The table below looks at the statistics for C# skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C# over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C#
Rank 14 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing C# 59 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.14% 6.55% 3.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.79% 17.90% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 14
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£338 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £219 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £371 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
C#
Wales

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

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
238 162 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 40.89% 36.57% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 115 76
Average daily rate £325 £291 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £14.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.59% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.50 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.80 £19.00 £64.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

C#
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

C# Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

C#
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

C# Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

C#
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C# across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

C# Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

C#
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

C# Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

C#
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C# within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Newport +6 33 £340 +8.80% 8
Cardiff -8 18 £348 +28.70% 6
Vale of Glamorgan - 3 £205 -
Torfaen - 1 £375 - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - - 2
Caerphilly - - - -
C#
Wales

C#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 67 (77.91%) .NET
2 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (54.65%) Security Cleared
4 40 (46.51%) Scrum
4 40 (46.51%) Selenium
5 39 (45.35%) WebDriver
6 38 (44.19%) SC Cleared
7 36 (41.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (41.86%) SharePoint
8 35 (40.70%) Java
8 35 (40.70%) TDD
8 35 (40.70%) Automation Testing
9 33 (38.37%) BDD
9 33 (38.37%) Kanban
9 33 (38.37%) .NET Framework
10 31 (36.05%) ASP.NET
10 31 (36.05%) Test Scripting
11 30 (34.88%) JIRA
12 29 (33.72%) Software Testing
13 28 (32.56%) ISTQB
13 28 (32.56%) Load Testing
14 27 (31.40%) Jenkins
14 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
15 26 (30.23%) ISEB
15 26 (30.23%) Bugzilla
16 25 (29.07%) HP Quality Center
16 25 (29.07%) Open Source
16 25 (29.07%) TestNG
17 24 (27.91%) Subversion
18 23 (26.74%) Test Management

C#
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 36 (41.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) SAS
2 3 (3.49%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.49%) IIS
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.65%) MS Access
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.16%) MySQL
9 1 (1.16%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (46.51%) Selenium
2 39 (45.35%) WebDriver
3 36 (41.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (34.88%) JIRA
5 27 (31.40%) Jenkins
6 26 (30.23%) Bugzilla
7 25 (29.07%) TestNG
8 24 (27.91%) Subversion
9 23 (26.74%) TortoiseSVN
10 22 (25.58%) JUnit
10 22 (25.58%) JMeter
11 21 (24.42%) Ant
11 21 (24.42%) Maven
12 17 (19.77%) Visual Studio
13 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Front Office
2 2 (2.33%) Advertising
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Developer
2 23 (26.74%) .NET Developer
3 18 (20.93%) Tester
4 17 (19.77%) Analyst
4 17 (19.77%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Systems Developer
6 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Automation Tester
6 4 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (77.91%) .NET
2 33 (38.37%) .NET Framework
3 31 (36.05%) ASP.NET
4 16 (18.60%) CSS
4 16 (18.60%) HTML
5 13 (15.12%) WCF
5 13 (15.12%) XML
5 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (13.95%) REST
6 12 (13.95%) Web Services
7 10 (11.63%) SOAP
8 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (8.14%) jQuery
10 6 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (5.81%) CSS3
11 5 (5.81%) HTML5
12 4 (4.65%) Ajax
13 3 (3.49%) WPF
13 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.07%) Open Source
2 21 (24.42%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.81%) iSeries
4 4 (4.65%) AS400
5 3 (3.49%) User Experience
6 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.16%) GIS
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) UNIX
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (46.51%) Scrum
3 35 (40.70%) TDD
3 35 (40.70%) Automation Testing
4 33 (38.37%) BDD
4 33 (38.37%) Kanban
5 31 (36.05%) Test Scripting
6 29 (33.72%) Software Testing
7 28 (32.56%) Load Testing
8 23 (26.74%) Test Management
9 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
10 14 (16.28%) MVC
11 10 (11.63%) Project Management
12 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
13 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
13 6 (6.98%) CRM
14 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce
14 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
15 3 (3.49%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) Java
2 16 (18.60%) SQL
3 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.49%) SAS Macro
5 2 (2.33%) Ruby
5 2 (2.33%) PHP
5 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (54.65%) Security Cleared
2 38 (44.19%) SC Cleared
3 28 (32.56%) ISTQB
4 26 (30.23%) ISEB
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSD
7 1 (1.16%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.16%) Degree
7 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 25 (29.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) IBM
4 4 (4.65%) Informatica
4 4 (4.65%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.16%) Red Gate
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 p/day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £235 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Rate: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago