The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 13 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing C# 21 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.54% 9.43% 15.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.27% 27.71% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £352 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
77 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.30% 34.02% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 41
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £508 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £17.48
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 - £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £20.19
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 Merseyside

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

C#
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Liverpool -3 17 £300 -7.69% 30
Wirral +3 1 £325 - 4
Birkenhead - - - - 3
Prescot - - - - 1
St Helens - - - - 1
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 38 (97.44%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) HTML
2 21 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
4 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) WPF
6 10 (25.64%) HTML5
7 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (23.08%) Sybase
7 9 (23.08%) CSS
7 9 (23.08%) MVC
8 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
8 8 (20.51%) jQuery
8 8 (20.51%) QA
8 8 (20.51%) Umbraco
9 7 (17.95%) Degree
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.95%) Web Services
9 7 (17.95%) VB.NET
9 7 (17.95%) TDD
10 6 (15.38%) WinForms
10 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle
12 4 (10.26%) VBScript
12 4 (10.26%) VB
12 4 (10.26%) Java
12 4 (10.26%) XML

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
1 8 (20.51%) Umbraco
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (84.62%) Developer
2 17 (43.59%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Web Developer
4 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.13%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) VB Developer
7 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
7 2 (5.13%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (5.13%) iPhone Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Siebel Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (97.44%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) HTML
3 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
4 10 (25.64%) WPF
4 10 (25.64%) HTML5
5 9 (23.08%) CSS
6 8 (20.51%) jQuery
7 7 (17.95%) Web Services
8 6 (15.38%) WinForms
8 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.26%) XML
9 4 (10.26%) WCF
9 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.69%) XSLT
11 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (2.56%) Silverlight
12 1 (2.56%) Ajax
12 1 (2.56%) NHibernate
12 1 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (5.13%) iPhone
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) MVC
2 7 (17.95%) TDD
3 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.26%) Scrum
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Web Development
4 4 (10.26%) Content Management
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) MVVM
6 2 (5.13%) OOD
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) iOS Development
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Time Management
7 1 (2.56%) Use Case
7 1 (2.56%) Information Governance
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (2.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.26%) VBScript
4 4 (10.26%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VB6
5 2 (5.13%) XAML
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Sybase
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Telerik
5 2 (5.13%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.56%) Open Text
6 1 (2.56%) Siebel
6 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
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