Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 601 608 593
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +37
Contract jobs citing WinForms 117 282 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.85% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 228 266
UK median daily rate £396 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £305
90th Percentile £550 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% +1.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 20,297 33,178 32,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.05% 33.55% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,847 23,365 23,133
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £428 £400
% change year-on-year +3.51% +6.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 295 343
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +2.06% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.10 £18.50 £20.10
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £57.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.77 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -6.42% +0.59% +5.63%

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 28 February 2020.

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 12 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 28 February 2020. 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 -11 114 £398 +4.74% 162
London +88 65 £431 -15.85% 21
UK excluding London -15 50 £371 +3.13% 150
South East +66 20 £400 +8.84% 33
North of England +20 17 £356 +1.79% 30
North West -12 10 £350 -2.78% 18
Yorkshire +53 7 £363 +16.00% 12
Midlands +7 6 £350 -2.78% 43
East of England +28 5 £440 +25.71% 20
West Midlands +23 5 £343 -3.86% 25
Scotland +19 2 £385 -1.91% 5
East Midlands +15 1 £385 +2.67% 18

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 113 (96.58%) C#
2 104 (88.89%) .NET
3 73 (62.39%) SQL
4 67 (57.26%) SQL Server
5 65 (55.56%) WPF
6 44 (37.61%) VB.NET
7 42 (35.90%) Oracle
8 38 (32.48%) Windows
9 33 (28.21%) Finance
10 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (27.35%) WCF
10 32 (27.35%) .NET Framework
11 31 (26.50%) ASP.NET
12 29 (24.79%) T-SQL
13 21 (17.95%) MVC
14 17 (14.53%) AngularJS
15 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
16 15 (12.82%) Web Services
16 15 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
17 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
17 14 (11.97%) C++
17 14 (11.97%) Scrum
17 14 (11.97%) .NET Core
18 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (11.11%) Entity Framework
18 13 (11.11%) Oracle Database
18 13 (11.11%) XML
19 12 (10.26%) VBA
19 12 (10.26%) VB
19 12 (10.26%) Banking

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 6 (5.13%) IIS
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) JBoss
4 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Orchestrade
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) Azure
2 4 (3.42%) AWS
3 2 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (1.71%) Azure Functions
3 2 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.71%) IaaS
3 2 (1.71%) PaaS
3 2 (1.71%) Serverless
4 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) DNS
1 1 (0.85%) FTP
1 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (57.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 10 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (4.27%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.71%) Big Data
9 2 (1.71%) MySQL
9 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.98%) Subversion
3 6 (5.13%) JIRA
3 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.27%) Log4Net
4 5 (4.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.56%) AccuRev
5 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.56%) Moq
5 3 (2.56%) NUnit
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.85%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (28.21%) Finance
2 12 (10.26%) Banking
3 9 (7.69%) Front Office
4 7 (5.98%) Back Office
5 3 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 102 (87.18%) Developer
2 66 (56.41%) C# Developer
3 45 (38.46%) .NET Developer
4 25 (21.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (14.53%) WinForms Developer
6 14 (11.97%) WPF Developer
7 12 (10.26%) C# WPF Developer
7 12 (10.26%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 9 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
9 8 (6.84%) Applications Developer
10 7 (5.98%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (5.98%) C# Developer - Commodities
10 7 (5.98%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (5.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 3 (2.56%) Senior Developer
13 2 (1.71%) Analyst
13 2 (1.71%) Analyst Developer
13 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Developer
13 2 (1.71%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (88.89%) .NET
2 65 (55.56%) WPF
3 32 (27.35%) .NET Framework
3 32 (27.35%) WCF
4 31 (26.50%) ASP.NET
5 17 (14.53%) AngularJS
6 15 (12.82%) Web Services
7 14 (11.97%) .NET Core
8 13 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 13 (11.11%) XML
9 12 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (9.40%) HTML
11 9 (7.69%) CSS
11 9 (7.69%) jQuery
11 9 (7.69%) LINQ
12 8 (6.84%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (5.13%) ADO.NET
15 5 (4.27%) Task Parallel Library
16 4 (3.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.84%) Equities
3 5 (4.27%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.71%) Derivative
5 2 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.48%) Windows
2 2 (1.71%) Unix
2 2 (1.71%) VMS
2 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.85%) CentOS
3 1 (0.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) OS/390
3 1 (0.85%) OS/400
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.95%) MVC
3 14 (11.97%) Scrum
4 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (7.69%) OO
6 7 (5.98%) RAD
6 7 (5.98%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.13%) DevOps
7 6 (5.13%) Information Management
7 6 (5.13%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.13%) MVVM
7 6 (5.13%) SDLC
7 6 (5.13%) SOA
7 6 (5.13%) Web Development
8 5 (4.27%) OOP
8 5 (4.27%) Workflow
9 4 (3.42%) API Development
9 4 (3.42%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 113 (96.58%) C#
2 73 (62.39%) SQL
3 44 (37.61%) VB.NET
4 29 (24.79%) T-SQL
5 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 14 (11.97%) C++
7 12 (10.26%) VB
7 12 (10.26%) VBA
8 8 (6.84%) Java
8 8 (6.84%) PL/SQL
9 7 (5.98%) VB6
10 4 (3.42%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.71%) Perl
11 2 (1.71%) Python
12 1 (0.85%) Go
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) Scala
12 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) MCP
1 3 (2.56%) MCPD
1 3 (2.56%) MCTS
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) cPanel
1 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (35.90%) Oracle
2 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.98%) Murex
3 7 (5.98%) OpenLink
3 7 (5.98%) SunGard
4 3 (2.56%) Meridio
5 2 (1.71%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.71%) IFS
5 2 (1.71%) Sybase
6 1 (0.85%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.85%) Sage
6 1 (0.85%) webMethods