The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 25 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing C# 50 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.44% 6.10% 8.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.69% 18.99% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 49
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£313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.85%
C#
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
254 316 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.73% 32.11% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 154 160
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 15
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £12.50 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.77 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 December 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#
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 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 17 £300 - 20
Chester +4 6 £356 +18.75% 9
Crewe +3 5 £438 - 2
Knutsford +13 4 £310 - 2
Runcorn +4 2 - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 9
Daresbury - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 13
Middlewich - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 72 (76.60%) .NET
2 50 (53.19%) SQL
3 47 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 39 (41.49%) MVC
4 39 (41.49%) HTML
4 39 (41.49%) ASP.NET
5 38 (40.43%) JavaScript
6 27 (28.72%) CSS
6 27 (28.72%) Web Services
7 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (22.34%) TDD
10 20 (21.28%) Visual Studio
11 19 (20.21%) .NET Framework
11 19 (20.21%) jQuery
12 18 (19.15%) Windows
13 16 (17.02%) LINQ
14 15 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (15.96%) T-SQL
15 13 (13.83%) OO
16 11 (11.70%) Finance
16 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
16 11 (11.70%) XML
16 11 (11.70%) WCF
17 10 (10.64%) JSON
17 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (10.64%) BDD
17 10 (10.64%) REST
17 10 (10.64%) SOA
18 9 (9.57%) Linux

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 9 (9.57%) IIS
2 4 (4.26%) NServiceBus
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.13%) Node.js
3 2 (2.13%) Kinematics
3 2 (2.13%) JBoss
3 2 (2.13%) Apache
3 2 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) Intranet
2 2 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.06%) ATM
3 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.13%) MySQL
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.45%) NUnit
4 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.13%) MSTest
5 2 (2.13%) FxCop
5 2 (2.13%) Ant
5 2 (2.13%) Subversion
5 2 (2.13%) Maven
6 1 (1.06%) JMeter
6 1 (1.06%) Xcode
6 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.06%) T4 Templates
6 1 (1.06%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Back Office
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (91.49%) Developer
2 43 (45.74%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.89%) C# Developer
4 12 (12.77%) SQL Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Middleware Developer
10 2 (2.13%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Umbraco Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.13%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (76.60%) .NET
2 39 (41.49%) HTML
2 39 (41.49%) ASP.NET
3 27 (28.72%) CSS
3 27 (28.72%) Web Services
4 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (20.21%) .NET Framework
5 19 (20.21%) jQuery
6 16 (17.02%) LINQ
7 11 (11.70%) XML
7 11 (11.70%) WCF
8 10 (10.64%) JSON
8 10 (10.64%) REST
9 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (8.51%) RESTful
11 7 (7.45%) NHibernate
11 7 (7.45%) HTML5
12 6 (6.38%) Ajax
12 6 (6.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Physics
4 2 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (1.06%) GIS
5 1 (1.06%) Tandem
5 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.06%) EMV
5 1 (1.06%) W3C
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.06%) UNIX
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.49%) MVC
2 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.34%) TDD
4 15 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (13.83%) OO
6 10 (10.64%) BDD
6 10 (10.64%) SOA
7 8 (8.51%) Web Development
7 8 (8.51%) MVVM
8 7 (7.45%) Data Management
9 5 (5.32%) Scrum
9 5 (5.32%) Validation
9 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.32%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.32%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.32%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.19%) Migration
11 3 (3.19%) Pair Programming
11 3 (3.19%) UML
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.19%) SQL
2 38 (40.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (15.96%) T-SQL
4 9 (9.57%) Java
5 7 (7.45%) PHP
5 7 (7.45%) VB
6 6 (6.38%) C++
7 5 (5.32%) Ruby
7 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.26%) Python
8 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.13%) Scala
10 2 (2.13%) Delphi
11 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.06%) VBScript
11 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Puppet
1 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) Sybase
3 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.06%) ESRI
4 1 (1.06%) VMware
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £365 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 27 days ago