The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 60 61 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.40% 10.03% 9.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.40% 30.96% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 35
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
219 197 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.67% 32.40% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 113 120
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.75 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C#
West Midlands

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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#.

1 119 (95.20%) .NET
2 88 (70.40%) ASP.NET
3 61 (48.80%) JavaScript
4 59 (47.20%) MVC
5 53 (42.40%) SQL Server
6 49 (39.20%) WCF
7 45 (36.00%) SQL
8 43 (34.40%) CSS
9 40 (32.00%) jQuery
10 35 (28.00%) Microsoft
11 30 (24.00%) Visual Studio
11 30 (24.00%) HTML
11 30 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (18.40%) .NET Framework
13 22 (17.60%) Windows
14 20 (16.00%) Scrum
14 20 (16.00%) Web Development
15 19 (15.20%) LINQ
16 18 (14.40%) Web Services
17 17 (13.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 16 (12.80%) SharePoint
19 15 (12.00%) XML
19 15 (12.00%) TDD
20 14 (11.20%) CRM
20 14 (11.20%) CSS3
20 14 (11.20%) WPF
20 14 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (10.40%) Dynamics CRM
21 13 (10.40%) Logistics
21 13 (10.40%) Agile Software Development

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 16 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.20%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (5.60%) IIS
4 4 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.60%) Node.js
6 2 (1.60%) CMS
6 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) InfoPath
2 4 (3.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.60%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.80%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) e-Work
2 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (42.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.80%) MySQL
6 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.40%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 14 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.20%) Subversion
4 4 (3.20%) JIRA
5 2 (1.60%) Selenium
5 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (1.60%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.60%) JMeter
5 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.80%) NUnit
6 1 (0.80%) FxCop
6 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (4.80%) Advertising
2 5 (4.00%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Local Government
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (87.20%) Developer
2 61 (48.80%) .NET Developer
3 27 (21.60%) ASP.NET Developer
4 23 (18.40%) C# Developer
5 22 (17.60%) Web Developer
6 16 (12.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (12.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 12 (9.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (8.80%) CRM Developer
10 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Consultant
11 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Lead Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (3.20%) BizTalk Developer
12 4 (3.20%) .NET Programmer
12 4 (3.20%) Windows Mobile Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (95.20%) .NET
2 88 (70.40%) ASP.NET
3 49 (39.20%) WCF
4 43 (34.40%) CSS
5 40 (32.00%) jQuery
6 30 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (24.00%) HTML
7 23 (18.40%) .NET Framework
8 19 (15.20%) LINQ
9 18 (14.40%) Web Services
10 17 (13.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (12.00%) XML
12 14 (11.20%) WPF
12 14 (11.20%) CSS3
13 12 (9.60%) HTML5
14 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 8 (6.40%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (6.40%) WF
16 8 (6.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.20%) N-Tier
1 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.40%) Pocket PC
3 2 (1.60%) Equities
4 1 (0.80%) WURFL
4 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.80%) DTV
4 1 (0.80%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.60%) Windows
2 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.40%) Windows CE
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Phone
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.60%) UNIX
5 2 (1.60%) Linux
5 2 (1.60%) Android
6 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.80%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) MVC
2 20 (16.00%) Scrum
2 20 (16.00%) Web Development
3 15 (12.00%) TDD
4 14 (11.20%) CRM
5 13 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.40%) Logistics
6 9 (7.20%) Workflow
7 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.80%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.00%) Migration
8 5 (4.00%) SOA
8 5 (4.00%) OO
9 3 (2.40%) UML
9 3 (2.40%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.40%) Document Management
9 3 (2.40%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (2.40%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (48.80%) JavaScript
2 45 (36.00%) SQL
3 6 (4.80%) VB.NET
4 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.00%) C++
4 5 (4.00%) VB
5 4 (3.20%) Java
6 3 (2.40%) VBA
6 3 (2.40%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.60%) VB6
8 1 (0.80%) Ruby
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.80%) MCTS
3 1 (0.80%) MCITP
3 1 (0.80%) MCP
3 1 (0.80%) MCAD
3 1 (0.80%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 35 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) Sybase
4 2 (1.60%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.80%) Macromedia
5 1 (0.80%) Metastorm
5 1 (0.80%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.80%) SAP
5 1 (0.80%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.80%) Ektron
5 1 (0.80%) Facebook
5 1 (0.80%) Nintex
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TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: 22 hours ago
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X4 Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
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Strategic Insights Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago