Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 628 549
Rank change year-on-year +85 -79 -106
Contract jobs citing WinForms 326 289 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 0.92% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 209 250
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +17.88% +7.86%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £268
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +13.28% -1.54% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £36.25 £24.50 £34.15
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.38 £132.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -11.11% +28.57%

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 31025 31271 30884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.82% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21421 21866 20516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 376 475
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +9.77%

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 19 August 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 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 August 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 +75 296 £425 -10.53% 78
London +50 186 £525 -8.70% 24
UK excluding London +84 140 £363 +13.28% 56
North of England +74 46 £350 +12.00% 15
North West +55 38 £375 +27.66% 6
South East +20 27 £375 - 18
Wales +20 16 £375 -3.23% 1
Midlands +15 15 £340 +0.74% 8
Scotland +31 14 £385 +29.41% 1
South West +14 13 £325 - 6
West Midlands +35 12 £338 - 4
East of England -4 10 £363 +11.54% 7
Yorkshire +16 8 £340 +8.80% 9
East Midlands -26 3 £340 -9.33% 4

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 296 (90.80%) C#
2 230 (70.55%) .NET
3 188 (57.67%) SQL
4 150 (46.01%) SQL Server
5 148 (45.40%) WPF
6 119 (36.50%) Finance
7 104 (31.90%) WCF
8 97 (29.75%) Windows
9 89 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (26.07%) Oracle
11 83 (25.46%) .NET Framework
12 73 (22.39%) VB.NET
13 72 (22.09%) TDD
14 71 (21.78%) MVC
15 68 (20.86%) ASP.NET
16 64 (19.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 63 (19.33%) Banking
18 59 (18.10%) Microsoft
19 53 (16.26%) Java
20 50 (15.34%) Unit Testing
21 49 (15.03%) Front Office
21 49 (15.03%) SDLC
22 47 (14.42%) JavaScript
23 46 (14.11%) Visual Studio
23 46 (14.11%) OO
24 43 (13.19%) T-SQL
24 43 (13.19%) PL/SQL
25 42 (12.88%) Electronic Trading
26 41 (12.58%) Oracle Database
26 41 (12.58%) Scrum

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 (0.92%) Confluence
2 2 (0.61%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (6.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) IaaS
3 2 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.23%) Internet
1 4 (1.23%) Intranet
2 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (46.01%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.58%) Oracle Database
3 33 (10.12%) Relational Database
4 28 (8.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 28 (8.59%) RDBMS
5 27 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.91%) Oracle9i Database
7 14 (4.29%) NoSQL
8 10 (3.07%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.92%) Power BI
11 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 64 (19.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (14.11%) Visual Studio
3 25 (7.67%) Oracle Forms
4 21 (6.44%) MSBuild
5 20 (6.13%) JUnit
5 20 (6.13%) NUnit
6 19 (5.83%) Mockito
6 19 (5.83%) TestNG
7 18 (5.52%) JIRA
7 18 (5.52%) Moq
8 16 (4.91%) ReSharper
9 14 (4.29%) AccuRev
10 11 (3.37%) Git (software)
10 11 (3.37%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.76%) Subversion
12 5 (1.53%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (1.23%) Rational Robot
13 4 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
13 4 (1.23%) YouTrack
General
1 119 (36.50%) Finance
2 63 (19.33%) Banking
3 49 (15.03%) Front Office
4 36 (11.04%) Investment Banking
5 25 (7.67%) Back Office
6 8 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.61%) Automotive
7 2 (0.61%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 284 (87.12%) Developer
2 170 (52.15%) C# Developer
3 143 (43.87%) .NET Developer
4 99 (30.37%) WinForms Developer
5 73 (22.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 61 (18.71%) WPF Developer
7 49 (15.03%) C# WPF Developer
8 43 (13.19%) SQL Developer
9 40 (12.27%) Oracle Developer
10 37 (11.35%) Senior Developer
11 34 (10.43%) Software Developer
12 22 (6.75%) Java Developer
13 21 (6.44%) C# GUI Developer
13 21 (6.44%) GUI Developer
14 19 (5.83%) Senior C# Developer
15 17 (5.21%) VB.NET Developer
16 16 (4.91%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
16 16 (4.91%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 16 (4.91%) Java GUI Developer
17 15 (4.60%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (70.55%) .NET
2 148 (45.40%) WPF
3 104 (31.90%) WCF
4 83 (25.46%) .NET Framework
5 68 (20.86%) ASP.NET
6 36 (11.04%) Entity Framework
7 35 (10.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (9.20%) LINQ
10 25 (7.67%) AngularJS
10 25 (7.67%) Web Services
11 22 (6.75%) HTML
12 19 (5.83%) Guice
12 19 (5.83%) jQuery
13 18 (5.52%) ADO.NET
14 15 (4.60%) Code First Entity Framework
14 15 (4.60%) CSS
14 15 (4.60%) HTML5
14 15 (4.60%) XML
15 14 (4.29%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.98%) Equities
2 23 (7.06%) Fixed Income
3 22 (6.75%) Client/Server
4 19 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.21%) N-Tier
6 14 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.99%) Derivative
8 11 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (2.15%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.15%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.84%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.84%) NHS
11 6 (1.84%) User Experience
12 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.53%) Reinsurance
13 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 97 (29.75%) Windows
2 6 (1.84%) Linux
3 3 (0.92%) Unix
4 1 (0.31%) Solaris
4 1 (0.31%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (22.09%) TDD
3 71 (21.78%) MVC
4 50 (15.34%) Unit Testing
5 49 (15.03%) SDLC
6 46 (14.11%) OO
7 42 (12.88%) Electronic Trading
8 41 (12.58%) Scrum
9 34 (10.43%) Multithreading
10 33 (10.12%) OOP
10 33 (10.12%) Test Automation
11 27 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (8.28%) MVVM
12 25 (7.67%) Dependency Injection
13 24 (7.36%) OOD
14 22 (6.75%) Software Engineering
15 21 (6.44%) Multithreaded Programming
16 15 (4.60%) E-Commerce
16 15 (4.60%) Mathematics
16 15 (4.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 296 (90.80%) C#
2 188 (57.67%) SQL
3 73 (22.39%) VB.NET
4 53 (16.26%) Java
5 47 (14.42%) JavaScript
6 43 (13.19%) PL/SQL
6 43 (13.19%) T-SQL
7 33 (10.12%) VB
8 18 (5.52%) VBA
9 16 (4.91%) VB6
10 14 (4.29%) C++
11 11 (3.37%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.07%) Python
13 6 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.92%) F#
16 2 (0.61%) Delphi
16 2 (0.61%) UniBasic
16 2 (0.61%) U-SQL
16 2 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (8.28%) Degree
2 7 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.07%) MiFID
2 6 (1.84%) GAAP
3 5 (1.53%) EMIR
3 5 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) Nagios
1 2 (0.61%) Opsview
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (26.07%) Oracle
2 59 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.98%) DevExpress
4 22 (6.75%) TIBCO
5 20 (6.13%) ION Trading
6 19 (5.83%) Syncfusion
7 18 (5.52%) Sybase
8 5 (1.53%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.53%) Reuters
9 4 (1.23%) IBM
10 3 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.92%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.61%) Apigee
11 2 (0.61%) HP
11 2 (0.61%) Murex
11 2 (0.61%) Redback
11 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.61%) Solace
11 2 (0.61%) Splunk
11 2 (0.61%) Xamarin