The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 11 3 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing C# 32 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.20% 16.67% 7.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.53% 32.97% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 14
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£350 £313 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -21.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
C#
Cambridgeshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
136 182 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.08% 50.56% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 109 89
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 40 (56.34%) .NET
2 30 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
4 19 (26.76%) HTML
5 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
5 18 (25.35%) MVC
6 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.72%) E-Commerce
8 13 (18.31%) Web Services
8 13 (18.31%) CSS
8 13 (18.31%) BDD
8 13 (18.31%) SpecFlow
9 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
9 12 (16.90%) XML
10 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
10 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (14.08%) QA
12 9 (12.68%) WCF
12 9 (12.68%) Ruby
12 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
13 8 (11.27%) CSS3
13 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
13 8 (11.27%) HTML5
13 8 (11.27%) OO
13 8 (11.27%) Electronics
13 8 (11.27%) WinForms
13 8 (11.27%) Selenium
14 7 (9.86%) jQuery
14 7 (9.86%) Scrum
14 7 (9.86%) TDD

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (9.86%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
2 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Tridion
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) GPRS
1 3 (4.23%) GSM
2 1 (1.41%) RIP
2 1 (1.41%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) SpecFlow
2 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
2 8 (11.27%) Selenium
3 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) Moq
4 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.41%) NUnit
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (11.27%) Electronics
2 5 (7.04%) Games
3 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Finance
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (50.70%) Developer
2 15 (21.13%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) C# Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Business Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Business Solution Architect
6 6 (8.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.04%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Author
7 5 (7.04%) Technical Author
8 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (56.34%) .NET
2 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
3 19 (26.76%) HTML
4 13 (18.31%) CSS
4 13 (18.31%) Web Services
5 12 (16.90%) XML
6 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
6 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (12.68%) WCF
8 8 (11.27%) WinForms
8 8 (11.27%) HTML5
8 8 (11.27%) CSS3
9 7 (9.86%) jQuery
10 6 (8.45%) SOAP
11 4 (5.63%) RESTful
12 3 (4.23%) WPF
12 3 (4.23%) Kendo UI
12 3 (4.23%) Entity Framework
13 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Kindle
1 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
2 5 (7.04%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (2.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.35%) MVC
3 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
4 14 (19.72%) E-Commerce
5 13 (18.31%) BDD
6 8 (11.27%) OO
7 7 (9.86%) TDD
7 7 (9.86%) Scrum
8 5 (7.04%) Multithreading
8 5 (7.04%) 3D Programming
8 5 (7.04%) Content Management
9 4 (5.63%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.23%) Coaching
10 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.23%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.23%) ERP
11 2 (2.82%) BPEL
11 2 (2.82%) Quality Management
11 2 (2.82%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
1 9 (12.68%) Ruby
2 7 (9.86%) C++
3 6 (8.45%) Java
3 6 (8.45%) SQL
4 5 (7.04%) C
5 4 (5.63%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) VBScript
7 2 (2.82%) VBA
7 2 (2.82%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.41%) Groovy
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
2 6 (8.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) EMC
4 2 (2.82%) Cognos
4 2 (2.82%) Telerik
4 2 (2.82%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) Perforce
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Rate: £350 - 400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + dependent on experience
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