Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 603 491
Rank change year-on-year +78 -112 +1
Contract jobs citing WinForms 329 232 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 0.82% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 175 293
England median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £268 £275
90th Percentile £631 £650 £624
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +14.09% -8.02%
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +14.09% -8.02%

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 29,813 28,271 28,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.27% 31.26% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,462 19,638 19,764
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 312 511
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +48 189 £550 +22.22% 42
North of England +54 67 £340 +13.33% 53
North West +33 60 £350 +16.67% 28
South East -10 33 £368 +5.00% 45
Midlands +13 20 £340 -1.09% 28
West Midlands +6 16 £330 -2.22% 14
East of England -13 15 £325 - 19
Yorkshire +9 7 £340 +7.94% 25
South West +6 7 £325 +15.56% 7
East Midlands +5 4 £340 -18.81% 14
WinForms
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 304 (92.40%) C#
2 258 (78.42%) .NET
3 200 (60.79%) SQL Server
4 197 (59.88%) SQL
5 172 (52.28%) WPF
6 114 (34.65%) WCF
7 103 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (29.18%) MVC
9 90 (27.36%) Finance
10 82 (24.92%) .NET Framework
11 81 (24.62%) Windows
12 79 (24.01%) VB.NET
13 77 (23.40%) ASP.NET
14 70 (21.28%) Front Office
15 67 (20.36%) TDD
16 57 (17.33%) Banking
16 57 (17.33%) Oracle
16 57 (17.33%) T-SQL
17 53 (16.11%) JavaScript
18 52 (15.81%) Team Foundation Server
19 51 (15.50%) Web Services
20 50 (15.20%) Microsoft
21 48 (14.59%) OO
22 47 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
23 45 (13.68%) Degree
23 45 (13.68%) Computer Science
24 44 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
25 41 (12.46%) Software Engineering
26 38 (11.55%) Unit Testing
27 36 (10.94%) Back Office

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 (1.22%) Confluence
2 3 (0.91%) IIS
3 2 (0.61%) GemFire
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.74%) Internet
2 4 (1.22%) Intranet
3 3 (0.91%) HTTP
4 2 (0.61%) snoop
5 1 (0.30%) CTI
5 1 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.30%) Firewall
5 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.30%) SAN
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (60.79%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.29%) Oracle Database
4 21 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (4.86%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (2.74%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.52%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.22%) SQLite
11 3 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.91%) MySQL
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 52 (15.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (10.03%) Visual Studio
3 30 (9.12%) JIRA
4 23 (6.99%) NUnit
5 22 (6.69%) TeamCity
6 19 (5.78%) ReSharper
7 17 (5.17%) AccuRev
8 16 (4.86%) MSBuild
9 14 (4.26%) Moq
9 14 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (2.74%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.43%) Subversion
12 7 (2.13%) Selenium
12 7 (2.13%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.52%) YouTrack
14 4 (1.22%) InstallShield
14 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
15 3 (0.91%) ProC
15 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (27.36%) Finance
2 70 (21.28%) Front Office
3 57 (17.33%) Banking
4 36 (10.94%) Back Office
5 32 (9.73%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.04%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.82%) Legal
8 5 (1.52%) Retail
9 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 286 (86.93%) Developer
2 208 (63.22%) C# Developer
3 142 (43.16%) .NET Developer
4 104 (31.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 73 (22.19%) WinForms Developer
6 48 (14.59%) WPF Developer
7 44 (13.37%) C# WPF Developer
8 37 (11.25%) Software Developer
9 28 (8.51%) Senior Developer
9 28 (8.51%) SQL Developer
10 27 (8.21%) VB.NET Developer
11 24 (7.29%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 17 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (5.17%) Software Engineer
12 17 (5.17%) WCF Developer
13 16 (4.86%) Oracle Developer
13 16 (4.86%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (4.56%) Front Office Developer
15 14 (4.26%) C# Software Developer
15 14 (4.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (78.42%) .NET
2 172 (52.28%) WPF
3 114 (34.65%) WCF
4 82 (24.92%) .NET Framework
5 77 (23.40%) ASP.NET
6 51 (15.50%) Web Services
7 47 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 44 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (10.64%) AngularJS
10 34 (10.33%) HTML
11 27 (8.21%) CSS
12 26 (7.90%) Entity Framework
12 26 (7.90%) LINQ
13 20 (6.08%) jQuery
14 18 (5.47%) HTML5
15 14 (4.26%) ADO.NET
15 14 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 14 (4.26%) Caliburn.Micro
15 14 (4.26%) XML
16 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.68%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.81%) Client/Server
3 26 (7.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.47%) Algorithms
5 18 (5.47%) Data Structures
5 18 (5.47%) Hedge funds
6 17 (5.17%) Equities
6 17 (5.17%) Fixed Income
7 15 (4.56%) Derivative
8 12 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (3.34%) N-Tier
10 9 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (2.13%) User Experience
12 6 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.91%) EPoS
15 2 (0.61%) Exotic Derivative
15 2 (0.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 81 (24.62%) Windows
2 8 (2.43%) Linux
2 8 (2.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.30%) Unix
3 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (29.18%) MVC
3 67 (20.36%) TDD
4 48 (14.59%) OO
5 41 (12.46%) Software Engineering
6 38 (11.55%) Unit Testing
7 36 (10.94%) OOP
8 35 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (10.64%) MVVM
8 35 (10.64%) OOD
9 32 (9.73%) Multithreading
10 29 (8.81%) Electronic Trading
10 29 (8.81%) Test Automation
11 24 (7.29%) Scrum
12 22 (6.69%) Low Latency
13 20 (6.08%) SOA
14 18 (5.47%) Mathematics
15 16 (4.86%) E-Commerce
15 16 (4.86%) Mentoring
15 16 (4.86%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (92.40%) C#
2 197 (59.88%) SQL
3 79 (24.01%) VB.NET
4 57 (17.33%) T-SQL
5 53 (16.11%) JavaScript
6 36 (10.94%) VB
7 22 (6.69%) VBA
8 21 (6.38%) C++
8 21 (6.38%) Java
9 13 (3.95%) VB6
10 12 (3.65%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.74%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.52%) XAML
14 4 (1.22%) Python
15 2 (0.61%) NATURAL
15 2 (0.61%) U-SQL
16 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (13.68%) Degree
2 11 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.43%) MiFID
2 6 (1.82%) EMIR
3 5 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) vSphere
2 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) Control-M
2 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 57 (17.33%) Oracle
2 50 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.78%) Sybase
4 13 (3.95%) DevExpress
5 12 (3.65%) Infragistics
6 10 (3.04%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.22%) Syncfusion
7 4 (1.22%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.91%) Solace
9 2 (0.61%) Apigee
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.61%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.61%) IBM
9 2 (0.61%) Murex
9 2 (0.61%) RedGate
9 2 (0.61%) Reuters
9 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) Telerik
10 1 (0.30%) Dell
10 1 (0.30%) HP