The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 26 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 21 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.38% 9.20% 10.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.08% 37.80% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 13
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£600 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £291 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
C#
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
91 82 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.33% 24.33% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 35
Average daily rate £390 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C# across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C# across the Bedfordshire region.

C# Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C# across the Bedfordshire region.

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -7 11 £631 +66.11% 8
Bedford +3 5 £469 - 3
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
Shefford - - - -
C#
East of England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing C# also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C#.

1 47 (92.16%) .NET
2 28 (54.90%) E-Commerce
3 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
4 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (37.25%) SOA
5 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
6 18 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
7 16 (31.37%) jQuery
8 14 (27.45%) MVC
9 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
10 11 (21.57%) CMS
10 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
11 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 10 (19.61%) Retail
11 10 (19.61%) WCF
12 8 (15.69%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (15.69%) Sitecore
13 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (13.73%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
14 6 (11.76%) HTML
14 6 (11.76%) Java
14 6 (11.76%) Oracle
15 5 (9.80%) CSS
16 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing C# also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C#. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (21.57%) CMS
2 8 (15.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.92%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.96%) Kentico
5 1 (1.96%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Maya
2 1 (1.96%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
2 2 (3.92%) TestNG
2 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.92%) Robotium
2 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.92%) Calabash
2 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) Appium
3 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.96%) NSubstitute
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.96%) Xcode
3 1 (1.96%) NUnit
General
1 10 (19.61%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Architect
3 19 (37.25%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 12 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 12 (23.53%) Web Architect
5 8 (15.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Umbraco Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (92.16%) .NET
2 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
3 16 (31.37%) jQuery
4 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (19.61%) WCF
6 7 (13.73%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (11.76%) HTML
8 5 (9.80%) CSS
9 4 (7.84%) HTML5
9 4 (7.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
11 2 (3.92%) Web Services
11 2 (3.92%) XML
11 2 (3.92%) Ajax
11 2 (3.92%) Middleware
11 2 (3.92%) LESS
11 2 (3.92%) CSS3
12 1 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Open Source
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.96%) Kinect
2 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) DTV
2 1 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (1.96%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.96%) Physics
2 1 (1.96%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) E-Commerce
2 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (37.25%) SOA
4 14 (27.45%) MVC
5 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.88%) Scrum
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (5.88%) BDD
8 2 (3.92%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.92%) Web Development
8 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.92%) OO
8 2 (3.92%) TDD
9 1 (1.96%) Logistics
9 1 (1.96%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.96%) Workflow
9 1 (1.96%) Web Design
9 1 (1.96%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) C++
4 2 (3.92%) C
4 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) Lua
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Golang
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Sitecore
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Facebook
5 1 (1.96%) Twitter
5 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.96%) hybris
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) KANA
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) EPiServer