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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing C# 62 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.16% 7.54% 6.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.05% 22.67% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 29
Average daily rate
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£339 £300 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £228 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £364 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £40.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.57 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
238 247 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.32% 33.24% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 120 205
Average daily rate £373 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £45.29 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.08% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £51.39 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -3 23 £510 +104.00% 13
Chester +10 9 £275 -8.33% 7
Northwich 0 4 £425 +41.66%
Macclesfield -3 3 £325 -7.14% 6
Knutsford +8 2 £325 - 2
Nantwich -1 1 £260 -13.33%
Crewe -3 1 £325 +8.33% 4
Runcorn - 1 £325 - 3
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 12
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 86 (70.49%) .NET
2 73 (59.84%) JavaScript
3 70 (57.38%) SQL
4 62 (50.82%) HTML
5 55 (45.08%) TDD
6 53 (43.44%) CSS
7 47 (38.52%) ASP.NET
8 38 (31.15%) MVC
8 38 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (29.51%) SQL Server
10 31 (25.41%) Web Services
11 27 (22.13%) Java
12 26 (21.31%) C++
12 26 (21.31%) T-SQL
12 26 (21.31%) HTML5
13 25 (20.49%) Unit Testing
13 25 (20.49%) XML
14 23 (18.85%) Linux
14 23 (18.85%) JSON
14 23 (18.85%) jQuery
14 23 (18.85%) BDD
15 22 (18.03%) Pair Programming
16 21 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (15.57%) Ajax
17 19 (15.57%) Visual Studio
17 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
18 18 (14.75%) .NET Framework
18 18 (14.75%) Open Source
19 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
19 17 (13.93%) Python

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.28%) NServiceBus
3 4 (3.28%) IIS
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Office 365
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) Intranet
1 2 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) DNS
2 1 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.28%) MySQL
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.82%) MS Access
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (15.57%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.82%) JMeter
4 1 (0.82%) WiX
4 1 (0.82%) Moq
4 1 (0.82%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) OpenSTA
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
2 2 (1.64%) Local Government
2 2 (1.64%) Banking
2 2 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (0.82%) Games
3 1 (0.82%) Law
3 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.82%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (90.98%) Developer
2 39 (31.97%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) C# Developer
4 15 (12.30%) Web Developer
5 12 (9.84%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.28%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Software Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Tester
10 3 (2.46%) C# Web Developer
10 3 (2.46%) .NET Software Developer
11 2 (1.64%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (70.49%) .NET
2 62 (50.82%) HTML
3 53 (43.44%) CSS
4 47 (38.52%) ASP.NET
5 31 (25.41%) Web Services
6 26 (21.31%) HTML5
7 25 (20.49%) XML
8 23 (18.85%) JSON
8 23 (18.85%) jQuery
9 19 (15.57%) Ajax
10 18 (14.75%) .NET Framework
11 16 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (12.30%) WinForms
13 14 (11.48%) RESTful
13 14 (11.48%) WCF
13 14 (11.48%) CSS3
14 12 (9.84%) WPF
15 11 (9.02%) LINQ
16 9 (7.38%) NHibernate
16 9 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Open Source
2 6 (4.92%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.28%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.82%) CCTV
5 1 (0.82%) iPhone
5 1 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Linux
2 11 (9.02%) Windows
3 5 (4.10%) UNIX
4 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.82%) Android
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.08%) TDD
2 38 (31.15%) MVC
2 38 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.49%) Unit Testing
4 23 (18.85%) BDD
5 22 (18.03%) Pair Programming
6 21 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (13.93%) Scrum
8 12 (9.84%) Web Development
9 10 (8.20%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.38%) Refactoring
10 9 (7.38%) User Stories
11 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.92%) Test Automation
12 6 (4.92%) SOA
13 5 (4.10%) Systems Analysis
14 4 (3.28%) Test Scripting
14 4 (3.28%) Manual Testing
14 4 (3.28%) Requirements Management
14 4 (3.28%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 73 (59.84%) JavaScript
2 70 (57.38%) SQL
3 27 (22.13%) Java
4 26 (21.31%) C++
4 26 (21.31%) T-SQL
5 17 (13.93%) Python
5 17 (13.93%) PHP
5 17 (13.93%) Ruby
6 14 (11.48%) Scala
7 9 (7.38%) VB.NET
8 8 (6.56%) VB
9 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.28%) C
10 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.28%) VBScript
10 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.82%) Delphi
11 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.82%) XAML
11 1 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.46%) MCP
2 3 (2.46%) MCTS
2 3 (2.46%) MCPD
3 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.20%) Oracle
3 3 (2.46%) Twitter
4 2 (1.64%) Kofax
5 1 (0.82%) Sybase
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