Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 573 611 495
Rank change year-on-year +38 -116 +8
Contract jobs citing WinForms 316 248 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 0.82% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 191 344
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94% -16.25%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £275
90th Percentile £625 £650 £617
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +14.09% -6.88%

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 32,092 30,279 31,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 31.58% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,850 20,991 21,636
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 343 532
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.55 £16.29
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.17 £56.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.59% +1.94% +10.71%

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 24 February 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 14 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 24 February 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 +26 297 £375 - 186
London +6 165 £544 +14.47% 42
UK excluding London +47 146 £350 +3.70% 158
North of England +33 54 £340 +7.94% 44
North West +23 49 £345 +15.00% 24
South East -10 30 £375 +7.14% 49
Midlands +27 27 £340 - 23
West Midlands +22 23 £330 +1.54% 10
East of England -10 13 £325 +64.56% 18
South West +18 9 £313 +8.70% 10
Northern Ireland - 8 £446 - 3
Scotland -14 6 £400 +14.29% 6
Yorkshire +2 5 £340 - 18
East Midlands +1 4 £340 - 13

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 293 (92.72%) C#
2 256 (81.01%) .NET
3 196 (62.03%) SQL
4 189 (59.81%) SQL Server
5 158 (50.00%) WPF
6 100 (31.65%) MVC
7 95 (30.06%) VB.NET
7 95 (30.06%) WCF
8 92 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (26.27%) ASP.NET
9 83 (26.27%) Finance
10 78 (24.68%) Windows
11 71 (22.47%) .NET Framework
12 62 (19.62%) T-SQL
13 59 (18.67%) Front Office
14 56 (17.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (16.77%) Oracle
15 53 (16.77%) Web Services
16 48 (15.19%) JavaScript
16 48 (15.19%) Microsoft
16 48 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 46 (14.56%) TDD
17 46 (14.56%) Banking
18 43 (13.61%) Degree
19 42 (13.29%) ASP.NET Web API
20 40 (12.66%) Computer Science
20 40 (12.66%) OO
21 39 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
21 39 (12.34%) Multithreading
22 35 (11.08%) OOP

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 (1.90%) IIS
2 2 (0.63%) Confluence
2 2 (0.63%) GemFire
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.16%) Internet
2 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.63%) DNS
3 2 (0.63%) HTTP
3 2 (0.63%) snoop
4 1 (0.32%) CTI
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.32%) SAN
4 1 (0.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (59.81%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.65%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (5.70%) Oracle Database
5 17 (5.38%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 15 (4.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (4.11%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.58%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.27%) SQLite
11 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.95%) MySQL
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.63%) Adabas
12 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (9.81%) JIRA
3 28 (8.86%) Visual Studio
4 23 (7.28%) NUnit
5 18 (5.70%) TeamCity
6 17 (5.38%) AccuRev
7 15 (4.75%) MSBuild
7 15 (4.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (4.75%) ReSharper
8 13 (4.11%) Moq
9 10 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (2.85%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.53%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.22%) Selenium
13 4 (1.27%) Subversion
14 3 (0.95%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
15 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (26.27%) Finance
2 59 (18.67%) Front Office
3 46 (14.56%) Banking
4 29 (9.18%) Back Office
5 23 (7.28%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.90%) Legal
8 4 (1.27%) Retail
9 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 272 (86.08%) Developer
2 195 (61.71%) C# Developer
3 142 (44.94%) .NET Developer
4 103 (32.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 71 (22.47%) WinForms Developer
6 45 (14.24%) WPF Developer
7 42 (13.29%) C# WPF Developer
8 38 (12.03%) Software Developer
9 36 (11.39%) VB.NET Developer
10 31 (9.81%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 31 (9.81%) SQL Developer
11 20 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (6.01%) .NET Software Developer
13 17 (5.38%) WCF Developer
14 16 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (5.06%) C# Software Developer
14 16 (5.06%) Senior Developer
14 16 (5.06%) Software Engineer
15 15 (4.75%) Desktop Support
15 15 (4.75%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (81.01%) .NET
2 158 (50.00%) WPF
3 95 (30.06%) WCF
4 83 (26.27%) ASP.NET
5 71 (22.47%) .NET Framework
6 56 (17.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 53 (16.77%) Web Services
8 42 (13.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 32 (10.13%) HTML
10 26 (8.23%) CSS
11 25 (7.91%) AngularJS
11 25 (7.91%) LINQ
12 19 (6.01%) Entity Framework
13 15 (4.75%) jQuery
14 14 (4.43%) REST
14 14 (4.43%) RESTful
15 13 (4.11%) ADO.NET
15 13 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (4.11%) XML
16 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.66%) Computer Science
2 32 (10.13%) Client/Server
3 30 (9.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 28 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.65%) Hedge funds
6 15 (4.75%) Algorithms
6 15 (4.75%) Data Structures
7 13 (4.11%) N-Tier
8 12 (3.80%) Derivative
8 12 (3.80%) Equities
8 12 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (3.48%) Fixed Income
10 9 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.85%) User Experience
11 4 (1.27%) Wiki
12 3 (0.95%) EPoS
13 2 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.63%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.68%) Windows
2 11 (3.48%) Linux
3 9 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.63%) Unix
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (31.65%) MVC
2 92 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (14.56%) TDD
4 40 (12.66%) OO
5 39 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (12.34%) Multithreading
6 35 (11.08%) OOP
6 35 (11.08%) Software Engineering
7 30 (9.49%) MVVM
7 30 (9.49%) Unit Testing
8 26 (8.23%) OOD
9 25 (7.91%) Electronic Trading
10 22 (6.96%) Low Latency
11 21 (6.65%) Multithreaded Programming
12 20 (6.33%) Test Automation
13 17 (5.38%) E-Commerce
13 17 (5.38%) Scrum
14 15 (4.75%) Mathematics
15 14 (4.43%) Algorithmic Trading
16 13 (4.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 293 (92.72%) C#
2 196 (62.03%) SQL
3 95 (30.06%) VB.NET
4 62 (19.62%) T-SQL
5 48 (15.19%) JavaScript
6 32 (10.13%) VB
7 28 (8.86%) C++
8 19 (6.01%) VBA
9 16 (5.06%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.80%) Java
10 12 (3.80%) VB6
11 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.27%) Python
13 3 (0.95%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.95%) XAML
14 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.63%) NATURAL
14 2 (0.63%) VC++
15 1 (0.32%) C
15 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 43 (13.61%) Degree
2 12 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) MiFID
3 4 (1.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) GridGain
2 1 (0.32%) vSphere
2 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) Control-M
2 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (16.77%) Oracle
2 48 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.75%) DevExpress
3 15 (4.75%) Sybase
4 10 (3.16%) Infragistics
5 8 (2.53%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.63%) RedGate
6 2 (0.63%) Syncfusion
6 2 (0.63%) Telerik
6 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.32%) Axosoft
7 1 (0.32%) Capita
7 1 (0.32%) Charles River
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy
7 1 (0.32%) Solace
7 1 (0.32%) Tableau
7 1 (0.32%) Veeam
7 1 (0.32%) VMware