Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WinForms skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WinForms over the 6 months to 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Forms (WinForms)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 575 594
Rank change year-on-year +24 +19 -57
Contract jobs citing WinForms 296 263 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 209 226
England median daily rate £400 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.35% +7.81%
10th Percentile £288 £292 £289
90th Percentile £625 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +11.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £39.00 £36.25 £26.85
90th Percentile £45.25 £46.25 £40.05
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.88 £38.38
% change year-on-year +2.69% +9.12% -1.60%

WinForms is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,464 28,562 29,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.30% 32.42% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,041 19,768 20,939
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £630 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 373 379
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.30 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.63 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +3.81%

WinForms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WinForms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WinForms in England

WinForms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WinForms in England

WinForms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WinForms in England over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WinForms in England

WinForms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WinForms in England

WinForms
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinForms within the England region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 150 £450 -16.28% 28
North of England +19 63 £375 +3.45% 34
North West +2 49 £375 - 16
Midlands +20 44 £320 -5.88% 33
West Midlands -11 27 £320 -5.19% 20
South East -37 21 £375 - 43
East Midlands +19 17 £375 +10.29% 13
South West +8 15 £288 -8.00% 9
Yorkshire -12 11 £375 +10.29% 17
East of England +4 3 £350 -3.45% 14
North East - 3 £300 - 1
WinForms
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WinForms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WinForms.

1 262 (88.51%) C#
2 231 (78.04%) .NET
3 181 (61.15%) SQL
4 148 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 143 (48.31%) WPF
6 107 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (31.42%) WCF
8 90 (30.41%) MVC
9 89 (30.07%) VB.NET
10 72 (24.32%) Finance
11 69 (23.31%) Windows
12 66 (22.30%) ASP.NET
13 58 (19.59%) Microsoft
14 53 (17.91%) Oracle
15 50 (16.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 48 (16.22%) T-SQL
17 47 (15.88%) PL/SQL
18 46 (15.54%) JavaScript
19 41 (13.85%) .NET Framework
20 40 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
21 39 (13.18%) TDD
22 33 (11.15%) Visual Studio
22 33 (11.15%) Web Services
23 32 (10.81%) Java
24 31 (10.47%) HTML
24 31 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
25 30 (10.14%) Front Office
25 30 (10.14%) JIRA
25 30 (10.14%) Multithreading
26 27 (9.12%) Unit Testing

WinForms
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.70%) IIS
1 8 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.36%) NServiceBus
3 5 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.68%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.70%) GitHub
3 5 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.05%) Internet
2 5 (1.69%) SMS
3 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.68%) HTTP
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.45%) NoSQL
3 19 (6.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 18 (6.08%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (2.03%) MySQL
8 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 33 (11.15%) Visual Studio
2 30 (10.14%) JIRA
3 27 (9.12%) Git (software)
4 24 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (6.08%) AccuRev
5 18 (6.08%) TeamCity
5 18 (6.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (4.05%) NUnit
7 11 (3.72%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.04%) Moq
8 9 (3.04%) Selenium
9 7 (2.36%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.36%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.36%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.36%) NCrunch
9 7 (2.36%) ReSharper
10 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.01%) InstallShield
12 3 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (24.32%) Finance
2 30 (10.14%) Front Office
3 17 (5.74%) Banking
4 16 (5.41%) Back Office
5 11 (3.72%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.04%) Games
8 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.01%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 250 (84.46%) Developer
2 149 (50.34%) C# Developer
3 119 (40.20%) .NET Developer
4 65 (21.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (17.57%) WinForms Developer
6 47 (15.88%) Software Developer
7 44 (14.86%) WPF Developer
8 40 (13.51%) C# WPF Developer
8 40 (13.51%) SQL Developer
9 36 (12.16%) VB.NET Developer
10 22 (7.43%) C# Software Developer
11 20 (6.76%) .NET Software Developer
12 18 (6.08%) Senior Developer
13 17 (5.74%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 16 (5.41%) Applications Developer
15 15 (5.07%) Desktop Support
15 15 (5.07%) Software Engineer
16 14 (4.73%) Senior C# Developer
17 12 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 11 (3.72%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (78.04%) .NET
2 143 (48.31%) WPF
3 93 (31.42%) WCF
4 66 (22.30%) ASP.NET
5 50 (16.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 41 (13.85%) .NET Framework
7 40 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (11.15%) Web Services
9 31 (10.47%) HTML
10 22 (7.43%) CSS
10 22 (7.43%) RESTful
10 22 (7.43%) XML
11 21 (7.09%) Entity Framework
12 16 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (4.73%) AngularJS
13 14 (4.73%) REST
14 12 (4.05%) HTML5
14 12 (4.05%) SOAP
15 11 (3.72%) jQuery
15 11 (3.72%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.78%) Hedge funds
2 23 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.39%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.72%) Equities
5 11 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.70%) Derivative
8 7 (2.36%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.36%) User Experience
9 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.69%) Fintech
11 4 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.01%) Online Gambling
12 3 (1.01%) Online Games
12 3 (1.01%) Reinsurance
12 3 (1.01%) Robotics
13 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (23.31%) Windows
2 5 (1.69%) Linux
3 2 (0.68%) Unix
3 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (30.41%) MVC
3 39 (13.18%) TDD
4 30 (10.14%) Multithreading
5 27 (9.12%) Software Engineering
5 27 (9.12%) Unit Testing
6 23 (7.77%) E-Commerce
7 22 (7.43%) SDLC
8 21 (7.09%) Scrum
9 20 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (6.42%) Microservices
11 17 (5.74%) OO
11 17 (5.74%) SOLID
12 16 (5.41%) Multithreaded Programming
13 14 (4.73%) Analytics
14 13 (4.39%) Algorithmic Trading
14 13 (4.39%) Migration
15 12 (4.05%) Release Management
15 12 (4.05%) Workflow
16 11 (3.72%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 262 (88.51%) C#
2 181 (61.15%) SQL
3 89 (30.07%) VB.NET
4 48 (16.22%) T-SQL
5 47 (15.88%) PL/SQL
6 46 (15.54%) JavaScript
7 32 (10.81%) Java
8 20 (6.76%) C++
9 15 (5.07%) Python
9 15 (5.07%) VB
10 8 (2.70%) Scala
10 8 (2.70%) VC++
11 7 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.69%) VB6
13 4 (1.35%) F#
14 3 (1.01%) C
14 3 (1.01%) VBA
15 1 (0.34%) Natural
15 1 (0.34%) VBScript
15 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (5.41%) Degree
2 9 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.68%) MCP
6 2 (0.68%) MCPD
6 2 (0.68%) MCTS
6 2 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.68%) PhD
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) MBCS
7 1 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.91%) Oracle
3 12 (4.05%) DevExpress
4 5 (1.69%) Citrix
4 5 (1.69%) Google
4 5 (1.69%) Infragistics
5 3 (1.01%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.68%) Axosoft
6 2 (0.68%) Charles River
7 1 (0.34%) ConnectWise
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Meridio
7 1 (0.34%) Murex
7 1 (0.34%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.34%) SunGard
7 1 (0.34%) Xamarin