The first table below looks at the demand for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Halifax 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 23 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 4 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.19% 6.84% 5.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.39% 38.10% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate £350 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +31.14%
Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
23 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.57% 17.95% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 41
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C#
West Yorkshire

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 6 (60.00%) UML
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) XSD
4 4 (40.00%) XSLT
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (30.00%) J2EE
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) Use Case
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (20.00%) Java EE
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (10.00%) DB2
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) B2B
7 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (10.00%) VB6

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XSD
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
4 3 (30.00%) J2EE
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 2 (20.00%) Java EE
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
1 6 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle