Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 574 557 564
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -49
Contract jobs citing WinForms 303 281 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 0.96% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 232 268
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £299 £281
90th Percentile £613 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £39.00 £36.25 £34.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.75 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.67% - -3.85%

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 33,016 29,120 30,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.17% 32.06% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,203 20,164 21,054
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 377 412
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +7.36% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.57 £15.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.45 £53.75 £56.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -15 282 £375 -11.76% 190
UK excluding London +20 169 £350 - 159
London -60 130 £450 -15.29% 42
North of England +19 65 £356 +1.79% 40
North West 0 52 £350 -6.67% 23
Midlands +15 41 £320 -5.88% 55
West Midlands -7 26 £320 -5.19% 32
South East -12 26 £365 +4.29% 35
South West +26 17 £300 +2.56% 10
East Midlands +11 15 £375 +10.29% 23
Yorkshire -13 11 £375 +10.29% 13
Scotland -43 9 £381 +1.67% 7
Northern Ireland - 8 £460 - 2
East of England -9 3 £338 -6.90% 8
North East - 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 276 (91.09%) C#
2 239 (78.88%) .NET
3 192 (63.37%) SQL
4 159 (52.48%) SQL Server
5 142 (46.86%) WPF
6 97 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (30.69%) VB.NET
8 90 (29.70%) MVC
9 83 (27.39%) WCF
10 70 (23.10%) ASP.NET
11 68 (22.44%) Windows
12 67 (22.11%) Finance
13 59 (19.47%) .NET Framework
14 58 (19.14%) Oracle
15 55 (18.15%) Microsoft
16 51 (16.83%) T-SQL
17 50 (16.50%) JavaScript
17 50 (16.50%) PL/SQL
18 45 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
19 41 (13.53%) ASP.NET Web API
20 36 (11.88%) Visual Studio
21 35 (11.55%) Web Services
21 35 (11.55%) Team Foundation Server
22 32 (10.56%) Java
23 31 (10.23%) Software Engineering
23 31 (10.23%) JIRA
23 31 (10.23%) NoSQL
24 30 (9.90%) Front Office
25 29 (9.57%) HTML
25 29 (9.57%) Multithreading

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 8 (2.64%) IIS
2 5 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.66%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.66%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) GitHub
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.29%) Internet
2 6 (1.98%) SMS
3 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) DNS
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (52.48%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.23%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 21 (6.93%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.97%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.98%) MySQL
11 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.33%) Adabas
14 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (11.88%) Visual Studio
2 35 (11.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (10.23%) JIRA
4 27 (8.91%) Git (software)
5 23 (7.59%) AccuRev
6 14 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (2.64%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.64%) NUnit
7 8 (2.64%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.31%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.98%) Selenium
9 6 (1.98%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.65%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.65%) Moq
11 4 (1.32%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.99%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.99%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 3 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (22.11%) Finance
2 30 (9.90%) Front Office
3 22 (7.26%) Back Office
4 17 (5.61%) Banking
5 11 (3.63%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.64%) Games
7 6 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.99%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 256 (84.49%) Developer
2 160 (52.81%) C# Developer
3 121 (39.93%) .NET Developer
4 71 (23.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (19.14%) WinForms Developer
6 52 (17.16%) Software Developer
7 46 (15.18%) SQL Developer
8 43 (14.19%) WPF Developer
9 40 (13.20%) C# WPF Developer
10 34 (11.22%) VB.NET Developer
11 24 (7.92%) C# Software Developer
12 22 (7.26%) .NET Software Developer
13 21 (6.93%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 16 (5.28%) Desktop Support
14 16 (5.28%) Software Engineer
15 15 (4.95%) Applications Developer
16 13 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 11 (3.63%) WCF Developer
18 10 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
18 10 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (78.88%) .NET
2 142 (46.86%) WPF
3 83 (27.39%) WCF
4 70 (23.10%) ASP.NET
5 59 (19.47%) .NET Framework
6 45 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (13.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 35 (11.55%) Web Services
9 29 (9.57%) HTML
10 23 (7.59%) Entity Framework
11 22 (7.26%) XML
12 21 (6.93%) CSS
13 20 (6.60%) RESTful
14 18 (5.94%) REST
15 16 (5.28%) AngularJS
16 13 (4.29%) LINQ
16 13 (4.29%) SOAP
17 12 (3.96%) jQuery
18 11 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 10 (3.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.25%) Hedge funds
2 22 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.94%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.96%) N-Tier
5 11 (3.63%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (3.30%) Equities
7 9 (2.97%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.31%) User Experience
9 6 (1.98%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.98%) Derivative
9 6 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.32%) Fintech
11 3 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.99%) Robotics
12 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.66%) SCADA
12 2 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (22.44%) Windows
2 5 (1.65%) Linux
3 2 (0.66%) Unix
3 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.70%) MVC
3 31 (10.23%) Software Engineering
4 29 (9.57%) Multithreading
5 28 (9.24%) E-Commerce
5 28 (9.24%) TDD
6 25 (8.25%) Unit Testing
7 22 (7.26%) SDLC
8 20 (6.60%) OO
9 19 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.61%) Scrum
12 16 (5.28%) Multithreaded Programming
13 15 (4.95%) Migration
14 14 (4.62%) Algorithmic Trading
14 14 (4.62%) Microservices
14 14 (4.62%) SOLID
15 12 (3.96%) Web Application Development
15 12 (3.96%) Workflow
16 11 (3.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 276 (91.09%) C#
2 192 (63.37%) SQL
3 93 (30.69%) VB.NET
4 51 (16.83%) T-SQL
5 50 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 50 (16.50%) PL/SQL
6 32 (10.56%) Java
7 21 (6.93%) C++
8 15 (4.95%) VB
9 14 (4.62%) Python
10 9 (2.97%) VC++
11 7 (2.31%) Scala
12 6 (1.98%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.98%) VBA
13 4 (1.32%) F#
14 3 (0.99%) C
14 3 (0.99%) VB6
15 1 (0.33%) Natural
15 1 (0.33%) VBScript
15 1 (0.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (6.27%) Degree
2 10 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.66%) MCP
6 2 (0.66%) MCPD
6 2 (0.66%) MCTS
6 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.66%) PhD
7 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (19.14%) Oracle
2 55 (18.15%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.62%) DevExpress
4 5 (1.65%) Citrix
4 5 (1.65%) Google
5 4 (1.32%) Infragistics
6 2 (0.66%) Axosoft
6 2 (0.66%) Charles River
7 1 (0.33%) Capita
7 1 (0.33%) ConnectWise
7 1 (0.33%) IBM
7 1 (0.33%) Meridio
7 1 (0.33%) Murex
7 1 (0.33%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.33%) SunGard
7 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.33%) Xamarin