Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 194 140
Rank change year-on-year +33 -54 +7
Contract jobs citing WPF 22 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.29% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% 1.14% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 21
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £263
90th Percentile £483 £413 £388
England median daily rate £525 £451 £500
% change year-on-year +16.54% -9.90% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £33.13
10th Percentile £42.50 - £21.88
90th Percentile £47.50 - £46.25
England median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.54% - +13.33%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1152 1573 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.21% 25.48% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 965 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £519 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WPF in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Staffordshire +12 9 £375 - 8
Kingswinford - 5 £460 -
Warwickshire +3 3 £350 -
Birmingham +5 2 £425 - 2
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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%) C#
2 20 (90.91%) .NET
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (40.91%) WCF
6 9 (40.91%) HTML
7 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
7 7 (31.82%) CSS
7 7 (31.82%) Back Office
7 7 (31.82%) WinForms
8 6 (27.27%) Data Management
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle
8 6 (27.27%) CRM
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
9 5 (22.73%) ETL
9 5 (22.73%) Web Services
9 5 (22.73%) MVC
10 4 (18.18%) XAML
10 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (18.18%) VB
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) SOA
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (18.18%) Asset Management

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 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.09%) ThingWorx
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Axure RP
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (31.82%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Designer
3 6 (27.27%) Architect
4 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Leader
5 3 (13.64%) WinForms Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Xamarin Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) UX Designer
6 2 (9.09%) VB Developer
6 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) WCF
3 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) WinForms
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (13.64%) XSLT
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
7 1 (4.55%) Ajax
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ
7 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) SCADA
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) CRM
2 6 (27.27%) Data Management
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) B2B
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
4 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) VB
5 4 (18.18%) XAML
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.09%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.55%) Sitecore