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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 34 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Contract jobs citing C# 182 268 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.05% 9.46% 8.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.25% 27.69% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 132 110
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £399 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
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 £35.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
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
1120 968 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.05% 34.16% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 548 396
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 38
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.06 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +44.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £15.25 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £50.10
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 March 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 March 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 -15 88 £325 -4.41% 172
Cheshire -7 56 £300 -14.28% 93
Lancashire -3 19 £325 -13.33% 24
Merseyside -18 13 £405 +29.60% 35
Cumbria -12 2 - - 1
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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#.

1 337 (84.89%) .NET
2 216 (54.41%) SQL Server
3 194 (48.87%) ASP.NET
4 182 (45.84%) JavaScript
5 176 (44.33%) MVC
6 151 (38.04%) HTML
7 135 (34.01%) CSS
8 124 (31.23%) SQL
8 124 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
9 120 (30.23%) jQuery
10 100 (25.19%) Visual Studio
11 99 (24.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 81 (20.40%) .NET Framework
13 78 (19.65%) Microsoft
14 72 (18.14%) Web Services
15 64 (16.12%) TDD
16 61 (15.37%) WCF
17 57 (14.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 57 (14.36%) Scrum
18 54 (13.60%) XML
19 47 (11.84%) OO
19 47 (11.84%) LINQ
20 45 (11.34%) HTML5
21 43 (10.83%) Ajax
22 40 (10.08%) Windows
22 40 (10.08%) T-SQL
23 38 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
24 37 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
25 36 (9.07%) CSS3
26 34 (8.56%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (6.30%) CMS
2 24 (6.05%) IIS
3 23 (5.79%) Umbraco
4 20 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (4.79%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.27%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.02%) Orchard CMS
7 8 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.51%) Node.js
9 5 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.26%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.26%) Apache
9 5 (1.26%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.76%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.27%) Mingle
3 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.51%) SaaS
2 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.78%) HTTP
2 6 (1.51%) ATM
3 4 (1.01%) Intranet
3 4 (1.01%) LDAP
4 3 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) CTI
5 1 (0.25%) GPRS
5 1 (0.25%) UMTS
5 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (54.41%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.04%) RavenDB
5 17 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (3.78%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.02%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.26%) OLAP
14 4 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.01%) DTS
14 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.01%) Hadoop
14 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 100 (25.19%) Visual Studio
2 33 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (7.56%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.53%) NUnit
4 18 (4.53%) Subversion
5 9 (2.27%) JIRA
6 7 (1.76%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.76%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.26%) MSTest
7 5 (1.26%) Moq
7 5 (1.26%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.01%) Selenium
8 4 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.01%) JMeter
8 4 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.76%) WebSpeed
9 3 (0.76%) PVCS
9 3 (0.76%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (7.30%) Finance
2 20 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.28%) Retail
4 10 (2.52%) Back Office
5 7 (1.76%) Banking
6 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (84.13%) Developer
2 171 (43.07%) .NET Developer
3 98 (24.69%) C# Developer
4 60 (15.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (10.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (8.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 28 (7.05%) Senior Developer
8 25 (6.30%) Web Developer
9 18 (4.53%) SQL Developer
10 14 (3.53%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (3.02%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (2.77%) Applications Developer
14 10 (2.52%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (2.52%) Mobile Developer
15 9 (2.27%) Umbraco Developer
15 9 (2.27%) BizTalk Developer
16 8 (2.02%) JavaScript Developer
16 8 (2.02%) .NET Web Developer
17 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (84.89%) .NET
2 194 (48.87%) ASP.NET
3 151 (38.04%) HTML
4 135 (34.01%) CSS
5 120 (30.23%) jQuery
6 99 (24.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 81 (20.40%) .NET Framework
8 72 (18.14%) Web Services
9 61 (15.37%) WCF
10 57 (14.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 54 (13.60%) XML
12 47 (11.84%) LINQ
13 45 (11.34%) HTML5
14 43 (10.83%) Ajax
15 36 (9.07%) CSS3
16 34 (8.56%) REST
17 25 (6.30%) WPF
17 25 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (4.79%) AngularJS
18 19 (4.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.28%) Open Source
3 15 (3.78%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.53%) N-Tier
4 14 (3.53%) NHS
5 12 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.52%) User Experience
8 5 (1.26%) Linked Data
8 5 (1.26%) EMV
9 4 (1.01%) Chip Card
9 4 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.76%) W3C
11 2 (0.50%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.25%) DTV
12 1 (0.25%) Tandem
12 1 (0.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.08%) Windows
2 14 (3.53%) Linux
3 10 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.02%) Android
5 7 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.50%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (44.33%) MVC
2 124 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (16.12%) TDD
4 57 (14.36%) Scrum
5 47 (11.84%) OO
6 38 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (8.56%) Web Development
8 33 (8.31%) SOA
9 32 (8.06%) Unit Testing
10 23 (5.79%) Software Engineering
11 21 (5.29%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.79%) BDD
13 18 (4.53%) OOP
14 16 (4.03%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (3.53%) MVVM
16 12 (3.02%) Web Application Development
17 11 (2.77%) Dependency Injection
17 11 (2.77%) CRM
17 11 (2.77%) E-Commerce
17 11 (2.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 182 (45.84%) JavaScript
2 124 (31.23%) SQL
3 40 (10.08%) T-SQL
4 22 (5.54%) Java
5 19 (4.79%) VB
5 19 (4.79%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.03%) Ruby
7 15 (3.78%) XPath
8 12 (3.02%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.27%) XQuery
10 7 (1.76%) VBA
10 7 (1.76%) VBScript
10 7 (1.76%) PHP
11 6 (1.51%) C++
11 6 (1.51%) Python
11 6 (1.51%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.51%) VB6
12 5 (1.26%) C
13 4 (1.01%) Delphi
13 4 (1.01%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 27 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.54%) Degree
3 15 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.25%) HND
5 1 (0.25%) ISEB
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.25%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.01%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.51%) Puppet
2 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.05%) Oracle
3 10 (2.52%) Twitter
4 8 (2.02%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.51%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.26%) IBM
7 4 (1.01%) HP
8 3 (0.76%) Sculptor
8 3 (0.76%) VMware
8 3 (0.76%) Progress
9 2 (0.50%) Adobe
9 2 (0.50%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.25%) SAP
10 1 (0.25%) Siebel
10 1 (0.25%) Telerik
10 1 (0.25%) Google
10 1 (0.25%) Citrix
10 1 (0.25%) CosmoCom
10 1 (0.25%) Actuate
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