The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 133 106
Rank change year-on-year +20 -27  
Contract jobs citing WinForms 8 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.26% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 1.02% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £335 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £318 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £338 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +3.12% -15.78%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 506 782 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.48% 25.79% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 506 341
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WinForms
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

WinForms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WinForms in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WinForms in the West Midlands

WinForms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WinForms in the West Midlands

WinForms
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinForms within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Staffordshire +4 5 £340 +9.67% 2
Birmingham +12 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £275 -
Warwickshire - 1 £335 - 4
WinForms
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WinForms.

1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) C#
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) VB.NET
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) MVC
5 5 (35.71%) WPF
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (28.57%) Back Office
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (7.14%) Subversion
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Automotive
9 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (7.14%) CSS
9 1 (7.14%) IIS
9 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
9 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms

WinForms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 7 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (35.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (35.71%) WinForms Developer
5 4 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (28.57%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
5 4 (28.57%) WPF Developer
6 3 (21.43%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Architect
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) WPF
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
3 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) VB.NET
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) F#
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle