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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 10 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 35 51 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.42% 15.94% 18.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.34% 27.87% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 61
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £24.20 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £51.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.85%
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
164 183 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.81% 57.19% 56.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 130
Average daily rate £358 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 38
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.08 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 52 (83.87%) .NET
2 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (46.77%) SQL Server
4 25 (40.32%) ASP.NET
5 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
6 19 (30.65%) MVC
6 19 (30.65%) HTML
7 16 (25.81%) SQL
8 15 (24.19%) CSS
9 14 (22.58%) Web Services
10 12 (19.35%) .NET Framework
11 10 (16.13%) jQuery
11 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.90%) WCF
12 8 (12.90%) TDD
12 8 (12.90%) Windows
12 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
12 8 (12.90%) ISO 9001
12 8 (12.90%) Kindle
12 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (12.90%) CSS3
13 7 (11.29%) HTML5
13 7 (11.29%) OO
13 7 (11.29%) NUnit
13 7 (11.29%) Scrum
13 7 (11.29%) JIRA
14 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
14 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
14 6 (9.68%) Java

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.61%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) Modbus
2 1 (1.61%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.45%) MySQL
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) Big Data
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.29%) JIRA
2 7 (11.29%) NUnit
3 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.45%) Subversion
5 3 (4.84%) CruiseControl
5 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.84%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium
6 2 (3.23%) MSTest
7 1 (1.61%) Moq
7 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.61%) Toad
7 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (62.90%) Developer
2 20 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.97%) C# Developer
4 11 (17.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Business Architect
6 6 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Business Solution Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Architect
10 1 (1.61%) Automation Tester
10 1 (1.61%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (83.87%) .NET
2 25 (40.32%) ASP.NET
3 19 (30.65%) HTML
4 15 (24.19%) CSS
5 14 (22.58%) Web Services
6 12 (19.35%) .NET Framework
7 10 (16.13%) jQuery
7 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (12.90%) CSS3
8 8 (12.90%) WCF
9 7 (11.29%) HTML5
10 6 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (8.06%) WinForms
12 4 (6.45%) WPF
13 3 (4.84%) LINQ
13 3 (4.84%) REST
13 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
14 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 2 (3.23%) SOAP
14 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Kindle
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.84%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) MVC
3 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 8 (12.90%) TDD
5 7 (11.29%) Scrum
5 7 (11.29%) OO
6 6 (9.68%) BDD
7 4 (6.45%) OOP
8 3 (4.84%) Project Management
9 2 (3.23%) Migration
9 2 (3.23%) BPEL
9 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.23%) Kanban
9 2 (3.23%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.23%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.23%) MVVM
9 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (1.61%) Signal Processing
10 1 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
2 6 (9.68%) Java
2 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.06%) Ruby
4 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.84%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
7 1 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) Perforce
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.61%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.61%) Splunk
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