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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 113 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing WinForms 21 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.66% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.61% 2.29% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £335 £360
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 £35.00 £36.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.68%
WinForms
England

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
806 830 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.13% 28.96% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 446 580
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 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 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
Cheshire -1 11 £325 +8.33% 5
Manchester -8 10 £325 +4.83% 9
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 3
WinForms
England

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (90.57%) .NET
2 47 (88.68%) C#
3 37 (69.81%) SQL Server
4 30 (56.60%) WPF
5 23 (43.40%) Web Services
6 22 (41.51%) Windows
6 22 (41.51%) SQL
7 18 (33.96%) WCF
8 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET
9 15 (28.30%) T-SQL
10 14 (26.42%) VB
11 13 (24.53%) HTML
11 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
12 12 (22.64%) MVC
13 11 (20.75%) TDD
13 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
13 11 (20.75%) VB.NET
13 11 (20.75%) OO
13 11 (20.75%) MVVM
13 11 (20.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 10 (18.87%) Unit Testing
14 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
15 9 (16.98%) N-Tier
15 9 (16.98%) CSS
15 9 (16.98%) Back Office
16 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (15.09%) Sybase
16 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
16 8 (15.09%) LINQ

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (69.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.21%) MSTest
3 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (16.98%) Back Office
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 25 (47.17%) .NET Developer
3 17 (32.08%) C# Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Software Developer
5 7 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (9.43%) VB6 Developer
7 5 (9.43%) VB Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.55%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (5.66%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.77%) .NET Team Leader
10 2 (3.77%) WinForms Developer
10 2 (3.77%) C# Application Developer
11 1 (1.89%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (90.57%) .NET
2 30 (56.60%) WPF
3 23 (43.40%) Web Services
4 18 (33.96%) WCF
5 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET
6 13 (24.53%) HTML
6 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
7 11 (20.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (16.98%) CSS
9 8 (15.09%) LINQ
10 4 (7.55%) jQuery
10 4 (7.55%) Silverlight
10 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (7.55%) HTML5
11 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (3.77%) XML
12 2 (3.77%) XSLT
13 1 (1.89%) Ajax
13 1 (1.89%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) MVC
2 11 (20.75%) OO
2 11 (20.75%) TDD
2 11 (20.75%) MVVM
3 10 (18.87%) Unit Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) BDD
5 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
5 2 (3.77%) Time Management
5 2 (3.77%) OOD
6 1 (1.89%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) AOP
6 1 (1.89%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.89%) CRM
6 1 (1.89%) Workflow
6 1 (1.89%) Migration
6 1 (1.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (88.68%) C#
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 15 (28.30%) T-SQL
4 14 (26.42%) VB
5 11 (20.75%) VB.NET
5 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.32%) VB6
7 2 (3.77%) C
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) XAML
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Sybase
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Telerik
4 2 (3.77%) Open Text