The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 16 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing C# 122 132 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.92% 11.04% 11.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.10% 30.99% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 92 110
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £359 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.50%
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
486 426 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 35.55% 35.62% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 264 313
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 35
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £19.32 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £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 Manchester

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

C#
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 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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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
Stockport -3 6 £320 -1.53% 8
Salford - 6 £323 - 1
Altrincham - 3 £325 - 3
Oldham -3 2 - -
Wigan - 2 - - 8
Bolton - 1 - - 5
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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#.

1 236 (90.08%) .NET
2 138 (52.67%) ASP.NET
3 136 (51.91%) CSS
4 131 (50.00%) HTML
5 129 (49.24%) MVC
6 127 (48.47%) SQL Server
7 114 (43.51%) JavaScript
8 95 (36.26%) jQuery
9 87 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (26.72%) WCF
10 70 (26.72%) Web Services
11 66 (25.19%) SQL
12 58 (22.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 55 (20.99%) TDD
14 53 (20.23%) Visual Studio
15 50 (19.08%) .NET Framework
16 48 (18.32%) SQL Server 2008
17 47 (17.94%) XML
18 41 (15.65%) SharePoint
19 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
20 39 (14.89%) HTML5
20 39 (14.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 38 (14.50%) OO
22 35 (13.36%) Scrum
23 28 (10.69%) WPF
24 27 (10.31%) LINQ
25 26 (9.92%) Ajax
25 26 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
25 26 (9.92%) OOD
25 26 (9.92%) CSS3

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 41 (15.65%) SharePoint
2 24 (9.16%) CMS
3 20 (7.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (7.25%) Umbraco
5 16 (6.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (5.34%) IIS
7 7 (2.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.91%) Escenic
8 5 (1.91%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.91%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.91%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.91%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.15%) Node.js
9 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.38%) Lync
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.29%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) Mingle
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.76%) Agresso
4 1 (0.38%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.91%) Intranet
2 4 (1.53%) Internet
3 3 (1.15%) NAS
4 2 (0.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (48.47%) SQL Server
2 48 (18.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.67%) Big Data
8 6 (2.29%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.91%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.91%) MySQL
10 4 (1.53%) RavenDB
11 3 (1.15%) EDMS
11 3 (1.15%) MS Access
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.76%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.76%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (20.23%) Visual Studio
2 26 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (7.63%) NUnit
4 10 (3.82%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.29%) MSTest
6 5 (1.91%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.53%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.15%) Axure RP
8 3 (1.15%) JIRA
9 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.76%) JMeter
10 1 (0.38%) Xcode
10 1 (0.38%) Selenium
10 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.38%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (8.78%) Finance
2 18 (6.87%) Retail
3 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.15%) Banking
5 2 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 237 (90.46%) Developer
2 111 (42.37%) .NET Developer
3 52 (19.85%) C# Developer
4 38 (14.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (12.21%) SharePoint Developer
6 23 (8.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (5.73%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (4.58%) Umbraco Developer
9 9 (3.44%) Programmer
9 9 (3.44%) Web Developer
10 8 (3.05%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.67%) Analyst
11 7 (2.67%) Configuration Manager
11 7 (2.67%) Release Manager
11 7 (2.67%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (2.67%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (2.67%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (2.67%) Sitecore Developer
11 7 (2.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (90.08%) .NET
2 138 (52.67%) ASP.NET
3 136 (51.91%) CSS
4 131 (50.00%) HTML
5 95 (36.26%) jQuery
6 70 (26.72%) WCF
6 70 (26.72%) Web Services
7 58 (22.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 50 (19.08%) .NET Framework
9 47 (17.94%) XML
10 39 (14.89%) HTML5
10 39 (14.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 28 (10.69%) WPF
12 27 (10.31%) LINQ
13 26 (9.92%) Ajax
13 26 (9.92%) CSS3
14 19 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (5.34%) WinForms
17 13 (4.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.44%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.91%) Open Source
3 5 (1.91%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.53%) RIA
5 3 (1.15%) User Experience
6 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.76%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Animation
7 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.38%) Replication
7 1 (0.38%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.38%) EMV
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Chip Card
7 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.38%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.49%) Windows
2 4 (1.53%) Linux
3 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (49.24%) MVC
2 87 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (20.99%) TDD
4 38 (14.50%) OO
5 35 (13.36%) Scrum
6 26 (9.92%) OOD
7 22 (8.40%) Mentoring
8 21 (8.02%) Web Development
9 16 (6.11%) Unit Testing
10 15 (5.73%) OOP
11 14 (5.34%) CRM
12 13 (4.96%) BDD
13 11 (4.20%) MVVM
13 11 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (3.05%) Time Management
14 8 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (3.05%) Business Analysis
15 7 (2.67%) Service Delivery
15 7 (2.67%) OOA/OOD
16 6 (2.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 114 (43.51%) JavaScript
2 66 (25.19%) SQL
3 18 (6.87%) T-SQL
4 17 (6.49%) Java
5 11 (4.20%) C++
6 10 (3.82%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.82%) Scala
7 9 (3.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.05%) VB
9 5 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.91%) VB6
9 5 (1.91%) Python
10 4 (1.53%) Ruby
11 3 (1.15%) XAML
11 3 (1.15%) PHP
11 3 (1.15%) X++
12 2 (0.76%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.76%) Perl
12 2 (0.76%) XPath
13 1 (0.38%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (4.96%) Degree
2 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) HL7
2 6 (2.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.11%) Oracle
3 8 (3.05%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.91%) JBoss
5 4 (1.53%) Twitter
6 3 (1.15%) TARGIT
6 3 (1.15%) Telerik
7 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.76%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.38%) Open Text
8 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe
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