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.64%) Angular 2
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
4 3 (13.64%) HTML5
4 3 (13.64%) Silverlight
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.55%) Breeze.js
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) Durandal
6 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) MVVM
3 4 (18.18%) SOLID
3 4 (18.18%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Microservices
4 3 (13.64%) OOP
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) XAML
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) VB6
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Telerik
2 1 (4.55%) Xamarin
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