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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 11 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing C# 138 123 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.45% 10.17% 10.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.99% 28.54% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 82 105
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
- +1.88%
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 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
476 431 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.06% 35.62% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 259 301
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 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 1 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
Salford - 8 £325 -
Stockport -4 6 £320 +6.66% 9
Altrincham - 3 £325 - 8
Oldham -3 2 - - 2
Wigan - 2 - - 6
Bolton - 2 £205 - 7
Bury - 1 £325 -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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#.

1 249 (90.22%) .NET
2 147 (53.26%) ASP.NET
3 144 (52.17%) CSS
4 140 (50.72%) HTML
4 140 (50.72%) MVC
5 129 (46.74%) SQL Server
6 122 (44.20%) JavaScript
7 101 (36.59%) jQuery
8 76 (27.54%) WCF
9 74 (26.81%) Web Services
10 71 (25.72%) SQL
11 66 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 55 (19.93%) Visual Studio
12 55 (19.93%) TDD
13 51 (18.48%) .NET Framework
14 49 (17.75%) XML
15 48 (17.39%) Microsoft
16 47 (17.03%) SQL Server 2008
17 42 (15.22%) SharePoint
17 42 (15.22%) HTML5
18 40 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 39 (14.13%) OO
20 37 (13.41%) Scrum
21 33 (11.96%) WPF
22 32 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (10.87%) LINQ
24 27 (9.78%) OOD
25 26 (9.42%) CSS3
26 25 (9.06%) CMS
27 24 (8.70%) Finance

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 42 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.06%) CMS
3 20 (7.25%) Umbraco
4 19 (6.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (4.71%) IIS
7 7 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.81%) Escenic
8 5 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.81%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.81%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.09%) Node.js
10 1 (0.36%) Lync
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.17%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) Mingle
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.72%) Agresso
4 1 (0.36%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.81%) Intranet
1 5 (1.81%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) NAS
2 3 (1.09%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (46.74%) SQL Server
2 47 (17.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (4.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.54%) RavenDB
7 7 (2.54%) Big Data
7 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.17%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.81%) MySQL
10 3 (1.09%) EDMS
10 3 (1.09%) MS Access
11 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.72%) QlikView
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.72%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 55 (19.93%) Visual Studio
2 23 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (7.25%) NUnit
4 10 (3.62%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.26%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.54%) MSTest
7 6 (2.17%) ReSharper
8 5 (1.81%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.09%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.09%) JIRA
10 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.36%) Grunt
11 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.36%) JMeter
11 1 (0.36%) Xcode
11 1 (0.36%) Selenium
11 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
General
1 24 (8.70%) Finance
2 19 (6.88%) Retail
3 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.45%) Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 253 (91.67%) Developer
2 123 (44.57%) .NET Developer
3 56 (20.29%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (11.23%) SharePoint Developer
6 26 (9.42%) ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.71%) Web Developer
10 12 (4.35%) Umbraco Developer
11 9 (3.26%) Programmer
12 8 (2.90%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Senior C# Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Analyst
13 7 (2.54%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Sitecore Developer
14 6 (2.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
14 6 (2.17%) CRM Developer
14 6 (2.17%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (90.22%) .NET
2 147 (53.26%) ASP.NET
3 144 (52.17%) CSS
4 140 (50.72%) HTML
5 101 (36.59%) jQuery
6 76 (27.54%) WCF
7 74 (26.81%) Web Services
8 66 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 51 (18.48%) .NET Framework
10 49 (17.75%) XML
11 42 (15.22%) HTML5
12 40 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 33 (11.96%) WPF
14 30 (10.87%) LINQ
15 26 (9.42%) CSS3
16 24 (8.70%) Ajax
17 22 (7.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 18 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
19 17 (6.16%) Backbone.js
20 16 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.81%) RIA
2 5 (1.81%) Open Source
3 4 (1.45%) N-Tier
3 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.09%) Online Banking
4 3 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.72%) Animation
5 2 (0.72%) W3C
6 1 (0.36%) Chip Card
6 1 (0.36%) EMV
6 1 (0.36%) NHS
6 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.36%) Replication
6 1 (0.36%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.36%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.88%) Windows
2 4 (1.45%) Linux
3 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (50.72%) MVC
2 55 (19.93%) TDD
3 39 (14.13%) OO
4 37 (13.41%) Scrum
5 32 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (9.78%) OOD
7 20 (7.25%) Web Development
7 20 (7.25%) Unit Testing
8 17 (6.16%) OOP
9 15 (5.43%) CRM
9 15 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (4.71%) BDD
11 12 (4.35%) MVVM
12 9 (3.26%) Business Analysis
13 8 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (2.90%) Time Management
13 8 (2.90%) Domain-Driven Design
14 7 (2.54%) OOA/OOD
14 7 (2.54%) Service Delivery
15 6 (2.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 122 (44.20%) JavaScript
2 71 (25.72%) SQL
3 22 (7.97%) T-SQL
4 18 (6.52%) Java
5 11 (3.99%) C++
6 10 (3.62%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.62%) Scala
7 9 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.90%) VB
9 6 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.81%) VB6
10 5 (1.81%) Python
11 4 (1.45%) Ruby
12 3 (1.09%) X++
12 3 (1.09%) XAML
12 3 (1.09%) PHP
12 3 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.72%) Perl
14 1 (0.36%) C
14 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (5.80%) Degree
2 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) QA
1 6 (2.17%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.16%) Oracle
3 8 (2.90%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.17%) Twitter
5 5 (1.81%) JBoss
6 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.09%) TARGIT
7 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.72%) Open Text
7 2 (0.72%) Telerik
8 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
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