The first table below looks at the demand for WinForms skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WinForms over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 57 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing WinForms 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 0.77% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.98% 2.75% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
201 218 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.09% 27.98% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 106 174
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WinForms
North West

WinForms
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WinForms across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WinForms Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WinForms
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WinForms across the Cheshire region.

WinForms Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WinForms
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WinForms across the Cheshire region.

WinForms Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WinForms
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinForms within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 2 - - 1
Crewe - 1 £325 -
Warrington - - - - 2
WinForms
North West

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WinForms also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WinForms.

1 16 (76.19%) C#
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) WPF
5 8 (38.10%) TDD
5 8 (38.10%) T-SQL
6 6 (28.57%) WCF
7 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
7 5 (23.81%) N-Tier
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) VB
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
9 3 (14.29%) MCPD
9 3 (14.29%) MCTS
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) MVVM
9 3 (14.29%) MCP
9 3 (14.29%) Back Office
9 3 (14.29%) OOD
9 3 (14.29%) OO
10 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
10 2 (9.52%) CSS
10 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
10 2 (9.52%) C++
10 2 (9.52%) HTML
10 2 (9.52%) JavaScript

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WinForms also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WinForms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) WPF
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) Spring.NET
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
6 1 (4.76%) MFC
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) TDD
2 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) MVVM
3 3 (14.29%) OOD
3 3 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.76%) AOP
5 1 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) T-SQL
4 4 (19.05%) VB
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCPD
2 3 (14.29%) MCTS
2 3 (14.29%) MCP
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle