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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C#
Rank 14 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 162 107 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.82% 7.65% 10.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.89% 20.42% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 81 71
Average daily rate £326 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
740 524 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.28% 37.48% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 364 283
Average daily rate £353 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stockport +1 12 £370 +23.33% 7
Oldham - 9 £310 - 2
Bolton 0 8 £325 +8.33% 8
Cheadle - 4 £400 - 3
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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#.

1 235 (84.84%) .NET
2 143 (51.62%) MVC
3 127 (45.85%) HTML
4 126 (45.49%) SQL Server
5 123 (44.40%) JavaScript
6 117 (42.24%) CSS
7 107 (38.63%) ASP.NET
8 88 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (26.71%) SQL
10 69 (24.91%) Visual Studio
11 67 (24.19%) HTML5
12 59 (21.30%) jQuery
12 59 (21.30%) .NET Framework
13 54 (19.49%) TDD
14 53 (19.13%) Microsoft
15 49 (17.69%) WCF
15 49 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 44 (15.88%) Scrum
17 41 (14.80%) Web Development
18 40 (14.44%) XML
19 39 (14.08%) AngularJS
20 34 (12.27%) BDD
20 34 (12.27%) Web Services
20 34 (12.27%) OO
21 30 (10.83%) Entity Framework
21 30 (10.83%) CSS3
22 29 (10.47%) Git (software)
23 27 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
24 26 (9.39%) T-SQL
24 26 (9.39%) CMS

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (9.39%) CMS
2 23 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.17%) EPiServer CMS
6 6 (2.17%) IIS
7 5 (1.81%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.72%) Node.js
9 2 (0.72%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.36%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.81%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.36%) Tridion
4 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.36%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) SaaS
2 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.08%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.14%) HTTP
2 8 (2.89%) Intranet
3 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.72%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) DVB
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (45.49%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.44%) MySQL
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.36%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (24.91%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.47%) Git (software)
3 27 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (7.94%) Subversion
5 20 (7.22%) Selenium
6 16 (5.78%) SpecFlow
7 13 (4.69%) JIRA
7 13 (4.69%) NUnit
8 12 (4.33%) MSTest
9 8 (2.89%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.53%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.17%) Grunt
12 5 (1.81%) Moq
13 4 (1.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.44%) Xcode
14 3 (1.08%) NuGet
14 3 (1.08%) ReSharper
15 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
15 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (8.30%) Finance
2 14 (5.05%) Games
3 7 (2.53%) Retail
4 6 (2.17%) Advertising
5 3 (1.08%) Legal
6 2 (0.72%) Marketing
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 228 (82.31%) Developer
2 121 (43.68%) .NET Developer
3 99 (35.74%) C# Developer
4 62 (22.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 21 (7.58%) Software Developer
7 18 (6.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (5.05%) Agile Developer
8 14 (5.05%) HTML Developer
8 14 (5.05%) SharePoint Developer
8 14 (5.05%) Web Developer
9 13 (4.69%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.33%) C# Software Developer
11 11 (3.97%) Agile C# Developer
12 10 (3.61%) .NET Software Developer
12 10 (3.61%) Software Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.25%) C# Software Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (2.89%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (84.84%) .NET
2 127 (45.85%) HTML
3 117 (42.24%) CSS
4 107 (38.63%) ASP.NET
5 67 (24.19%) HTML5
6 59 (21.30%) .NET Framework
6 59 (21.30%) jQuery
7 49 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 49 (17.69%) WCF
8 40 (14.44%) XML
9 39 (14.08%) AngularJS
10 34 (12.27%) Web Services
11 30 (10.83%) CSS3
11 30 (10.83%) Entity Framework
12 23 (8.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 20 (7.22%) JSON
14 19 (6.86%) SOAP
15 17 (6.14%) Silverlight
16 14 (5.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.05%) Visualisation
3 12 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.25%) User Experience
6 7 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.81%) Replication
8 3 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.08%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.72%) NHS
10 1 (0.36%) DTV
10 1 (0.36%) Informatics
10 1 (0.36%) IPTV
10 1 (0.36%) Life Science
10 1 (0.36%) LIMS
10 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.36%) MPEG
10 1 (0.36%) Physics
10 1 (0.36%) SCADA
10 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.94%) Windows
2 15 (5.42%) Linux
2 15 (5.42%) Unix
3 14 (5.05%) Mac OS X
4 8 (2.89%) Android
4 8 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.62%) MVC
2 88 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (19.49%) TDD
4 44 (15.88%) Scrum
5 41 (14.80%) Web Development
6 34 (12.27%) BDD
6 34 (12.27%) OO
7 26 (9.39%) Software Engineering
8 23 (8.30%) Front End Development
8 23 (8.30%) Unit Testing
9 20 (7.22%) CRM
10 19 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (6.14%) OOP
11 17 (6.14%) Web Design
12 15 (5.42%) Automated Testing
12 15 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (4.69%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.69%) Time Management
13 13 (4.69%) Workflow
14 12 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 123 (44.40%) JavaScript
2 74 (26.71%) SQL
3 26 (9.39%) T-SQL
4 23 (8.30%) Java
5 21 (7.58%) C++
6 17 (6.14%) Python
6 17 (6.14%) Ruby
7 16 (5.78%) XAML
8 15 (5.42%) Scala
9 13 (4.69%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.53%) VB
11 6 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.81%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.81%) PHP
12 5 (1.81%) XPath
13 2 (0.72%) C
13 2 (0.72%) ES6
13 2 (0.72%) VB6
13 2 (0.72%) VBA
14 1 (0.36%) FQL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.14%) Degree
2 3 (1.08%) HND
2 3 (1.08%) ISEB
2 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) MCPD
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.42%) QA
2 11 (3.97%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.03%) EPiServer
3 22 (7.94%) Telerik
4 18 (6.50%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.81%) BEA
5 5 (1.81%) Capita
6 4 (1.44%) Appcelerator
6 4 (1.44%) HP
6 4 (1.44%) Infor
6 4 (1.44%) OpenText
6 4 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe
8 2 (0.72%) Google
9 1 (0.36%) ATG
9 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.36%) Sun
9 1 (0.36%) Twitter
9 1 (0.36%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.36%) Zend
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