Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 164 196
Rank change year-on-year -11 +32 -59
Contract jobs citing WPF 31 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.98% 2.14% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 12
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.38% +16.07% +12.00%
10th Percentile £274 £294 £325
90th Percentile £438 £481 £413
England median daily rate £550 £525 £453
% change year-on-year +4.76% +15.96% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £47.83 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.53% +12.54% -

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 1,569 1,170 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.57% 24.36% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 775 971
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £270
90th Percentile £575 £563 £523
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +2 18 £360 +4.73% 5
Walsall - 2 £290 - 3
Warwickshire +8 1 - - 2
Birmingham -5 1 £475 +11.76% 11
Coventry -15 1 - - 2
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WPF.

1 28 (90.32%) C#
1 28 (90.32%) .NET
2 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
3 17 (54.84%) VB.NET
4 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (48.39%) WinForms
5 15 (48.39%) SQL
6 14 (45.16%) E-Commerce
6 14 (45.16%) Degree
7 13 (41.94%) JIRA
7 13 (41.94%) AccuRev
7 13 (41.94%) NoSQL
8 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
8 12 (38.71%) MVC
9 11 (35.48%) WCF
10 8 (25.81%) Web Services
11 7 (22.58%) RESTful
12 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
12 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (16.13%) Law
13 5 (16.13%) HTML
13 5 (16.13%) CSS
13 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (16.13%) Xamarin
13 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
14 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
14 4 (12.90%) Android
14 4 (12.90%) Axure RP
14 4 (12.90%) XSLT

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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) NoSQL
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) AccuRev
1 13 (41.94%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.13%) Law
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (96.77%) Developer
2 17 (54.84%) .NET Developer
2 17 (54.84%) C# Developer
3 13 (41.94%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (35.48%) Software Developer
5 8 (25.81%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (16.13%) VB.NET Developer
6 5 (16.13%) WPF Developer
7 4 (12.90%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (12.90%) GUI Developer
7 4 (12.90%) Xamarin Developer
8 3 (9.68%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 2 (6.45%) C# WPF Developer
10 1 (3.23%) .NET Applications Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Backend Developer
10 1 (3.23%) C# Application Developer
10 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
10 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
10 1 (3.23%) WCF Developer
10 1 (3.23%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (90.32%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) WinForms
3 11 (35.48%) WCF
4 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 7 (22.58%) RESTful
6 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (16.13%) CSS
7 5 (16.13%) HTML
8 4 (12.90%) XSLT
9 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
9 3 (9.68%) XML
10 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
11 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
11 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
11 1 (3.23%) jQuery
11 1 (3.23%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
1 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) E-Commerce
3 12 (38.71%) MVC
4 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
5 2 (6.45%) MVVM
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Coaching
6 1 (3.23%) Decision-Making
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) C#
2 17 (54.84%) VB.NET
3 15 (48.39%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) XAML
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft