The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 17 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing C# 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.41% 4.21% 5.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.71% 11.84% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £34.02 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
C#
Cheshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
56 76 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 41.18% 35.51% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 18
Average daily rate £313 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £406 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Chester

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 10 (55.56%) HTML
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) CSS
4 9 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) HTML5
8 5 (27.78%) CSS3
9 4 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (22.22%) Web Services
9 4 (22.22%) NHibernate
9 4 (22.22%) Web Development
9 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 4 (22.22%) jQuery
10 3 (16.67%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) Ajax
10 3 (16.67%) XML
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (11.11%) Backbone.js
11 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (11.11%) Twitter

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
2 1 (5.56%) OpenSTA
2 1 (5.56%) FxCop
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.56%) T4 Templates
2 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) HTML
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
4 5 (27.78%) CSS3
5 4 (22.22%) NHibernate
5 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 4 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) Ajax
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (11.11%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.56%) CCTV
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.56%) SOA
7 1 (5.56%) User Stories
7 1 (5.56%) Coaching
7 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Twitter
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