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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 25 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing C# 200 245 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.17% 8.71% 9.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.21% 24.97% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 144 169
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £253 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.24% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.07 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +40.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £16.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1098 981 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 34.87% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 522 617
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 41
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.79 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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#
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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -2 105 £315 +1.61% 176
Cheshire -16 41 £325 +8.33% 71
Merseyside -4 25 £300 -4.00% 30
Lancashire -12 22 £320 +3.22% 29
Cumbria -6 2 £363 +11.53%
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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#.

1 360 (79.65%) .NET
2 227 (50.22%) SQL Server
3 208 (46.02%) ASP.NET
4 201 (44.47%) JavaScript
5 188 (41.59%) HTML
6 182 (40.27%) MVC
7 168 (37.17%) SQL
8 167 (36.95%) CSS
9 150 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
10 114 (25.22%) Web Services
11 113 (25.00%) jQuery
12 106 (23.45%) TDD
13 93 (20.58%) WCF
14 88 (19.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 79 (17.48%) .NET Framework
16 76 (16.81%) Visual Studio
17 73 (16.15%) Microsoft
18 68 (15.04%) XML
19 58 (12.83%) HTML5
19 58 (12.83%) SQL Server 2008
20 57 (12.61%) WPF
20 57 (12.61%) SharePoint
21 56 (12.39%) T-SQL
22 53 (11.73%) Java
23 51 (11.28%) C++
24 49 (10.84%) Scrum
25 48 (10.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 47 (10.40%) Unit Testing
26 47 (10.40%) Ajax
26 47 (10.40%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 57 (12.61%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.86%) Umbraco
3 24 (5.31%) CMS
4 23 (5.09%) IIS
5 22 (4.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.55%) Node.js
9 5 (1.11%) Apache
10 4 (0.88%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.66%) Orchard CMS
11 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.44%) JBoss
12 2 (0.44%) Kinematics
13 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.77%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.66%) Mingle
5 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.44%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.22%) GitHub
3 1 (0.22%) IaaS
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.65%) Intranet
2 10 (2.21%) Internet
3 7 (1.55%) LDAP
4 3 (0.66%) NAS
5 2 (0.44%) CTI
5 2 (0.44%) HTTP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) FTP
6 1 (0.22%) Extranet
6 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (50.22%) SQL Server
2 58 (12.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.97%) NoSQL
3 27 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (3.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.55%) RavenDB
10 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.88%) Big Data
12 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.66%) EDMS
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 76 (16.81%) Visual Studio
2 39 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.20%) NUnit
4 10 (2.21%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.77%) MSTest
6 7 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.66%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.66%) JMeter
8 3 (0.66%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.66%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.66%) Selenium
9 2 (0.44%) Maven
9 2 (0.44%) Xcode
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.44%) Ant
9 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.44%) MSBuild
General
1 36 (7.96%) Finance
2 20 (4.42%) Retail
3 9 (1.99%) Back Office
4 5 (1.11%) Games
4 5 (1.11%) Banking
4 5 (1.11%) Marketing
5 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 397 (87.83%) Developer
2 174 (38.50%) .NET Developer
3 108 (23.89%) C# Developer
4 62 (13.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (7.08%) Software Developer
6 30 (6.64%) ASP.NET Developer
6 30 (6.64%) SharePoint Developer
7 26 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 23 (5.09%) Web Developer
9 21 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (3.10%) SQL Developer
11 11 (2.43%) Analyst
12 10 (2.21%) Java Developer
12 10 (2.21%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (2.21%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (2.21%) WPF Developer
13 7 (1.55%) Umbraco Developer
13 7 (1.55%) .NET Software Developer
13 7 (1.55%) Configuration and Release Manager
13 7 (1.55%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (79.65%) .NET
2 208 (46.02%) ASP.NET
3 188 (41.59%) HTML
4 167 (36.95%) CSS
5 114 (25.22%) Web Services
6 113 (25.00%) jQuery
7 93 (20.58%) WCF
8 88 (19.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 79 (17.48%) .NET Framework
10 68 (15.04%) XML
11 58 (12.83%) HTML5
12 57 (12.61%) WPF
13 48 (10.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 47 (10.40%) Ajax
15 34 (7.52%) LINQ
16 32 (7.08%) WinForms
17 31 (6.86%) JSON
18 30 (6.64%) RESTful
19 28 (6.19%) CSS3
20 27 (5.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.08%) Open Source
2 15 (3.32%) N-Tier
3 14 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.43%) NHS
6 7 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.55%) User Experience
7 6 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.66%) Animation
9 2 (0.44%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.44%) RIA
9 2 (0.44%) iPhone
9 2 (0.44%) Physics
9 2 (0.44%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.22%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.22%) Social Media
10 1 (0.22%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.22%) Life Science
10 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.96%) Windows
2 32 (7.08%) Linux
3 6 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.66%) Android
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (40.27%) MVC
2 150 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (23.45%) TDD
4 49 (10.84%) Scrum
5 47 (10.40%) OO
5 47 (10.40%) Unit Testing
6 41 (9.07%) BDD
6 41 (9.07%) Mentoring
7 37 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (8.19%) Web Development
8 32 (7.08%) Software Engineering
9 30 (6.64%) MVVM
10 20 (4.42%) OOD
10 20 (4.42%) SOA
11 17 (3.76%) CRM
12 10 (2.21%) E-Commerce
12 10 (2.21%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (2.21%) Content Management
13 9 (1.99%) Pair Programming
14 8 (1.77%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 201 (44.47%) JavaScript
2 168 (37.17%) SQL
3 56 (12.39%) T-SQL
4 53 (11.73%) Java
5 51 (11.28%) C++
6 36 (7.96%) VB
7 33 (7.30%) Ruby
8 31 (6.86%) PHP
9 29 (6.42%) Python
10 27 (5.97%) Scala
11 18 (3.98%) VB.NET
12 14 (3.10%) VBScript
13 13 (2.88%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.21%) VB6
15 8 (1.77%) XAML
15 8 (1.77%) C
16 6 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.33%) XPath
17 3 (0.66%) X++
17 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (7.30%) Degree
2 7 (1.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.22%) MCITP
5 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) MCP
5 1 (0.22%) MCSD
5 1 (0.22%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.43%) QA
2 7 (1.55%) HL7
3 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) Puppet
2 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 73 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.87%) Oracle
3 11 (2.43%) Sybase
4 6 (1.33%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.11%) Twitter
6 4 (0.88%) Telerik
6 4 (0.88%) Siebel
7 3 (0.66%) Adobe
7 3 (0.66%) TARGIT
7 3 (0.66%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.44%) CosmoCom
8 2 (0.44%) Actuate
9 1 (0.22%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.22%) HP
9 1 (0.22%) IBM
9 1 (0.22%) ESRI
9 1 (0.22%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.22%) Google
9 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
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