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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 16 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing C# 60 47 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.78% 8.30% 15.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.41% 23.38% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 41
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£359 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
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 £35.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
204 201 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.46% 35.51% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 132 100
Average daily rate £340 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 88 (94.62%) .NET
2 53 (56.99%) ASP.NET
3 41 (44.09%) SQL Server
4 35 (37.63%) JavaScript
5 34 (36.56%) MVC
6 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (30.11%) SQL
8 27 (29.03%) HTML
9 22 (23.66%) CSS
10 21 (22.58%) .NET Framework
11 18 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
13 16 (17.20%) jQuery
14 15 (16.13%) WCF
14 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio
15 14 (15.05%) CRM
15 14 (15.05%) Web Services
16 13 (13.98%) TDD
16 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
17 12 (12.90%) Entity Framework
18 11 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
19 10 (10.75%) XML
19 10 (10.75%) Scrum
19 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
19 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 9 (9.68%) HTML5
20 9 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
21 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
22 7 (7.53%) VB.NET

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.38%) Umbraco
4 4 (4.30%) IIS
4 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.23%) CMS
6 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.08%) Apache
7 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.08%) Kentico
7 1 (1.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Intranet
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (44.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) MS Access
6 1 (1.08%) DTS
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.15%) NUnit
4 2 (2.15%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.08%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.08%) Moq
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
4 1 (1.08%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (91.40%) Developer
2 38 (40.86%) .NET Developer
3 24 (25.81%) C# Developer
4 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Web Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.38%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.30%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Developer
11 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Programmer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (94.62%) .NET
2 53 (56.99%) ASP.NET
3 27 (29.03%) HTML
4 22 (23.66%) CSS
5 21 (22.58%) .NET Framework
6 18 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (17.20%) jQuery
8 15 (16.13%) WCF
9 14 (15.05%) Web Services
10 12 (12.90%) Entity Framework
11 10 (10.75%) XML
12 9 (9.68%) HTML5
13 5 (5.38%) WPF
14 4 (4.30%) JSON
14 4 (4.30%) WinForms
14 4 (4.30%) CSS3
15 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 3 (3.23%) XSLT
15 3 (3.23%) SOAP
15 3 (3.23%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.08%) STB
2 1 (1.08%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.56%) MVC
2 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.05%) CRM
4 13 (13.98%) TDD
4 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
5 10 (10.75%) Scrum
6 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.45%) OO
6 6 (6.45%) SOA
7 5 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.30%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.23%) Refactoring
9 3 (3.23%) Web Development
9 3 (3.23%) Workflow
9 3 (3.23%) Migration
10 2 (2.15%) OOP
10 2 (2.15%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (2.15%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.63%) JavaScript
2 28 (30.11%) SQL
3 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.53%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.30%) X++
6 2 (2.15%) VB
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) VBA
7 1 (1.08%) VC++
7 1 (1.08%) VB6
7 1 (1.08%) XPath
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) HL7
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.30%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.08%) Thunderhead
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