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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 16 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing C# 123 128 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.96% 10.64% 12.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.93% 29.36% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 83 114
Average daily rate
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£320 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
514 436 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.44% 36.24% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 269 320
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 £425 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +36.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £22.02 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 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 30 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 5 £320 -1.53% 10
Salford - 5 £320 - 1
Altrincham +1 2 £325 -15.58% 4
Oldham -3 2 - -
Bolton - 2 - - 11
Wigan - 1 - - 5
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Bury - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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#.

1 231 (89.53%) .NET
2 138 (53.49%) ASP.NET
3 128 (49.61%) CSS
4 127 (49.22%) SQL Server
5 124 (48.06%) HTML
6 121 (46.90%) MVC
7 111 (43.02%) JavaScript
8 90 (34.88%) jQuery
9 82 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (26.36%) SQL
11 67 (25.97%) Web Services
12 64 (24.81%) WCF
13 59 (22.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 54 (20.93%) TDD
15 53 (20.54%) Visual Studio
16 47 (18.22%) .NET Framework
17 45 (17.44%) SQL Server 2008
18 43 (16.67%) XML
19 39 (15.12%) SharePoint
19 39 (15.12%) Microsoft
20 38 (14.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 38 (14.73%) OO
21 37 (14.34%) HTML5
22 29 (11.24%) Scrum
23 27 (10.47%) Ajax
23 27 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
24 26 (10.08%) Web Development
25 25 (9.69%) WPF
26 24 (9.30%) LINQ
27 23 (8.91%) CMS

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 39 (15.12%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.91%) CMS
3 18 (6.98%) Umbraco
3 18 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (5.04%) IIS
6 5 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.55%) Escenic
7 4 (1.55%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.55%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.16%) Node.js
8 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) Lync
9 1 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.94%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) Mingle
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.78%) Office 365
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.55%) Intranet
1 4 (1.55%) Internet
2 3 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (0.39%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (49.22%) SQL Server
2 45 (17.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (5.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.10%) Big Data
5 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.55%) MySQL
9 3 (1.16%) EDMS
9 3 (1.16%) MS Access
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.78%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 53 (20.54%) Visual Studio
2 27 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (6.20%) NUnit
4 9 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.94%) MSTest
5 5 (1.94%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.55%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.16%) JIRA
7 3 (1.16%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.78%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.78%) Selenium
8 2 (0.78%) JMeter
9 1 (0.39%) Xcode
9 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.39%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 22 (8.53%) Finance
2 18 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (1.16%) Marketing
3 3 (1.16%) Banking
4 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 232 (89.92%) Developer
2 111 (43.02%) .NET Developer
3 54 (20.93%) C# Developer
4 39 (15.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (11.24%) SharePoint Developer
6 22 (8.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (5.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (5.04%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.26%) Umbraco Developer
10 10 (3.88%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 9 (3.49%) Programmer
12 7 (2.71%) Analyst
12 7 (2.71%) Release Manager
12 7 (2.71%) Configuration Manager
12 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (2.71%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (2.71%) Configuration and Release Manager
13 6 (2.33%) CRM Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (89.53%) .NET
2 138 (53.49%) ASP.NET
3 128 (49.61%) CSS
4 124 (48.06%) HTML
5 90 (34.88%) jQuery
6 67 (25.97%) Web Services
7 64 (24.81%) WCF
8 59 (22.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 47 (18.22%) .NET Framework
10 43 (16.67%) XML
11 38 (14.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 37 (14.34%) HTML5
13 27 (10.47%) Ajax
14 25 (9.69%) WPF
15 24 (9.30%) LINQ
16 23 (8.91%) CSS3
17 18 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (5.81%) XSLT
19 13 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.49%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.71%) N-Tier
2 7 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.94%) Open Source
4 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) RIA
5 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.16%) User Experience
6 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.78%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Animation
7 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.39%) Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.39%) EMV
7 1 (0.39%) NHS
7 1 (0.39%) Chip Card
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.39%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.43%) Windows
2 4 (1.55%) Linux
2 4 (1.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.90%) MVC
2 82 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (20.93%) TDD
4 38 (14.73%) OO
5 29 (11.24%) Scrum
6 26 (10.08%) Web Development
7 22 (8.53%) OOD
8 20 (7.75%) Mentoring
9 14 (5.43%) Unit Testing
9 14 (5.43%) BDD
10 12 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (4.65%) CRM
11 10 (3.88%) MVVM
12 9 (3.49%) OOP
13 8 (3.10%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (3.10%) Software Engineering
13 8 (3.10%) Time Management
14 7 (2.71%) Business Analysis
14 7 (2.71%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (43.02%) JavaScript
2 68 (26.36%) SQL
3 20 (7.75%) T-SQL
4 14 (5.43%) Java
5 12 (4.65%) C++
6 10 (3.88%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.49%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.49%) Scala
8 8 (3.10%) VB
9 5 (1.94%) Python
9 5 (1.94%) VB6
9 5 (1.94%) XPath
10 4 (1.55%) Ruby
11 3 (1.16%) XAML
11 3 (1.16%) PHP
11 3 (1.16%) X++
12 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.78%) Perl
12 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (5.04%) Degree
2 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.71%) HL7
2 5 (1.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.04%) Oracle
3 6 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.55%) Twitter
4 4 (1.55%) JBoss
5 3 (1.16%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.16%) TARGIT
5 3 (1.16%) Telerik
6 2 (0.78%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) Google
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe
7 1 (0.39%) Open Text
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