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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 12 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 133 112 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.47% 9.70% 12.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.77% 25.34% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 67 96
Average daily rate
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£310 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.47% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £364 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -
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
537 442 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.22% 38.27% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 273 304
Average daily rate £338 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.75 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Bolton +2 2 - - 11
Altrincham +2 1 - - 12
Stockport +1 1 £300 - 11
Wigan - - - - 4
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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#.

1 222 (87.06%) .NET
2 139 (54.51%) SQL Server
3 125 (49.02%) ASP.NET
4 117 (45.88%) MVC
5 115 (45.10%) CSS
6 109 (42.75%) HTML
7 103 (40.39%) JavaScript
8 86 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (30.59%) jQuery
10 70 (27.45%) SQL
11 67 (26.27%) Visual Studio
12 63 (24.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 60 (23.53%) TDD
14 57 (22.35%) Web Services
15 55 (21.57%) WCF
16 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
17 44 (17.25%) .NET Framework
18 43 (16.86%) SQL Server 2008
19 41 (16.08%) XML
20 40 (15.69%) OO
21 39 (15.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 35 (13.73%) Ajax
23 34 (13.33%) T-SQL
24 33 (12.94%) Scrum
25 29 (11.37%) HTML5
25 29 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
26 27 (10.59%) WPF
27 25 (9.80%) Web Development
28 24 (9.41%) LINQ
28 24 (9.41%) Retail

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.27%) CMS
3 11 (4.31%) IIS
3 11 (4.31%) Umbraco
3 11 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.35%) Orchard CMS
5 4 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.57%) Apache
5 4 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.57%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.39%) Lync
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 17 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.75%) Mingle
3 4 (1.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Agresso
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) IaaS
1 2 (0.78%) Office 365
1 2 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.96%) Intranet
2 3 (1.18%) NAS
2 3 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (54.51%) SQL Server
2 43 (16.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (4.31%) RavenDB
5 10 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.35%) Big Data
7 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.18%) EDMS
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.18%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 7
11 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (26.27%) Visual Studio
2 29 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.71%) NUnit
4 8 (3.14%) Subversion
4 8 (3.14%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.35%) MSTest
6 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.18%) Selenium
7 3 (1.18%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.78%) JMeter
9 1 (0.39%) Moq
9 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.39%) JIRA
9 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.39%) Xcode
9 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (9.41%) Retail
2 19 (7.45%) Finance
3 7 (2.75%) Marketing
4 4 (1.57%) Back Office
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Publishing
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 225 (88.24%) Developer
2 108 (42.35%) .NET Developer
3 73 (28.63%) C# Developer
4 44 (17.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (9.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (7.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 17 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
8 13 (5.10%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (4.31%) Web Developer
10 11 (4.31%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.75%) Configuration Manager
11 7 (2.75%) Release Manager
11 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (2.75%) Configuration and Release Manager
12 6 (2.35%) Umbraco Developer
13 5 (1.96%) CRM Developer
13 5 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (1.96%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (87.06%) .NET
2 125 (49.02%) ASP.NET
3 115 (45.10%) CSS
4 109 (42.75%) HTML
5 78 (30.59%) jQuery
6 63 (24.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (22.35%) Web Services
8 55 (21.57%) WCF
9 44 (17.25%) .NET Framework
10 41 (16.08%) XML
11 39 (15.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 35 (13.73%) Ajax
13 29 (11.37%) HTML5
14 27 (10.59%) WPF
15 24 (9.41%) LINQ
15 24 (9.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (7.45%) CSS3
17 17 (6.67%) XSLT
17 17 (6.67%) REST
18 15 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.31%) Computer Science
1 11 (4.31%) Open Source
2 10 (3.92%) User Experience
2 10 (3.92%) NHS
3 8 (3.14%) N-Tier
4 7 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.57%) Linked Data
7 3 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.78%) W3C
8 2 (0.78%) Animation
8 2 (0.78%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.39%) DTV
9 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.49%) Windows
2 5 (1.96%) Linux
2 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (45.88%) MVC
2 86 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (23.53%) TDD
4 40 (15.69%) OO
5 33 (12.94%) Scrum
6 25 (9.80%) Web Development
7 23 (9.02%) Mentoring
8 16 (6.27%) SOA
8 16 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 13 (5.10%) OOD
10 13 (5.10%) BDD
11 11 (4.31%) CRM
11 11 (4.31%) MVVM
12 9 (3.53%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (3.14%) Document Management
13 8 (3.14%) Software Engineering
13 8 (3.14%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.75%) ITIL
14 7 (2.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (40.39%) JavaScript
2 70 (27.45%) SQL
3 34 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 14 (5.49%) Java
5 11 (4.31%) Ruby
6 9 (3.53%) C++
6 9 (3.53%) VB
6 9 (3.53%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.14%) XPath
8 5 (1.96%) VB6
8 5 (1.96%) XAML
9 4 (1.57%) Python
9 4 (1.57%) Scala
10 3 (1.18%) SPARQL
10 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.18%) PHP
11 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.78%) X++
12 1 (0.39%) PHP5
12 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (7.06%) Degree
2 5 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) MCPD
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.75%) HL7
2 3 (1.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.14%) Oracle
3 5 (1.96%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.18%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.18%) Telerik
4 3 (1.18%) Twitter
4 3 (1.18%) TARGIT
5 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.39%) Google
5 1 (0.39%) SAP
5 1 (0.39%) IBM
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe
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