The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 15 21 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing C# 35 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.74% 3.54% 8.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.33% 14.58% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £280 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £405 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.22%
Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
89 48 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.69% 24.24% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 44
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £179 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -57.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £12.42 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C#
East of England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 22 £375 +15.38% 8
Bedford - - - - 13
Dunstable - - - -
C#
East of England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 61 (95.31%) .NET
2 43 (67.19%) ASP.NET
3 38 (59.38%) SQL Server
4 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (37.50%) HTML
6 23 (35.94%) MVC
7 22 (34.38%) Scrum
7 22 (34.38%) Web Services
8 21 (32.81%) E-Commerce
8 21 (32.81%) TDD
9 19 (29.69%) Visual Studio
10 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 15 (23.44%) WCF
12 15 (23.44%) TeamCity
12 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
13 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
14 12 (18.75%) XML
14 12 (18.75%) OO
15 11 (17.19%) Windows
16 10 (15.63%) XSLT
16 10 (15.63%) SOA
16 10 (15.63%) NUnit
17 9 (14.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (14.06%) BDD
18 8 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
18 8 (12.50%) Workflow
18 8 (12.50%) SharePoint

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.94%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (9.38%) IIS
4 5 (7.81%) Node.js
5 4 (6.25%) Papyrus
6 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.56%) Confluence
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Mingle
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.25%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.81%) RavenDB
4 5 (7.81%) Neo4j
5 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Visual Studio
2 15 (23.44%) TeamCity
2 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
3 10 (15.63%) NUnit
4 9 (14.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (10.94%) Selenium
6 6 (9.38%) MSTest
6 6 (9.38%) Subversion
7 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.25%) RSpec
8 4 (6.25%) FitNesse
8 4 (6.25%) JUnit
9 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (1.56%) Log4Net
10 1 (1.56%) JIRA
10 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Legal
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (60.94%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) .NET Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Architect
4 9 (14.06%) C# Developer
5 7 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Developer
9 3 (4.69%) CRM Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (95.31%) .NET
2 43 (67.19%) ASP.NET
3 24 (37.50%) HTML
4 22 (34.38%) Web Services
5 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (23.44%) WCF
7 12 (18.75%) XML
8 10 (15.63%) XSLT
9 8 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (12.50%) CSS
10 6 (9.38%) RESTful
10 6 (9.38%) CSS3
10 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (9.38%) .NET Framework
10 6 (9.38%) WSDL
11 5 (7.81%) Silverlight
11 5 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (7.81%) HTML5
12 4 (6.25%) jQuery
13 3 (4.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) AS400
3 1 (1.56%) CMDB
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) CentOS
3 2 (3.13%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) MVC
3 22 (34.38%) Scrum
4 21 (32.81%) E-Commerce
4 21 (32.81%) TDD
5 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
6 12 (18.75%) OO
7 10 (15.63%) SOA
8 9 (14.06%) BDD
9 8 (12.50%) Workflow
10 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.38%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (9.38%) CQRS
11 6 (9.38%) Web Development
11 6 (9.38%) B2C
12 4 (6.25%) Agile Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.81%) C++
4 4 (6.25%) Java
4 4 (6.25%) VB
5 2 (3.13%) VB6
5 2 (3.13%) VBA
5 2 (3.13%) C
6 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) ISEB
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.56%) MCSE
2 1 (1.56%) MCSD
2 1 (1.56%) MCTS
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) IBM
3 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint