Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 173 142
Rank change year-on-year +15 -31 +11
Contract jobs citing WPF 28 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.44% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.31% 1.71% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 19
West Midlands median daily rate £355 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +12.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £294 £298 £263
90th Percentile £478 £398 £379
England median daily rate £525 £468 £500
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -2.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.75 - £42.50
10th Percentile £39.58 - £38.75
90th Percentile £46.93 - £46.25
England median hourly rate £47.67 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.86% -2.35% +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 1,213 1,403 1,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.70% 25.49% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 840 719
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.89% +7.93% -2.10%
10th Percentile £257 £270 £256
90th Percentile £563 £538 £518
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £23.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.79% -18.09% -3.56%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.68 £11.15
90th Percentile £43.75 £32.74 £43.77
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +9 9 £344 -8.33% 5
Warwickshire +8 6 £350 - 3
Kingswinford - 5 £460 -
Coventry - 3 £355 - 1
Birmingham +1 2 - - 1
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 28 (100.00%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) .NET
3 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
4 13 (46.43%) SQL
5 11 (39.29%) HTML
6 9 (32.14%) CSS
6 9 (32.14%) MVC
7 8 (28.57%) WCF
8 7 (25.00%) WinForms
8 7 (25.00%) Back Office
8 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
9 6 (21.43%) XAML
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (21.43%) Data Management
9 6 (21.43%) Web Services
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle
9 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
9 6 (21.43%) CRM
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (17.86%) XSLT
10 5 (17.86%) ETL
10 5 (17.86%) VB.NET
10 5 (17.86%) Android
10 5 (17.86%) Axure RP
10 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (17.86%) Xamarin
11 4 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture

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 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Axure RP
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) AccuRev
3 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Designer
3 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Xamarin Developer
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) VB Developer
5 2 (7.14%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 8 (28.57%) WCF
5 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (25.00%) WinForms
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 5 (17.86%) XSLT
8 4 (14.29%) jQuery
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
10 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.57%) Ajax
10 1 (3.57%) LINQ
10 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Android
1 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) MVC
3 6 (21.43%) CRM
3 6 (21.43%) Data Management
4 5 (17.86%) ETL
5 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Coaching
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) MVVM
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps
8 1 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.57%) SDLC
8 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 6 (21.43%) XAML
4 5 (17.86%) VB.NET
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) VB
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) IEC 62304
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 26262
1 1 (3.57%) MISRA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Xamarin
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore