The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 33 31 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing C# 15 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.59% 5.48% 7.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.38% 21.10% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £255 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £383 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
C#
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
160 109 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.28% 25.95% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 74 51
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Average hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.62 £26.36 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £32.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

C#
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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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
Blackpool - 3 £325 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Burnley -1 1 £400 -
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 35 (81.40%) .NET
2 27 (62.79%) JavaScript
3 24 (55.81%) SQL Server
4 23 (53.49%) SQL
4 23 (53.49%) MVC
5 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
6 17 (39.53%) HTML
7 14 (32.56%) CSS
8 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
9 12 (27.91%) HTML5
10 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
10 11 (25.58%) Oracle
11 10 (23.26%) Classic ASP
11 10 (23.26%) PL/SQL
11 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (23.26%) CSS3
11 10 (23.26%) PhoneGap
11 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
11 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (23.26%) Umbraco
12 9 (20.93%) jQuery
12 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
12 9 (20.93%) WCF
12 9 (20.93%) Entity Framework
13 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
13 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.63%) WPF
15 4 (9.30%) LINQ
15 4 (9.30%) Ajax

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (23.26%) Umbraco
2 3 (6.98%) MQSeries
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Kentico
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (4.65%) CRM Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (81.40%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
3 17 (39.53%) HTML
4 14 (32.56%) CSS
5 12 (27.91%) HTML5
6 10 (23.26%) Classic ASP
6 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (23.26%) CSS3
6 10 (23.26%) PhoneGap
7 9 (20.93%) jQuery
7 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
7 9 (20.93%) WCF
7 9 (20.93%) Entity Framework
8 5 (11.63%) WPF
9 4 (9.30%) LINQ
9 4 (9.30%) Ajax
9 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (4.65%) WinForms
10 2 (4.65%) Web Services
11 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.33%) Tandem
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) MVC
2 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
2 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.98%) Scrum
3 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.65%) System Testing
4 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.65%) BDD
4 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.65%) TDD
4 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.33%) ERP
5 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (2.33%) Validation
5 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) JavaScript
2 23 (53.49%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) PL/SQL
4 4 (9.30%) VBScript
4 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.98%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) VBA
7 1 (2.33%) VB6
7 1 (2.33%) Clojure
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
7 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) HND
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter
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