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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 23 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 20 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.32% 10.29% 9.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.87% 31.65% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 15
Average daily rate
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£320 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £293 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £352
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 £40.38 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.68% +7.14%
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
126 79 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.51% 32.51% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 51
Average daily rate £320 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £445 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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 -15 13 £325 -7.14% 26
Wirral - 1 £275 - 6
C#
North West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) ASP.NET
4 12 (44.44%) MVC
4 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
7 8 (29.63%) HTML
8 6 (22.22%) CSS
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) ETL
8 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
8 6 (22.22%) WCF
8 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
9 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
9 5 (18.52%) SDLC
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) Middleware
10 4 (14.81%) TDD
10 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
10 4 (14.81%) SOAP
10 4 (14.81%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) XML
10 4 (14.81%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
10 4 (14.81%) MySQL
10 4 (14.81%) Mobile App

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.11%) DB2
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 3 (11.11%) eggPlant
2 3 (11.11%) JUnit
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) MSI
4 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 13 (48.15%) ASP.NET
3 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 6 (22.22%) WCF
4 6 (22.22%) CSS
5 5 (18.52%) Middleware
5 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (14.81%) SOAP
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) XML
6 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
7 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (7.41%) WPF
8 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET
8 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (7.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) MVC
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) ETL
4 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
7 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) VB6
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Sybase
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
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