The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C#
Rank 3 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing C# 65 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 22.49% 14.92% 31.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.15% 36.27% 62.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 39
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£353 £360 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
C#
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
135 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.71% 41.13% 51.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 60
Average daily rate £350 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £413 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Average hourly rate £36.40 £30.00 £24.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +20.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C# across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C# Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

C#
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C# across the Somerset region.

C# Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C# across the Somerset region.

C# Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

C#
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 3 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
Taunton +14 35 £413 +18.00% 4
Bath +4 11 £323 +17.27% 19
Street -4 7 £330 -12.00%
Bridgwater - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Wells - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
C#
South West

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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#.

1 108 (85.04%) .NET
2 71 (55.91%) SQL
3 68 (53.54%) ASP.NET
4 66 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (42.52%) SQL Server
6 49 (38.58%) Security Cleared
7 48 (37.80%) Scrum
8 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
8 42 (33.07%) SC Cleared
9 40 (31.50%) Unit Testing
9 40 (31.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (28.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (25.98%) MVC
12 31 (24.41%) T-SQL
12 31 (24.41%) .NET Framework
13 29 (22.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 26 (20.47%) Visual Studio
15 25 (19.69%) Automated Testing
16 22 (17.32%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (16.54%) WCF
17 21 (16.54%) VB
18 18 (14.17%) VB.NET
18 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
19 17 (13.39%) Web Services
20 16 (12.60%) Code Coverage
20 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (11.81%) Back Office
22 14 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 14 (11.02%) ISEB
22 14 (11.02%) HTML

C#
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 13 (10.24%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (8.66%) CMS
3 7 (5.51%) K2 blackpearl
4 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.36%) IIS
5 3 (2.36%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (42.52%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.79%) DTS
8 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (28.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (20.47%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.15%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.36%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.36%) Selenium
5 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.57%) Subversion
5 2 (1.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.79%) ReSharper
General
1 15 (11.81%) Back Office
2 12 (9.45%) Retail
3 10 (7.87%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.15%) Finance
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 102 (80.31%) Developer
2 65 (51.18%) .NET Developer
3 30 (23.62%) SQL Developer
4 20 (15.75%) C# Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Architect
5 12 (9.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Database Developer
8 7 (5.51%) BizTalk Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (85.04%) .NET
2 68 (53.54%) ASP.NET
3 40 (31.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (24.41%) .NET Framework
5 29 (22.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 21 (16.54%) WCF
7 17 (13.39%) Web Services
8 14 (11.02%) HTML
9 12 (9.45%) CSS
10 11 (8.66%) XML
11 9 (7.09%) jQuery
12 8 (6.30%) WinForms
12 8 (6.30%) HTML5
13 7 (5.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (4.72%) WPF
15 4 (3.15%) Gherkin
16 3 (2.36%) CSS3
16 3 (2.36%) ADO.NET
17 2 (1.57%) MFC
17 2 (1.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) GIS
1 10 (7.87%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) Windows
2 1 (0.79%) Android
2 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.80%) Scrum
3 40 (31.50%) Unit Testing
4 33 (25.98%) MVC
5 25 (19.69%) Automated Testing
6 16 (12.60%) Code Coverage
6 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.24%) SOA
8 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
9 11 (8.66%) CRM
10 10 (7.87%) ITIL
10 10 (7.87%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.87%) UML
10 10 (7.87%) Workflow
10 10 (7.87%) Change Control
11 9 (7.09%) Information Security
11 9 (7.09%) Content Management
12 8 (6.30%) TDD
13 5 (3.94%) Web Development
13 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (55.91%) SQL
2 31 (24.41%) T-SQL
3 21 (16.54%) VB
4 18 (14.17%) VB.NET
4 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.72%) C++
5 6 (4.72%) Java
6 4 (3.15%) Scala
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) XAML
7 1 (0.79%) VB6
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (38.58%) Security Cleared
2 42 (33.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.02%) ISEB
4 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.57%) Degree
6 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) VCP4
7 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) ISO 9000
2 9 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.57%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.45%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) SAP
4 2 (1.57%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.79%) Google
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