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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 144 134 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -28
Contract jobs citing WinForms 14 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.21% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 0.83% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 14
Average daily rate £315 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.15% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -6.20%
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire +7 8 - - 4
Manchester -13 5 £315 -3.07% 7
Cheshire -7 1 £350 +16.66% 8
WinForms
England

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (52.63%) WPF
5 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
6 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
7 8 (42.11%) Oracle
7 8 (42.11%) XML
7 8 (42.11%) ClearCase
8 7 (36.84%) XSLT
8 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
8 7 (36.84%) Project Planning
8 7 (36.84%) Entity Framework
9 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
9 6 (31.58%) TDD
9 6 (31.58%) XSD
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (26.32%) SOLID
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
11 4 (21.05%) Rational Robot
11 4 (21.05%) VB
12 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
12 3 (15.79%) HTML
12 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
12 3 (15.79%) VB6
12 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (42.11%) ClearCase
3 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
4 4 (21.05%) Rational Robot
5 1 (5.26%) Moq
5 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 2 (10.53%) Avionics
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Military
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Software Developer
3 9 (47.37%) C# Developer
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# GUI Developer
6 2 (10.53%) GUI Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) WPF
3 8 (42.11%) XML
4 7 (36.84%) Entity Framework
4 7 (36.84%) XSLT
5 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
5 6 (31.58%) XSD
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) COM
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) HTML5
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.26%) jQuery
8 1 (5.26%) LINQ
8 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
8 1 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.26%) Physics
1 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Project Planning
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) SOLID
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) VB
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (15.79%) VB6
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft