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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 38 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 193 231 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.43% 7.54% 9.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.46% 23.19% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 139 172
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.66 £36.10 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.68% +7.14%
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
1434 996 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.93% 32.52% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 568 519
Average daily rate £385 £325 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.23 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -21 91 £325 - 169
Cheshire -18 37 £365 +12.30% 76
Lancashire -1 32 £425 +57.40% 28
Merseyside -10 20 £320 -5.18% 34
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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#.

1 257 (78.35%) .NET
2 137 (41.77%) JavaScript
2 137 (41.77%) SQL Server
3 134 (40.85%) ASP.NET
4 133 (40.55%) HTML
5 123 (37.50%) SQL
6 120 (36.59%) MVC
7 119 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (33.84%) CSS
9 97 (29.57%) jQuery
10 70 (21.34%) Microsoft
11 64 (19.51%) Visual Studio
12 62 (18.90%) Java
12 62 (18.90%) TDD
13 56 (17.07%) WCF
14 54 (16.46%) .NET Framework
15 51 (15.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 46 (14.02%) HTML5
17 45 (13.72%) Web Services
18 42 (12.80%) Scrum
19 41 (12.50%) Windows
20 40 (12.20%) SharePoint
21 38 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (11.28%) Entity Framework
23 36 (10.98%) C++
24 35 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
25 34 (10.37%) AngularJS
25 34 (10.37%) VB
26 32 (9.76%) Ajax
27 31 (9.45%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 40 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.01%) CMS
3 18 (5.49%) Umbraco
4 17 (5.18%) IIS
5 11 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.83%) Node.js
9 5 (1.52%) Apache
9 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.61%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 30 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (8.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.30%) Tridion
4 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) GitHub
2 2 (0.61%) IaaS
2 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) SaaS
2 2 (0.61%) PaaS
2 2 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.30%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.93%) Internet
2 13 (3.96%) HTTP
3 4 (1.22%) Intranet
3 4 (1.22%) SMTP
4 2 (0.61%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) ATM
5 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (41.77%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.18%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.88%) MySQL
5 15 (4.57%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.96%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.44%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.52%) DB2
10 5 (1.52%) SQLite
11 4 (1.22%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.91%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (19.51%) Visual Studio
2 30 (9.15%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (5.49%) Subversion
5 17 (5.18%) Selenium
6 13 (3.96%) NUnit
7 12 (3.66%) SoapUI
8 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.13%) LoadRunner
10 7 (2.13%) JUnit
10 7 (2.13%) JIRA
11 6 (1.83%) Grunt
11 6 (1.83%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.52%) Bower
12 5 (1.52%) ReSharper
12 5 (1.52%) gulp
13 4 (1.22%) eggPlant
13 4 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 21 (6.40%) Finance
2 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
2 6 (1.83%) Games
3 5 (1.52%) Advertising
3 5 (1.52%) Marketing
4 4 (1.22%) Legal
5 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.91%) Retail
6 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Military
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (74.70%) Developer
2 107 (32.62%) .NET Developer
3 52 (15.85%) C# Developer
4 29 (8.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (7.62%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (5.79%) Analyst
6 19 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (5.49%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.18%) CRM Developer
9 15 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 15 (4.57%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.96%) Web Developer
10 13 (3.96%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.66%) Architect
11 12 (3.66%) Team Leader
12 10 (3.05%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (2.74%) .NET Team Leader
13 9 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
13 9 (2.74%) Test Analyst
14 8 (2.44%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (78.35%) .NET
2 134 (40.85%) ASP.NET
3 133 (40.55%) HTML
4 111 (33.84%) CSS
5 97 (29.57%) jQuery
6 56 (17.07%) WCF
7 54 (16.46%) .NET Framework
8 51 (15.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (14.02%) HTML5
10 45 (13.72%) Web Services
11 37 (11.28%) Entity Framework
12 34 (10.37%) AngularJS
13 32 (9.76%) Ajax
14 24 (7.32%) XML
15 21 (6.40%) SOAP
15 21 (6.40%) CSS3
16 20 (6.10%) LINQ
17 18 (5.49%) JSON
17 18 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (5.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.96%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.35%) N-Tier
4 10 (3.05%) User Experience
5 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.83%) NHS
7 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.91%) Tandem
8 3 (0.91%) iPhone
8 3 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.61%) Social Network
9 2 (0.61%) Replication
9 2 (0.61%) DTV
10 1 (0.30%) Online Games
10 1 (0.30%) SCADA
10 1 (0.30%) Informatics
10 1 (0.30%) Health Informatics
10 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.30%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.50%) Windows
2 30 (9.15%) UNIX
3 28 (8.54%) Linux
4 26 (7.93%) Mac OS X
5 15 (4.57%) Android
6 10 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (1.22%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (36.59%) MVC
2 119 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (18.90%) TDD
4 42 (12.80%) Scrum
5 38 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (9.45%) CRM
7 28 (8.54%) Unit Testing
8 26 (7.93%) BDD
9 21 (6.40%) OO
10 20 (6.10%) OOP
11 15 (4.57%) Open Source
12 14 (4.27%) SDLC
12 14 (4.27%) SOA
12 14 (4.27%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.96%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (3.35%) Automated Testing
14 11 (3.35%) Web Development
14 11 (3.35%) Performance Testing
14 11 (3.35%) Web Design
15 10 (3.05%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 137 (41.77%) JavaScript
2 123 (37.50%) SQL
3 62 (18.90%) Java
4 36 (10.98%) C++
5 34 (10.37%) VB
6 29 (8.84%) Python
7 26 (7.93%) Ruby
8 21 (6.40%) T-SQL
9 18 (5.49%) VB.NET
10 15 (4.57%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.96%) FQL
12 11 (3.35%) PHP
13 8 (2.44%) C
14 7 (2.13%) VBA
15 6 (1.83%) VBScript
16 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.91%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.91%) VB6
16 3 (0.91%) PHP5
17 2 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (5.79%) Degree
2 16 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) HND
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.30%) MCPD
5 1 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.27%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.22%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) SCCM
1 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 70 (21.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.88%) Oracle
3 14 (4.27%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.44%) Adobe
5 6 (1.83%) Telerik
6 4 (1.22%) Google
6 4 (1.22%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) IBM
6 4 (1.22%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.91%) Sybase
7 3 (0.91%) Twitter
8 2 (0.61%) Facebook
8 2 (0.61%) Remedy
8 2 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.30%) Avaya
9 1 (0.30%) Zend
9 1 (0.30%) Ektron
9 1 (0.30%) Actian
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