Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 656 526
Rank change year-on-year +117 -130 -33
Contract jobs citing WinForms 363 238 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.23% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 0.74% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 159 295
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £275
90th Percentile £625 £663 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £313 £330
% change year-on-year +9.60% -5.30% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £40.63 £24.50 £36.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.38 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +25.00%

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 32971 31981 32228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.98% 30.38% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23277 22154 22091
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 367 553
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £14.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 23 November 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
Top 15 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 23 November 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 +117 344 £425 +13.33% 115
London +76 214 £550 - 29
UK excluding London +65 147 £343 +9.60% 88
North of England +63 62 £340 +13.33% 28
North West +39 54 £350 +16.67% 11
South East +15 28 £375 - 26
Midlands +25 20 £340 -1.09% 18
West Midlands +36 17 £324 +4.44% 8
East of England -11 12 £325 - 3
Scotland +2 11 £388 +25.00% 1
South West 0 10 £325 +15.56% 11
Yorkshire +8 8 £340 +7.94% 17
Wales +17 5 £400 - 1
East Midlands -10 3 £340 -35.24% 10
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 337 (92.84%) C#
2 274 (75.48%) .NET
3 216 (59.50%) SQL
4 199 (54.82%) SQL Server
5 173 (47.66%) WPF
6 119 (32.78%) Finance
7 115 (31.68%) WCF
8 109 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (27.82%) Windows
10 90 (24.79%) MVC
11 85 (23.42%) .NET Framework
12 83 (22.87%) ASP.NET
13 81 (22.31%) VB.NET
14 80 (22.04%) TDD
15 71 (19.56%) Oracle
16 69 (19.01%) Front Office
17 64 (17.63%) Team Foundation Server
18 62 (17.08%) Microsoft
19 61 (16.80%) Banking
20 60 (16.53%) T-SQL
20 60 (16.53%) JavaScript
21 57 (15.70%) OO
22 49 (13.50%) Web Services
23 45 (12.40%) ASP.NET Web API
23 45 (12.40%) Visual Studio
23 45 (12.40%) VB
23 45 (12.40%) Software Engineering
24 44 (12.12%) Unit Testing
25 43 (11.85%) OOP
25 43 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC

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 4 (1.10%) Confluence
1 4 (1.10%) IIS
2 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.28%) GemFire
2 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.93%) Internet
2 4 (1.10%) Intranet
3 3 (0.83%) HTTP
4 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (54.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 33 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (4.41%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.38%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.10%) SQLite
13 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.83%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 64 (17.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (12.40%) Visual Studio
3 24 (6.61%) NUnit
4 20 (5.51%) JIRA
5 18 (4.96%) MSBuild
6 16 (4.41%) ReSharper
7 15 (4.13%) TeamCity
8 14 (3.86%) Moq
9 10 (2.75%) AccuRev
10 9 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (2.20%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.93%) Git (software)
12 7 (1.93%) Subversion
13 6 (1.65%) JUnit
13 6 (1.65%) Mockito
13 6 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.65%) Selenium
13 6 (1.65%) TestNG
13 6 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.38%) YouTrack
General
1 119 (32.78%) Finance
2 69 (19.01%) Front Office
3 61 (16.80%) Banking
4 31 (8.54%) Investment Banking
5 30 (8.26%) Back Office
6 13 (3.58%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.93%) Legal
8 4 (1.10%) Retail
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 310 (85.40%) Developer
2 206 (56.75%) C# Developer
3 157 (43.25%) .NET Developer
4 95 (26.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 79 (21.76%) WinForms Developer
6 51 (14.05%) WPF Developer
7 47 (12.95%) C# WPF Developer
8 35 (9.64%) Software Developer
9 33 (9.09%) Senior Developer
10 30 (8.26%) SQL Developer
11 23 (6.34%) Oracle Developer
11 23 (6.34%) VB.NET Developer
12 18 (4.96%) Front Office Developer
12 18 (4.96%) Senior C# Developer
13 16 (4.41%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 16 (4.41%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) C# Software Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) UI Developer
15 13 (3.58%) C# Software Developer
15 13 (3.58%) Senior WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (75.48%) .NET
2 173 (47.66%) WPF
3 115 (31.68%) WCF
4 85 (23.42%) .NET Framework
5 83 (22.87%) ASP.NET
6 49 (13.50%) Web Services
7 45 (12.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 43 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 38 (10.47%) HTML
10 35 (9.64%) AngularJS
11 32 (8.82%) CSS
12 31 (8.54%) Entity Framework
13 29 (7.99%) LINQ
14 23 (6.34%) jQuery
15 20 (5.51%) XML
16 19 (5.23%) HTML5
17 13 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 13 (3.58%) Caliburn.Micro
18 12 (3.31%) KnockoutJS
18 12 (3.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.89%) Client/Server
3 24 (6.61%) Equities
4 21 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (5.23%) Derivative
5 19 (5.23%) Fixed Income
6 17 (4.68%) N-Tier
7 16 (4.41%) Hedge funds
8 15 (4.13%) Algorithms
8 15 (4.13%) Data Structures
8 15 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (3.31%) User Experience
10 11 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.10%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (0.83%) Exotic Derivative
14 2 (0.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 2 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 101 (27.82%) Windows
2 8 (2.20%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.93%) Linux
4 1 (0.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (24.79%) MVC
3 80 (22.04%) TDD
4 57 (15.70%) OO
5 45 (12.40%) Software Engineering
6 44 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 43 (11.85%) OOP
8 41 (11.29%) Test Automation
9 37 (10.19%) Electronic Trading
10 36 (9.92%) Multithreading
10 36 (9.92%) MVVM
10 36 (9.92%) OOD
11 35 (9.64%) SDLC
12 33 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (9.09%) Scrum
13 23 (6.34%) SOA
14 21 (5.79%) Low Latency
15 19 (5.23%) Mentoring
16 18 (4.96%) Multithreaded Programming
16 18 (4.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 337 (92.84%) C#
2 216 (59.50%) SQL
3 81 (22.31%) VB.NET
4 60 (16.53%) JavaScript
4 60 (16.53%) T-SQL
5 45 (12.40%) VB
6 30 (8.26%) Java
7 28 (7.71%) PL/SQL
8 23 (6.34%) VBA
9 21 (5.79%) C++
9 21 (5.79%) VB6
10 16 (4.41%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.20%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.93%) Python
13 5 (1.38%) XAML
14 2 (0.55%) Delphi
14 2 (0.55%) U-SQL
15 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.28%) C
15 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (9.92%) Degree
2 9 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.03%) MiFID
2 9 (2.48%) EMIR
3 5 (1.38%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) GAAP
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Control-M
1 2 (0.55%) Nagios
1 2 (0.55%) Opsview
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 71 (19.56%) Oracle
2 62 (17.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.61%) Sybase
4 17 (4.68%) DevExpress
5 15 (4.13%) TIBCO
6 12 (3.31%) Infragistics
7 7 (1.93%) Syncfusion
8 6 (1.65%) ION Trading
9 4 (1.10%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.10%) Reuters
10 3 (0.83%) Murex
11 2 (0.55%) Apigee
11 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.55%) IBM
11 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.55%) Solace
11 2 (0.55%) Splunk
11 2 (0.55%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.28%) RedGate
12 1 (0.28%) Tableau