The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 12 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing C# 261 263 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.35% 9.18% 8.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.17% 27.11% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 173 163
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £392 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 16
Average hourly rate £36.63 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.93 £36.50 £23.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.33 £48.50 £42.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1037 970 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.19% 33.85% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 525 714
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
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 the North West

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

C#
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in the North West

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

C#
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +1 138 £325 +8.33% 133
Cheshire +6 66 £325 +8.33% 57
Merseyside +1 25 £338 +12.50% 36
Lancashire -24 18 £285 -5.00% 26
Cumbria - - - -
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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#.

1 419 (83.63%) .NET
2 235 (46.91%) ASP.NET
3 233 (46.51%) JavaScript
4 229 (45.71%) HTML
5 218 (43.51%) SQL Server
6 207 (41.32%) CSS
7 197 (39.32%) MVC
8 185 (36.93%) SQL
9 130 (25.95%) Web Services
9 130 (25.95%) jQuery
10 127 (25.35%) TDD
11 102 (20.36%) WCF
12 95 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
13 90 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 82 (16.37%) .NET Framework
15 81 (16.17%) WPF
16 80 (15.97%) HTML5
17 78 (15.57%) Visual Studio
18 77 (15.37%) XML
19 76 (15.17%) Microsoft
20 69 (13.77%) Unit Testing
21 67 (13.37%) Scrum
22 66 (13.17%) SharePoint
23 64 (12.77%) T-SQL
24 57 (11.38%) Java
24 57 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
25 54 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
25 54 (10.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 50 (9.98%) C++
27 49 (9.78%) OO

C#
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 66 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.19%) Umbraco
2 31 (6.19%) CMS
3 27 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (3.39%) IIS
6 8 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.20%) Node.js
8 5 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.00%) Escenic
8 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.00%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.60%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.20%) Lync
10 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.80%) InfoPath
3 8 (1.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) Mingle
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.40%) Agresso
4 1 (0.20%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.59%) Intranet
2 10 (2.00%) Internet
3 4 (0.80%) HTTP
4 3 (0.60%) NAS
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) ATM
5 1 (0.20%) Extranet
5 1 (0.20%) LDAP
5 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (43.51%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (6.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.40%) Big Data
9 7 (1.40%) RavenDB
9 7 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.20%) MySQL
11 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.80%) MS Access
12 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 78 (15.57%) Visual Studio
2 54 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (4.59%) NUnit
4 13 (2.59%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.60%) MSTest
7 6 (1.20%) ReSharper
8 5 (1.00%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.80%) Subversion
9 4 (0.80%) JIRA
10 3 (0.60%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.40%) Xcode
11 2 (0.40%) JMeter
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.40%) Selenium
11 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.20%) T4 Templates
General
1 38 (7.58%) Finance
2 20 (3.99%) Retail
3 9 (1.80%) Back Office
4 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.20%) Banking
5 4 (0.80%) Games
6 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.60%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Marketing
7 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 457 (91.22%) Developer
2 205 (40.92%) .NET Developer
3 111 (22.16%) C# Developer
4 68 (13.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (8.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 37 (7.39%) SharePoint Developer
7 36 (7.19%) Web Developer
8 32 (6.39%) Software Developer
9 29 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (5.59%) Senior Developer
11 15 (2.99%) SQL Developer
12 14 (2.79%) Applications Developer
12 14 (2.79%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.59%) Umbraco Developer
14 12 (2.40%) Analyst
15 11 (2.20%) WPF Developer
16 10 (2.00%) Programmer
17 9 (1.80%) Sitecore Developer
17 9 (1.80%) .NET Web Developer
17 9 (1.80%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (83.63%) .NET
2 235 (46.91%) ASP.NET
3 229 (45.71%) HTML
4 207 (41.32%) CSS
5 130 (25.95%) Web Services
5 130 (25.95%) jQuery
6 102 (20.36%) WCF
7 90 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (16.37%) .NET Framework
9 81 (16.17%) WPF
10 80 (15.97%) HTML5
11 77 (15.37%) XML
12 54 (10.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 49 (9.78%) Ajax
14 48 (9.58%) WinForms
14 48 (9.58%) LINQ
15 42 (8.38%) CSS3
16 35 (6.99%) JSON
17 28 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 26 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.19%) Open Source
2 15 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 12 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.20%) NHS
4 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.00%) RIA
6 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.60%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.60%) Social Media
7 3 (0.60%) Animation
7 3 (0.60%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.40%) W3C
8 2 (0.40%) iPhone
8 2 (0.40%) Physics
9 1 (0.20%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.20%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.20%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.98%) Windows
2 32 (6.39%) Linux
3 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.40%) UNIX
4 2 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (39.32%) MVC
2 127 (25.35%) TDD
3 95 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (13.77%) Unit Testing
5 67 (13.37%) Scrum
6 49 (9.78%) OO
7 42 (8.38%) BDD
8 40 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (7.19%) MVVM
10 35 (6.99%) Web Development
11 32 (6.39%) OOD
12 26 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 21 (4.19%) CRM
14 19 (3.79%) OOP
15 16 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (2.79%) Pair Programming
16 14 (2.79%) User Stories
17 12 (2.40%) E-Commerce
18 11 (2.20%) Time Management
18 11 (2.20%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 233 (46.51%) JavaScript
2 185 (36.93%) SQL
3 64 (12.77%) T-SQL
4 57 (11.38%) Java
5 50 (9.98%) C++
6 44 (8.78%) VB.NET
7 38 (7.58%) VB
8 32 (6.39%) Scala
9 30 (5.99%) Python
10 29 (5.79%) Ruby
11 28 (5.59%) PHP
12 14 (2.79%) VB6
13 13 (2.59%) PowerShell
14 11 (2.20%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.80%) VBScript
16 8 (1.60%) XAML
17 3 (0.60%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.60%) X++
17 3 (0.60%) C
18 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (5.59%) Degree
2 7 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.20%) ISEB
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.99%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) HL7
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Varnish
1 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.19%) Oracle
3 28 (5.59%) Sybase
4 10 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.80%) Twitter
6 8 (1.60%) Telerik
7 5 (1.00%) JBoss
8 4 (0.80%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.60%) TARGIT
9 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.60%) Open Text
10 2 (0.40%) Siebel
10 2 (0.40%) Adobe
11 1 (0.20%) Facebook
11 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.20%) ESRI
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