Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 155 169
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -25
Contract jobs citing WPF 31 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 2.54% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 17
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% +12.00%
10th Percentile £270 £292 £298
90th Percentile £398 £476 £398
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £42.75 -
England median hourly rate £43.92 £47.67 £41.50
% change year-on-year -7.87% +14.86% -2.35%

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 1,457 1,222 1,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.53% 25.94% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 796 860
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.89% +7.93%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £573 £563 £525
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +22.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.01 £11.23
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £30.58
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% 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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -5 16 £360 +4.73% 3
Walsall - 7 £290 - 1
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Coventry -9 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £450 - 13
WPF
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 29 (93.55%) .NET
2 24 (77.42%) C#
3 22 (70.97%) VB.NET
4 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
5 15 (48.39%) WinForms
5 15 (48.39%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) WCF
6 14 (45.16%) E-Commerce
7 13 (41.94%) NoSQL
7 13 (41.94%) Degree
7 13 (41.94%) JIRA
7 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (41.94%) AccuRev
8 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
9 8 (25.81%) MVC
9 8 (25.81%) XML
10 7 (22.58%) MVVM
10 7 (22.58%) RESTful
10 7 (22.58%) Web Services
10 7 (22.58%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
12 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
12 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
13 4 (12.90%) Law
14 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
15 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
16 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
16 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared

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 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) 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 1 (3.23%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 20 (64.52%) .NET Developer
3 15 (48.39%) C# Developer
4 12 (38.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (32.26%) VB.NET Developer
6 8 (25.81%) Software Developer
6 8 (25.81%) WPF Developer
7 6 (19.35%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (9.68%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 3 (9.68%) GUI Developer
8 3 (9.68%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.23%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (3.23%) C# Application Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
9 1 (3.23%) WinForms Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (93.55%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) WCF
2 15 (48.39%) WinForms
3 8 (25.81%) XML
4 7 (22.58%) RESTful
4 7 (22.58%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
6 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) E-Commerce
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
4 8 (25.81%) MVC
5 7 (22.58%) MVVM
6 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.23%) Coaching
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.23%) Decision-Making
8 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.23%) Statistics
8 1 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) C#
2 22 (70.97%) VB.NET
3 15 (48.39%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Xamarin