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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Forms (WinForms)
UK
Rank 461 426 408
Rank change year-on-year -35 -18  
Contract jobs citing WinForms 125 207 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.40% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 159 156
Median daily rate £381 £343 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.31% -14.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year +12.44% -1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £37.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +9.55%  

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 13899 14787 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.29% 28.00% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 10237 8968
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WinForms in the UK

WinForms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WinForms.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 March 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 -15 121 £396 +5.66% 113
London -17 64 £540 -1.81% 21
South East +16 24 £350 +4.47% 29
North West +38 14 £375 - 11
Kent +23 13 £393 +15.44% 2
Manchester +22 11 £375 - 4
West Midlands -3 6 £350 - 11
City of London -8 6 £320 -28.08% 1
Staffordshire -4 5 £350 +16.66% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 -
Scotland +26 4 £350 +12.90% 3
Maidstone +3 4 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands -4 4 £395 +12.05% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £275 -20.00% 2
East of England -12 4 £215 -31.74% 12
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +8 3 £340 +15.25% 13
South West +2 3 £265 -11.66% 10
Stoke-on-Trent 0 3 - -
Beaconsfield - 3 £275 -
Gerrards Cross - 3 £275 -
Berkshire +21 2 £288 +2.49% 6
West Yorkshire +13 2 £340 +15.25% 8
South Yorkshire - 2 £340 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £295 - 2
Derby - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £295 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £198 - 4

WinForms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 218 (89.71%) C#
2 193 (79.42%) .NET
3 140 (57.61%) SQL Server
4 131 (53.91%) SQL
5 96 (39.51%) WPF
6 87 (35.80%) ASP.NET
7 76 (31.28%) Windows
8 74 (30.45%) MVC
9 72 (29.63%) Finance
10 63 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (25.51%) VB.NET
12 59 (24.28%) WCF
13 55 (22.63%) .NET Framework
14 51 (20.99%) Banking
14 51 (20.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (18.52%) JavaScript
16 43 (17.70%) Oracle
17 41 (16.87%) TDD
18 39 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
19 36 (14.81%) HTML
20 34 (13.99%) Microsoft
21 31 (12.76%) CSS
21 31 (12.76%) MS Excel
22 30 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
22 30 (12.35%) SDLC
23 28 (11.52%) Visual Studio
23 28 (11.52%) T-SQL
23 28 (11.52%) Front Office
23 28 (11.52%) Unit Testing
24 27 (11.11%) Client/Server

WinForms
Top Related 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 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.41%) Apache
2 1 (0.41%) Confluence
2 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (12.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.94%) ION MarketView
2 8 (3.29%) RMDS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.82%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) Extranet
1 3 (1.23%) Intranet
2 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) SMTP
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (57.61%) SQL Server
2 39 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (10.29%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (4.12%) HBase
5 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.06%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (11.52%) Visual Studio
3 22 (9.05%) NUnit
4 16 (6.58%) Moq
4 16 (6.58%) ReSharper
5 15 (6.17%) MSBuild
6 13 (5.35%) JUnit
7 11 (4.53%) Mockito
7 11 (4.53%) TestNG
8 8 (3.29%) JIRA
8 8 (3.29%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.88%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.88%) Subversion
10 6 (2.47%) AccuRev
11 5 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (2.06%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (1.65%) WiX
13 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.23%) YouTrack
General
1 72 (29.63%) Finance
2 51 (20.99%) Banking
3 28 (11.52%) Front Office
4 24 (9.88%) Investment Banking
5 22 (9.05%) Back Office
6 6 (2.47%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.65%) Marketing
9 3 (1.23%) Legal
9 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 217 (89.30%) Developer
2 138 (56.79%) C# Developer
3 113 (46.50%) .NET Developer
4 68 (27.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 62 (25.51%) WinForms Developer
6 36 (14.81%) SQL Developer
7 30 (12.35%) WPF Developer
8 24 (9.88%) Senior Developer
9 21 (8.64%) C# WPF Developer
10 19 (7.82%) Software Developer
11 17 (7.00%) Oracle Developer
12 15 (6.17%) GUI Developer
13 14 (5.76%) C# GUI Developer
13 14 (5.76%) Senior C# Developer
14 13 (5.35%) Front Office Developer
14 13 (5.35%) Java Developer
14 13 (5.35%) WCF Developer
15 12 (4.94%) C++ Developer
15 12 (4.94%) C++/C# Developer
15 12 (4.94%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (79.42%) .NET
2 96 (39.51%) WPF
3 87 (35.80%) ASP.NET
4 59 (24.28%) WCF
5 55 (22.63%) .NET Framework
6 51 (20.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (14.81%) HTML
8 31 (12.76%) CSS
9 27 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (7.82%) XML
11 18 (7.41%) AngularJS
11 18 (7.41%) LINQ
12 17 (7.00%) HTML5
12 17 (7.00%) REST
13 16 (6.58%) ADO.NET
13 16 (6.58%) Entity Framework
14 15 (6.17%) Caliburn.Micro
14 15 (6.17%) jQuery
15 14 (5.76%) Web Services
16 13 (5.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 26 (10.70%) Fixed Income
3 11 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.47%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.06%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.65%) Equities
6 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.65%) User Experience
7 3 (1.23%) Derivative
7 3 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.23%) Swaptions
8 2 (0.82%) EPoS
8 2 (0.82%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (0.82%) Fintech
8 2 (0.82%) SCADA
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (31.28%) Windows
2 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.23%) Solaris
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.82%) Unix
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Android
5 1 (0.41%) Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.45%) MVC
2 63 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.87%) TDD
4 30 (12.35%) SDLC
5 28 (11.52%) Unit Testing
6 26 (10.70%) Multithreading
6 26 (10.70%) MVVM
7 23 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (9.47%) Electronic Trading
8 20 (8.23%) Multithreaded Programming
9 19 (7.82%) OO
10 16 (6.58%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (6.58%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.17%) Prototyping
12 13 (5.35%) E-Commerce
13 11 (4.53%) CQRS
13 11 (4.53%) Release Management
14 10 (4.12%) Mathematics
14 10 (4.12%) Microservices
15 9 (3.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (89.71%) C#
2 131 (53.91%) SQL
3 62 (25.51%) VB.NET
4 45 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.52%) T-SQL
6 25 (10.29%) VB
7 21 (8.64%) Java
8 16 (6.58%) C++
9 14 (5.76%) VBA
10 8 (3.29%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.29%) VB6
11 6 (2.47%) XAML
12 5 (2.06%) Python
13 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.23%) C
14 3 (1.23%) Perl
15 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.82%) UniBasic
16 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (7.41%) Degree
2 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.23%) PhD
4 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.06%) WMI
2 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 43 (17.70%) Oracle
2 34 (13.99%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.23%) ION Trading
4 19 (7.82%) TIBCO
5 16 (6.58%) DevExpress
6 11 (4.53%) Reuters
7 10 (4.12%) Syncfusion
8 6 (2.47%) Sybase
9 5 (2.06%) Infragistics
9 5 (2.06%) Misys
9 5 (2.06%) Sophis
10 4 (1.65%) Calypso
10 4 (1.65%) Murex
11 3 (1.23%) Sun
12 2 (0.82%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.82%) IBM
12 2 (0.82%) Redback
12 2 (0.82%) SAP
12 2 (0.82%) Telerik
13 1 (0.41%) Teradata
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