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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 42 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs citing C# 141 242 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.84% 7.90% 8.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.99% 26.30% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 141 108
Average daily rate
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£326 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.56 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.66%
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
1176 920 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.02% 30.02% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 533 393
Average daily rate £375 £330 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.47 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -17 81 £338 +3.84% 175
Cheshire -21 35 £368 +10.94% 86
Lancashire -7 12 £325 -13.33% 52
Merseyside -22 7 £280 -3.44% 33
Cumbria -9 1 - - 3
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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#.

1 309 (87.29%) .NET
2 197 (55.65%) SQL Server
3 168 (47.46%) ASP.NET
4 159 (44.92%) JavaScript
5 151 (42.66%) MVC
6 127 (35.88%) HTML
7 123 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (34.18%) SQL
9 107 (30.23%) CSS
10 97 (27.40%) jQuery
11 85 (24.01%) Visual Studio
11 85 (24.01%) Microsoft
12 83 (23.45%) .NET Framework
13 76 (21.47%) WCF
14 75 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 62 (17.51%) Scrum
15 62 (17.51%) Web Services
16 54 (15.25%) Entity Framework
17 49 (13.84%) TDD
18 48 (13.56%) XML
19 43 (12.15%) Unit Testing
20 42 (11.86%) Windows
21 40 (11.30%) Ajax
22 38 (10.73%) LINQ
22 38 (10.73%) OO
22 38 (10.73%) HTML5
23 34 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
24 33 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
24 33 (9.32%) MS Excel
24 33 (9.32%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 28 (7.91%) IIS
2 27 (7.63%) Umbraco
3 26 (7.34%) CMS
4 21 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (3.39%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.41%) Node.js
8 5 (1.41%) Orchard CMS
9 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.56%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.56%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.56%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.28%) Kentico
12 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.69%) Mingle
3 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.69%) SaaS
2 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) IaaS
3 3 (0.85%) PaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.39%) HTTP
2 6 (1.69%) ATM
3 4 (1.13%) Intranet
4 2 (0.56%) Internet
5 1 (0.28%) GPRS
5 1 (0.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (55.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (5.08%) RavenDB
5 16 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.98%) MySQL
11 7 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.41%) OLAP
13 4 (1.13%) QlikView
13 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 85 (24.01%) Visual Studio
2 33 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (8.19%) Git (software)
4 18 (5.08%) Subversion
5 12 (3.39%) NUnit
6 10 (2.82%) JIRA
7 9 (2.54%) ReSharper
8 7 (1.98%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.69%) Moq
9 6 (1.69%) Selenium
10 5 (1.41%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.41%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.13%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.13%) JMeter
11 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.85%) PVCS
12 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.85%) WebSpeed
12 3 (0.85%) StyleCop
General
1 23 (6.50%) Finance
2 21 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.82%) Retail
4 7 (1.98%) Back Office
5 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.13%) Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 288 (81.36%) Developer
2 166 (46.89%) .NET Developer
3 72 (20.34%) C# Developer
4 42 (11.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (9.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (6.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (5.93%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.37%) SQL Developer
9 17 (4.80%) Web Developer
10 12 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (3.11%) .NET Team Leader
11 11 (3.11%) Team Leader
11 11 (3.11%) Applications Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 10 (2.82%) CRM Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Development Team Leader
12 10 (2.82%) BizTalk Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Software Team Leader
12 10 (2.82%) Software Development Team Leader
13 9 (2.54%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (87.29%) .NET
2 168 (47.46%) ASP.NET
3 127 (35.88%) HTML
4 107 (30.23%) CSS
5 97 (27.40%) jQuery
6 83 (23.45%) .NET Framework
7 76 (21.47%) WCF
8 75 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 62 (17.51%) Web Services
10 54 (15.25%) Entity Framework
11 48 (13.56%) XML
12 40 (11.30%) Ajax
13 38 (10.73%) LINQ
13 38 (10.73%) HTML5
14 26 (7.34%) CSS3
15 23 (6.50%) REST
16 19 (5.37%) AngularJS
17 18 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 17 (4.80%) JSON
19 16 (4.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.52%) N-Tier
2 13 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.26%) NHS
6 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.41%) EMV
8 4 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.13%) Chip Card
9 3 (0.85%) Tandem
9 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.85%) User Experience
9 3 (0.85%) Linked Data
10 2 (0.56%) W3C
10 2 (0.56%) Social Network
11 1 (0.28%) Replication
11 1 (0.28%) Robotics
11 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.28%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.86%) Windows
2 12 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (3.11%) Android
4 9 (2.54%) Linux
4 9 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.85%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.56%) UNIX
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (42.66%) MVC
2 123 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (17.51%) Scrum
4 49 (13.84%) TDD
5 43 (12.15%) Unit Testing
6 38 (10.73%) OO
7 34 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (8.47%) OOP
9 26 (7.34%) SOA
10 25 (7.06%) SDLC
11 22 (6.21%) Software Engineering
12 19 (5.37%) Open Source
13 17 (4.80%) CRM
13 17 (4.80%) Web Application Development
14 16 (4.52%) Web Development
15 15 (4.24%) Mentoring
16 12 (3.39%) BDD
16 12 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
17 11 (3.11%) Domain-Driven Design
18 10 (2.82%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 159 (44.92%) JavaScript
2 121 (34.18%) SQL
3 33 (9.32%) T-SQL
4 22 (6.21%) VB
5 19 (5.37%) Java
6 16 (4.52%) VB.NET
7 14 (3.95%) Ruby
8 12 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.11%) XPath
10 10 (2.82%) Python
11 9 (2.54%) PHP
11 9 (2.54%) XQuery
12 7 (1.98%) C++
13 5 (1.41%) VB6
13 5 (1.41%) VBA
14 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.85%) PHP5
15 3 (0.85%) Delphi
15 3 (0.85%) Perl
15 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.80%) Degree
2 17 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) HND
4 1 (0.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (24.01%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.50%) Oracle
3 11 (3.11%) Twitter
4 7 (1.98%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.98%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.13%) HP
6 3 (0.85%) VMware
6 3 (0.85%) Progress
6 3 (0.85%) IBM
6 3 (0.85%) Sculptor
7 2 (0.56%) Facebook
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe
7 2 (0.56%) SAP
7 2 (0.56%) Sybase
7 2 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.28%) ATG
8 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.28%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.28%) Avaya
8 1 (0.28%) Apple
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