Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 642 519
Rank change year-on-year +120 -123 -38
Contract jobs citing WinForms 339 223 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.23% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 0.75% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 155 277
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £273
90th Percentile £625 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -7.43% +25.00%
10th Percentile £40.63 £24.50 £36.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.50 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +25.00%

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 30223 29881 30183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.42% 30.68% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21510 20879 20919
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 344 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.52 £14.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +71 215 £550 - 21
North of England +58 60 £340 +13.33% 20
North West +39 52 £350 +16.67% 8
South East +15 24 £375 - 17
Midlands +28 20 £340 -1.09% 11
West Midlands +31 17 £335 +8.06% 6
East of England -6 13 £325 - 4
South West +11 9 £325 +15.56% 4
Yorkshire +9 8 £340 +7.94% 11
East Midlands +7 3 £340 -35.24% 5
WinForms
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WinForms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WinForms.

1 313 (92.33%) C#
2 254 (74.93%) .NET
3 202 (59.59%) SQL
4 187 (55.16%) SQL Server
5 156 (46.02%) WPF
6 115 (33.92%) Finance
7 100 (29.50%) WCF
8 96 (28.32%) Windows
9 94 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (24.78%) MVC
11 80 (23.60%) .NET Framework
12 78 (23.01%) ASP.NET
13 75 (22.12%) TDD
14 73 (21.53%) VB.NET
15 67 (19.76%) Front Office
16 61 (17.99%) Banking
17 59 (17.40%) JavaScript
18 58 (17.11%) Oracle
19 56 (16.52%) T-SQL
20 55 (16.22%) Microsoft
21 50 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
22 49 (14.45%) OO
23 46 (13.57%) VB
24 43 (12.68%) Web Services
25 41 (12.09%) Software Engineering
26 38 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web API
27 37 (10.91%) SDLC
27 37 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
27 37 (10.91%) Electronic Trading
27 37 (10.91%) Visual Studio

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 4 (1.18%) Confluence
1 4 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.29%) GemFire
2 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.77%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.06%) Internet
2 4 (1.18%) Intranet
3 3 (0.88%) HTTP
4 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (55.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (7.96%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.60%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.95%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.95%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.18%) SQLite
11 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.59%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 50 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (10.91%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.60%) NUnit
4 17 (5.01%) JIRA
5 15 (4.42%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.54%) ReSharper
7 10 (2.95%) AccuRev
7 10 (2.95%) Moq
7 10 (2.95%) MSBuild
8 7 (2.06%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.06%) Subversion
9 6 (1.77%) JUnit
9 6 (1.77%) Mockito
9 6 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.77%) Selenium
9 6 (1.77%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.77%) TestNG
9 6 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.47%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.47%) YouTrack
General
1 115 (33.92%) Finance
2 67 (19.76%) Front Office
3 61 (17.99%) Banking
4 32 (9.44%) Investment Banking
5 29 (8.55%) Back Office
6 13 (3.83%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.06%) Legal
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.88%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 285 (84.07%) Developer
2 199 (58.70%) C# Developer
3 145 (42.77%) .NET Developer
4 93 (27.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 73 (21.53%) WinForms Developer
6 45 (13.27%) WPF Developer
7 42 (12.39%) C# WPF Developer
8 32 (9.44%) Senior Developer
9 31 (9.14%) Software Developer
10 23 (6.78%) VB.NET Developer
11 22 (6.49%) SQL Developer
12 18 (5.31%) Front Office Developer
12 18 (5.31%) Senior C# Developer
13 16 (4.72%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 15 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
14 15 (4.42%) Software Engineer
15 14 (4.13%) UI Developer
16 13 (3.83%) ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (3.83%) C# Software Engineer
16 13 (3.83%) Senior WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (74.93%) .NET
2 156 (46.02%) WPF
3 100 (29.50%) WCF
4 80 (23.60%) .NET Framework
5 78 (23.01%) ASP.NET
6 43 (12.68%) Web Services
7 38 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 37 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (10.62%) HTML
10 31 (9.14%) AngularJS
11 28 (8.26%) CSS
12 26 (7.67%) Entity Framework
13 21 (6.19%) jQuery
13 21 (6.19%) LINQ
14 17 (5.01%) HTML5
14 17 (5.01%) XML
15 13 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 12 (3.54%) Ajax
16 12 (3.54%) KnockoutJS
17 10 (2.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.85%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.37%) Equities
3 21 (6.19%) Client/Server
4 19 (5.60%) Fixed Income
4 19 (5.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (5.31%) Derivative
5 18 (5.31%) N-Tier
6 15 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.13%) Hedge funds
8 13 (3.83%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.83%) Data Structures
9 11 (3.24%) User Experience
10 8 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.47%) Reinsurance
13 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.88%) Exotic Derivative
15 2 (0.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 96 (28.32%) Windows
2 8 (2.36%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.06%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (24.78%) MVC
3 75 (22.12%) TDD
4 49 (14.45%) OO
5 41 (12.09%) Software Engineering
6 37 (10.91%) Electronic Trading
6 37 (10.91%) SDLC
7 36 (10.62%) OOP
8 35 (10.32%) Unit Testing
9 34 (10.03%) Test Automation
10 33 (9.73%) OOD
11 32 (9.44%) Multithreading
12 25 (7.37%) MVVM
13 24 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (7.08%) Scrum
14 22 (6.49%) SOA
15 19 (5.60%) Low Latency
16 18 (5.31%) Risk Management
17 17 (5.01%) Mentoring
18 16 (4.72%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 313 (92.33%) C#
2 202 (59.59%) SQL
3 73 (21.53%) VB.NET
4 59 (17.40%) JavaScript
5 56 (16.52%) T-SQL
6 46 (13.57%) VB
7 31 (9.14%) Java
8 24 (7.08%) VBA
9 21 (6.19%) C++
9 21 (6.19%) VB6
10 18 (5.31%) PL/SQL
11 15 (4.42%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.36%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.06%) Python
14 5 (1.47%) XAML
15 2 (0.59%) Delphi
15 2 (0.59%) U-SQL
16 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.29%) C
16 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 30 (8.85%) Degree
2 8 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) MiFID
2 9 (2.65%) EMIR
3 6 (1.77%) GAAP
4 5 (1.47%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) Control-M
1 2 (0.59%) Nagios
1 2 (0.59%) Opsview
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (17.11%) Oracle
2 55 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.37%) Sybase
4 17 (5.01%) DevExpress
5 15 (4.42%) TIBCO
6 11 (3.24%) Infragistics
7 7 (2.06%) Syncfusion
8 6 (1.77%) ION Trading
9 4 (1.18%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.18%) Reuters
10 3 (0.88%) Murex
11 2 (0.59%) Apigee
11 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.59%) IBM
11 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.59%) Solace
11 2 (0.59%) Splunk
11 2 (0.59%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.29%) RedGate
12 1 (0.29%) Tableau