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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 465 472 445
Rank change year-on-year +7 -27  
Contract jobs citing WinForms 135 184 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 1.18% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 148 154
Median daily rate £426 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £281 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +19.04% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +15.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year -4.45% +15.44%  

WinForms is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14684 15556 14918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.59% 27.85% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10203 10869 9655
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 196 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

WinForms
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WinForms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WinForms over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 127 £450 +10.09% 101
London -16 68 £550 -4.34% 28
South East +13 22 £375 +11.94% 23
North West +44 16 £375 - 10
Kent +24 15 £393 +96.25% 2
Manchester - 15 £375 - 5
City of London -11 9 £538 +21.81% 7
Scotland +37 8 £375 +26.05% 1
East of England +2 8 £289 -9.76% 6
South West +3 6 £260 -20.00% 6
West Midlands +19 5 £350 +3.70% 12
Maidstone -2 5 £375 -
Staffordshire -3 5 £350 +16.66% 4
Edinburgh - 5 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 4 - - 1
Cambridge +1 3 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -1 3 - -
Exeter - 3 £260 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £365 - 1
Devon - 3 £260 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £340 +8.80% 10
West Yorkshire +17 2 £340 +8.80% 6
West Sussex +14 2 £388 +25.00% 4
Hampshire +8 2 £275 -8.33% 3
Middlesex - 2 £338 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £198 - 2
Leeds +16 1 £340 +8.80% 1
Gloucestershire +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 239 (90.53%) C#
2 202 (76.52%) .NET
3 140 (53.03%) SQL Server
4 135 (51.14%) SQL
5 114 (43.18%) WPF
6 85 (32.20%) Finance
7 81 (30.68%) ASP.NET
8 76 (28.79%) Windows
8 76 (28.79%) MVC
9 70 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (26.14%) WCF
11 67 (25.38%) VB.NET
12 60 (22.73%) Banking
13 54 (20.45%) TDD
14 50 (18.94%) Oracle
15 49 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 48 (18.18%) .NET Framework
17 42 (15.91%) JavaScript
18 38 (14.39%) Front Office
19 37 (14.02%) Java
19 37 (14.02%) SDLC
20 35 (13.26%) Multithreading
21 33 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
21 33 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
21 33 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
22 32 (12.12%) HTML
22 32 (12.12%) Microsoft
23 31 (11.74%) Visual Studio
23 31 (11.74%) OO
24 30 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API

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 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.14%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) Apache
3 1 (0.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (6.44%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.65%) RMDS
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) Extranet
1 3 (1.14%) Intranet
2 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (53.03%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (9.85%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.79%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.27%) HBase
10 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (11.74%) Visual Studio
3 26 (9.85%) NUnit
4 19 (7.20%) Moq
5 18 (6.82%) JUnit
5 18 (6.82%) ReSharper
6 16 (6.06%) Mockito
6 16 (6.06%) TestNG
7 15 (5.68%) MSBuild
8 12 (4.55%) JIRA
9 9 (3.41%) AccuRev
10 8 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (3.03%) SpecFlow
10 8 (3.03%) Subversion
11 7 (2.65%) Git (software)
12 5 (1.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 4 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.52%) WiX
14 3 (1.14%) ClearCase
14 3 (1.14%) ERwin
General
1 85 (32.20%) Finance
2 60 (22.73%) Banking
3 38 (14.39%) Front Office
4 27 (10.23%) Investment Banking
5 19 (7.20%) Back Office
6 7 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.52%) Marketing
8 3 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.76%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 238 (90.15%) Developer
2 152 (57.58%) C# Developer
3 118 (44.70%) .NET Developer
4 81 (30.68%) WinForms Developer
5 68 (25.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 40 (15.15%) WPF Developer
7 38 (14.39%) SQL Developer
8 29 (10.98%) C# WPF Developer
9 27 (10.23%) Senior Developer
10 22 (8.33%) Software Developer
11 21 (7.95%) GUI Developer
11 21 (7.95%) Java Developer
12 20 (7.58%) C# GUI Developer
12 20 (7.58%) Oracle Developer
13 18 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (5.68%) C++ Developer
14 15 (5.68%) C++/C# Developer
14 15 (5.68%) Front Office Developer
14 15 (5.68%) Java GUI Developer
15 14 (5.30%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (76.52%) .NET
2 114 (43.18%) WPF
3 81 (30.68%) ASP.NET
4 69 (26.14%) WCF
5 49 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 32 (12.12%) HTML
8 30 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (9.09%) CSS
10 21 (7.95%) XML
11 20 (7.58%) LINQ
12 19 (7.20%) ADO.NET
13 18 (6.82%) Web Services
14 17 (6.44%) Caliburn.Micro
15 15 (5.68%) Guice
15 15 (5.68%) HTML5
15 15 (5.68%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 14 (5.30%) jQuery
17 12 (4.55%) Entity Framework
18 11 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.98%) Client/Server
2 26 (9.85%) Fixed Income
3 15 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.55%) Equities
5 11 (4.17%) N-Tier
6 9 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.27%) Derivative
9 5 (1.89%) User Experience
10 4 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.14%) Swaptions
12 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.76%) EPoS
12 2 (0.76%) Fintech
12 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 76 (28.79%) Windows
2 6 (2.27%) Linux
3 4 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.14%) Solaris
4 3 (1.14%) Unix
5 1 (0.38%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) ThreadX
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.79%) MVC
2 70 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (20.45%) TDD
4 37 (14.02%) SDLC
5 35 (13.26%) Multithreading
6 33 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
7 31 (11.74%) OO
8 28 (10.61%) Unit Testing
9 27 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (10.23%) MVVM
10 25 (9.47%) Multithreaded Programming
11 21 (7.95%) Dependency Injection
12 18 (6.82%) Prototyping
13 14 (5.30%) E-Commerce
13 14 (5.30%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.55%) Scrum
15 10 (3.79%) Mathematics
15 10 (3.79%) OOD
16 7 (2.65%) Integration Testing
16 7 (2.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 239 (90.53%) C#
2 135 (51.14%) SQL
3 67 (25.38%) VB.NET
4 42 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 37 (14.02%) Java
6 28 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 24 (9.09%) C++
8 21 (7.95%) VB
9 16 (6.06%) VBA
10 12 (4.55%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.65%) VB6
12 6 (2.27%) Python
13 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.89%) XAML
14 4 (1.52%) C
14 4 (1.52%) Perl
15 3 (1.14%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.14%) UniBasic
16 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (8.71%) Degree
2 6 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PhD
4 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.65%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) MiFID
3 2 (0.76%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) WMI
2 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 50 (18.94%) Oracle
2 32 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.09%) ION Trading
4 23 (8.71%) TIBCO
5 19 (7.20%) DevExpress
6 15 (5.68%) Syncfusion
7 11 (4.17%) Reuters
8 9 (3.41%) Sybase
9 6 (2.27%) Infragistics
10 3 (1.14%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.14%) IBM
10 3 (1.14%) Redback
10 3 (1.14%) Sun
11 2 (0.76%) Murex
11 2 (0.76%) Telerik
12 1 (0.38%) Apple
12 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.38%) SAP
12 1 (0.38%) Tableau
12 1 (0.38%) Teradata
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