Period
to 19 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 594 557
Rank change year-on-year -19 -37 +41
Contract jobs citing WinForms 237 316 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 234 232
UK median daily rate £380 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.88% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £538 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% +17.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.69% +6.69%
10th Percentile £39.53 £39.40 £36.25
90th Percentile £51.98 £44.80 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £41.88
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.69% +6.69%

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 29,845 35,069 30,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.03% 33.89% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,873 24,664 21,193
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 370 385
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.84% +7.36%
10th Percentile £18.77 £15.00 £15.02
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.63 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Top 13 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 July 2019. 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 -6 224 £380 -9.25% 168
UK excluding London -41 122 £375 +7.14% 152
London +8 110 £390 -13.33% 25
North of England +7 42 £370 -1.33% 36
South East +45 40 £388 +3.33% 40
North West -10 27 £360 -4.00% 18
Midlands +1 21 £381 +19.14% 44
Yorkshire +29 15 £395 +13.67% 16
West Midlands -10 14 £375 +17.19% 25
Scotland +24 8 £393 +2.95% 6
East Midlands +16 7 £400 +6.67% 19
South West -24 7 £450 +56.52% 11
East of England +17 4 £313 -10.71% 12

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 226 (95.36%) C#
2 211 (89.03%) .NET
3 147 (62.03%) SQL
4 143 (60.34%) SQL Server
5 108 (45.57%) VB.NET
6 98 (41.35%) WPF
7 88 (37.13%) Oracle
8 77 (32.49%) Finance
9 65 (27.43%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (24.89%) WCF
11 58 (24.47%) Windows
12 57 (24.05%) T-SQL
13 56 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (23.21%) Microsoft
15 50 (21.10%) VB
15 50 (21.10%) ASP.NET
16 47 (19.83%) Banking
16 47 (19.83%) Unit Testing
16 47 (19.83%) SDLC
17 44 (18.57%) SOLID
17 44 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web API
18 41 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
19 40 (16.88%) JavaScript
19 40 (16.88%) PL/SQL
20 39 (16.46%) Microsoft Excel
21 38 (16.03%) VBA
21 38 (16.03%) MVC
21 38 (16.03%) .NET Framework
22 36 (15.19%) Migration
22 36 (15.19%) HTML

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 24 (10.13%) IIS
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (16.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) MIS ActiveH
1 2 (0.84%) RMDS
1 2 (0.84%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.95%) Internet
2 3 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (60.34%) SQL Server
2 65 (27.43%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (10.97%) Oracle Database
5 18 (7.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (6.75%) Star Schema
7 9 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.69%) MS Access
11 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.69%) SQLPlus
12 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 31 (13.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (11.39%) Visual Studio
3 25 (10.55%) Oracle Forms
4 18 (7.59%) Git (software)
5 13 (5.49%) JIRA
6 7 (2.95%) ClearCase
6 7 (2.95%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 6 (2.53%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.53%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.11%) AccuRev
9 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (1.27%) NUnit
10 3 (1.27%) Rational Robot
11 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.42%) Moq
12 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.42%) Subversion
12 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 77 (32.49%) Finance
2 47 (19.83%) Banking
3 21 (8.86%) Back Office
4 19 (8.02%) Front Office
5 7 (2.95%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.95%) Retail
6 6 (2.53%) Law
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.84%) Automotive
8 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 210 (88.61%) Developer
2 137 (57.81%) C# Developer
3 134 (56.54%) .NET Developer
4 91 (38.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 78 (32.91%) WinForms Developer
6 31 (13.08%) SQL Developer
7 27 (11.39%) WPF Developer
8 26 (10.97%) Software Developer
9 25 (10.55%) C# WPF Developer
10 20 (8.44%) Senior Developer
11 18 (7.59%) VB.NET Developer
12 12 (5.06%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 12 (5.06%) C# WCF Developer
12 12 (5.06%) Software Engineer
12 12 (5.06%) WCF Developer
13 11 (4.64%) C# Software Developer
13 11 (4.64%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (4.22%) .NET Software Developer
14 10 (4.22%) PL/SQL Developer
15 7 (2.95%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (89.03%) .NET
2 98 (41.35%) WPF
3 59 (24.89%) WCF
4 50 (21.10%) ASP.NET
5 44 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (16.03%) .NET Framework
7 36 (15.19%) HTML
8 34 (14.35%) Web Services
9 29 (12.24%) XML
10 24 (10.13%) CSS
11 21 (8.86%) Middleware
12 17 (7.17%) AngularJS
12 17 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (6.75%) Entity Framework
14 14 (5.91%) .NET Core
14 14 (5.91%) XSLT
15 13 (5.49%) jQuery
16 12 (5.06%) ADO.NET
16 12 (5.06%) RESTful
17 10 (4.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.95%) Fixed Income
2 7 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.53%) Hedge funds
3 6 (2.53%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.69%) Robotics
6 3 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.27%) Equities
7 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.42%) EPoS
7 1 (0.42%) Life Science
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.42%) User Experience
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (24.47%) Windows
2 1 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.83%) SDLC
2 47 (19.83%) Unit Testing
3 44 (18.57%) SOLID
4 38 (16.03%) MVC
5 36 (15.19%) Migration
6 35 (14.77%) Data Migration
7 34 (14.35%) ETL
8 33 (13.92%) Software Engineering
9 27 (11.39%) Creative Thinking
10 19 (8.02%) API Development
11 18 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (7.59%) Data Analysis
12 16 (6.75%) TDD
13 15 (6.33%) Scrum
14 13 (5.49%) Data Mapping
15 12 (5.06%) Computer Science
15 12 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (4.64%) Information Management
16 11 (4.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 226 (95.36%) C#
2 147 (62.03%) SQL
3 108 (45.57%) VB.NET
4 57 (24.05%) T-SQL
5 50 (21.10%) VB
6 40 (16.88%) JavaScript
6 40 (16.88%) PL/SQL
7 38 (16.03%) VBA
8 15 (6.33%) VB6
9 13 (5.49%) C++
10 11 (4.64%) Python
11 6 (2.53%) Java
12 4 (1.69%) R
12 4 (1.69%) VBScript
13 2 (0.84%) C
13 2 (0.84%) Go
13 2 (0.84%) XAML
14 1 (0.42%) Perl
14 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (4.64%) Degree
2 5 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) MCAD
4 1 (0.42%) MCP
4 1 (0.42%) MCSD
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.97%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) SLA
Vendors
1 88 (37.13%) Oracle
2 55 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.02%) Citrix
4 4 (1.69%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.27%) Cognos
5 3 (1.27%) SAP
5 3 (1.27%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.84%) Meridio
6 2 (0.84%) Reuters
7 1 (0.42%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.42%) Sybase