The first table below looks at the demand for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Cheshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 23 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 60 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.14% 6.64% 6.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.90% 24.87% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 26
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.57 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.22%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
251 197 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.88% 26.69% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 92 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
C#
North West

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

C#
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

C# Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +10 37 £350 +7.69% 13
Warrington -6 6 - - 21
Knutsford +5 1 £325 +103.12% 2
Wilmslow +1 1 £325 - 5
Winsford - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 6
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 6
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 7
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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#.

1 117 (90.00%) .NET
2 68 (52.31%) TDD
3 62 (47.69%) SQL
4 60 (46.15%) HTML
5 57 (43.85%) ASP.NET
6 55 (42.31%) JavaScript
7 54 (41.54%) MVC
8 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (33.85%) CSS
10 39 (30.00%) SQL Server
10 39 (30.00%) .NET Framework
11 37 (28.46%) Microsoft
12 34 (26.15%) Pair Programming
13 33 (25.38%) jQuery
14 30 (23.08%) Scrum
15 29 (22.31%) HTML5
16 27 (20.77%) Unit Testing
16 27 (20.77%) WPF
17 25 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (18.46%) WinForms
18 24 (18.46%) OO
18 24 (18.46%) WCF
19 22 (16.92%) Software Engineering
20 21 (16.15%) Web Services
21 20 (15.38%) XML
22 18 (13.85%) Windows
22 18 (13.85%) T-SQL
23 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
24 16 (12.31%) Visual Studio
25 15 (11.54%) Ajax

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.08%) IIS
2 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.77%) FileNet
5 1 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.38%) MySQL
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.77%) MS Access
8 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.38%) NUnit
2 7 (5.38%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.31%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.54%) JIRA
6 1 (0.77%) Moq
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.77%) WiX
General
1 9 (6.92%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (0.77%) Law
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 101 (77.69%) Developer
2 48 (36.92%) .NET Developer
3 25 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 21 (16.15%) Web Developer
5 16 (12.31%) Software Engineer
5 16 (12.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Tester
7 7 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Software Tester
8 6 (4.62%) Applications Developer
8 6 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.08%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (2.31%) WPF Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (90.00%) .NET
2 60 (46.15%) HTML
3 57 (43.85%) ASP.NET
4 44 (33.85%) CSS
5 39 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 33 (25.38%) jQuery
7 29 (22.31%) HTML5
8 27 (20.77%) WPF
9 25 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (18.46%) WCF
10 24 (18.46%) WinForms
11 21 (16.15%) Web Services
12 20 (15.38%) XML
13 15 (11.54%) Ajax
14 13 (10.00%) JSON
15 12 (9.23%) CSS3
16 11 (8.46%) Silverlight
16 11 (8.46%) LINQ
17 9 (6.92%) SOAP
18 8 (6.15%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.92%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.08%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Open Source
5 2 (1.54%) EPoS
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) Informatics
6 1 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.85%) Windows
2 7 (5.38%) UNIX
3 6 (4.62%) Linux
4 1 (0.77%) Android
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (52.31%) TDD
2 54 (41.54%) MVC
3 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (26.15%) Pair Programming
5 30 (23.08%) Scrum
6 27 (20.77%) Unit Testing
7 24 (18.46%) OO
8 22 (16.92%) Software Engineering
9 13 (10.00%) Web Development
10 11 (8.46%) Requirements Management
11 9 (6.92%) Refactoring
11 9 (6.92%) OOD
11 9 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.92%) User Stories
12 8 (6.15%) Multithreading
12 8 (6.15%) SOA
13 7 (5.38%) Business Analysis
13 7 (5.38%) Manual Testing
14 6 (4.62%) MVVM
14 6 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (47.69%) SQL
2 55 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 18 (13.85%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.23%) C++
4 12 (9.23%) Java
4 12 (9.23%) VB.NET
5 9 (6.92%) C
6 8 (6.15%) VB
7 7 (5.38%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.38%) VBScript
8 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.54%) Ruby
9 2 (1.54%) Python
9 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) XAML
10 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.62%) MCTS
2 6 (4.62%) MCPD
3 5 (3.85%) Degree
3 5 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB
4 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
1 3 (2.31%) HL7
Vendors
1 37 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Oracle
3 5 (3.85%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.54%) Twitter
4 2 (1.54%) Kofax
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.77%) Mercator
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Rate: £250 - £375 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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