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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 28 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing C# 194 242 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.95% 8.75% 9.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.90% 25.00% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 141 160
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£320 £310 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £358 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 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 £16.41 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £44.11 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
1084 968 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.22% 35.00% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 521 593
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 55 42
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £15.85 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £55.20
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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 -6 100 £315 +1.61% 162
Cheshire -13 39 £325 +8.33% 74
Merseyside -5 25 £300 -4.00% 27
Lancashire -13 23 £318 +2.41% 29
Cumbria 0 2 £363 +11.53%
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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#.

1 353 (78.62%) .NET
2 228 (50.78%) SQL Server
3 202 (44.99%) ASP.NET
4 199 (44.32%) JavaScript
5 189 (42.09%) HTML
6 180 (40.09%) MVC
7 167 (37.19%) SQL
8 166 (36.97%) CSS
9 151 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
10 119 (26.50%) jQuery
11 109 (24.28%) Web Services
12 104 (23.16%) TDD
13 92 (20.49%) WCF
14 86 (19.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 79 (17.59%) .NET Framework
16 76 (16.93%) Visual Studio
16 76 (16.93%) Microsoft
17 65 (14.48%) XML
18 61 (13.59%) HTML5
19 59 (13.14%) SQL Server 2008
19 59 (13.14%) WPF
20 58 (12.92%) SharePoint
21 56 (12.47%) T-SQL
22 53 (11.80%) Java
23 51 (11.36%) C++
24 49 (10.91%) OO
24 49 (10.91%) Scrum
24 49 (10.91%) Unit Testing
24 49 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 47 (10.47%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 58 (12.92%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.46%) Umbraco
3 23 (5.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 23 (5.12%) IIS
4 22 (4.90%) CMS
5 19 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.34%) Node.js
8 5 (1.11%) Apache
9 4 (0.89%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.67%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.45%) JBoss
11 2 (0.45%) Kinematics
12 1 (0.22%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Lync
12 1 (0.22%) WordPress
12 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 23 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.78%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.67%) Mingle
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) Agresso
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.45%) SaaS
2 2 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.22%) IaaS
3 1 (0.22%) GitHub
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.67%) Intranet
2 10 (2.23%) Internet
3 7 (1.56%) LDAP
4 3 (0.67%) NAS
5 2 (0.45%) CTI
5 2 (0.45%) HTTP
6 1 (0.22%) FTP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) Extranet
6 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (50.78%) SQL Server
2 59 (13.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (6.01%) NoSQL
4 25 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (3.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.56%) RavenDB
9 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.11%) Big Data
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.67%) EDMS
14 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 76 (16.93%) Visual Studio
2 39 (8.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.23%) NUnit
4 10 (2.23%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.78%) MSTest
6 7 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.89%) Selenium
9 3 (0.67%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.67%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.67%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.67%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.67%) JMeter
10 2 (0.45%) Xcode
10 2 (0.45%) Maven
10 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.45%) Ant
10 2 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 37 (8.24%) Finance
2 20 (4.45%) Retail
3 8 (1.78%) Marketing
3 8 (1.78%) Back Office
4 5 (1.11%) Banking
4 5 (1.11%) Games
4 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
7 1 (0.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 394 (87.75%) Developer
2 165 (36.75%) .NET Developer
3 110 (24.50%) C# Developer
4 63 (14.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (7.13%) SharePoint Developer
6 31 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 28 (6.24%) ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (5.79%) Senior Developer
9 25 (5.57%) Web Developer
10 22 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (3.12%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.45%) Analyst
13 10 (2.23%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (2.23%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.23%) Senior C# Developer
13 10 (2.23%) WPF Developer
14 9 (2.00%) Front-End Developer
15 7 (1.56%) Umbraco Developer
15 7 (1.56%) Configuration and Release Manager
15 7 (1.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (78.62%) .NET
2 202 (44.99%) ASP.NET
3 189 (42.09%) HTML
4 166 (36.97%) CSS
5 119 (26.50%) jQuery
6 109 (24.28%) Web Services
7 92 (20.49%) WCF
8 86 (19.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 79 (17.59%) .NET Framework
10 65 (14.48%) XML
11 61 (13.59%) HTML5
12 59 (13.14%) WPF
13 49 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 47 (10.47%) Ajax
15 34 (7.57%) LINQ
16 32 (7.13%) RESTful
17 31 (6.90%) JSON
18 30 (6.68%) WinForms
18 30 (6.68%) CSS3
19 27 (6.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.13%) Open Source
2 19 (4.23%) N-Tier
3 14 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.45%) NHS
6 9 (2.00%) User Experience
7 7 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.67%) Animation
10 2 (0.45%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.45%) RIA
10 2 (0.45%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.45%) Physics
10 2 (0.45%) Linked Data
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.22%) Social Media
11 1 (0.22%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.22%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.02%) Windows
2 32 (7.13%) Linux
3 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) UNIX
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (40.09%) MVC
2 151 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (23.16%) TDD
4 49 (10.91%) OO
4 49 (10.91%) Scrum
4 49 (10.91%) Unit Testing
5 41 (9.13%) BDD
5 41 (9.13%) Mentoring
6 38 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (8.46%) Web Development
7 32 (7.13%) Software Engineering
8 31 (6.90%) MVVM
9 22 (4.90%) SOA
10 20 (4.45%) OOD
11 16 (3.56%) CRM
12 12 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (2.45%) Content Management
14 9 (2.00%) Pair Programming
15 8 (1.78%) Document Management
15 8 (1.78%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 199 (44.32%) JavaScript
2 167 (37.19%) SQL
3 56 (12.47%) T-SQL
4 53 (11.80%) Java
5 51 (11.36%) C++
6 34 (7.57%) VB
7 33 (7.35%) Ruby
8 31 (6.90%) PHP
9 29 (6.46%) Python
10 27 (6.01%) Scala
11 14 (3.12%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.12%) VBScript
12 12 (2.67%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.23%) VB6
14 8 (1.78%) XAML
14 8 (1.78%) C
15 6 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.34%) XPath
16 3 (0.67%) X++
16 3 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (7.13%) Degree
2 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.22%) MCP
5 1 (0.22%) MCSD
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.45%) QA
2 7 (1.56%) HL7
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.89%) Puppet
2 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 76 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.68%) Oracle
3 11 (2.45%) Sybase
4 5 (1.11%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.11%) Twitter
5 4 (0.89%) Telerik
5 4 (0.89%) Siebel
6 3 (0.67%) TARGIT
6 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.67%) Adobe
7 2 (0.45%) CosmoCom
7 2 (0.45%) Actuate
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.22%) Facebook
8 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.22%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.22%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.22%) HP
8 1 (0.22%) IBM
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