The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 14 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 51 61 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.83% 8.56% 9.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.61% 27.35% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 33
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £424 £470
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 £39.78 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +7.14%
C#
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
236 223 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.59% 31.28% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 138 112
Average daily rate £363 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £20.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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#.

1 103 (88.79%) .NET
2 65 (56.03%) ASP.NET
3 57 (49.14%) SQL Server
4 42 (36.21%) MVC
5 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (33.62%) WCF
7 34 (29.31%) .NET Framework
8 30 (25.86%) JavaScript
9 28 (24.14%) HTML
10 27 (23.28%) SQL
10 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (20.69%) CSS
12 23 (19.83%) Web Services
12 23 (19.83%) Entity Framework
13 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
13 20 (17.24%) TDD
14 15 (12.93%) Visual Studio
14 15 (12.93%) BDD
14 15 (12.93%) jQuery
15 14 (12.07%) Unit Testing
16 13 (11.21%) HTML5
16 13 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (11.21%) Scrum
17 12 (10.34%) XML
17 12 (10.34%) WPF
18 11 (9.48%) SDLC
18 11 (9.48%) OO
18 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
19 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (8.62%) NoSQL

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.31%) Node.js
4 3 (2.59%) CMS
4 3 (2.59%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Kentico
6 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.72%) Magento
4 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) Intranet
1 1 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (49.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.86%) MS Access
6 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.93%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.17%) Selenium
3 6 (5.17%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.31%) NUnit
5 3 (2.59%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.59%) Moq
6 2 (1.72%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.86%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.86%) XMLUnit
7 1 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (6.90%) Retail
2 6 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (82.76%) Developer
2 50 (43.10%) .NET Developer
3 24 (20.69%) C# Developer
4 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (11.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Tester
7 7 (6.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (4.31%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Development Manager
10 4 (3.45%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (88.79%) .NET
2 65 (56.03%) ASP.NET
3 39 (33.62%) WCF
4 34 (29.31%) .NET Framework
5 28 (24.14%) HTML
6 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (20.69%) CSS
8 23 (19.83%) Web Services
8 23 (19.83%) Entity Framework
9 15 (12.93%) jQuery
10 13 (11.21%) HTML5
11 12 (10.34%) WPF
11 12 (10.34%) XML
12 9 (7.76%) RESTful
12 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (6.90%) AngularJS
14 5 (4.31%) React
14 5 (4.31%) JSON
14 5 (4.31%) NHibernate
15 4 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.86%) EPoS
3 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.21%) MVC
2 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.24%) TDD
4 15 (12.93%) BDD
5 14 (12.07%) Unit Testing
6 13 (11.21%) Scrum
7 11 (9.48%) OO
7 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.48%) SDLC
8 8 (6.90%) SOA
9 6 (5.17%) CRM
10 5 (4.31%) ERP
10 5 (4.31%) DevOps
10 5 (4.31%) Web Application Development
11 4 (3.45%) OOD
11 4 (3.45%) Change Management
11 4 (3.45%) Automated Testing
11 4 (3.45%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.59%) Integration Testing
12 3 (2.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) JavaScript
2 27 (23.28%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) VB.NET
4 5 (4.31%) Ruby
5 4 (3.45%) X++
5 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.45%) C++
6 3 (2.59%) Java
7 2 (1.72%) PHP
7 2 (1.72%) VB
7 2 (1.72%) VB6
8 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.86%) XPath
8 1 (0.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.45%) Degree
2 3 (2.59%) ISEB
3 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.59%) Telerik
2 3 (2.59%) Sitecore
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle
2 3 (2.59%) Nintex
3 2 (1.72%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.86%) hybris
4 1 (0.86%) Demandware
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