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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 20 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing C# 222 278 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.98% 9.40% 8.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.52% 27.72% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 182 157
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £24.82 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £48.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
1082 1003 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.03% 33.91% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 551 682
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 53
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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#
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

C# Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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 -6 122 £325 +4.83% 155
Cheshire -4 45 £325 +8.33% 72
Merseyside +5 29 £328 +9.16% 32
Lancashire -27 19 £318 +4.52% 26
Cumbria -7 1 - -
C#
England

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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#.

1 394 (82.25%) .NET
2 225 (46.97%) ASP.NET
3 221 (46.14%) SQL Server
4 214 (44.68%) JavaScript
5 211 (44.05%) HTML
6 190 (39.67%) CSS
7 179 (37.37%) MVC
8 174 (36.33%) SQL
9 160 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (25.47%) jQuery
11 118 (24.63%) Web Services
12 110 (22.96%) TDD
13 95 (19.83%) WCF
14 83 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 78 (16.28%) .NET Framework
16 76 (15.87%) XML
17 74 (15.45%) Visual Studio
18 70 (14.61%) HTML5
19 67 (13.99%) Microsoft
20 65 (13.57%) WPF
21 64 (13.36%) SharePoint
22 57 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
22 57 (11.90%) Unit Testing
23 56 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
23 56 (11.69%) Java
24 55 (11.48%) Scrum
25 52 (10.86%) T-SQL
26 50 (10.44%) C++
27 49 (10.23%) OO
28 48 (10.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 64 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 35 (7.31%) Umbraco
3 31 (6.47%) CMS
4 28 (5.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (4.38%) IIS
7 12 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.25%) Node.js
10 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.04%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.04%) Escenic
10 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
11 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 18 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.88%) InfoPath
3 8 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) InDesign
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Agresso
5 1 (0.21%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.30%) Intranet
2 10 (2.09%) Internet
3 5 (1.04%) LDAP
4 3 (0.63%) NAS
5 2 (0.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
6 1 (0.21%) Extranet
6 1 (0.21%) CTI
6 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (46.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.85%) NoSQL
3 28 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (3.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.46%) Big Data
9 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.04%) MySQL
10 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.84%) MS Access
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.63%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 74 (15.45%) Visual Studio
2 56 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (4.38%) NUnit
4 10 (2.09%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.25%) MSTest
7 5 (1.04%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.84%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.63%) JMeter
9 3 (0.63%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.63%) JIRA
10 2 (0.42%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.42%) Selenium
10 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.42%) Subversion
10 2 (0.42%) Xcode
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (7.93%) Finance
2 19 (3.97%) Retail
3 9 (1.88%) Back Office
4 5 (1.04%) Games
4 5 (1.04%) Banking
5 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.42%) Advertising
6 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 426 (88.94%) Developer
2 189 (39.46%) .NET Developer
3 100 (20.88%) C# Developer
4 63 (13.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (8.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 37 (7.72%) SharePoint Developer
7 32 (6.68%) Software Developer
8 28 (5.85%) Web Developer
9 26 (5.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (5.22%) Senior Developer
11 14 (2.92%) Java Developer
11 14 (2.92%) Analyst
12 13 (2.71%) SQL Developer
12 13 (2.71%) Umbraco Developer
13 12 (2.51%) Programmer
14 11 (2.30%) WPF Developer
15 10 (2.09%) Applications Developer
16 9 (1.88%) Front-End Developer
17 8 (1.67%) .NET Software Developer
17 8 (1.67%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (82.25%) .NET
2 225 (46.97%) ASP.NET
3 211 (44.05%) HTML
4 190 (39.67%) CSS
5 122 (25.47%) jQuery
6 118 (24.63%) Web Services
7 95 (19.83%) WCF
8 83 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 78 (16.28%) .NET Framework
10 76 (15.87%) XML
11 70 (14.61%) HTML5
12 65 (13.57%) WPF
13 48 (10.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 46 (9.60%) Ajax
15 37 (7.72%) WinForms
16 36 (7.52%) LINQ
17 35 (7.31%) CSS3
18 31 (6.47%) JSON
19 26 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 24 (5.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.05%) Open Source
2 13 (2.71%) N-Tier
3 11 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (1.46%) NHS
6 5 (1.04%) User Experience
7 4 (0.84%) RIA
7 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.63%) Social Media
8 3 (0.63%) Animation
8 3 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.42%) Physics
9 2 (0.42%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.42%) iPhone
10 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.21%) EMV
10 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.72%) Windows
2 32 (6.68%) Linux
3 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.63%) Android
5 2 (0.42%) UNIX
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (37.37%) MVC
2 160 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (22.96%) TDD
4 57 (11.90%) Unit Testing
5 55 (11.48%) Scrum
6 49 (10.23%) OO
7 43 (8.98%) Mentoring
8 41 (8.56%) BDD
9 36 (7.52%) Web Development
10 32 (6.68%) OOD
10 32 (6.68%) MVVM
11 29 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (5.85%) Software Engineering
13 19 (3.97%) CRM
14 15 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (3.13%) OOP
15 11 (2.30%) E-Commerce
15 11 (2.30%) Time Management
16 10 (2.09%) SOA
17 9 (1.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 214 (44.68%) JavaScript
2 174 (36.33%) SQL
3 56 (11.69%) Java
4 52 (10.86%) T-SQL
5 50 (10.44%) C++
6 36 (7.52%) VB
7 33 (6.89%) VB.NET
8 32 (6.68%) Scala
9 29 (6.05%) Python
10 28 (5.85%) PHP
10 28 (5.85%) Ruby
11 13 (2.71%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.51%) VB6
13 11 (2.30%) VBScript
14 10 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.67%) XAML
16 4 (0.84%) XPath
16 4 (0.84%) X++
16 4 (0.84%) C
17 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (5.85%) Degree
2 6 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.21%) MCP
5 1 (0.21%) MCSD
5 1 (0.21%) ISEB
5 1 (0.21%) MCITP
5 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.55%) QA
2 7 (1.46%) HL7
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.05%) Oracle
3 22 (4.59%) Sybase
4 9 (1.88%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.46%) Twitter
6 6 (1.25%) Telerik
7 5 (1.04%) JBoss
8 4 (0.84%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.63%) Siebel
9 3 (0.63%) TARGIT
10 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.42%) Adobe
11 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.21%) CosmoCom
11 1 (0.21%) Actuate
11 1 (0.21%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.21%) ESRI
11 1 (0.21%) Open Text
11 1 (0.21%) Facebook
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