The table below looks at the statistics for WinForms skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WinForms over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 121 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing WinForms 13 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.92% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.63% 3.05% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +6.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-17.22% +23.28%
WinForms
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
799 885 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.03% 30.03% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 482 591
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +19.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WinForms
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WinForms Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WinForms
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WinForms Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WinForms
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WinForms Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WinForms
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinForms within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Cheshire -2 6 £325 +8.33% 6
Manchester -17 6 £338 +8.87% 8
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
WinForms
England

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 37 (88.10%) C#
1 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 32 (76.19%) SQL Server
3 23 (54.76%) WPF
4 19 (45.24%) Windows
5 18 (42.86%) SQL
6 15 (35.71%) VB
6 15 (35.71%) Web Services
7 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 14 (33.33%) WCF
8 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
9 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
10 9 (21.43%) Back Office
10 9 (21.43%) MVC
10 9 (21.43%) OO
10 9 (21.43%) MVVM
11 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (16.67%) VB6
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.67%) HTML
12 7 (16.67%) CSS
13 6 (14.29%) Sybase
13 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
13 6 (14.29%) TDD
13 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 6 (14.29%) LINQ
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (11.90%) Retail

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (76.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.90%) MSTest
3 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (21.43%) Back Office
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (90.48%) Developer
2 20 (47.62%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) C# Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Software Developer
5 6 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
5 6 (14.29%) VB Developer
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) WinForms Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 23 (54.76%) WPF
3 15 (35.71%) Web Services
4 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 14 (33.33%) WCF
5 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
6 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (16.67%) CSS
8 6 (14.29%) LINQ
9 2 (4.76%) jQuery
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.76%) HTML5
9 2 (4.76%) XSLT
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.38%) Castle Windsor
10 1 (2.38%) Ajax
10 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
10 1 (2.38%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.38%) CCTV
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) OO
1 9 (21.43%) MVC
1 9 (21.43%) MVVM
2 6 (14.29%) TDD
2 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) BDD
4 2 (4.76%) OOD
4 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) VB
4 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 7 (16.67%) VB6
6 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
6 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (4.76%) XAML
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Sybase
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Telerik