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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 499 454
Rank change year-on-year +58 -45  
Contract jobs citing WinForms 140 151 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.01% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 118 125
Median daily rate £425 £409 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.97% +12.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year - +4.89%  

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 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +31 123 £500 +12.35% 112
London 0 74 £550 -2.22% 35
South East +28 14 £375 +17.64% 16
North West - 12 £363 - 14
South Wales +19 11 £375 -
Wales +16 11 £375 -
City of London -9 11 £538 +34.37% 10
Manchester - 11 £375 - 8
Cardiff - 11 £375 -
West Midlands +25 8 £345 +2.22% 9
East of England +9 8 £425 +30.76% 16
Kent +15 7 £384 +91.87%
Staffordshire +5 7 £345 +17.94% 3
Scotland +42 6 £375 +26.05%
Edinburgh +25 6 £375 +15.38%
South West +14 5 £260 -20.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +10 4 - - 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £363 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 - -
Cambridge +6 3 - - 6
Devon 0 3 £260 - 1
Exeter -4 3 £260 - 1
Maidstone - 3 £375 -
West Sussex +21 2 £388 +25.00% 2
Hampshire +16 2 £300 -20.00%
Nottinghamshire +1 2 - - 2
East Midlands -15 2 - - 5
Gatwick - 2 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £425 - 4
Berkshire +19 1 £325 -40.90% 3

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 251 (89.96%) C#
2 210 (75.27%) .NET
3 157 (56.27%) SQL
4 137 (49.10%) SQL Server
5 126 (45.16%) WPF
6 91 (32.62%) Finance
7 84 (30.11%) WCF
8 81 (29.03%) ASP.NET
9 79 (28.32%) MVC
10 77 (27.60%) Windows
11 75 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (23.66%) VB.NET
13 65 (23.30%) Oracle
14 61 (21.86%) .NET Framework
15 58 (20.79%) Banking
16 57 (20.43%) TDD
17 49 (17.56%) ASP.NET MVC
18 45 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
18 45 (16.13%) Microsoft
19 43 (15.41%) Visual Studio
19 43 (15.41%) Java
20 42 (15.05%) Unit Testing
20 42 (15.05%) SDLC
21 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
22 38 (13.62%) Front Office
23 36 (12.90%) Multithreading
24 34 (12.19%) Electronic Trading
24 34 (12.19%) Oracle Database
25 33 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
25 33 (11.83%) T-SQL

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 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.36%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (7.17%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.08%) RMDS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) Extranet
1 3 (1.08%) Intranet
2 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) SMTP
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (49.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.19%) Oracle Database
3 30 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (8.60%) Relational Database
5 21 (7.53%) RDBMS
6 19 (6.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.94%) Oracle9i Database
8 9 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.79%) HBase
12 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (15.41%) Visual Studio
3 27 (9.68%) NUnit
4 22 (7.89%) JUnit
5 20 (7.17%) Moq
6 19 (6.81%) Mockito
6 19 (6.81%) MSBuild
6 19 (6.81%) Oracle Forms
6 19 (6.81%) TestNG
7 16 (5.73%) ReSharper
8 12 (4.30%) JIRA
9 10 (3.58%) Git (software)
10 9 (3.23%) AccuRev
10 9 (3.23%) Subversion
11 6 (2.15%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.15%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 4 (1.43%) Maven
13 4 (1.43%) WiX
General
1 91 (32.62%) Finance
2 58 (20.79%) Banking
3 38 (13.62%) Front Office
4 30 (10.75%) Investment Banking
5 18 (6.45%) Back Office
6 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.43%) Marketing
8 3 (1.08%) Legal
8 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 252 (90.32%) Developer
2 154 (55.20%) C# Developer
3 129 (46.24%) .NET Developer
4 80 (28.67%) WinForms Developer
5 70 (25.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (16.49%) WPF Developer
7 43 (15.41%) SQL Developer
8 35 (12.54%) C# WPF Developer
9 32 (11.47%) Senior Developer
10 29 (10.39%) Oracle Developer
11 27 (9.68%) Software Developer
12 25 (8.96%) GUI Developer
13 24 (8.60%) C# GUI Developer
13 24 (8.60%) Java Developer
14 18 (6.45%) Java GUI Developer
14 18 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
15 16 (5.73%) VB.NET Developer
16 15 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
16 15 (5.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 14 (5.02%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (75.27%) .NET
2 126 (45.16%) WPF
3 84 (30.11%) WCF
4 81 (29.03%) ASP.NET
5 61 (21.86%) .NET Framework
6 49 (17.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (11.47%) HTML
8 32 (11.47%) LINQ
9 24 (8.60%) Entity Framework
10 23 (8.24%) ADO.NET
10 23 (8.24%) XML
11 20 (7.17%) Web Services
12 18 (6.45%) Guice
13 17 (6.09%) Caliburn.Micro
13 17 (6.09%) CSS
14 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 14 (5.02%) AngularJS
15 14 (5.02%) HTML5
15 14 (5.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.39%) Client/Server
2 24 (8.60%) Fixed Income
3 16 (5.73%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.73%) Equities
4 13 (4.66%) N-Tier
5 10 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.87%) Derivative
8 6 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.79%) User Experience
10 4 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.43%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.43%) NHS
11 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 77 (27.60%) Windows
2 6 (2.15%) Linux
3 4 (1.43%) Unix
3 4 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.08%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Android
5 1 (0.36%) ThreadX
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (28.32%) MVC
2 75 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (20.43%) TDD
4 42 (15.05%) SDLC
4 42 (15.05%) Unit Testing
5 36 (12.90%) Multithreading
6 34 (12.19%) Electronic Trading
7 31 (11.11%) MVVM
7 31 (11.11%) OO
8 27 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (8.96%) Multithreaded Programming
10 24 (8.60%) Dependency Injection
11 20 (7.17%) OOP
11 20 (7.17%) Scrum
12 19 (6.81%) Test Automation
13 18 (6.45%) Prototyping
14 16 (5.73%) E-Commerce
15 12 (4.30%) Software Engineering
16 11 (3.94%) OOD
16 11 (3.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 251 (89.96%) C#
2 157 (56.27%) SQL
3 66 (23.66%) VB.NET
4 43 (15.41%) Java
5 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
6 33 (11.83%) T-SQL
7 28 (10.04%) PL/SQL
8 21 (7.53%) VB
9 20 (7.17%) C++
10 16 (5.73%) VBA
11 8 (2.87%) VB6
12 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.15%) Python
14 5 (1.79%) XAML
15 4 (1.43%) C
15 4 (1.43%) Perl
16 3 (1.08%) F#
16 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.08%) UniBasic
17 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.68%) Degree
2 6 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.36%) PhD
4 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) MiFID
3 2 (0.72%) Basel III
3 2 (0.72%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 65 (23.30%) Oracle
2 45 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.24%) ION Trading
3 23 (8.24%) TIBCO
4 20 (7.17%) DevExpress
5 18 (6.45%) Syncfusion
6 12 (4.30%) Sybase
7 8 (2.87%) Reuters
8 6 (2.15%) Infragistics
9 4 (1.43%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.43%) IBM
10 3 (1.08%) Redback
10 3 (1.08%) Sun
11 2 (0.72%) Murex
12 1 (0.36%) Apple
12 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.36%) HP
12 1 (0.36%) SAP
12 1 (0.36%) Telerik
12 1 (0.36%) Teradata
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 aday
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago