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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C#
Rank 14 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.45% 3.96% 7.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 7.02% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £308 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -19.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.56 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +7.31%
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
27 57 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 31.03% 56.44% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 13
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 2016, 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 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) .NET
3 10 (47.62%) Validation
3 10 (47.62%) Data Validation
4 9 (42.86%) Banking
4 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 8 (38.10%) VBScript
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 8 (38.10%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) jQuery
7 6 (28.57%) HTML
8 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 3 (14.29%) JIRA
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (9.52%) FileNet
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (14.29%) OLAP
2 3 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Android Studio
General
1 9 (42.86%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
6 2 (9.52%) FileNet Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Android Developer
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 6 (28.57%) jQuery
3 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.52%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) WCF
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Data Validation
1 10 (47.62%) Validation
2 8 (38.10%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Android Development
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 8 (38.10%) VBScript
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) VBA
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle