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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Rank 425 428 325
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -103
Contract jobs citing WinForms 197 174 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.27% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 122 176
Average daily rate £335 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £34.00 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.58 £40.80 £105.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -6.20%

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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 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 5 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
England +23 185 £335 -27.56% 157
London -24 75 £500 -9.09% 46
West Midlands +17 37 £350 +3.70% 9
South East -4 23 £335 -7.58% 33
Yorkshire +5 18 £313 -10.71% 21
West Yorkshire +9 17 £304 -13.21% 13
Leeds -2 16 £295 -15.71% 2
Staffordshire - 16 £308 - 2
North West -8 14 £315 -3.07% 16
East of England -7 11 £308 +17.70% 7
City of London +30 10 £525 -2.32% 3
Solihull - 10 £375 - 1
Hampshire +10 9 £298 -18.49% 7
Scotland -3 9 £328 +58.78% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 8 £300 +6.66% 5
Lancashire +5 8 - -
Cambridge -3 8 £300 +6.66% 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 8 £318 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £336 -
East Sussex +14 6 £335 - 2
Erskine - 6 £336 -
Birmingham -3 5 £350 -1.75%
Manchester -14 5 £315 -3.07% 6
Hastings - 5 £335 -
Preston +5 4 - -
South West +3 4 £300 - 11
Kent - 4 £340 - 3
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £500 +25.00% 4
Milton Keynes -3 3 £500 +17.64% 2
East Midlands -7 3 £288 -17.85% 12

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 370 (85.85%) C#
2 368 (85.38%) .NET
3 250 (58.00%) SQL Server
4 207 (48.03%) SQL
5 167 (38.75%) Windows
6 143 (33.18%) WPF
7 140 (32.48%) VB.NET
8 116 (26.91%) .NET Framework
9 114 (26.45%) WCF
10 113 (26.22%) Finance
11 111 (25.75%) ASP.NET
12 92 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 90 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
14 89 (20.65%) MVC
15 83 (19.26%) TDD
16 82 (19.03%) Microsoft
17 73 (16.94%) Visual Studio
18 70 (16.24%) VB
19 68 (15.78%) OO
20 66 (15.31%) XML
21 62 (14.39%) Unit Testing
22 60 (13.92%) C++
23 58 (13.46%) Banking
24 57 (13.23%) T-SQL
25 56 (12.99%) JavaScript
25 56 (12.99%) Oracle
26 53 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
27 50 (11.60%) Front Office
28 49 (11.37%) HTML
29 45 (10.44%) Multithreading

WinForms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 21 (4.87%) IIS
2 11 (2.55%) CMS
3 6 (1.39%) NServiceBus
4 4 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.70%) JBoss
6 2 (0.46%) Documentum
6 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.86%) SSL
2 7 (1.62%) DNS
3 6 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.93%) Firewall
4 4 (0.93%) LDAP
4 4 (0.93%) SMTP
5 3 (0.70%) FTP
5 3 (0.70%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
6 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.23%) Wireless
6 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (58.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (7.42%) Oracle Database
4 27 (6.26%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (4.41%) RDBMS
8 14 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.78%) Big Data
10 11 (2.55%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (1.86%) MS Access
11 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.39%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.70%) DTS
14 3 (0.70%) KDB
14 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 92 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 73 (16.94%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.80%) NUnit
4 15 (3.48%) MSI
5 12 (2.78%) NCover
6 11 (2.55%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (2.32%) FxCop
8 9 (2.09%) Subversion
9 8 (1.86%) ClearCase
10 7 (1.62%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.62%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.62%) Hudson
10 7 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.93%) Rational Robot
14 3 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.46%) JIRA
15 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 113 (26.22%) Finance
2 58 (13.46%) Banking
3 50 (11.60%) Front Office
4 32 (7.42%) Back Office
5 13 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.86%) Games
7 8 (1.86%) Retail
8 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.70%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Avionics
10 2 (0.46%) Military
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 361 (83.76%) Developer
2 210 (48.72%) C# Developer
3 199 (46.17%) .NET Developer
4 107 (24.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 95 (22.04%) WinForms Developer
6 70 (16.24%) SQL Developer
7 56 (12.99%) VB.NET Developer
8 47 (10.90%) Software Developer
9 37 (8.58%) SQL Server Developer
10 27 (6.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (6.26%) Senior Developer
11 26 (6.03%) WPF Developer
12 23 (5.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 22 (5.10%) C# WPF Developer
14 20 (4.64%) C# Software Developer
14 20 (4.64%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 19 (4.41%) Oracle Developer
16 17 (3.94%) Software Engineer
17 16 (3.71%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (85.38%) .NET
2 143 (33.18%) WPF
3 116 (26.91%) .NET Framework
4 114 (26.45%) WCF
5 111 (25.75%) ASP.NET
6 66 (15.31%) XML
7 53 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (11.37%) HTML
9 42 (9.74%) Entity Framework
10 38 (8.82%) CSS
11 37 (8.58%) jQuery
12 36 (8.35%) Web Services
13 28 (6.50%) ADO.NET
13 28 (6.50%) XSD
14 27 (6.26%) LINQ
15 23 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 21 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 16 (3.71%) Unity DI Container
19 15 (3.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.89%) N-Tier
3 24 (5.57%) Derivative
4 22 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.25%) Equity Derivative
7 13 (3.02%) Fixed Income
7 13 (3.02%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.78%) Equities
9 8 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.86%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.62%) NHS
10 7 (1.62%) Swaptions
11 6 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.39%) Online Games
11 6 (1.39%) SCADA
12 5 (1.16%) Replication
13 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 167 (38.75%) Windows
2 25 (5.80%) Windows Server
3 20 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (3.48%) Windows 7
4 15 (3.48%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.62%) Linux
6 5 (1.16%) Unix
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.46%) Android
8 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (20.65%) MVC
3 83 (19.26%) TDD
4 68 (15.78%) OO
5 62 (14.39%) Unit Testing
6 45 (10.44%) Multithreading
7 43 (9.98%) Software Engineering
8 34 (7.89%) MVVM
9 32 (7.42%) Change Management
10 29 (6.73%) Risk Management
11 28 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (5.80%) Low Latency
12 25 (5.80%) Migration
13 22 (5.10%) E-Commerce
14 21 (4.87%) Performance Testing
15 20 (4.64%) SOLID
16 19 (4.41%) OOD
16 19 (4.41%) Scrum
16 19 (4.41%) SDLC
17 18 (4.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 370 (85.85%) C#
2 207 (48.03%) SQL
3 140 (32.48%) VB.NET
4 70 (16.24%) VB
5 60 (13.92%) C++
6 57 (13.23%) T-SQL
7 56 (12.99%) JavaScript
8 35 (8.12%) VB6
9 30 (6.96%) VBA
10 29 (6.73%) PowerShell
11 27 (6.26%) VBScript
12 20 (4.64%) Java
13 11 (2.55%) XAML
14 10 (2.32%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.86%) C
16 7 (1.62%) COBOL
16 7 (1.62%) PL/1
17 5 (1.16%) XPath
18 4 (0.93%) Objective-C
19 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (5.80%) Degree
2 18 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) ISEB
4 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.03%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 82 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 56 (12.99%) Oracle
3 19 (4.41%) DevExpress
4 15 (3.48%) Sybase
5 11 (2.55%) VMware
6 5 (1.16%) Syncfusion
7 4 (0.93%) HP
8 3 (0.70%) Citrix
8 3 (0.70%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.46%) IBM
9 2 (0.46%) SAP
10 1 (0.23%) Actimize
10 1 (0.23%) Google
10 1 (0.23%) Informatica
10 1 (0.23%) Telerik
10 1 (0.23%) Xamarin
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