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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 29 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing C# 212 251 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.18% 9.18% 8.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.05% 25.33% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 126 117
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.03% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
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
1113 991 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 36.25% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 557 422
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -11 100 £315 -6.66% 200
Cheshire -4 65 £300 -7.69% 87
Lancashire +2 26 £200 -41.81% 20
Merseyside -13 13 £405 +24.61% 32
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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#.

1 341 (84.20%) .NET
2 222 (54.81%) SQL Server
3 192 (47.41%) ASP.NET
4 178 (43.95%) JavaScript
5 168 (41.48%) MVC
6 161 (39.75%) HTML
7 140 (34.57%) CSS
8 127 (31.36%) SQL
9 123 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
10 117 (28.89%) jQuery
11 105 (25.93%) Visual Studio
12 91 (22.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 84 (20.74%) .NET Framework
14 77 (19.01%) Microsoft
15 76 (18.77%) Web Services
16 69 (17.04%) TDD
17 62 (15.31%) XML
18 60 (14.81%) WCF
19 55 (13.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 50 (12.35%) OO
20 50 (12.35%) Scrum
21 47 (11.60%) HTML5
22 46 (11.36%) Ajax
22 46 (11.36%) T-SQL
23 44 (10.86%) LINQ
24 40 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
25 39 (9.63%) Windows
26 38 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
26 38 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
27 37 (9.14%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 29 (7.16%) IIS
2 26 (6.42%) Umbraco
3 23 (5.68%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (5.43%) CMS
5 21 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.21%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.98%) Orchard CMS
9 7 (1.73%) Apache
10 5 (1.23%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.99%) Node.js
12 3 (0.74%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.49%) JBoss
13 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.22%) Mingle
3 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.48%) SaaS
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.70%) HTTP
2 8 (1.98%) LDAP
3 5 (1.23%) ATM
3 5 (1.23%) Intranet
3 5 (1.23%) Internet
4 2 (0.49%) CTI
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) GPRS
5 1 (0.25%) UMTS
5 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (54.81%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (4.94%) RavenDB
6 16 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.70%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.98%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.99%) OLAP
14 4 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.99%) Big Data
14 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 105 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 38 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (7.65%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.44%) Subversion
5 15 (3.70%) NUnit
6 9 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.98%) JIRA
8 7 (1.73%) ReSharper
8 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.23%) Selenium
9 5 (1.23%) JMeter
9 5 (1.23%) MSTest
9 5 (1.23%) Moq
9 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.99%) FxCop
10 4 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.74%) PVCS
11 3 (0.74%) WebSpeed
General
1 33 (8.15%) Finance
2 20 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.20%) Retail
4 10 (2.47%) Back Office
5 7 (1.73%) Banking
6 6 (1.48%) Marketing
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 335 (82.72%) Developer
2 167 (41.23%) .NET Developer
3 91 (22.47%) C# Developer
4 55 (13.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 30 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 29 (7.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (6.17%) Senior Developer
9 19 (4.69%) Software Developer
10 17 (4.20%) SQL Developer
11 12 (2.96%) SharePoint Developer
12 11 (2.72%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (2.47%) Senior C# Developer
14 9 (2.22%) .NET Web Developer
14 9 (2.22%) Applications Developer
14 9 (2.22%) BizTalk Developer
15 8 (1.98%) Mobile Developer
15 8 (1.98%) Front-End Developer
15 8 (1.98%) Consultant
16 7 (1.73%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (84.20%) .NET
2 192 (47.41%) ASP.NET
3 161 (39.75%) HTML
4 140 (34.57%) CSS
5 117 (28.89%) jQuery
6 91 (22.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (20.74%) .NET Framework
8 76 (18.77%) Web Services
9 62 (15.31%) XML
10 60 (14.81%) WCF
11 55 (13.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 47 (11.60%) HTML5
13 46 (11.36%) Ajax
14 44 (10.86%) LINQ
15 36 (8.89%) REST
16 34 (8.40%) CSS3
17 26 (6.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 26 (6.42%) WPF
18 19 (4.69%) RESTful
19 18 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.95%) N-Tier
1 16 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.70%) NHS
3 14 (3.46%) Open Source
3 14 (3.46%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.47%) User Experience
7 5 (1.23%) Linked Data
7 5 (1.23%) EMV
8 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.99%) Chip Card
9 3 (0.74%) W3C
9 3 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.49%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.25%) PDA
11 1 (0.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.63%) Windows
2 14 (3.46%) Linux
3 9 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (1.73%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.25%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (41.48%) MVC
2 123 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (17.04%) TDD
4 50 (12.35%) Scrum
4 50 (12.35%) OO
5 38 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (9.14%) SOA
7 34 (8.40%) Web Development
8 27 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 27 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 21 (5.19%) Mentoring
10 19 (4.69%) BDD
11 17 (4.20%) OOP
12 14 (3.46%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (3.46%) MVVM
13 12 (2.96%) Workflow
13 12 (2.96%) Web Application Development
14 11 (2.72%) Data Management
14 11 (2.72%) E-Commerce
14 11 (2.72%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 178 (43.95%) JavaScript
2 127 (31.36%) SQL
3 46 (11.36%) T-SQL
4 28 (6.91%) Java
5 20 (4.94%) VB
6 19 (4.69%) VB.NET
7 18 (4.44%) XPath
8 16 (3.95%) Ruby
9 12 (2.96%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.72%) C++
10 11 (2.72%) VBScript
11 10 (2.47%) C
12 9 (2.22%) XQuery
13 8 (1.98%) PHP
14 7 (1.73%) VB6
15 6 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.48%) VBA
16 5 (1.23%) Python
17 4 (0.99%) Delphi
17 4 (0.99%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 28 (6.91%) Degree
1 28 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.48%) DV Cleared
3 6 (1.48%) VCP4
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.25%) MCITP
5 1 (0.25%) MCPD
5 1 (0.25%) MCP
5 1 (0.25%) MCSD
5 1 (0.25%) HND
5 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.25%) ISEB
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.73%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.49%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.48%) Puppet
2 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 77 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.68%) Oracle
3 6 (1.48%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.23%) IBM
4 5 (1.23%) HP
5 4 (0.99%) Twitter
6 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.74%) Sculptor
6 3 (0.74%) Progress
6 3 (0.74%) VMware
6 3 (0.74%) Telerik
7 2 (0.49%) Google
7 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.49%) CosmoCom
7 2 (0.49%) Actuate
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.49%) Siebel
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe
7 2 (0.49%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.25%) SAP
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