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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 33 6 26
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Contract jobs citing C# 19 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.39% 11.81% 4.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.26% 38.10% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 14
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£318 £304 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
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
155 84 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.80% 31.00% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 41 106
Average daily rate £350 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £209 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £325 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.00 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Preston -15 7 £270 -10.00% 5
Lytham St Annes - 5 £320 - 1
Blackburn 0 1 - - 3
Blackpool - 1 - - 2
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Lancaster - - - - 3
Morecambe - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 37 (84.09%) .NET
2 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (47.73%) TDD
4 20 (45.45%) WPF
5 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
6 16 (36.36%) Sybase
6 16 (36.36%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
7 15 (34.09%) Scrum
7 15 (34.09%) Unit Testing
8 13 (29.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (29.55%) CSS
9 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
9 12 (27.27%) MVVM
10 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 11 (25.00%) HTML
11 10 (22.73%) VB
11 10 (22.73%) jQuery
11 10 (22.73%) Hibernate
12 8 (18.18%) MVC
12 8 (18.18%) XML
12 8 (18.18%) Java
13 7 (15.91%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (15.91%) HTML5
13 7 (15.91%) BDD
13 7 (15.91%) Scala
13 7 (15.91%) OOD
14 6 (13.64%) Finance
14 6 (13.64%) CMS
14 6 (13.64%) Crystal Reports

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (13.64%) CMS
2 5 (11.36%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (11.36%) Escenic
2 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.36%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.36%) MQSeries
3 4 (9.09%) IIS
4 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) LDAP
2 2 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (11.36%) Big Data
3 5 (11.36%) Hadoop
3 5 (11.36%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.27%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.27%) MorphX
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (84.09%) Developer
2 17 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Software Developer
4 8 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) SQL Developer
6 5 (11.36%) WPF Developer
6 5 (11.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Java Programmer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Programmer
7 4 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (6.82%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (84.09%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) WPF
3 13 (29.55%) CSS
4 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (25.00%) HTML
5 10 (22.73%) jQuery
5 10 (22.73%) Hibernate
6 8 (18.18%) XML
7 7 (15.91%) HTML5
8 6 (13.64%) Ajax
8 6 (13.64%) CSS3
9 5 (11.36%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (11.36%) Spring
9 5 (11.36%) JSF
9 5 (11.36%) J2EE
9 5 (11.36%) Struts
9 5 (11.36%) EJB
9 5 (11.36%) LAMP
9 5 (11.36%) Java RMI
10 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (2.27%) Social Media
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) TDD
3 15 (34.09%) Scrum
3 15 (34.09%) Unit Testing
4 12 (27.27%) MVVM
5 8 (18.18%) MVC
6 7 (15.91%) BDD
6 7 (15.91%) OOD
7 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.36%) UML
8 5 (11.36%) OOP
8 5 (11.36%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (11.36%) RUP
9 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.55%) Workflow
10 2 (4.55%) CRM
10 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.55%) OO
10 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 10 (22.73%) VB
5 8 (18.18%) Java
6 7 (15.91%) Scala
7 5 (11.36%) VBScript
8 4 (9.09%) C
8 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 4 (9.09%) VB6
9 3 (6.82%) Ruby
9 3 (6.82%) C++
10 2 (4.55%) XAML
10 2 (4.55%) Python
10 2 (4.55%) PHP
11 1 (2.27%) X++
11 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Sybase
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) JBoss
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Telerik
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
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