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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C#
Rank 32 43 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -28
Contract jobs citing C# 187 136 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.97% 3.67% 7.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.36% 11.21% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 107 147
Median daily rate £335 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.28 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +12.21%
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
1302 1213 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.64% 32.74% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 780 515
Median daily rate £385 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing C# as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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#
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

C# Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 102 £340 +4.61% 113
Cheshire +5 36 £325 -13.33% 46
Lancashire +8 22 £405 -4.70% 11
Merseyside -1 13 £325 +8.33% 15
Cumbria - 3 - - 2
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for C#.

1 337 (81.01%) .NET
2 205 (49.28%) MVC
3 199 (47.84%) SQL Server
4 188 (45.19%) ASP.NET
5 174 (41.83%) JavaScript
6 149 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
7 128 (30.77%) HTML
8 122 (29.33%) SQL
9 118 (28.37%) CSS
10 95 (22.84%) jQuery
10 95 (22.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 81 (19.47%) TDD
12 80 (19.23%) Microsoft
12 80 (19.23%) Web Development
13 76 (18.27%) .NET Framework
14 64 (15.38%) Visual Studio
15 59 (14.18%) Java
16 58 (13.94%) XML
17 54 (12.98%) AngularJS
18 52 (12.50%) HTML5
18 52 (12.50%) Scrum
19 51 (12.26%) WCF
20 47 (11.30%) Web Services
20 47 (11.30%) CRM
21 45 (10.82%) OO
22 44 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
23 43 (10.34%) Entity Framework
23 43 (10.34%) CSS3
23 43 (10.34%) Windows
24 42 (10.10%) BDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.49%) CMS
3 11 (2.64%) IIS
4 10 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.68%) GeoServer
5 7 (1.68%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.20%) EPiServer CMS
7 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.24%) DNN
9 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) Kinematics
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 25 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (6.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.24%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.88%) Network Security
2 9 (2.16%) Internet
3 6 (1.44%) LDAP
4 5 (1.20%) Intranet
5 4 (0.96%) HTTP
6 3 (0.72%) RS-422
7 2 (0.48%) DNS
7 2 (0.48%) SAN
7 2 (0.48%) VoIP
7 2 (0.48%) WAN
8 1 (0.24%) DVB
8 1 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) RS-232
8 1 (0.24%) RS-485
8 1 (0.24%) Skype
8 1 (0.24%) SMTP
8 1 (0.24%) SSL
8 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (47.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.09%) MongoDB
3 17 (4.09%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.64%) GIS
6 11 (2.64%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.16%) MySQL
7 9 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.68%) QGIS
10 6 (1.44%) Spatial Data
11 5 (1.20%) SAP BI
11 5 (1.20%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 44 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (6.97%) Selenium
4 24 (5.77%) JIRA
5 21 (5.05%) Jenkins
6 18 (4.33%) Git (software)
7 16 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.88%) SpecFlow
8 12 (2.88%) WebDriver
9 10 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (2.40%) Subversion
10 7 (1.68%) Mocha
11 6 (1.44%) HP UFT
11 6 (1.44%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.44%) NUnit
12 5 (1.20%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.20%) JUnit
12 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.20%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.96%) Moq
General
1 30 (7.21%) Finance
2 14 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.16%) Banking
4 7 (1.68%) Games
4 7 (1.68%) Local Government
4 7 (1.68%) Retail
5 5 (1.20%) Law
6 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Avionics
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 332 (79.81%) Developer
2 155 (37.26%) .NET Developer
3 131 (31.49%) C# Developer
4 81 (19.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 53 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 45 (10.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 33 (7.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (7.21%) SQL Developer
8 30 (7.21%) Web Developer
9 27 (6.49%) Senior Developer
10 25 (6.01%) HTML Developer
11 21 (5.05%) HTML CSS Developer
11 21 (5.05%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.33%) CRM Developer
13 17 (4.09%) Analyst
13 17 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (4.09%) Senior .NET Developer
14 16 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 16 (3.85%) Test Analyst
15 14 (3.37%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (81.01%) .NET
2 188 (45.19%) ASP.NET
3 128 (30.77%) HTML
4 118 (28.37%) CSS
5 95 (22.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 95 (22.84%) jQuery
6 76 (18.27%) .NET Framework
7 58 (13.94%) XML
8 54 (12.98%) AngularJS
9 52 (12.50%) HTML5
10 51 (12.26%) WCF
11 47 (11.30%) Web Services
12 43 (10.34%) CSS3
12 43 (10.34%) Entity Framework
13 41 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (6.25%) WPF
15 24 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 20 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 17 (4.09%) SOAP
18 16 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.33%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 12 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.40%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.92%) iPad
7 8 (1.92%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.68%) NHS
9 5 (1.20%) User Experience
10 4 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.24%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.24%) DTV
13 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.24%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.34%) Windows
2 11 (2.64%) Linux
3 7 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (1.20%) AIX
6 4 (0.96%) Android
6 4 (0.96%) Unix
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) VME
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (49.28%) MVC
2 149 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (19.47%) TDD
4 80 (19.23%) Web Development
5 52 (12.50%) Scrum
6 47 (11.30%) CRM
7 45 (10.82%) OO
8 42 (10.10%) BDD
9 29 (6.97%) Unit Testing
10 28 (6.73%) OOP
11 27 (6.49%) Front End Development
12 26 (6.25%) Software Engineering
13 25 (6.01%) E-Commerce
14 19 (4.57%) Automated Testing
15 17 (4.09%) Migration
16 16 (3.85%) ERP
16 16 (3.85%) SDLC
17 15 (3.61%) Open Source
17 15 (3.61%) Translating Business Requirements
18 14 (3.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 174 (41.83%) JavaScript
2 122 (29.33%) SQL
3 59 (14.18%) Java
4 30 (7.21%) T-SQL
5 27 (6.49%) C++
6 24 (5.77%) VB
6 24 (5.77%) VB.NET
7 22 (5.29%) PHP
8 20 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.37%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.37%) Ruby
10 9 (2.16%) Python
11 7 (1.68%) FQL
12 6 (1.44%) C
12 6 (1.44%) VC++
13 5 (1.20%) ABAP
13 5 (1.20%) VB6
13 5 (1.20%) XAML
14 4 (0.96%) PHP 5
15 3 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (4.09%) Degree
2 15 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.20%) ISEB
3 5 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.24%) MCP
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.40%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) WCAG
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.92%) Docker
2 6 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) SCCM
1 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.97%) Oracle
3 20 (4.81%) Sitecore
4 12 (2.88%) EPiServer
5 10 (2.40%) HP
5 10 (2.40%) IBM
6 7 (1.68%) SAP
7 6 (1.44%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.44%) Twitter
7 6 (1.44%) VMware
7 6 (1.44%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.20%) Zend
9 4 (0.96%) Google
10 3 (0.72%) Capita
10 3 (0.72%) Facebook
10 3 (0.72%) MobileIron
10 3 (0.72%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.48%) Cisco
11 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.48%) WSO2
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