Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 586 526
Rank change year-on-year -3 -60 -24
Contract jobs citing WinForms 298 259 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.89% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 203 308
UK median daily rate £371 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +18.96% -15.94%
10th Percentile £294 £290 £270
90th Percentile £613 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £41.45 £36.25 £36.75
90th Percentile £46.15 £47.75 £40.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +14.67% +0.67% +2.05%

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 33,005 29,090 30,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.65% 31.62% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,261 20,066 21,070
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 366 467
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £16.33 £15.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.64%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 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
England -9 278 £365 -8.75% 176
UK excluding London 0 161 £350 - 149
London -64 133 £475 -9.52% 38
North of England +28 61 £350 - 40
North West +9 49 £350 - 22
Midlands +12 33 £313 -8.09% 33
South East -23 31 £371 +6.07% 40
West Midlands +18 23 £313 -10.71% 18
South West +15 14 £300 +15.38% 9
East Midlands +6 10 £369 +8.46% 15
Yorkshire -9 10 £375 +10.29% 15
Scotland -36 8 £375 +3.45% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 £460 - 1
East of England -11 6 £325 +12.55% 16
North East - 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for WinForms.

1 273 (91.61%) C#
2 244 (81.88%) .NET
3 192 (64.43%) SQL
4 175 (58.72%) SQL Server
5 137 (45.97%) WPF
6 100 (33.56%) VB.NET
7 96 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (31.88%) MVC
9 88 (29.53%) WCF
10 81 (27.18%) ASP.NET
11 71 (23.83%) Finance
11 71 (23.83%) .NET Framework
12 66 (22.15%) Windows
13 55 (18.46%) T-SQL
14 52 (17.45%) Oracle
15 51 (17.11%) Microsoft
16 48 (16.11%) JavaScript
16 48 (16.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
18 42 (14.09%) Web Services
19 41 (13.76%) ASP.NET Web API
20 40 (13.42%) Front Office
21 38 (12.75%) Degree
22 37 (12.42%) TDD
23 34 (11.41%) JIRA
23 34 (11.41%) Computer Science
24 31 (10.40%) Multithreading
24 31 (10.40%) Banking
24 31 (10.40%) Visual Studio
25 30 (10.07%) C++

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 6 (2.01%) IIS
2 4 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.34%) GemFire
4 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.36%) Internet
2 3 (1.01%) HTTP
2 3 (1.01%) SMS
2 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.67%) DNS
3 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.34%) CTI
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.34%) SAN
4 1 (0.34%) snoop
4 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (58.72%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.06%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 17 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (5.37%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (3.02%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.68%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (1.01%) MySQL
15 2 (0.67%) Adabas
15 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
16 1 (0.34%) InterSystems Cache
16 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (11.41%) JIRA
3 31 (10.40%) Visual Studio
4 22 (7.38%) AccuRev
5 20 (6.71%) Git (software)
6 14 (4.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (4.03%) NUnit
8 12 (4.03%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.35%) Moq
9 7 (2.35%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.35%) ReSharper
9 7 (2.35%) Selenium
9 7 (2.35%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.01%) InstallShield
12 3 (1.01%) Subversion
13 2 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (23.83%) Finance
2 40 (13.42%) Front Office
3 31 (10.40%) Banking
4 22 (7.38%) Back Office
5 19 (6.38%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.34%) Games
7 4 (1.34%) Retail
8 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.67%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (85.57%) Developer
2 179 (60.07%) C# Developer
3 121 (40.60%) .NET Developer
4 91 (30.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 66 (22.15%) WinForms Developer
6 53 (17.79%) Software Developer
7 39 (13.09%) SQL Developer
7 39 (13.09%) VB.NET Developer
8 35 (11.74%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 34 (11.41%) WPF Developer
10 32 (10.74%) C# WPF Developer
11 26 (8.72%) C# Software Developer
12 22 (7.38%) .NET Software Developer
13 20 (6.71%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (5.70%) WCF Developer
16 16 (5.37%) C# WCF Developer
16 16 (5.37%) Desktop Support
16 16 (5.37%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 14 (4.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (81.88%) .NET
2 137 (45.97%) WPF
3 88 (29.53%) WCF
4 81 (27.18%) ASP.NET
5 71 (23.83%) .NET Framework
6 48 (16.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 42 (14.09%) Web Services
8 41 (13.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (8.72%) HTML
10 21 (7.05%) Entity Framework
11 20 (6.71%) CSS
12 19 (6.38%) AngularJS
13 17 (5.70%) jQuery
13 17 (5.70%) REST
14 15 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (5.03%) LINQ
15 14 (4.70%) SOAP
16 13 (4.36%) RESTful
16 13 (4.36%) XML
17 10 (3.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.41%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 25 (8.39%) Client/Server
4 22 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (7.05%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.36%) N-Tier
7 9 (3.02%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.02%) Data Structures
7 9 (3.02%) Derivative
7 9 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.01%) User Experience
10 5 (1.68%) Fintech
10 5 (1.68%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.01%) EPoS
12 3 (1.01%) Robotics
12 3 (1.01%) Wiki
13 2 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.15%) Windows
2 7 (2.35%) Linux
3 2 (0.67%) Unix
3 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (31.88%) MVC
3 37 (12.42%) TDD
4 31 (10.40%) Multithreading
5 28 (9.40%) OO
5 28 (9.40%) Software Engineering
6 27 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (8.39%) E-Commerce
8 22 (7.38%) Unit Testing
9 19 (6.38%) OOP
10 17 (5.70%) Low Latency
11 16 (5.37%) Scrum
12 15 (5.03%) Electronic Trading
12 15 (5.03%) Mathematics
12 15 (5.03%) Multithreaded Programming
12 15 (5.03%) MVVM
13 14 (4.70%) OOD
14 13 (4.36%) SDLC
15 12 (4.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 273 (91.61%) C#
2 192 (64.43%) SQL
3 100 (33.56%) VB.NET
4 55 (18.46%) T-SQL
5 48 (16.11%) JavaScript
6 30 (10.07%) C++
7 28 (9.40%) PL/SQL
7 28 (9.40%) VB
8 16 (5.37%) Java
9 13 (4.36%) VBA
10 11 (3.69%) Python
11 10 (3.36%) VB6
12 6 (2.01%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.01%) VC++
13 4 (1.34%) C
14 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.67%) Natural
15 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.34%) VBScript
15 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (12.75%) Degree
2 10 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.02%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.67%) PhD
6 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.68%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) PMO
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) GridGain
2 1 (0.34%) vSphere
2 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (17.45%) Oracle
2 51 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.36%) DevExpress
4 8 (2.68%) Sybase
5 7 (2.35%) Infragistics
6 2 (0.67%) IBM
6 2 (0.67%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.67%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.34%) Axosoft
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix
7 1 (0.34%) Dell
7 1 (0.34%) HP
7 1 (0.34%) Murex
7 1 (0.34%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.34%) RedGate
7 1 (0.34%) Remedy
7 1 (0.34%) Solace
7 1 (0.34%) SunGard
7 1 (0.34%) Veeam
7 1 (0.34%) VMware