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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 26 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing C# 19 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.80% 5.96% 9.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.19% 18.45% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 14
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£325 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £309 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £375 £325
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 £35.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
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
144 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.36% 32.29% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 74 64
Average daily rate £350 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Average hourly rate £45.75 £32.60 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% +24.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.40 £14.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £42.00 £35.00
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 - 6 £325 - 1
Preston 0 3 £200 -38.46% 8
Accrington - - - - 2
Blackburn - - - - 2
Chorley - - - - 2
Colne - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (76.09%) .NET
2 27 (58.70%) JavaScript
3 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
4 23 (50.00%) MVC
5 22 (47.83%) SQL
6 20 (43.48%) ASP.NET
7 18 (39.13%) HTML
8 14 (30.43%) CSS
9 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
10 12 (26.09%) Oracle
10 12 (26.09%) HTML5
11 11 (23.91%) jQuery
11 11 (23.91%) PL/SQL
12 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
12 10 (21.74%) Classic ASP
12 10 (21.74%) Umbraco
12 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (21.74%) CSS3
12 10 (21.74%) PhoneGap
12 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
13 9 (19.57%) Entity Framework
13 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
14 7 (15.22%) WCF
14 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (13.04%) WPF
15 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
16 5 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
16 5 (10.87%) VBScript

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (21.74%) Umbraco
2 5 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.70%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.35%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) WordPress
5 1 (2.17%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Fireworks
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Subversion
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (60.87%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Applications Developer
4 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.35%) CRM Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (76.09%) .NET
2 20 (43.48%) ASP.NET
3 18 (39.13%) HTML
4 14 (30.43%) CSS
5 12 (26.09%) HTML5
6 11 (23.91%) jQuery
7 10 (21.74%) Classic ASP
7 10 (21.74%) CSS3
7 10 (21.74%) PhoneGap
8 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (19.57%) Entity Framework
8 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
9 7 (15.22%) WCF
10 6 (13.04%) WPF
11 3 (6.52%) LINQ
11 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (6.52%) Ajax
12 2 (4.35%) WinForms
12 2 (4.35%) Web Services
13 1 (2.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.52%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) System Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Web Development
6 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.35%) CRM
6 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.17%) ERP
7 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Validation
7 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.17%) TDD
7 1 (2.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) JavaScript
2 22 (47.83%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.87%) VBScript
5 4 (8.70%) C
6 3 (6.52%) Java
6 3 (6.52%) VB
6 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.35%) VBA
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby
8 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.17%) Scala
8 1 (2.17%) Clojure
8 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.17%) XAML
8 1 (2.17%) VB6
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) HND
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter
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