The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 15 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 235 233 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.97% 9.14% 8.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.46% 27.71% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 143 142
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 19
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
888 841 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.10% 33.01% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 437 679
Average daily rate £338 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 70
Average hourly rate £26.88 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C#
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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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
Manchester +4 131 £325 +8.33% 145
Cheshire -2 56 £325 +8.33% 66
Lancashire -27 20 £270 -10.00% 31
Merseyside -2 12 £325 +8.33% 25
Cumbria - 1 £400 - 2
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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#.

1 434 (84.60%) .NET
2 249 (48.54%) JavaScript
3 246 (47.95%) ASP.NET
4 233 (45.42%) HTML
5 214 (41.72%) CSS
6 204 (39.77%) SQL
7 198 (38.60%) SQL Server
8 196 (38.21%) MVC
9 150 (29.24%) Web Services
10 148 (28.85%) TDD
11 133 (25.93%) jQuery
12 115 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
13 108 (21.05%) WCF
14 96 (18.71%) ASP.NET MVC
15 94 (18.32%) XML
16 92 (17.93%) .NET Framework
17 90 (17.54%) WPF
18 83 (16.18%) HTML5
18 83 (16.18%) Visual Studio
19 81 (15.79%) Unit Testing
20 79 (15.40%) T-SQL
21 73 (14.23%) Microsoft
21 73 (14.23%) Scrum
22 61 (11.89%) Java
22 61 (11.89%) OO
23 57 (11.11%) VB.NET
24 53 (10.33%) C++
24 53 (10.33%) SharePoint
24 53 (10.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 52 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 53 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 36 (7.02%) CMS
3 23 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (3.51%) Umbraco
6 13 (2.53%) IIS
7 10 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.36%) Node.js
8 7 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.17%) Jadu
10 5 (0.97%) Escenic
10 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.97%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.39%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.95%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.78%) MS Office
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) InDesign
5 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.39%) Agresso
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.19%) GitHub
4 1 (0.19%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.75%) Intranet
2 8 (1.56%) HTTP
3 6 (1.17%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.19%) NAS
4 1 (0.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (38.60%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.14%) RavenDB
9 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (1.75%) MySQL
10 8 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.36%) Big Data
11 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.97%) MS Access
13 5 (0.97%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.58%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 83 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 47 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (3.90%) NUnit
4 19 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.95%) ReSharper
6 8 (1.56%) MSTest
7 7 (1.36%) Subversion
7 7 (1.36%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.17%) JIRA
9 5 (0.97%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.39%) LLBLGen Pro
10 2 (0.39%) Selenium
10 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.19%) Grunt
11 1 (0.19%) T4 Templates
11 1 (0.19%) YouTrack
General
1 43 (8.38%) Finance
2 15 (2.92%) Retail
3 10 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.17%) Banking
5 5 (0.97%) Games
6 3 (0.58%) Local Government
7 2 (0.39%) Back Office
7 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) Law
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 463 (90.25%) Developer
2 218 (42.50%) .NET Developer
3 124 (24.17%) C# Developer
4 78 (15.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (12.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 49 (9.55%) Web Developer
7 40 (7.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 34 (6.63%) SharePoint Developer
9 32 (6.24%) Software Developer
10 27 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 18 (3.51%) .NET Web Developer
12 17 (3.31%) Analyst
13 16 (3.12%) C# Web Developer
14 14 (2.73%) Java Developer
15 13 (2.53%) SQL Developer
16 12 (2.34%) Applications Developer
17 11 (2.14%) Front-End Developer
18 10 (1.95%) Umbraco Developer
19 9 (1.75%) .NET Software Developer
19 9 (1.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (84.60%) .NET
2 246 (47.95%) ASP.NET
3 233 (45.42%) HTML
4 214 (41.72%) CSS
5 150 (29.24%) Web Services
6 133 (25.93%) jQuery
7 108 (21.05%) WCF
8 96 (18.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 94 (18.32%) XML
10 92 (17.93%) .NET Framework
11 90 (17.54%) WPF
12 83 (16.18%) HTML5
13 53 (10.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 51 (9.94%) LINQ
15 49 (9.55%) Ajax
16 46 (8.97%) WinForms
17 42 (8.19%) JSON
17 42 (8.19%) CSS3
18 37 (7.21%) SOAP
18 37 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.85%) Open Source
2 18 (3.51%) N-Tier
3 14 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.75%) RIA
7 6 (1.17%) W3C
8 5 (0.97%) NHS
9 4 (0.78%) Kindle
9 4 (0.78%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.58%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.58%) MHEG
10 3 (0.58%) New Media
10 3 (0.58%) Social Media
10 3 (0.58%) iPhone
10 3 (0.58%) Replication
10 3 (0.58%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.58%) IPTV
11 2 (0.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.60%) Windows
2 33 (6.43%) Linux
3 6 (1.17%) UNIX
4 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.39%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (38.21%) MVC
2 148 (28.85%) TDD
3 115 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 73 (14.23%) Scrum
6 61 (11.89%) OO
7 45 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (8.77%) BDD
8 39 (7.60%) OOD
9 35 (6.82%) Web Development
9 35 (6.82%) MVVM
10 31 (6.04%) CRM
11 30 (5.85%) OOP
12 24 (4.68%) Pair Programming
13 22 (4.29%) Software Engineering
14 18 (3.51%) User Stories
15 17 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (2.73%) E-Commerce
17 12 (2.34%) SOA
17 12 (2.34%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 249 (48.54%) JavaScript
2 204 (39.77%) SQL
3 79 (15.40%) T-SQL
4 61 (11.89%) Java
5 57 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 53 (10.33%) C++
7 38 (7.41%) PHP
8 30 (5.85%) VB
8 30 (5.85%) Ruby
9 28 (5.46%) Scala
10 27 (5.26%) Python
11 16 (3.12%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.92%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.53%) VB6
14 7 (1.36%) Apex Code
15 6 (1.17%) VC++
15 6 (1.17%) VBScript
15 6 (1.17%) C
16 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (4.48%) Degree
2 7 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.58%) MCTS
5 3 (0.58%) MCPD
5 3 (0.58%) MCP
6 2 (0.39%) CEH
7 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.95%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.56%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.58%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.24%) Oracle
3 24 (4.68%) Sybase
4 14 (2.73%) Twitter
5 9 (1.75%) Telerik
5 9 (1.75%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.97%) JBoss
8 4 (0.78%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.58%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.58%) Open Text
10 2 (0.39%) Kofax
10 2 (0.39%) Adobe
10 2 (0.39%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.39%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.19%) Mercator
11 1 (0.19%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.19%) SAP
11 1 (0.19%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.19%) Facebook
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
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