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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 13 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 65 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.16% 6.65% 7.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.10% 21.07% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £342 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £40.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
259 242 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.50% 31.55% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 119 199
Average daily rate £373 £308 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.94% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £31.56 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.57 £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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 25 £510 +104.00% 8
Chester +13 9 £275 -8.33% 11
Northwich 0 4 £425 +41.66%
Knutsford +9 3 £350 - 2
Macclesfield -3 2 £300 -14.28% 10
Nantwich -1 1 £260 -13.33%
Runcorn - 1 £325 - 2
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 10
Crewe - - - - 3
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 88 (70.40%) .NET
2 74 (59.20%) JavaScript
2 74 (59.20%) SQL
3 65 (52.00%) HTML
4 56 (44.80%) TDD
5 54 (43.20%) CSS
6 48 (38.40%) ASP.NET
7 40 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (32.00%) MVC
8 39 (31.20%) SQL Server
9 32 (25.60%) Web Services
10 28 (22.40%) T-SQL
11 27 (21.60%) Java
11 27 (21.60%) XML
12 26 (20.80%) HTML5
13 25 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 25 (20.00%) C++
14 24 (19.20%) JSON
15 23 (18.40%) BDD
15 23 (18.40%) Linux
16 22 (17.60%) Pair Programming
16 22 (17.60%) jQuery
17 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (15.20%) Ajax
18 19 (15.20%) Visual Studio
19 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
19 18 (14.40%) .NET Framework
19 18 (14.40%) Open Source
20 17 (13.60%) NoSQL
20 17 (13.60%) Ruby

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.20%) NServiceBus
3 4 (3.20%) IIS
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.60%) Node.js
5 1 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Intranet
2 2 (1.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.80%) DNS
3 1 (0.80%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.60%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.20%) MySQL
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.80%) MS Access
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.80%) Xcode
4 1 (0.80%) JMeter
4 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.80%) WiX
4 1 (0.80%) Moq
4 1 (0.80%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.80%) OpenSTA
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
2 2 (1.60%) Local Government
2 2 (1.60%) Banking
2 2 (1.60%) Back Office
3 1 (0.80%) Games
3 1 (0.80%) Law
3 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (91.20%) Developer
2 41 (32.80%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.40%) C# Developer
4 15 (12.00%) Web Developer
5 13 (10.40%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (9.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Senior Developer
8 10 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 9 (7.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.40%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (6.40%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Applications Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.20%) Lead Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Tester
12 4 (3.20%) .NET Web Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Software Tester
13 3 (2.40%) .NET Software Developer
13 3 (2.40%) C# Web Developer
14 2 (1.60%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (70.40%) .NET
2 65 (52.00%) HTML
3 54 (43.20%) CSS
4 48 (38.40%) ASP.NET
5 32 (25.60%) Web Services
6 27 (21.60%) XML
7 26 (20.80%) HTML5
8 24 (19.20%) JSON
9 22 (17.60%) jQuery
10 19 (15.20%) Ajax
11 18 (14.40%) .NET Framework
12 16 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (12.00%) RESTful
13 15 (12.00%) WinForms
14 14 (11.20%) WCF
14 14 (11.20%) CSS3
15 12 (9.60%) WPF
16 11 (8.80%) LINQ
17 9 (7.20%) NHibernate
17 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Open Source
2 6 (4.80%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.20%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.40%) Linux
2 12 (9.60%) Windows
3 5 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.80%) TDD
2 40 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.00%) MVC
3 25 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 23 (18.40%) BDD
5 22 (17.60%) Pair Programming
6 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (13.60%) Scrum
8 13 (10.40%) Web Development
9 10 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.20%) Refactoring
10 9 (7.20%) User Stories
11 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.80%) Test Automation
12 6 (4.80%) SOA
13 5 (4.00%) OOD
13 5 (4.00%) OO
13 5 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
13 5 (4.00%) Migration
14 4 (3.20%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (59.20%) JavaScript
1 74 (59.20%) SQL
2 28 (22.40%) T-SQL
3 27 (21.60%) Java
4 25 (20.00%) C++
5 17 (13.60%) Ruby
5 17 (13.60%) Python
5 17 (13.60%) PHP
6 14 (11.20%) Scala
7 9 (7.20%) VB.NET
8 8 (6.40%) VB
9 6 (4.80%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.20%) VBScript
11 4 (3.20%) C
12 2 (1.60%) Delphi
13 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.80%) XAML
13 1 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.40%) MCP
2 3 (2.40%) MCPD
2 3 (2.40%) MCTS
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) Oracle
3 3 (2.40%) Twitter
4 2 (1.60%) Sybase
4 2 (1.60%) Kofax
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