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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 25 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing C# 11 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.12% 8.46% 15.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.30% 23.61% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 14
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£410 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
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
57 72 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.35% 35.82% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 42
Average daily rate £335 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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#
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 23 January 2015. 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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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
Liverpool -5 10 £410 +17.14% 30
Southport - - - - 1
Wirral - - - - 8
Birkenhead - - - -
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 34 (94.44%) SQL Server
3 24 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 19 (52.78%) HTML
4 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
5 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
6 15 (41.67%) Umbraco
7 14 (38.89%) HTML5
7 14 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (36.11%) WCF
9 12 (33.33%) Web Services
9 12 (33.33%) XML
10 11 (30.56%) IIS
10 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
10 11 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (30.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (27.78%) Web Application Development
12 9 (25.00%) XQuery
12 9 (25.00%) HTTP
12 9 (25.00%) SQL
12 9 (25.00%) Windows
12 9 (25.00%) MSMQ
12 9 (25.00%) MQSeries
12 9 (25.00%) REST
12 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
12 9 (25.00%) XPath
12 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 9 (25.00%) QA
12 9 (25.00%) Degree

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 15 (41.67%) Umbraco
2 14 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (30.56%) IIS
3 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
4 9 (25.00%) MQSeries
5 5 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.56%) CMS
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) HTTP
2 5 (13.89%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (30.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 9 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Siebel Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Siebel Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 24 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 19 (52.78%) HTML
4 14 (38.89%) HTML5
5 13 (36.11%) WCF
6 12 (33.33%) Web Services
6 12 (33.33%) XML
7 9 (25.00%) MSMQ
7 9 (25.00%) REST
7 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (25.00%) jQuery
8 5 (13.89%) CSS
9 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (5.56%) SOAP
10 2 (5.56%) XHTML
11 1 (2.78%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
1 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Web Application Development
2 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.00%) Release Management
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) MVC
4 7 (19.44%) SOA
4 7 (19.44%) OOP
4 7 (19.44%) OO
5 5 (13.89%) Content Management
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.78%) CRM
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
8 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.78%) Coaching
8 1 (2.78%) Information Governance
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.00%) XQuery
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) XPath
3 6 (16.67%) VBScript
4 4 (11.11%) VB
4 4 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSD
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Siebel
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) CosmoCom
3 2 (5.56%) Actuate
4 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
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