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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 15 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 6 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.00% 13.76% 7.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.29% 31.71% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 9
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£320 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £193 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -2.85%
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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
42 82 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.00% 43.39% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 23
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.08% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £155 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +57.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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#
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 6 (46.15%) NHibernate
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) JSON
4 6 (46.15%) CSS3
4 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) HTML5
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Ajax
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
7 3 (23.08%) LINQ
7 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
7 3 (23.08%) WCF
8 2 (15.38%) WF
8 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) T4 Templates
2 1 (7.69%) FxCop
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) NHibernate
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) JSON
4 6 (46.15%) CSS3
5 5 (38.46%) HTML5
5 5 (38.46%) Ajax
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) LINQ
7 3 (23.08%) WCF
8 2 (15.38%) WF
9 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
9 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
6 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
6 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
7 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) Workflow
8 1 (7.69%) SOA
8 1 (7.69%) Coaching
8 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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