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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 16 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing C# 6 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 6.38% 16.36% 13.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.77% 31.03% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
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£325 £280 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -10.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
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
47 29 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 50.00% 52.73% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 29
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.96 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) jQuery
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) WCF
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) OO
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (11.11%) CSS3
7 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (11.11%) SaaS
7 1 (11.11%) HTML5
7 1 (11.11%) Kentico
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Selenium
7 1 (11.11%) Information Management
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) CMS
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 1 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (11.11%) Java

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) Kentico
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) jQuery
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (44.44%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (11.11%) CSS3
7 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft