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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 22 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing C# 26 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.55% 4.92% 8.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.69% 16.67% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 14
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£200 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
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
147 78 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.03% 29.55% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 56 60
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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
Preston +8 11 £200 -38.46% 2
Blackpool - 5 £318 - 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Morecambe - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Chorley - - - - 2
Colne - - - - 2
Accrington - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - - 5
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 39 (75.00%) .NET
2 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
3 28 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 23 (44.23%) MVC
5 22 (42.31%) SQL
6 19 (36.54%) HTML
6 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET
7 15 (28.85%) CSS
8 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 13 (25.00%) HTML5
9 12 (23.08%) jQuery
9 12 (23.08%) Oracle
10 11 (21.15%) PL/SQL
10 11 (21.15%) Visual Studio
11 10 (19.23%) Classic ASP
11 10 (19.23%) Umbraco
11 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (19.23%) CSS3
11 10 (19.23%) PhoneGap
11 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
12 8 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (15.38%) WPF
12 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
12 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.38%) LDAP
12 8 (15.38%) C
12 8 (15.38%) VBScript
12 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (13.46%) VB
13 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (19.23%) Umbraco
2 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.69%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.77%) CMS
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) WordPress
6 1 (1.92%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) MorphX
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
3 5 (9.62%) Software Developer
4 4 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Identity Management Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Designer
6 1 (1.92%) CRM Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Architect
6 1 (1.92%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (75.00%) .NET
2 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET
2 19 (36.54%) HTML
3 15 (28.85%) CSS
4 13 (25.00%) HTML5
5 12 (23.08%) jQuery
6 10 (19.23%) CSS3
6 10 (19.23%) PhoneGap
6 10 (19.23%) Classic ASP
7 8 (15.38%) WPF
7 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 8 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (11.54%) WCF
10 3 (5.77%) WinForms
10 3 (5.77%) Web Services
11 1 (1.92%) XML
11 1 (1.92%) Flash
11 1 (1.92%) XHTML
11 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.92%) Statistics
3 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.92%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) MVC
2 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.85%) ERP
6 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.85%) Scrum
6 2 (3.85%) Web Development
6 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.85%) System Testing
7 1 (1.92%) V-Model
7 1 (1.92%) MVVM
7 1 (1.92%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.92%) BDD
7 1 (1.92%) DevOps
7 1 (1.92%) Test Planning
7 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.92%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 11 (21.15%) PL/SQL
4 8 (15.38%) C
4 8 (15.38%) VBScript
5 7 (13.46%) VB
6 4 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.77%) Java
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.85%) VBA
8 2 (3.85%) XAML
8 2 (3.85%) VB6
8 2 (3.85%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) X++
9 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) Clojure
9 1 (1.92%) C++
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) HND
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Sybase
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter
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