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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 36 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing C# 173 262 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.46% 8.49% 8.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.88% 26.76% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 142 104
Average daily rate
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£326 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £252 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.57 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +23.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.56 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -10.82%
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
1246 979 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.13% 31.73% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 549 384
Average daily rate £365 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £413 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 38
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.49 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +25.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.78 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 -14 95 £338 +3.84% 146
Cheshire -7 49 £325 -7.14% 92
Lancashire -3 14 £325 -13.33% 33
Merseyside -28 7 £293 -0.84% 34
Cumbria -13 2 - - 2
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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#.

1 329 (85.90%) .NET
2 200 (52.22%) SQL Server
3 183 (47.78%) ASP.NET
4 168 (43.86%) JavaScript
5 167 (43.60%) MVC
6 145 (37.86%) HTML
7 123 (32.11%) CSS
7 123 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (30.55%) SQL
9 110 (28.72%) jQuery
10 93 (24.28%) Visual Studio
11 87 (22.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 81 (21.15%) .NET Framework
13 80 (20.89%) Microsoft
14 69 (18.02%) Web Services
15 68 (17.75%) WCF
16 58 (15.14%) Scrum
16 58 (15.14%) Entity Framework
17 55 (14.36%) TDD
18 52 (13.58%) XML
19 49 (12.79%) OO
20 45 (11.75%) LINQ
21 44 (11.49%) Windows
22 43 (11.23%) HTML5
23 37 (9.66%) Unit Testing
23 37 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (9.66%) Ajax
24 32 (8.36%) T-SQL
24 32 (8.36%) SQL Server 2008
24 32 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 27 (7.05%) CMS
2 25 (6.53%) Umbraco
3 23 (6.01%) IIS
4 20 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (3.13%) MQSeries
7 9 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.31%) Orchard CMS
10 4 (1.04%) Node.js
11 3 (0.78%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.52%) Apache
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.26%) Confluence
13 1 (0.26%) Kentico
13 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.57%) Mingle
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.57%) SaaS
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.04%) IaaS
4 3 (0.78%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.66%) HTTP
2 6 (1.57%) ATM
3 4 (1.04%) Intranet
4 3 (0.78%) Internet
5 2 (0.52%) LDAP
6 1 (0.26%) GPRS
6 1 (0.26%) UMTS
6 1 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (52.22%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.70%) RavenDB
5 15 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.09%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.57%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.31%) OLAP
13 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.04%) MySQL
14 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.04%) DTS
Development Applications
1 93 (24.28%) Visual Studio
2 32 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (7.83%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.70%) Subversion
5 15 (3.92%) NUnit
6 11 (2.87%) JIRA
7 9 (2.35%) ReSharper
8 7 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.57%) Selenium
9 6 (1.57%) Moq
10 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.31%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.04%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.04%) MSTest
11 4 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.04%) JMeter
12 3 (0.78%) WebSpeed
General
1 25 (6.53%) Finance
2 21 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.44%) Retail
4 9 (2.35%) Back Office
5 7 (1.83%) Banking
6 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Legal
7 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 313 (81.72%) Developer
2 172 (44.91%) .NET Developer
3 79 (20.63%) C# Developer
4 51 (13.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (9.66%) ASP.NET Developer
6 30 (7.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (6.27%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.48%) Web Developer
9 18 (4.70%) SQL Developer
10 13 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (2.87%) SharePoint Developer
11 11 (2.87%) CRM Developer
12 10 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 10 (2.61%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (2.61%) Applications Developer
12 10 (2.61%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.35%) Team Leader
13 9 (2.35%) .NET Team Leader
13 9 (2.35%) BizTalk Developer
13 9 (2.35%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (85.90%) .NET
2 183 (47.78%) ASP.NET
3 145 (37.86%) HTML
4 123 (32.11%) CSS
5 110 (28.72%) jQuery
6 87 (22.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 81 (21.15%) .NET Framework
8 69 (18.02%) Web Services
9 68 (17.75%) WCF
10 58 (15.14%) Entity Framework
11 52 (13.58%) XML
12 45 (11.75%) LINQ
13 43 (11.23%) HTML5
14 37 (9.66%) Ajax
15 30 (7.83%) CSS3
16 29 (7.57%) REST
17 22 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (4.96%) AngularJS
18 19 (4.96%) WPF
19 18 (4.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.44%) Open Source
2 16 (4.18%) N-Tier
3 13 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.35%) NHS
6 8 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.09%) User Experience
7 7 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.31%) EMV
8 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.04%) Chip Card
9 4 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.78%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.78%) W3C
11 2 (0.52%) Social Network
11 2 (0.52%) Tandem
12 1 (0.26%) PDA
12 1 (0.26%) Statistics
12 1 (0.26%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.49%) Windows
2 13 (3.39%) Linux
3 10 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.35%) Android
5 7 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.78%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.26%) UNIX
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (43.60%) MVC
2 123 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (15.14%) Scrum
4 55 (14.36%) TDD
5 49 (12.79%) OO
6 37 (9.66%) Unit Testing
6 37 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (7.57%) OOP
8 28 (7.31%) SOA
9 23 (6.01%) Web Development
10 21 (5.48%) Software Engineering
11 17 (4.44%) CRM
11 17 (4.44%) BDD
12 15 (3.92%) Mentoring
13 14 (3.66%) Web Application Development
14 13 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
15 12 (3.13%) MVVM
15 12 (3.13%) Domain-Driven Design
16 11 (2.87%) E-Commerce
16 11 (2.87%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (43.86%) JavaScript
2 117 (30.55%) SQL
3 32 (8.36%) T-SQL
4 22 (5.74%) Java
5 20 (5.22%) VB
5 20 (5.22%) VB.NET
6 14 (3.66%) Ruby
7 13 (3.39%) XPath
8 11 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.35%) PHP
9 9 (2.35%) Python
9 9 (2.35%) XQuery
10 6 (1.57%) VBScript
10 6 (1.57%) C++
10 6 (1.57%) VBA
10 6 (1.57%) VB6
11 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.04%) Delphi
13 3 (0.78%) Perl
13 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.22%) Degree
3 15 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.26%) HND
5 1 (0.26%) ISEB
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.26%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 80 (20.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.27%) Oracle
3 12 (3.13%) Twitter
4 8 (2.09%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.57%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.04%) IBM
6 4 (1.04%) HP
7 3 (0.78%) Progress
7 3 (0.78%) Sculptor
7 3 (0.78%) VMware
8 2 (0.52%) Facebook
8 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) Google
9 1 (0.26%) Sybase
9 1 (0.26%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) Apple
9 1 (0.26%) ATG
Manchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 equivalent Pro-rata (Depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + £320 - £350 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago