The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C#
Rank 22 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing C# 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.67% 3.01% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.00% 10.00% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £500 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.76% -32.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
C#
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
25 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.67% 30.08% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £365 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

C#
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Document Management
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall

C#
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
2 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Database Developer
3 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Database Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
4 1 (8.33%) COM
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Infor
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) SAP