The table below looks at the statistics for WinForms skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WinForms over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 483 438 371
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -67
Contract jobs citing WinForms 181 213 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 1.40% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 157 181
Average daily rate £403 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £291 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% -2.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

WinForms
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WinForms Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WinForms
Daily Rate Trend

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

WinForms Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WinForms
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WinForms within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

WinForms Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WinForms
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WinForms Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WinForms
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinForms within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
England -34 165 £441 +17.66% 125
London -23 99 £575 +4.54% 32
South East -4 26 £335 -4.28% 24
City of London +28 18 £441 -23.26% 3
West Midlands -18 12 £338 +12.50% 16
Wales +8 9 £288 -4.16% 1
East of England +13 8 £320 +6.66% 4
East Midlands 0 8 £375 +25.00% 9
South Wales -5 8 £288 -4.16% 1
Cardiff -18 8 £288 -4.16% 1
Berkshire +4 7 £281 -25.20% 1
Scotland -19 7 £298 -18.49% 3
Renfrewshire - 7 £298 -
Erskine - 7 £298 -
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £315 +2.85% 2
East Sussex +3 6 £335 - 2
Cambridge 0 6 £315 +20.00% 2
Hastings - 6 £335 -
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £325 -7.14% 2
Yorkshire -19 4 £313 -3.84% 11
West Yorkshire -21 4 £313 +4.16% 5
Northamptonshire - 4 £405 - 1
Northampton - 4 £405 -
Staffordshire +4 3 £300 - 10
South West -1 3 £325 +8.78% 5
Leeds -13 3 £313 +4.16% 3
Hampshire - 3 £400 - 3
West Sussex - 3 £310 - 1
Solihull - 3 £338 -
Essex +7 2 £325 +8.33%

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 337 (87.53%) C#
2 315 (81.82%) .NET
3 190 (49.35%) SQL Server
4 181 (47.01%) SQL
5 160 (41.56%) WPF
6 134 (34.81%) Windows
7 123 (31.95%) .NET Framework
8 105 (27.27%) VB.NET
9 97 (25.19%) Finance
10 84 (21.82%) Visual Studio
11 83 (21.56%) MVC
12 82 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (20.26%) ASP.NET
14 75 (19.48%) WCF
15 65 (16.88%) T-SQL
16 64 (16.62%) OO
16 64 (16.62%) Team Foundation Server
17 63 (16.36%) Oracle
18 62 (16.10%) Unit Testing
19 61 (15.84%) VB
20 59 (15.32%) Multithreading
21 57 (14.81%) Microsoft
22 56 (14.55%) MS Excel
23 55 (14.29%) JavaScript
24 54 (14.03%) Software Engineering
25 52 (13.51%) XML
25 52 (13.51%) Entity Framework
25 52 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
26 46 (11.95%) C++
26 46 (11.95%) Banking

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (4.16%) IIS
2 9 (2.34%) CMS
3 6 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.26%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.16%) MS Office
3 6 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.82%) DNS
2 6 (1.56%) HTTP
2 6 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.30%) SMTP
4 4 (1.04%) SSL
5 3 (0.78%) Firewall
5 3 (0.78%) VPN
6 2 (0.52%) Network Security
7 1 (0.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (49.35%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.61%) Oracle Database
3 34 (8.83%) Relational Database
4 32 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (7.27%) RDBMS
6 25 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.34%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (2.08%) MS Access
12 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.82%) MySQL
14 6 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.78%) KDB
16 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 84 (21.82%) Visual Studio
2 64 (16.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.64%) MSI
4 13 (3.38%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (2.86%) Subversion
5 11 (2.86%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 10 (2.60%) NUnit
7 8 (2.08%) ClearCase
8 7 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (1.56%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.04%) Moq
11 4 (1.04%) Rational Robot
12 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.78%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.52%) JIRA
13 2 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (0.52%) Selenium
14 1 (0.26%) GoogleTest
General
1 97 (25.19%) Finance
2 46 (11.95%) Banking
3 40 (10.39%) Front Office
4 25 (6.49%) Back Office
5 10 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.34%) Retail
7 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.04%) Games
8 4 (1.04%) Local Government
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Avionics
9 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.52%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 326 (84.68%) Developer
2 184 (47.79%) C# Developer
3 181 (47.01%) .NET Developer
4 89 (23.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (21.30%) WinForms Developer
6 57 (14.81%) SQL Developer
7 45 (11.69%) VB.NET Developer
8 37 (9.61%) Senior Developer
9 36 (9.35%) Software Developer
10 31 (8.05%) SQL Server Developer
11 29 (7.53%) WPF Developer
12 25 (6.49%) Software Engineer
13 24 (6.23%) ASP.NET Developer
13 24 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 23 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 21 (5.45%) C# WPF Developer
16 18 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
17 16 (4.16%) C# VB.NET Developer
18 14 (3.64%) .NET Software Developer
18 14 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (81.82%) .NET
2 160 (41.56%) WPF
3 123 (31.95%) .NET Framework
4 78 (20.26%) ASP.NET
5 75 (19.48%) WCF
6 52 (13.51%) Entity Framework
6 52 (13.51%) XML
7 43 (11.17%) LINQ
8 42 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 42 (10.91%) HTML
9 39 (10.13%) Web Services
10 31 (8.05%) CSS
10 31 (8.05%) jQuery
11 25 (6.49%) FIX Protocol
12 24 (6.23%) XSD
13 22 (5.71%) ADO.NET
13 22 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (4.94%) AngularJS
14 19 (4.94%) HTML5
15 15 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (5.19%) Mathematics
4 19 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.68%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.34%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.08%) NHS
9 7 (1.82%) Derivative
9 7 (1.82%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.56%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.56%) SCADA
10 6 (1.56%) User Experience
11 5 (1.30%) Equities
11 5 (1.30%) Replication
12 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.04%) Online Games
12 4 (1.04%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 134 (34.81%) Windows
2 19 (4.94%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.30%) Linux
4 5 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.78%) Unix
6 2 (0.52%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.56%) MVC
2 82 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (16.62%) OO
4 62 (16.10%) Unit Testing
5 59 (15.32%) Multithreading
6 54 (14.03%) Software Engineering
7 43 (11.17%) MVVM
8 39 (10.13%) TDD
9 35 (9.09%) Low Latency
10 32 (8.31%) Performance Optimisation
11 31 (8.05%) Electronic Trading
11 31 (8.05%) Risk Management
12 29 (7.53%) Algorithmic Trading
13 26 (6.75%) Market Making
14 25 (6.49%) Change Management
15 23 (5.97%) Web Development
16 19 (4.94%) Project Management
17 18 (4.68%) Migration
18 17 (4.42%) Scrum
18 17 (4.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 337 (87.53%) C#
2 181 (47.01%) SQL
3 105 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 65 (16.88%) T-SQL
5 61 (15.84%) VB
6 55 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 46 (11.95%) C++
8 43 (11.17%) VBA
9 29 (7.53%) VBScript
10 27 (7.01%) PL/SQL
10 27 (7.01%) VB6
11 24 (6.23%) Java
12 18 (4.68%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.08%) C
14 6 (1.56%) COBOL
14 6 (1.56%) PL/1
15 5 (1.30%) XAML
16 3 (0.78%) Delphi
16 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (5.97%) Degree
2 20 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.04%) PhD
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.52%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.16%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) MiFID
3 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 63 (16.36%) Oracle
2 57 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.68%) DevExpress
4 9 (2.34%) Sybase
5 8 (2.08%) Syncfusion
5 8 (2.08%) VMware
6 6 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.30%) Infragistics
7 5 (1.30%) Telerik
8 3 (0.78%) Citrix
9 2 (0.52%) HP
9 2 (0.52%) SAP
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.26%) Teradata
10 1 (0.26%) Xamarin
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