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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C#
Rank 5 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing C# 19 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.84% 6.98% 15.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.34% 16.22% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Average daily rate £294 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
41 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 47.13% 43.02% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 14
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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#
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

C# Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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 (68.42%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) Validation
3 10 (52.63%) Data Validation
4 9 (47.37%) Banking
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) VBScript
5 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
6 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) jQuery
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (15.79%) JIRA
10 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
10 3 (15.79%) XML

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (10.53%) FileNet
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (15.79%) OLAP
2 3 (15.79%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Android Studio
General
1 9 (47.37%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
6 2 (10.53%) FileNet Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Azure Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Android Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.79%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) WCF
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Data Validation
1 10 (52.63%) Validation
2 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
3 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) Android Development
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) VBScript
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.79%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle