Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 151 196
Rank change year-on-year -25 +45 -48
Contract jobs citing WPF 26 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.54% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 2.20% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 12
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -18.79% +32.00%
10th Percentile £268 £275 £332
90th Percentile £443 £445 £471
England median daily rate £488 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -4.88% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 - -
England median hourly rate £46.69 £47.83 £24.25
% change year-on-year -2.38% +97.24% -42.94%

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 1,557 1,092 1,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.94% 24.61% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 748 947
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +12.24% -14.60%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.25 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.67% +3.81%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -8 10 £250 -25.37% 2
Warwickshire +2 4 £325 -18.75% 3
Coventry -13 3 £349 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 - - 12
Herefordshire +9 1 - -
Birmingham -22 1 £475 +11.76% 5
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 26 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (76.92%) .NET
3 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (50.00%) HTML
4 13 (50.00%) CSS
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
7 9 (34.62%) MVC
7 9 (34.62%) WCF
8 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Web Services
8 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 8 (30.77%) Entity Framework
9 7 (26.92%) IaaS
9 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (26.92%) PaaS
10 5 (19.23%) WiX
10 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
10 5 (19.23%) Dapper ORM
10 5 (19.23%) Angular 2
10 5 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (19.23%) vCenter Server
10 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
10 5 (19.23%) SCCM
10 5 (19.23%) VMware

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 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (26.92%) IaaS
2 7 (26.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MSI
1 5 (19.23%) WiX
2 4 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.85%) MSTest
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) C# Developer
3 6 (23.08%) WPF Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# WPF Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (19.23%) UI Developer
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Xamarin Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) GUI Developer
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Developer
7 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# GUI Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (76.92%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (50.00%) CSS
3 13 (50.00%) HTML
4 9 (34.62%) WCF
5 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (30.77%) Entity Framework
5 8 (30.77%) Web Services
6 5 (19.23%) Angular 2
6 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
6 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
6 5 (19.23%) Dapper ORM
6 5 (19.23%) MFC
6 5 (19.23%) NHibernate
7 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (15.38%) XSLT
8 3 (11.54%) jQuery
9 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Android
2 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) MVC
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) MVVM
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) XAML
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.85%) MCSD
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) IEC 62304
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
1 5 (19.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.85%) Capita
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle