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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 392 271 298
Rank change year-on-year
-121 +27
Contract jobs citing WinForms 232 360 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.69% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 2.37% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 253 222
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £555 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £34.60 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £45.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +53.84%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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 -123 203 £360 -2.04% 176
London -77 96 £500 +11.11% 49
South East -10 47 £300 -6.25% 23
City of London -21 33 £550 +10.00% 19
Scotland -1 26 £350 +16.66% 6
Edinburgh +16 21 £350 +20.68% 3
East Midlands -8 16 £310 +3.33% 9
East Sussex +5 15 £298 -
West Midlands -9 15 £325 +18.18% 11
Nottingham +3 11 £305 +1.66% 4
Nottinghamshire -3 11 £305 +1.66% 4
Surrey -4 11 £425 +21.42% 5
Staffordshire +1 10 £325 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire -26 10 £350 +27.27% 29
South West -29 10 £308 +105.00% 16
Hampshire -9 9 £363 +31.81% 6
North West -32 9 £325 +4.83% 21
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £325 -
Cheshire -3 6 £325 +8.33% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £300 -7.69% 4
Macclesfield - 6 £325 -
Crewe - 6 £325 -
Milton Keynes 0 5 £300 -7.69% 3
East of England -16 5 £363 +11.53% 14
Birmingham -3 4 £315 -1.56% 2
Leeds -19 4 £350 +23.89% 11
West Yorkshire -25 4 £350 +23.89% 18
Leicestershire - 4 £325 -
Guildford - 4 £450 -
Aldershot - 4 £538 -

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 425 (87.45%) C#
2 393 (80.86%) .NET
3 256 (52.67%) SQL Server
4 224 (46.09%) WPF
5 193 (39.71%) SQL
6 153 (31.48%) Windows
7 141 (29.01%) ASP.NET
7 141 (29.01%) WCF
8 119 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
9 110 (22.63%) Finance
10 109 (22.43%) Microsoft
10 109 (22.43%) .NET Framework
11 104 (21.40%) MVC
12 81 (16.67%) VB.NET
13 79 (16.26%) Web Services
14 76 (15.64%) XML
15 73 (15.02%) OO
15 73 (15.02%) HTML
16 68 (13.99%) TDD
17 64 (13.17%) Visual Studio
18 63 (12.96%) Front Office
19 62 (12.76%) Oracle
20 60 (12.35%) JavaScript
20 60 (12.35%) Banking
20 60 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
21 57 (11.73%) T-SQL
22 54 (11.11%) Multithreading
23 49 (10.08%) CSS
24 48 (9.88%) Scrum
25 43 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 17 (3.50%) IIS
2 14 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.44%) Confluence
3 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.44%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (0.62%) WorkSite
4 3 (0.62%) CMS
4 3 (0.62%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) GemFire
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Kentico
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Moodle
5 1 (0.21%) SAS
5 1 (0.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.65%) MS Office
3 4 (0.82%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Simulink
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.44%) LDAP
2 4 (0.82%) SSL
3 3 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.41%) FTP
4 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (52.67%) SQL Server
2 60 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.06%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.23%) KDB
11 4 (0.82%) DB2
11 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.41%) DTS
14 1 (0.21%) PerformancePoint
14 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (13.17%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (5.56%) NUnit
4 25 (5.14%) JIRA
5 19 (3.91%) Subversion
6 13 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.06%) MSTest
8 9 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.44%) CruiseControl
10 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
10 6 (1.23%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.82%) MSI
11 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.62%) Build Forge
12 3 (0.62%) Hudson
12 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.41%) NCover
13 2 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
13 2 (0.41%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 110 (22.63%) Finance
2 63 (12.96%) Front Office
3 60 (12.35%) Banking
4 18 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.09%) Back Office
6 11 (2.26%) Retail
7 8 (1.65%) Games
8 6 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.62%) Electronics
10 3 (0.62%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 446 (91.77%) Developer
2 205 (42.18%) .NET Developer
3 201 (41.36%) C# Developer
4 74 (15.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
6 53 (10.91%) WPF Developer
7 41 (8.44%) Senior Developer
8 40 (8.23%) Software Developer
9 29 (5.97%) VB.NET Developer
10 25 (5.14%) Software Engineer
11 16 (3.29%) Senior .NET Developer
12 15 (3.09%) C# Software Engineer
12 15 (3.09%) Front Office Developer
13 14 (2.88%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (2.67%) SQL Developer
14 13 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 12 (2.47%) .NET Software Engineer
16 9 (1.85%) C++ Developer
17 7 (1.44%) Programmer
17 7 (1.44%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (80.86%) .NET
2 224 (46.09%) WPF
3 141 (29.01%) WCF
3 141 (29.01%) ASP.NET
4 109 (22.43%) .NET Framework
5 79 (16.26%) Web Services
6 76 (15.64%) XML
7 73 (15.02%) HTML
8 49 (10.08%) CSS
9 39 (8.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 35 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (6.79%) LINQ
12 32 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 30 (6.17%) jQuery
14 23 (4.73%) HTML5
15 17 (3.50%) Silverlight
16 16 (3.29%) XSLT
17 14 (2.88%) ADO.NET
17 14 (2.88%) Castle Windsor
18 10 (2.06%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.58%) Derivative
2 28 (5.76%) Equities
3 24 (4.94%) N-Tier
4 20 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.91%) Fixed Income
6 15 (3.09%) Client/Server
6 15 (3.09%) Hedge funds
7 14 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.06%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.65%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.23%) User Experience
11 6 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.23%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.03%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 153 (31.48%) Windows
2 11 (2.26%) UNIX
3 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
3 4 (0.82%) Linux
3 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.62%) Android
4 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (21.40%) MVC
3 73 (15.02%) OO
4 68 (13.99%) TDD
5 54 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 48 (9.88%) Scrum
7 42 (8.64%) Software Engineering
8 32 (6.58%) Unit Testing
9 31 (6.38%) MVVM
10 27 (5.56%) OOD
11 21 (4.32%) UML
12 17 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.67%) CRM
13 13 (2.67%) E-Commerce
14 12 (2.47%) SOA
14 12 (2.47%) Business Analysis
14 12 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (2.47%) Web Development
15 11 (2.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 425 (87.45%) C#
2 193 (39.71%) SQL
3 81 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 60 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 57 (11.73%) T-SQL
6 40 (8.23%) C++
7 32 (6.58%) Java
8 23 (4.73%) VB
9 13 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.26%) VBA
10 11 (2.26%) XAML
11 9 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.85%) VB6
12 8 (1.65%) Python
13 4 (0.82%) C
13 4 (0.82%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.62%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.62%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 37 (7.61%) Degree
2 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.82%) MCSD
5 4 (0.82%) MCSE
6 3 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) MCPD
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 109 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.76%) Oracle
3 37 (7.61%) DevExpress
4 21 (4.32%) Sybase
5 15 (3.09%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.85%) Infragistics
7 6 (1.23%) IBM
8 4 (0.82%) Interwoven
8 4 (0.82%) Perforce
8 4 (0.82%) Syncfusion
9 3 (0.62%) 29West
9 3 (0.62%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.62%) Reuters
9 3 (0.62%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.62%) SAP
10 2 (0.41%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.41%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.41%) VMware
10 2 (0.41%) Telerik
11 1 (0.21%) Endeca
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