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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 22 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing C# 209 239 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.65% 8.95% 10.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.19% 25.37% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 124 165
Average daily rate
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£306 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £397 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £36.96 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -2.85%
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
1089 942 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.63% 35.29% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 549 556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 43
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £16.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 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 30 January 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 -4 108 £315 -3.07% 197
Cheshire +2 56 £300 -7.69% 78
Lancashire -7 28 £231 -27.73% 32
Merseyside -13 11 £410 +17.14% 32
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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#.

1 338 (84.29%) .NET
2 223 (55.61%) SQL Server
3 193 (48.13%) ASP.NET
4 180 (44.89%) JavaScript
5 173 (43.14%) HTML
6 172 (42.89%) MVC
7 143 (35.66%) CSS
8 125 (31.17%) SQL
9 122 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (27.93%) jQuery
11 96 (23.94%) Visual Studio
12 95 (23.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 82 (20.45%) Web Services
14 80 (19.95%) Microsoft
15 75 (18.70%) TDD
16 74 (18.45%) .NET Framework
17 68 (16.96%) WCF
18 59 (14.71%) HTML5
19 57 (14.21%) XML
20 48 (11.97%) OO
20 48 (11.97%) Scrum
21 47 (11.72%) T-SQL
22 45 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
23 43 (10.72%) Ajax
24 41 (10.22%) Windows
24 41 (10.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 38 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
25 38 (9.48%) LINQ
26 35 (8.73%) Degree
26 35 (8.73%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (8.48%) SharePoint
1 34 (8.48%) Umbraco
2 32 (7.98%) IIS
3 23 (5.74%) BizTalk Server
3 23 (5.74%) CMS
4 13 (3.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.49%) MQSeries
6 8 (2.00%) Orchard CMS
7 7 (1.75%) Apache
8 5 (1.25%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.25%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.75%) Node.js
11 2 (0.50%) Kinematics
11 2 (0.50%) JBoss
12 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.25%) Kentico
12 1 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 32 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.24%) Mingle
3 4 (1.00%) MS Office
4 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.50%) SaaS
2 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.49%) HTTP
2 9 (2.24%) LDAP
3 8 (2.00%) Internet
4 7 (1.75%) Intranet
5 5 (1.25%) ATM
6 2 (0.50%) CTI
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (55.61%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (4.24%) RavenDB
6 15 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.24%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (2.00%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.00%) Big Data
13 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.75%) SQLite
14 3 (0.75%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 96 (23.94%) Visual Studio
2 38 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (5.24%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.74%) NUnit
5 13 (3.24%) Subversion
6 9 (2.24%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.50%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.25%) Moq
9 4 (1.00%) Selenium
9 4 (1.00%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.00%) FxCop
9 4 (1.00%) MSTest
10 3 (0.75%) JMeter
10 3 (0.75%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.75%) StyleCop
10 3 (0.75%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.50%) JIRA
11 2 (0.50%) Hudson
General
1 32 (7.98%) Finance
2 17 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.99%) Retail
4 11 (2.74%) Back Office
5 7 (1.75%) Marketing
5 7 (1.75%) Banking
6 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.00%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 331 (82.54%) Developer
2 161 (40.15%) .NET Developer
3 82 (20.45%) C# Developer
4 47 (11.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (6.73%) Web Developer
7 24 (5.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (5.99%) Senior Developer
8 19 (4.74%) Software Developer
8 19 (4.74%) SQL Developer
9 16 (3.99%) SharePoint Developer
10 12 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (2.74%) Senior C# Developer
12 9 (2.24%) Consultant
12 9 (2.24%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (2.24%) BizTalk Developer
13 8 (2.00%) Front-End Developer
13 8 (2.00%) .NET Web Developer
13 8 (2.00%) Analyst
14 7 (1.75%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (84.29%) .NET
2 193 (48.13%) ASP.NET
3 173 (43.14%) HTML
4 143 (35.66%) CSS
5 112 (27.93%) jQuery
6 95 (23.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 82 (20.45%) Web Services
8 74 (18.45%) .NET Framework
9 68 (16.96%) WCF
10 59 (14.71%) HTML5
11 57 (14.21%) XML
12 43 (10.72%) Ajax
13 41 (10.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 38 (9.48%) LINQ
15 35 (8.73%) REST
15 35 (8.73%) CSS3
16 29 (7.23%) WPF
17 27 (6.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 20 (4.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.99%) NHS
2 14 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.99%) Open Source
5 11 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.49%) User Experience
7 5 (1.25%) EMV
7 5 (1.25%) Linked Data
8 4 (1.00%) Chip Card
9 3 (0.75%) W3C
9 3 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.75%) Animation
9 3 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.50%) Physics
10 2 (0.50%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.22%) Windows
2 10 (2.49%) Linux
3 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (42.89%) MVC
2 122 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (18.70%) TDD
4 48 (11.97%) OO
4 48 (11.97%) Scrum
5 35 (8.73%) SOA
6 33 (8.23%) Web Development
6 33 (8.23%) Software Engineering
7 31 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (4.99%) Mentoring
9 19 (4.74%) BDD
9 19 (4.74%) Unit Testing
10 18 (4.49%) MVVM
11 15 (3.74%) OOP
12 14 (3.49%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (2.99%) E-Commerce
14 11 (2.74%) Data Management
14 11 (2.74%) Pair Programming
14 11 (2.74%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (2.74%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 180 (44.89%) JavaScript
2 125 (31.17%) SQL
3 47 (11.72%) T-SQL
4 29 (7.23%) Java
5 26 (6.48%) VB
6 18 (4.49%) VB.NET
6 18 (4.49%) VBScript
7 17 (4.24%) C++
7 17 (4.24%) XPath
8 16 (3.99%) Ruby
9 12 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.49%) C
11 9 (2.24%) XQuery
11 9 (2.24%) XAML
12 8 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.00%) PHP
13 6 (1.50%) VBA
14 4 (1.00%) SPARQL
14 4 (1.00%) Scala
14 4 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (8.73%) Degree
2 25 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) MCP
6 1 (0.25%) MCSD
6 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.25%) MCPD
6 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.49%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) Puppet
2 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 80 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.24%) Oracle
3 5 (1.25%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.00%) Twitter
4 4 (1.00%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.00%) Siebel
5 3 (0.75%) VMware
5 3 (0.75%) Telerik
6 2 (0.50%) IBM
6 2 (0.50%) Adobe
6 2 (0.50%) HP
6 2 (0.50%) CosmoCom
6 2 (0.50%) Actuate
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.25%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.25%) Sybase
7 1 (0.25%) SAP
7 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.25%) Citrix
7 1 (0.25%) ESRI
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £335 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 11 days ago