Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 655 532
Rank change year-on-year +115 -123 -73
Contract jobs citing WinForms 348 238 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.75% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 160 286
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £273
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £314 £330
% change year-on-year +11.55% -4.92% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
UK median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 £44.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% -4.23% +26.79%
10th Percentile £40.63 £24.50 £35.64
90th Percentile £42.50 £48.38 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 £44.38
% change year-on-year -1.47% -4.23% +26.79%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31841 31700 31907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.07% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22355 22058 21760
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 369 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.29%

WinForms
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WinForms over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinForms within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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
England +93 317 £425 +6.25% 96
London +89 200 £550 - 21
UK excluding London +68 146 £350 +11.55% 76
North of England +79 53 £340 +13.33% 27
North West +43 45 £363 +20.83% 17
Midlands +39 24 £340 -9.33% 12
South East +19 22 £353 -6.00% 24
West Midlands +36 19 £338 -1.46% 6
Wales +26 16 £375 -3.23% 1
Scotland +17 12 £388 +19.23%
South West +13 10 £325 +15.56% 2
East of England -15 10 £375 - 10
Yorkshire +17 8 £340 +10.57% 10
East Midlands -1 5 £340 -35.24% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for WinForms.

1 317 (91.09%) C#
2 256 (73.56%) .NET
3 204 (58.62%) SQL
4 171 (49.14%) SQL Server
5 156 (44.83%) WPF
6 116 (33.33%) Finance
7 113 (32.47%) WCF
8 110 (31.61%) Windows
9 103 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
10 95 (27.30%) .NET Framework
11 84 (24.14%) Oracle
12 77 (22.13%) MVC
13 73 (20.98%) ASP.NET
13 73 (20.98%) Microsoft
13 73 (20.98%) TDD
14 67 (19.25%) VB.NET
15 61 (17.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 59 (16.95%) Front Office
16 59 (16.95%) Banking
17 58 (16.67%) JavaScript
18 55 (15.80%) Visual Studio
18 55 (15.80%) OO
19 52 (14.94%) Unit Testing
20 51 (14.66%) T-SQL
21 48 (13.79%) OOP
22 45 (12.93%) PL/SQL
23 43 (12.36%) Test Automation
24 42 (12.07%) Scrum
25 41 (11.78%) Web Services
25 41 (11.78%) Entity Framework

WinForms
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.15%) Confluence
2 3 (0.86%) IIS
3 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.29%) GemFire
3 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) IaaS
3 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.72%) Internet
2 4 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) snoop
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (49.14%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.49%) Oracle Database
3 36 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 29 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (8.05%) RDBMS
6 27 (7.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (4.60%) Oracle9i Database
8 10 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.57%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 61 (17.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (15.80%) Visual Studio
3 23 (6.61%) Oracle Forms
4 18 (5.17%) MSBuild
4 18 (5.17%) NUnit
5 17 (4.89%) JIRA
6 16 (4.60%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.45%) ReSharper
8 11 (3.16%) JUnit
8 11 (3.16%) Moq
9 10 (2.87%) AccuRev
9 10 (2.87%) Git (software)
9 10 (2.87%) Mockito
9 10 (2.87%) Subversion
9 10 (2.87%) TestNG
10 5 (1.44%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.44%) YouTrack
11 4 (1.15%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.15%) ProC
11 4 (1.15%) Rational Robot
General
1 116 (33.33%) Finance
2 59 (16.95%) Banking
2 59 (16.95%) Front Office
3 32 (9.20%) Investment Banking
4 30 (8.62%) Back Office
5 7 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.86%) Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 297 (85.34%) Developer
2 182 (52.30%) C# Developer
3 154 (44.25%) .NET Developer
4 80 (22.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 72 (20.69%) WinForms Developer
6 56 (16.09%) WPF Developer
7 52 (14.94%) C# WPF Developer
8 36 (10.34%) Senior Developer
9 31 (8.91%) Software Developer
10 29 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
10 29 (8.33%) SQL Developer
11 20 (5.75%) VB.NET Developer
12 15 (4.31%) Front Office Developer
12 15 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
12 15 (4.31%) Senior C# Developer
12 15 (4.31%) UI Developer
13 13 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
13 13 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 13 (3.74%) Oracle Financials Developer
14 12 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (73.56%) .NET
2 156 (44.83%) WPF
3 113 (32.47%) WCF
4 95 (27.30%) .NET Framework
5 73 (20.98%) ASP.NET
6 41 (11.78%) Entity Framework
6 41 (11.78%) Web Services
7 35 (10.06%) LINQ
8 34 (9.77%) AngularJS
8 34 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (9.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (9.77%) HTML
9 28 (8.05%) CSS
10 20 (5.75%) jQuery
11 18 (5.17%) XML
12 16 (4.60%) HTML5
13 15 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (4.31%) Code First Entity Framework
14 13 (3.74%) Ajax
15 12 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.62%) Equities
2 26 (7.47%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.46%) N-Tier
5 18 (5.17%) Derivative
5 18 (5.17%) Fixed Income
6 17 (4.89%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (3.74%) Hedge funds
7 13 (3.74%) User Experience
8 11 (3.16%) Algorithms
8 11 (3.16%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.72%) NHS
12 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.44%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (0.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 110 (31.61%) Windows
2 7 (2.01%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.72%) Linux
4 2 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.13%) MVC
3 73 (20.98%) TDD
4 55 (15.80%) OO
5 52 (14.94%) Unit Testing
6 48 (13.79%) OOP
7 43 (12.36%) Test Automation
8 42 (12.07%) Scrum
9 41 (11.78%) SDLC
10 39 (11.21%) Software Engineering
11 37 (10.63%) Electronic Trading
12 31 (8.91%) MVVM
12 31 (8.91%) OOD
13 30 (8.62%) Multithreading
14 27 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (6.61%) SOA
16 21 (6.03%) Multithreaded Programming
17 19 (5.46%) Mentoring
18 18 (5.17%) Dependency Injection
18 18 (5.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 317 (91.09%) C#
2 204 (58.62%) SQL
3 67 (19.25%) VB.NET
4 58 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 51 (14.66%) T-SQL
6 45 (12.93%) PL/SQL
7 39 (11.21%) VB
8 37 (10.63%) Java
9 20 (5.75%) VBA
10 18 (5.17%) VB6
11 16 (4.60%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.59%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.30%) C++
14 7 (2.01%) Python
15 5 (1.44%) XAML
16 3 (0.86%) F#
17 2 (0.57%) Delphi
17 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.57%) U-SQL
18 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.45%) MiFID
2 8 (2.30%) EMIR
3 6 (1.72%) GAAP
4 4 (1.15%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Control-M
1 2 (0.57%) Nagios
1 2 (0.57%) Opsview
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (24.14%) Oracle
2 73 (20.98%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.03%) DevExpress
4 20 (5.75%) TIBCO
5 19 (5.46%) Sybase
6 11 (3.16%) Syncfusion
7 10 (2.87%) ION Trading
8 7 (2.01%) Infragistics
9 5 (1.44%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.44%) Reuters
10 3 (0.86%) Murex
11 2 (0.57%) Apigee
11 2 (0.57%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.57%) HP
11 2 (0.57%) IBM
11 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.57%) Solace
11 2 (0.57%) Splunk
11 2 (0.57%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.29%) RedGate