Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 537 644
Rank change year-on-year -6 +107 -113
Contract jobs citing WinForms 324 312 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.05% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 280 163
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £650 £674
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.88 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +8.77% -14.44%
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.88 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.69% -1.47% -5.56%

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 33,319 29,694 30,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.36% 32.48% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,689 20,990 21,284
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 356 361
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% +0.68%
10th Percentile £16.00 £18.63 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.13 £52.50 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.13%

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 October 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 19 October 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 -33 169 £500 -9.09% 36
North of England -4 71 £360 +5.88% 52
North West +1 64 £360 -0.69% 26
Midlands +12 41 £350 +2.94% 39
South East +6 33 £425 +24.09% 59
West Midlands -8 30 £355 +5.19% 25
East Midlands +11 11 £330 -2.94% 14
Yorkshire -13 6 £306 -9.93% 24
South West -24 6 £275 -15.38% 10
East of England -4 4 £400 +6.67% 23
North East - 1 £300 - 2
WinForms
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 292 (90.12%) C#
2 241 (74.38%) .NET
3 187 (57.72%) SQL
4 174 (53.70%) SQL Server
5 163 (50.31%) WPF
6 154 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (37.35%) WCF
8 96 (29.63%) VB.NET
8 96 (29.63%) MVC
9 84 (25.93%) Finance
10 67 (20.68%) ASP.NET
11 65 (20.06%) Windows
12 56 (17.28%) JIRA
13 55 (16.98%) TDD
14 54 (16.67%) .NET Framework
14 54 (16.67%) Oracle
15 52 (16.05%) Web Services
16 50 (15.43%) PL/SQL
17 46 (14.20%) Front Office
18 45 (13.89%) T-SQL
18 45 (13.89%) Degree
19 44 (13.58%) Computer Science
19 44 (13.58%) NoSQL
20 43 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
21 42 (12.96%) E-Commerce
22 41 (12.65%) Microsoft
23 40 (12.35%) AccuRev
24 39 (12.04%) JavaScript
25 38 (11.73%) Unit Testing
25 38 (11.73%) Banking

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 9 (2.78%) NServiceBus
1 9 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.54%) IIS
2 5 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.62%) Confluence
5 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.23%) RMDS
3 2 (0.62%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.47%) GitHub
3 5 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) Office 365
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.54%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) SMS
3 3 (0.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) GPRS
4 1 (0.31%) GSM
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.31%) SMTP
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.31%) Wireless
4 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (53.70%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.58%) NoSQL
3 30 (9.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 20 (6.17%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.78%) MySQL
8 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.23%) Blockchain
10 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.31%) MS Access
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 56 (17.28%) JIRA
2 40 (12.35%) AccuRev
3 37 (11.42%) Visual Studio
4 34 (10.49%) Git (software)
5 29 (8.95%) SpecFlow
6 27 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (7.41%) NUnit
8 19 (5.86%) TeamCity
9 18 (5.56%) Moq
10 13 (4.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (2.78%) Artifactory
11 9 (2.78%) Bitbucket
11 9 (2.78%) MSTest
11 9 (2.78%) NCrunch
11 9 (2.78%) Ranorex
11 9 (2.78%) ReSharper
11 9 (2.78%) Selenium
12 7 (2.16%) Rhino Mocks
13 6 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 84 (25.93%) Finance
2 46 (14.20%) Front Office
3 38 (11.73%) Banking
4 15 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.32%) Financial Institution
5 14 (4.32%) Games
6 10 (3.09%) Back Office
7 8 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 285 (87.96%) Developer
2 186 (57.41%) C# Developer
3 144 (44.44%) .NET Developer
4 79 (24.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (16.05%) WinForms Developer
6 45 (13.89%) Senior Developer
7 41 (12.65%) Software Developer
7 41 (12.65%) WPF Developer
8 37 (11.42%) SQL Developer
9 36 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
10 35 (10.80%) VB.NET Developer
11 32 (9.88%) C# WPF Developer
12 24 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
13 18 (5.56%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.94%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 15 (4.63%) .NET Software Developer
16 13 (4.01%) Desktop Support
16 13 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
17 11 (3.40%) .NET Software Engineer
17 11 (3.40%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (74.38%) .NET
2 163 (50.31%) WPF
3 121 (37.35%) WCF
4 67 (20.68%) ASP.NET
5 54 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 52 (16.05%) Web Services
7 43 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 38 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (8.64%) HTML
9 28 (8.64%) RESTful
10 24 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 24 (7.41%) Entity Framework
11 23 (7.10%) AngularJS
12 22 (6.79%) CSS
13 20 (6.17%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (5.86%) XML
15 17 (5.25%) ActiveMQ
16 16 (4.94%) MSMQ
16 16 (4.94%) Rendezvous
17 14 (4.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 27 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 24 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.10%) Equities
5 19 (5.86%) Hedge funds
6 14 (4.32%) Data Structures
6 14 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (4.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (3.40%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.78%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.85%) Online Gambling
10 6 (1.85%) Online Games
11 4 (1.23%) Derivative
11 4 (1.23%) User Experience
12 3 (0.93%) Fintech
12 3 (0.93%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.06%) Windows
2 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.62%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Solaris
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (29.63%) MVC
3 55 (16.98%) TDD
4 42 (12.96%) E-Commerce
5 38 (11.73%) Unit Testing
6 35 (10.80%) OO
7 33 (10.19%) SOLID
8 32 (9.88%) Multithreading
9 31 (9.57%) SDLC
10 29 (8.95%) OOP
10 29 (8.95%) Software Engineering
11 24 (7.41%) Microservices
11 24 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (7.41%) Test Automation
12 22 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (6.48%) BDD
13 21 (6.48%) OOD
14 20 (6.17%) ETL
14 20 (6.17%) Web Application Development
15 18 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 292 (90.12%) C#
2 187 (57.72%) SQL
3 96 (29.63%) VB.NET
4 50 (15.43%) PL/SQL
5 45 (13.89%) T-SQL
6 39 (12.04%) JavaScript
7 27 (8.33%) Java
8 15 (4.63%) VB
9 12 (3.70%) C++
9 12 (3.70%) Scala
10 10 (3.09%) Python
11 7 (2.16%) VB6
12 5 (1.54%) F#
13 3 (0.93%) VBA
13 3 (0.93%) VC++
14 2 (0.62%) C
14 2 (0.62%) Erlang
14 2 (0.62%) Perl
14 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.31%) Go
Qualifications
1 45 (13.89%) Degree
2 6 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.62%) MCP
4 2 (0.62%) MCPD
4 2 (0.62%) MCTS
5 1 (0.31%) MBCS
5 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.31%) PMO
2 1 (0.31%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Control-M
Vendors
1 54 (16.67%) Oracle
2 41 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.48%) TIBCO
4 17 (5.25%) DevExpress
5 12 (3.70%) Infragistics
6 7 (2.16%) Citrix
7 6 (1.85%) Google
8 4 (1.23%) Hitachi
8 4 (1.23%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.23%) Reuters
9 2 (0.62%) Charles River
10 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.31%) Axosoft
10 1 (0.31%) ConnectWise
10 1 (0.31%) Meridio
10 1 (0.31%) Remedy
10 1 (0.31%) Sun
10 1 (0.31%) Sybase