The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing C# 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.74% 5.26% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.78% 9.84% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
C#
County Antrim

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

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 55.14% 53.51% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 29
Average daily rate £313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) WCF
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) WPF
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (8.33%) DevOps
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (8.33%) StarTeam
8 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (8.33%) JSON
8 1 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (8.33%) Puppet

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) WCF
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) WPF
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) XAML
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle