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 4 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 41 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Contract jobs citing C# 144 251 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.71% 8.28% 8.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.29% 25.80% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 154 151
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£330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.68% +7.14%
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
1172 973 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.18% 32.11% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 556 475
Average daily rate £363 £348 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £48.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
Manchester -19 79 £325 - 168
Cheshire -32 24 £363 +5.07% 79
Merseyside -8 17 £325 - 26
Lancashire +7 13 £425 +10.03% 39
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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#.

1 249 (80.32%) .NET
2 144 (46.45%) SQL Server
3 139 (44.84%) ASP.NET
4 126 (40.65%) JavaScript
5 124 (40.00%) MVC
6 109 (35.16%) HTML
7 107 (34.52%) SQL
8 103 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (30.32%) jQuery
10 87 (28.06%) CSS
11 65 (20.97%) Microsoft
12 62 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 61 (19.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 57 (18.39%) WCF
14 57 (18.39%) Visual Studio
15 46 (14.84%) TDD
15 46 (14.84%) Scrum
15 46 (14.84%) Entity Framework
16 39 (12.58%) Web Services
17 38 (12.26%) HTML5
18 36 (11.61%) Unit Testing
19 35 (11.29%) Java
20 34 (10.97%) Ajax
21 33 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (10.32%) Windows
23 31 (10.00%) AngularJS
24 27 (8.71%) LINQ
25 26 (8.39%) XML
26 25 (8.06%) T-SQL
26 25 (8.06%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 23 (7.42%) CMS
2 21 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.48%) Umbraco
4 11 (3.55%) IIS
5 9 (2.90%) Node.js
6 8 (2.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.97%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.65%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.65%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.32%) Apache
11 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 24 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.32%) Tridion
3 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.97%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) IaaS
3 2 (0.65%) SaaS
3 2 (0.65%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.58%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) Intranet
2 2 (0.65%) SMS
3 1 (0.32%) UMTS
3 1 (0.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) ATM
3 1 (0.32%) GPRS
3 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (46.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.90%) MySQL
7 9 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.26%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.94%) RavenDB
10 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.61%) DTS
10 5 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.61%) QlikView
10 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (18.39%) Visual Studio
2 22 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.16%) Selenium
5 11 (3.55%) Subversion
6 10 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 9 (2.90%) JIRA
8 7 (2.26%) ReSharper
8 7 (2.26%) NUnit
9 6 (1.94%) LoadRunner
9 6 (1.94%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.94%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.61%) Grunt
11 4 (1.29%) eggPlant
11 4 (1.29%) Bower
11 4 (1.29%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.29%) gulp
12 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.97%) Axure RP
General
1 25 (8.06%) Finance
2 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.94%) Back Office
4 5 (1.61%) Games
4 5 (1.61%) Retail
5 2 (0.65%) Marketing
5 2 (0.65%) Legal
5 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Advertising
6 1 (0.32%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (78.39%) Developer
2 127 (40.97%) .NET Developer
3 55 (17.74%) C# Developer
4 33 (10.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (8.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 22 (7.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (5.48%) Analyst
8 15 (4.84%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.52%) Web Developer
9 14 (4.52%) Team Leader
10 11 (3.55%) .NET Team Leader
11 10 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
11 10 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.23%) Software Development Team Leader
11 10 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 10 (3.23%) Software Team Leader
11 10 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
11 10 (3.23%) CRM Developer
12 8 (2.58%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (80.32%) .NET
2 139 (44.84%) ASP.NET
3 109 (35.16%) HTML
4 94 (30.32%) jQuery
5 87 (28.06%) CSS
6 62 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 61 (19.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (18.39%) WCF
9 46 (14.84%) Entity Framework
10 39 (12.58%) Web Services
11 38 (12.26%) HTML5
12 34 (10.97%) Ajax
13 31 (10.00%) AngularJS
14 27 (8.71%) LINQ
15 26 (8.39%) XML
16 20 (6.45%) CSS3
17 18 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 18 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (5.81%) JSON
18 17 (5.48%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.16%) N-Tier
1 16 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.90%) User Experience
5 5 (1.61%) NHS
6 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.97%) Tandem
6 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.97%) iPhone
6 3 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.65%) Social Network
8 1 (0.32%) Online Games
8 1 (0.32%) mHealth
8 1 (0.32%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.32%) Statistics
8 1 (0.32%) SCADA
8 1 (0.32%) Informatics
8 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.32%) Windows
2 18 (5.81%) Android
3 14 (4.52%) Linux
4 13 (4.19%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.55%) UNIX
6 9 (2.90%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.29%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (40.00%) MVC
2 103 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (14.84%) TDD
3 46 (14.84%) Scrum
4 36 (11.61%) Unit Testing
5 33 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (7.42%) OOP
7 22 (7.10%) OO
7 22 (7.10%) BDD
8 21 (6.77%) CRM
9 18 (5.81%) SDLC
10 17 (5.48%) Open Source
10 17 (5.48%) Web Development
11 15 (4.84%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.52%) SOA
13 12 (3.87%) ETL
13 12 (3.87%) Mobile Development
14 10 (3.23%) Resource Management
15 9 (2.90%) Automated Testing
15 9 (2.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (40.65%) JavaScript
2 107 (34.52%) SQL
3 35 (11.29%) Java
4 25 (8.06%) T-SQL
5 21 (6.77%) C++
6 20 (6.45%) VB
7 19 (6.13%) Python
8 15 (4.84%) Ruby
9 10 (3.23%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.94%) PHP
11 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.97%) C
11 3 (0.97%) Perl
11 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.97%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.65%) VB6
12 2 (0.65%) XAML
12 2 (0.65%) VBA
12 2 (0.65%) VBScript
12 2 (0.65%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (4.52%) Degree
1 14 (4.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
3 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.87%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.84%) Oracle
3 11 (3.55%) Twitter
4 9 (2.90%) Sitecore
5 7 (2.26%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.94%) Adobe
7 5 (1.61%) Telerik
8 3 (0.97%) HP
8 3 (0.97%) SAP
8 3 (0.97%) IBM
9 2 (0.65%) Sybase
9 2 (0.65%) Google
9 2 (0.65%) Facebook
10 1 (0.32%) Actian
10 1 (0.32%) Ektron
10 1 (0.32%) Avaya
10 1 (0.32%) Apple
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